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Indiana State Reps

Indiana State Reps attend official State Qualifier tournaments to award Golden Ticket invites to the top two finishing teams at each grade and to answer any questions from coaches and families.  Please say "hello" when you see them!

Katherine Smith
Katherine grew up in Toledo, Ohio and had 5 younger brothers, so they had a fairly competitive household when it came to sports. She was a two sport athlete and went on to play basketball at Coastal Carolina. Basketball has always been her #1 sport and outside of her role as a State Rep, she is a Customer Success Advocate for a Technology company. She loves being able to connect with people and see growth within the company. Her hobbies include: crossfit, music, traveling and Notre Dame football! 

Darrian McNary
Darrian McNary is from Providence, Kentucky and went to Webster County High school. She played basketball and ran track starting in elementary school up to the college level. She also played AAU basketball and had the opportunity to participate in tournaments hosted all across the U.S. After high school, she attended Brescia University to continue her athletic career. She then transferred to Western Kentucky University where she received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree. Darrian is currently a Case Manager assisting clients diagnosed with mental and emotional illnesses connect with community resources in their area.  In her free time, Darrian enjoys attending different sporting events, traveling, trying new restaurants, playing recreational sports, and keeping up with her tv shows. 

Tristian Boyd
Tristian is from Evansville, Indiana and graduated High School from the Academy of Eagle School and currently still plays basketball in recreation tournaments. Tristian has been coaching youth football and basketball for three years. Tristian loves working with kids and is thankful for the opportunity to coach kids. 

Kaleb Clyburn
Kaleb is from Orlando, Florida and grew up playing competitive basketball at an early age. He won a state championship his sophomore year of high school and went on to play at the nationally ranked Montverde Academy for the remainder of his high school career. Kaleb attended the University of Delaware and Lynn University with full scholarships to play on the men’s basketball teams. During his time at Lynn University, Kaleb led his team in assists each year and the team made it to the NCAA Division II sweet sixteen. After completing his undergraduate and playing careers in 2015, Kaleb began to coach at his alumni institution of Montverde Academy and started player development through individualized skill training for his athletes while also coaching an AAU team. Outside of his role as an Indiana state Rep, Kaleb works in IT and likes long distance running and going to live NBA games.

Tafadzwa Vazhure
Tafadzwa was born in  Harare, Zimbabwe. He has lived in Indianapolis since he was 9 months old. He went to Indiana University, Purdue University, Indianapolis and graduated with a bachelors in Physical Education/ Kinesiology.  He found his passion for basketball in 8th grade and played all 4 of his Highschool years He has also coached the sport since 2019 at the YMCA. Outside of his role, he teaches 6-8 grade Physical Education,  manages sporting events at Eastwood Middle School and works as a Wellness advisor at the YMCA. His favorite hobbies are trying new foods and traveling and one fun fact is he aspires to become an Athletic/ Sports Director one day.

Ryan Ward
Ryan is from Northwest Indiana and is pursuing a degree in public relations and strategic communications from Purdue University. He has played basketball since elementary school and was a practice player for the women's team at Purdue Fort Wayne for the academic year he studied there. Outside of being a state rep, Ryan is a full-time student at Purdue where he is working towards achieving his bachelor's degree and becoming a certified basketball official. 

Tristian Boyd
Tristian is from Evansville, Indiana and attended high school at Academy of Eagle School. Tristian currently still plays basketball in recreation leagues in Evansville and has been coaching youth football and basketball for the past three years. He is currently working towards playing in higher ranked tournaments around the world. Tristian loves working with kids and is always thankful to have the opportunity to work and coach kids. 

John Geary
John has a master's degree from the University of Evansville in Organizational Leadership with a focus on innovation. John has played basketball for many years. He then helped coach his son and his teams. He is a big fan of all levels of basketball and really enjoys watching The Wildcats of the University of Kentucky and the University of Evansville Purple ACES. Outside of being a State Rep, John loves to workout and make youtube videos. 

Joshua King
Joshua is from north west Indiana and attends Purdue University. He is a senior majoring in Public Relations and Strategic Communications with a minor in African American Studies. Joshua began playing basketball when he was young and continued through high school, he stills plays in recreational leagues and is a big fan of the game. Outside of his role as a state rep, he is a full-time student and his hobbies include: basketball, skateboarding, sneakers, video games and watching TV shows. 


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