Coach WAYNE SMITH
Coach Wayne Smith is a former high school and over seas basketball player. Coach Wayne specializes in ball handing, speed, agility, and explosive footwork. He prides himself in his ability to build self-confidence in the individuals he trains on and off the court.
Coach Wayne was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He began playing basketball at an early age and continued until he graduated from Christian Academy, where he flourished on his basketball team for 4 years. After graduating, Coach Wayne began playing basketball in Montreal Canada for 4 years where he developed and eventually mastered his ball handling skills and jump shot.
Today, Coach Wayne through years of experience provides a diverse style of playing basketball and has become a successful trainer in the Sacramento Area. He is known for not only being an athletic trainer, but a fitness trainer with a mission statement as follows: "I work to build self development. I also look to develop young men and women to expose their potential to be the best of their ability by setting long term and short term goals. I have a lead by example attitude and never quit mentality. I strive to mold my clients by creating habits in their life that will ultimately lead to success".
Coach Liz GEHWEILER
Sierra College graduate (2015)
-Defensive Player of the Year (2015)
William Jessup University graduate (2020)
-2 time all conference player (2018-2020)
-All American honorable mention (2020)
-Trainer at Game Time Training (2015-2016)
-5th Grade Boys Hotshot Elite Head Coach (2016- 2017)
Focused on the athlete's physical and mental development. Looking to enhance players skills so they can succeed both on and off the court.
Coach EVANS COTTON
Coach JAY WASHINGTON
Coach Jay is from Antioch California. He played college basketball at William Jessup University. Since then he has played professionally for 2 seasons in England and 3 in Australia. Jay is passionate about helping athletes become smarter and more talented players. He values the importance of showing hard work both on off the court.
William Jessup University- 2x 1st Team All Conference, Cal Pac Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Led conference in Assist and Steals for 3 of his 4 seasons.
England- Eurobasket.com All EBL1 1st Team Selection, Led league in assist and steals both seasons.
Australia- 2x 1st Team All League selection, 1x 2 Team All League, 3rd place in scoring, Led leagues in Assist and steals for 2 of 3 seasons.
Head Coach/Trainer at Brian Kerle Basketball Academy
Coach/Trainer at South West Metro Pirates Basketball Academy
Coach at St. Peter's High School
18U BoYs Head Coach
18U Girls Asst. Coach
16U Girls Head Coach
Lismore Storm Development Officer
-Head coach for NorCal Pump and Run 16u and 17u B Teams (Boys)
-Assistant coach for NorCal Pump and Run 16u and 17u A Teams (Boys)
-Head coach of Delta Panthers Girls and Boys 12u and 14u Teams
-Assistant coach of Delta Panthers Girls and Boys 16u and 17u Teams
-3x Coach (Camp Counselor) at Nike Basketball Camp at William Jessup University Ages 10-17
-2x Coach (Camp Counselor) at Deer Valley High Basketball Camp Ages 9-15
-Coach (Camp Counselor) Newcastle University Basketball Camp Ages 5-17
Coach KEVIN BRIDGEFORTH
Virginia Wesleyan University graduate (2014)
Vanden High School graduate (2007)
Professional Player Development Coach (2012-Present)
Rose City Ballers Boys Basketball 15u (2020-Present)
Vista Del Lago High School Freshman Boys Basketball Head Coach (Present)
Vista Talons Boys Basketball (2018-2020)
Virginia Wesleyan University Men’s Basketball assistant Coach (2013-2015)
Div. III Sweet 16
Div. III Final 4 (2015)
Encouraging players to always perform at their best, using interpersonal and influential skills both on and off the court. Specializes in skill development and game readiness.