Legends Hoops partnership with Napa Valley College provides our organization with College Coaches and College players to assist in Coaching, mentoring and developing players in our programs, clinics and Travel Teams. Having currently active College players Coach younger players provides the latest player development techniques & optimum demonstration of skills, drills and game understanding. Our Coaching Director is Napa Valley College Asst Men's Coach & Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Carson Carratini. 2014 All County Offensive Player of the Year, Tom Salsman (Napa High Boys Varsity and NVC Freshman is joined by NVC Point Guard Rae Hubbard as College players who Coach for Legends Hoops. Photos on left, of 2015-2016 # 2 NVC Men's Team player Akeem Dear (N.Y.), a 2014 Reno International Prep player. Akeem played for Lance Stephonson's AAU Team in High School and earned East Cost AAU MVP. Akeem is one of several Legends Hoops Coaches from the NVC Men's Team. Calvin Johnson (N.Y.) is also a 2014 Reno International Prep player and current NVC Men's Team player.
Legends Hoops Coaching staff also has veteran Middle School and High School Coaches, most of them continue to be active at local schools and include several Championship Coaches. Additionally we also have some of the most successful local middle school AAU and CYO Coaches on our staff.
Division 2 College players whom Coach for us are Namaan Hightower (Sonoma State University), Jalen Dupree (Alaska State University), & Sita Sesay (Oklahoma Panhandle University).
Our staff includes the following Coaches from local High School staffs and we will continue to expand: Paul Dugoni (Napa High Boys Asst Varsity Coach), Eric Thompson (Napa High Freshman Girls Head Coach), Brad Swim (Former Vintage Varsity Asst Boys Coach, Napa High Freshman Boys Head Coach), Allie Davison (Napa High Asst Girls Freshman Coach), Craig Giovanetti (Napa High Freshman Boys Asst Coach).
Our staff also includes veteran AAU Coaches and Middle School Championship Coaches, such as Joe Donohoe (Division 1 Napa Valley Warriors AAU Champions & 2014 +2013 8th grade Dan Clark Championship 8th grade boys Head Coach-St. John's Catholic).
We continue to expand our girls Teams and added the CYO Division 2 Championship 7th grade girls Head Coach Brandon Groves and Asst Coach Scott Ghisletta for a Fall 8th grade AAU Travel Team in 2015.