COACHES

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Jeff Christensen - Founder/Coach/Trainer

Coach Christensen leads all Showcase Basketball camps, training/practice sessions, and club team game play, in addition to running NBA player development programs internationally (Turkey, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Italy, SE Asia).

Experience
  • Collegiate and professional playing experience

  • International coach/trainer for the NBA

  • NBA G-League Assistant Coach

  • Norwegian National Team Coach

  • Norwegian Regional Team Coach

  • League, Regional, and National Championship Titles (Coach - Norway)

  • Eurobasket.com Import of the Year / 1st Team All-League (Pro-Norway)

  • 2011 Assist Champion (Pro - Norway)

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Greg Minor - Director of Player Development

Coach Minor is a well regarded player and coach known all over the world, having played in the NBA and coached both in the NBA G-League and China.  Showcase Basketball is honored to have Greg coaching Academy and private training's, as well as club team game play.

Experience
  • Professional playing and coaching experience

  • 6 years playing with the Boston Celtics (NBA)

  • 3rd place finish in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

  • NBA G-League coach with Tulsa, Bakersfield, Idaho, and Canton

  • Professional coach in China

  • University of Louisville Top-50 All-Time player

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Brandon Johnson - Dir. of Rookie League/Camps

Coach Johnson brings a ton of knowledge from his time playing collegiately and professionally, as well as coaching high school in Southern California  His energy and enthusiasm is infectious for the program.

Experience
  • Collegiate and professional playing experience

  • High school coaching experience

  • Led Kentucky Wesleyan (NCAA DII) to NCAA Tournament Elite Eight

  • Multiple awards in college, including

    • Defensive Player of the Year​

    • 1st All-Defense

    • 1st Team All-Midwest Tournament

Claire Perry - Director of Girls Basketball

Coach Perry  brings extraordinary passion for female development in basketball and is the ideal role model for young girls to aspire to.  Her knowledge of how to balance the physical and mental side of the game allows her to get the most out of the players she works with.

Experience
  • 4-year letter winner at Cornell University (NCAA DI)

  • School record holder for career 3PT%, career FT%, and season FT%

  • Honorable Mention All-Ivy League

  • NBA Basketball Without Borders Assistant Coach

  • Peace Players Program Director

  • High school and college coaching experience

Paolo Velasco - D-League / Club Team Coach

Coach Velasco brings his wealth of knowledge and championship experience to the program by coaching at our Academy training sessions and leading various club teams in game play.

Experience
  • Former Providence High School Varsity Head Coach

  • CIF Southern Section Playoffs 10 out of 11 seasons

  • Numerous league titles

  • Sent a number of players to play in college

Evan Zamora - Player Development

Coach Zamora brings a ton of energy and passion to his training sessions, assisting both beginner and advanced players in developing their skill set for their next level of play.

Experience
  • 2-year varsity letter winner

  • Team Defensive Player of the Year

  • Team Coach's Award winner

  • USA Basketball Gold Coach License

Elijah Duller - Player Development

Coach Duller knows the Showcase culture inside and out as he has experience as both a Showcase player and coach.  His high basketball IQ and passion for developing youth bring the best out of all the players he works with.

Experience
  • Former Burroughs HS Varsity Basketball letter winner

  • USA Basketball Gold Coach License

Coleman Chennault - Player Development

Coach Chennault has a coaching style filled with energy and enthusiasm that is infectious to the players he works with, passing along his experience as a point guard to the players he works with.

Experience
  • Former Burroughs HS Varsity Basketball letter winner

  • Team Coach's Award winner

  • USA Basketball Gold Coach License

former coaches

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Jerry Woods 

Showcase Basketball:  2017-2018

Current:  Player Development Coach / Video Coordinator - NBA G-League Ignite

Kyle Milligan

Showcase Basketball:  2017-2018

Current:  Assistant Coach - Chaminade University Men's Basketball