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Staff

STEVE HODGE

After an illustrious college basketball career, Hodge went on to play professionally in several countries winning a league championship while playing in England.   After retiring, Hodge went on to pursue a coaching career with stops at Grant High School, Pacifica Christian High School, Campbell Hall and most recently Caltech.

YARI KOROLEV

Selected 12th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft, Korolev played three seasons with the Clippers along with CSKA Moscow in the Russian Super League.  Upon retirement, Korolev started his own basketball organization which partners with Breakthrough Sports, Young Kings Basketball.

Champ Baginski

With more than 20 years of professional sports youth programming experience (Anaheim Ducks, Kansas City Chiefs, San Jose Sharks, LA Clippers), Champ has designed and implemented several youth basketball programs in Southern California.

BRIAN BARNER

After playing four years of Varsity basketball at Palisades High School, Brian Barner was granted the opportunity to play for Cerritos City College.   As a freshman, Barner was named captain, received All-Conference honors and won a league championship (California Community College South Coast Conference).  After college, Barner went into coaching and has made stops at Westmark, Venice, St. Monica's and Oakwood High School's as well as club basketball for Program Humble.

JEREMY MAJOR

Jeremy Major played basketball at Pepperdine University where he started all four years and became the school's all-time leader in assists.  After college, Major had the opportunity to play professionally in England and Cyprus.  He now focuses on coaching with an emphasis on basketball training for children of all ages.

JESSICA FOOTE

While at Illinois College, Foote was a successful three sport athlete who helped develop and run the junior camper portion of Illinois College’s Summer basketball camps. Coach Jessica Foote has continued to work with developing young athletes and is a certified personal trainer. Foote has a wealth of basketball knowledge and experience and is an avid follower of the NCAAW and WNBA.

JACOB ROST

After a four year career at Beverly Hills High School, Jacob Rost played club basketball as well as trained children during his four years at Arizona State University. Jacob’s love and passion for the game of basketball has spread through the younger generation as he continues to coach and train kids of all ages.

PRINCETON TATE

Coach Tate has more than 10 years of playing and coaching experience.  Originally from Washington D.C., Tate has coaching experience in five different states including stops with Nike AAU, the LA Clippers and more.  In addition, Tate is a certified personal trainer equipped to teach the game of basketball from the biomechanics of human performance.

JAMIE WASHINGTON

After an illustrious high school basketball career, Jamie Washington decided to take the coaching route.  Washington currently coaches at South Torrance High School where he has been for the last 16 years.

MARSHALL WEBB

After dominating his high school league, Marshall Webb decided to move on to the prep school, Rise Academy, where Webb would play with several current NBA players.  After a successful career at Rise Academy, Webb played professionally for the Washington Warhawks of the Premier Basketball League.  Webb currently coaches several AAU teams.

JOE WILLIAMS

After completing a successful four-year NCAA basketball career, Williams began his coaching career.   Coach Williams currently coaches AGBU - Pasadena after illustrious stints with Baruch college and Princeton Day School.  Williams is a seasoned veteran of the sport with a wealth of basketball knowledge.

MIKE GRACEFFO

A sports legend in Burbank, Graceffo has coached numerous teams throughout his illustrious career that culminated with an election into the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Hall of Fame followed by an induction into the Burbank Athletics Walk of Fame in 2006.  Named one of the 50 most influential people in Burbank by Burbank Leader newspaper, Graceffo is now head freshman coach at Burbank High.

LOUIS MELE

After an illustrious NCAA Division 1 college baseball career, Mele played two seasons of professional baseball.  Originally, from New York, Mele now resides in Burbank and is the Junior Varsity coach at John Burroughs High School.