COACHES

basketball coach
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)

nba coach
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

061422_Showcase Basketball-7.JPEG
Stan Tuchez - Dir. of D-League

Coach Tuchez brings 7 years of collegiate coaching experience and has a vital role in the development of Showcase players across multiple levels.  His energy and work ethic is the prime example of what we want our Showcase players to mold themselves after.

Experience
  • Collegiate playing and coaching experience

  • Multiple awards in college, including:

    • Hardest Worker

    • Sportsmanship

    • Conference All-Academic Team

basketball coach
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

Screen Shot 2022-07-05 at 7.27.05 AM.png
Kyle Milligan - Special Assistant

Coach Milligan is one of the smartest basketball minds to come through Showcase Basketball.  Not only is he able to work with all ages and skill levels, but his knowledge of the basketball landscape is unmatched and his experience coaching every level of NCAA is invaluable.

Experience
  • Collegiate playing experience at NCAA D2 and D3 levels

  • Collegiate coaching experience at NCAA D1, D2, and D3 levels

  • Named a Top-50 Most Impactful NCAA D2 Coach

basketball coach
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

IMG_0895_edited.png
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

former coaches

nba g league coach
Jerry Woods 

Showcase Basketball:  2017-2018

 

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

DSC06778_edited.png
Coleman Chennault

Showcase Basketball:  2021-2022

Since:  Manager - University of Arizona Men's Basketball