Meet The Team
Coach Steve has over 10 years experience coaching and being a part of Youth Sports. Coach Steve and his team are committed to placing focus on athletes as individuals, preparing them for success at the high school level through teaching and focusing on fundamentals, not winning and losing. His mission is to teach beyond the game. He wants to develop important values that all leaders should have, on and off the basketball court: character, teamwork, discipline, respect, and sportsmanship. “Although basketball is defined only as a sport, it also provides youth with a positive environment to develop life-skills. Athletics, if taught the proper way, will give each kid an opportunity for success in all aspects of life."
Coach Hemingway has over 10 years of experience coaching a variety of sports for all levels. Hemingway started with the Portland Trailblazers and grasped quickly to the Community Outreach program that helped professional athletes engage with local youths. Along with a passion for building youth programs, Hemingway is also a recognized leader in the technology industry. He was named Top 40 under 40 by the Portland Business Journal, authoring over 10 US patents, and building successful leadership programs linked to Oregon colleges and universities. Hemingway's goal is to get our community together to help our youth feel valued, empowered, and supported to reach their potential.
Meet Our Trainers
Jacob is a former Division 1 Basketball player from Portland State University. He also competed at Chemeketa Community College. Jacob is now the Owner/Founder of BeginNow Basketball. Jacob is the only Certified I'm Possible Skills Trainer in the State of Oregon.
Andrew is a former collegiate player at Corban University. Andrew has been training players from local high schools to NBA standouts like Jayson Tatum and Joel Embiid. Andrew is a full time certified trainer for Pure Sweat.
Aaron Hague is the founder and president of Resilient Human Performance. Aaron obtained his Bachelors of science in Exercise and Sport Science from OSU, he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is certified in the Functional Movement Screen.
Meet our Partner Coaches & Guest Speakers
Coach Mike is the JV Coach at North Salem High School and has been a long standing coaches for many of our athletes in Salem Keizer. Mike has participated in many Youth Stars training as well as coaching our freshman teams
Coach Kirch enters his 7th year as head coach at McNary and his 17th year overall. He has led the Celtics to the playoffs each of the past four seasons, and has advanced to the second round of the playoffs three straight years.
Coach Doran is the head coach of the McNary Lady's basketball program. She came to McNary after serving as the assistant women's basketball coach at Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) from 2012 to 2016.
Coach Morris is the head coach of the Sprague Lady's basketball program. She came to Sprague after serving as the assistant women's basketball coach at Blanchett. Coach Morris played at George Fox University
Coach Grenato is the head coach of Sprague Men's basketball program. Before joining Sprague Coach Grenato was at North Salem and McNary. Coach Grenato also played at Corban University
Coming to Corban after more than 14 years coaching in the college ranks, Mitch Freeman joins the Warriors after the last five years as head coach at Peninsula College. While compiling more than 88 wins since 2013, Freeman guided the Peninsula Pirates to the NWAC Championship game in 2018, a quarterfinal appearance in 2017, a division championship in 2016, and a semifinal appearance in 2015.
Daniel Gomis attended Oregon State from 2011-16, dealing with injuries for most of his career but serving as a leader for the Beavers' 2016 NCAA Tournament team.
Roberto Nelson is a professional basketball player and OSU alumni. He finished his Oregon State career fourth all-time in scoring (1,745), seventh in field goals made (540), fourth in field goal attempts (1,270), tied for third in three-pointers made (179), fifth in three-point attempts (479).
Jonathon is the team manager for Oregon State basketball. Jonathon cerebral palsy to become an exceptional student and motivator. He has spoken at many Youth Stars clinic, giving our players a perspective in humility, hard work, and empathy.
Coach Cam is the assistant Head Coach at Willamette University. Prior to that, Coach Cam was the head coach at North Salem High School.