Lead Basketball Trainer, Terrance 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.
Head 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 – Tommy Hines
Coach Hines has been a high school coach for more than 20 years. He has coached more than ten Division 1 athletes throughout his coaching career. He led his high school to a championship in 2004.
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, Volleyball – Lisa Lancaster
After a successful high school career in volleyball, basketball, track & field, and cross country, Coach 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, Baseball – Juan Estevan Vasquez
Coach Vasquez is a dedicated, results-oriented educator and athletic coach committed to providing a well-balanced, supportive and engaging learning environment. He has advanced understanding of organizational and student needs with diligent attention to detail. Coach Vasquez is an effective problem solver able to develop and implement unique processes and solutions. Coach Vasquez is the current Athletic Director/Physical Education Teacher/Head Football Coach/Head Baseball Coach at The Atonement Academy. Coach Vasquez has a Doctorate of Education and Master of Science in Secondary Education from Texas A&M University.
Camp Director, Soccer – Diego Garcia
Coach Garcia has extensive experience as a soccer player and as a coach. He studied and coached in Holland, England, and Spain while observing multiple top youth clubs in both training and tournament play. Coach Garcia is dedicated to teaching techniques, tactics, physical, and psychological components of soccer. He also pushes his players to be observant, imaginative, communicative, and to persevere. Coach Diego continues to learn from the best in soccer in order to pass this knowledge along to his students.