Coach Boren offers a DVD, How to Coach Free Throw Shooting, for $150 plus tax & shipping. This teaching system has produced outstanding results for the past 20 years. NBA regular season and playoff statistics are included on this website. To purchase the DVD, contact

For a personal clinic, contact Coach Boren at Reference letters from coaches who have experienced Boren’s clinic can be reviewed by clicking on the school logo or coach's name.

Boren began teaching at the NBA level in 1994.  He was Free Throw Shooting Coach for the Golden State Warriors from 1994 to 1995, the New York Knicks in 1996, and from 1997 to the present for the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks. 

The teaching system has proven to be extraordinary.  The Mavericks have ranked either first or second of the 30 NBA teams in free throw shooting percentage in 10 of the last 14 regular seasons.  In a 2003 road playoff game at San Antonio, the Mavericks made a record 49 consecutive free throws, a record that might remain unchallenged forever, as it is rare when any team even attempts that many in a game.  Through 2012, the Mavericks made the playoffs 12 consecutive years, and averaged 81.1% at the line, by far the leader in free throw shooting. 

Adhering to NCAA and NBA guidelines, Coach Boren only coaches other coaches.  Requests for personal instruction for players are referred to Coach Val Rhodes, who can be reached in Dallas at or 214-477-1153.  Coach Boren has referred many players to Coach Rhodes over the years, and all have expressed total satisfaction with the value of his instruction.

Coach Boren also serves as Manager of Citizens Helping America’s Schools, a basketball, drug awareness and educational program that promotes the Elks sponsored “Hoop Shoot”, a 40 year old nationwide free throw shooting competition for boys and girls, ages 8 to 13. The late Hall of Fame Coach John Wooden’s teaching for creating personal and team success ( is affiliated with Boren to share Wooden’s extraordinary information with coaches, teachers, students, parents and PTAs at high schools, secondary schools and elementary schools nationwide. Coach Wooden was selected by ESPN as the Coach of the Century (of all sports), and President Bush honored Coach Wooden with America’s most prestigious civil award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

There are now over 3,000,000 “Hoop Shoot” participants annually, and Citizens Helping America’s Schools is dedicated to significantly expand and publicize that quality youth event. The Elks cover the cost for participants and their families to travel to the State and Regional Championships as well as to the Finals in Springfield. Please see to learn more about the “Hoop Shoot”, the Elks National Drug Awareness Program and the many other good works of this 140 year old fraternal service organization. .

Gary Boren
Dallas Mavericks Free Throw Shooting Coach