Head Basketball Director & Trainer, Terrence Jones

Coach Jones has over 22 years of basketball experience as a player, coach and player development instructor. Coach Jones has always been a student of the game. As a child, he didn’t start playing basketball until the age of 14. With little help from coaches or relatives (Coach Jones’ Uncle played for the New York Knicks), he taught himself how to play the game of basketball by watching games on television and tapes on basketball teachings of various coaches. In high school he was one of the top players in his high school history (ranked 14th in the state). He later went to UTSA to become at team captain as a sophomore. After UTSA coach Jones still had the desire to play the game of basketball. After playing in Europe and a short stint in Mexico, he decided that playing basketball wasn’t a passion, developing players.

Coach Jones went on to pursue his passion for developing players and became director of basketball operations at Home Court America in San Antonio. As Director of Basketball Operations, Coach Jones was responsible for developing new programs along with maintaining and increasing the quality of the existing basketball structure. Later he had the opportunity of becoming an assistant coach at a Division 1 university. At as a college coach, he was extremely instrumental in player development.

Coach Jones is very unique in the aspect of working with different age groups. For some coaches, it is very difficult for them to coach and develop youth and also have the same success with developing college level players and professional players. He works well with all age groups and is very successful with them.

Currently, Coach Jones is the founder and lead skills director of Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy and National Camp Director for Nike Sports Camps.

Lead Director, Basketball Academy West – Jermone Riley

Coach Riley has experienced success in his basketball career as both, a player and a coach. As a player, Riley enjoyed a successful prep career at Clark High School in Las Vegas. In 1994 he was awarded freshman Player of the Year in the Big Sky Conference at Northern Arizona University. Riley finished his collegiate playing career at University of Texas- San Antonio, ranked 2nd on the team in assists and steals. As team captain, he helped lead his team to a 1999NCAA tournament appearance.

Coach Riley was the director and coach of the Agassi Stars for six years. Riley developed a basketball skill-training program specifically designed for the development of youth ages 6-17.

Coach Riley spent 2006-08 Assistant Coach at Northern Arizona and South Carolina State University. In his first season at NAU the team finished as Co-Big Sky Conference regular season Conference Champions and led NCAA Division I in three-point field goal percentage as a team at 42.6 percent.

Coach Riley was the Head Coach at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas from 2008-12. Riley guided Palo Verde to a Nevada State Championship appearance in his first season, two regular season conference championships and was awarded Nevada Coach of the Year for two consecutive years, in 2008 and 2009.

Coach Riley as had the privilege in assisting many players reach the next level in their playing careers such as: Shabazz Muhammad (Milwaukee Bucks/ /UCLA), Moses Morgan (Cal State Fullerton/ Asia), Bryce Cotton (Providence/ Australian League), Jaylen Henry (Eastern Washington), Jonathan Atkins (Air Force), Xavier Grimble (USC/Pittsburg Steelers) Rashad Muhammad (University of Miami).

Currently, Coach Riley is Head Director of Ultimate Champions Basketball Academy West. Through Ultimate Champions, he is directing camps for Nike Sports Camps.

 

Camp Director, Basketball – Nick Noel

 Coach Nick, born and raised in San Antonio, enters his second year as Camp Director for Nike Basketball Camps after working as a lead coach for many summers. Noel has nearly 15 years of youth basketball coaching experience and joined Pro Skills Basketball in February of 2017 where he started Pro Skills Basketball of San Antonio.

Coach Nick is  actively involved with the charitable organization Access to Success. In 2016, Coach Noel traveled with A2S to Nigeria where he was the basketball camp director with over 300 players.

HIGH SCHOOL- Originally from San Antonio, Nick Noel attended his first two years of high school and played basketball at Judson. During his junior and senior years, Nick played basketball at Boysville, but still graduated from Judson in 1999.

COLLEGE- After high school, Nick attended Blinn Junior College. After one year at Blinn, Coach Noel transferred to Texas Southern University, and ultimately ended up at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he studied psychology.

PROFESSIONAL- After high school, Nick Started coaching youth basketball for the YMCA in an after school program. He soon realized that coaching was his calling. In 2004 Nick was hired as a YBIL (Youth Basketball Instructional League) coach for Home Court America. By 2007 Nick ran basketball camps, clinics, and coached a 12U club team for Home Court.

Home Court America closed its doors in 2008, but that did not stop Nick from continuing his club team. The SA Hurricanes played until 2012, winning numerous tournaments along the way. With his passion for basketball still intact, he continued to coach club basketball in the San Antonio area through 2016. In 2010, Nick was hired as the head boys basketball coach at Mount Sacred Heart Catholic School where he coached five years. In his final season at Mount, his team won the AIAL district championship by going 6-0 and won the AIAL city playoffs for the team’s first city championship in 30 plus years. In 2015, he was hired at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School as the head basketball coach where his team won the AIAL city championship twice, giving the school its first city championship in over 60 years.

Camp Director, Basketball – Raymond Briggs

Coach Briggs has been active at all levels in the San Antonio basketball community for over a decade. As a native of the state of Kansas Coach Briggs moved to San Antonio in 2001 to play basketball for the University of Texas San Antonio on a full athletic scholarship.

“I was blessed to have been on and around a lot of great coaches and teams who were #1 in the state during high school, to playing college ball at every level; Junior College, Division II, and Division I; and a year of Pro Ball in Mexico.  Being a great teammate, competitor,  and hard worker is what I enjoyed the most and always knew that I wanted to give back all of the things that I learned from playing that helped make me a better player and person.”

He has always had a passion in working with youth through sports and upon graduating in 2004 with a degree in Sociology he has continued to pursue his passion in using basketball as a vehicle to develop young people for success.

Having experience in all levels of player and team development from beginners all the way to scholarship athletes and pro’s his message of using basketball to develop youth has been recognized by hundreds of players and families over the years.

Camp Director, Basketball- Michael Kerr

Michael Kerr enters his fourth year directing and coaching Nike Basketball Camps in the New York City area.  He has a wealth of playing and coaching experience from which he contributes to the development of young aspiring players in the community. Coach Kerr holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education and is currently in his 18th year working as a High School Phys Ed teacher in the NYC Department of Education.

Coach Kerr has been involved with playing and coaching basketball throughout his entire life. Originally from and still living in the New York City area, Kerr played basketball both in high school and college and spent 19 years coaching at the collegiate level.  His coaching career began in 1995 as an assistant at Division II Molloy College in Long Island.  After seven seasons he moved on to Adelphi University, also a Division II school.  While at Adelphi, Kerr was able to help bring teams to the NCAA tournament on numerous occasions.  In 2007, Kerr became a Head Coach at the Junior College level at Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC.  In just three seasons at FIT, Kerr was awarded the Conference Coach of the Year twice and guided his team to a #2 National Ranking.  Kerr then coached at Borough of Manhattan CC for three more seasons.  During his tenure as a Head Coach in Junior College, he helped develop and place numerous student-athletes in senior colleges, many of which receiving scholarships and professional contracts.

After wrapping up his coaching career, Kerr wished to continue to help younger players by imparting his lifetime of basketball knowledge.  Over the past five years, he has been able to stay involved in basketball in several ways.  Besides his experience with Nike Basketball Camps, he has been broadcasting college games at various colleges in the NYC area.

Camp Director, Volleyball – Lisa Lancaster

Lisa Lancaster has coached both club and high school level volleyball in Edinburg, Texas since 2013 and will now be lending her talents to Nike Volleyball Camps in both San Antonio and Youngsville!

After a successful high school career in volleyball, basketball, track & field, and cross country, Lancaster turned her eye toward the physical education and coaching world. Lancaster received her degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M International University in 2013 while playing volleyball for the Division II Texas A&M International Dustdevils.

Since graduating she has coached volleyball at Progreso High School, Lyford High School, LRD Elite Volleyball Club, and South Texas Juniors Volleyball Club.

Camp Director, Volleyball- Jessica Martinez

Jessica Martinez has a combined 12 years of coaching experience, coaching both club and high school level volleyball, and helping with summer camps. She has had the opportunity to work with all ages and positions.

Martinez has extensive playing experience, playing high school ball at Harlingen High School South and club ball for RGV Juniors. After high school, she went on to play collegiate volleyball for two years on a full ride at Navarro College, a Division 1 JUCO in Corsicana, Tx. After she finished her two years at Navarro, she attended Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. While at TAMUCC she was on the 2011 spring ball team. After college she played in local and out of town volleyball tournaments with other ex volleyball players. In May 2013 received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with a minor in Public Relations from TAMUCC.