We want to be an asset to our community. We believe our passion and gifts best combine to teach children the game of basketball and life lessons associated with it. We believe that if children are taught to Learn, Love and Work Hard they will contribute to and become the community we want to live in. To this end, we partner with the student athlete, their parents, and their school coaches to maximize their potential and equip them to navigate their path to placement.
Maximizing a student athlete's potential includes instilling fundamental skills required to advance from one level of play to the next. OBC athletes are regularly evaluated and provided feedback on areas for development and how to capitalize on their strengths. It includes leveraging the game of basketball for crucible moments and as an analog to life where time is taken to discuss life events and share life lessons.
Navigating path to placement involves projecting and connecting the athlete to the highest level of competition they are capable of contributing to, be that high school varsity, collegiately or professionally. Our coaching staff employ their network of coaching contacts at all levels to advocate for and promote the athlete with the goal of obtaining scholarships for those qualified.
Our values are represented in our W.O.R.K. acronym of life lessons that we impart to our players in practices and games. We believe these values will grow the players love for the game to the extent they will pursue a relationship with basketball once their playing days are through as either a coach, a referee, or a knowledgeable fan.
Shawn grew up in Raeford, NC, where he attended Hoke County High School. Shawn attended Chipola Junior College earning honorable mention All-American and leading them to a state title before transferring to University of New Orleans. In 2006 he began his professional career in Mexico and played professionally in Mexico, winning MVP. Shawn later played in Argentina, Venezuela, and Lebanon before making his final stop in 2013 in Japan, leading his team to a championship. After retiring in 2014 Shawn began coaching youth and high school basketball while working for Nike.
JS was a three-time all-state selection in California, and scored over 2,000 points at Rancho Verde High School, including 936 points in a single season. He was Riverside County player of the year, 1st team all CIF, and two-time Sunbelt League MVP. JS played at Oregon State University from 2001-2005 earning the Lew Beck Award for top newcomer, the Paul Valenti Award for greatest desire and determination, and the Ed Lewis Award for leadership. In 2005, JS began his professional career in Estonia then played in Belgium and Holland where he was a multiple All League selection, All Star, Player of the Year and Team Captain. For the last 8 years, JS has coached and trained many local athletes now playing college basketball from JUCO to D1 levels. He is the Director of Basketball Operations and Head Boys Basketball Coach at Life Christian School.
Tim has 17 years coaching experience at all grade levels of boys and girls basketball with YMCA, Junior Metro League, AAU, and High School teams. With two sons currently playing professional basketball and his daughter playing college, he understands the college recruiting process, AAU circuit and prep school process. His record of progressing players from youth level to collegiate basketball demonstrates his long view of development and commitment to your athlete.
Donald was two-time first-team All-Los Angeles at Dorsey High School scoring over 2,000 points while making the honor roll as student body president. He played collegiately at University of Portland finishing 12th in career scoring, top ten in free throws made and steals, and was featured on SportsCenter for an overtime tip-in at the buzzer defeating Saint Mary’s. Donald played professionally from 2006 to 2012 in top leagues in Spain, Holland and Hungary. He began his coaching career with the Centennial Basketball Program in Washington.