Washington, DC - November 16, 2018 – Sports Analytics Club Program Highlighted in ESPN Special
Updated: Sep 24, 2020
The Edmondson-Westside High School Sports Analytics Club has successfully advocated for Marvin Webster’s posthumus induction into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Webster will be formally inducted at a ceremony in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday, November 18.
The Edmondson Club and Webster’s career will be featured on E:60, ESPN’s award-winning news magazine, on Sunday, November 18, at 9:00am EST. The E:60 segment, entitled Defy The Odds, will air on ESPNews. The Edmondson Club is the first of a nationwide network of sports analytics clubs administered by the Sports Analytics Club Program (SACP), a nonprofit based in Washington, DC. Robert L. Clayton, co-founder of the SACP, is featured in E:60 - Defy The Odds. SACP was founded by Clayton and Professor Ben Shields of MIT Sloan to use sports analytics to promote STEM education and career development among high school and middle school students. Clayton has had a multi-disciplinary career in legal education as an Associate Dean at Tulane Law School and in practice as a corporate lawyer and lobbyist for Microsoft and Accenture.
Professor Shields is the Faculty Advisor to the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Each of the sports analytics clubs administered by SACP are supported by a STEM teacher advisor, a STEM university professor, and a Subject Matter Expert (SME) from a professional sports team. Accordingly, the Edmondson Club was advised by: Corey Johnson, a Physics Instructor and Football Coach at Edmondson; Dr. Monir Sharker, Professor of Computer Science at Morgan State University; and Ed Tapscott, Vice President of Player Programs for the Washington Wizards.