Andy is Tournament Director of the Oregon and Washington State Basketball Championships (SBC). Prior to joining SBC, Andy worked as a K-12 substitute teacher, in addition to his various coaching, game operations, and PE course scheduling roles for Oregon Tech Athletics. As a former collegiate basketball player, Andy had the opportunity to compete for Oregon Tech and Danny Miles, the former legendary Men's Basketball Coach, who amassed over 1000 wins in his coaching career. Andy was a member of the 2008 NAIA National Championship squad at Oregon Tech, in addition to teams that won multiple conference titles and had NAIA Sweet 16 appearances. He finished his degree in Management in 2011.
Upon completing his undergraduate degree and playing career, Andy obtained his Master’s Degree in Sport Management at the University of San Francisco, which was highlighted by a season serving the University of San Francisco Men’s Basketball team in 2014. During his time in the Bay Area he also coached with Golden State Warriors Youth Basketball and worked on the athletic event staff at Stanford University.
Originally from Merced, CA, Andy recently married his beautiful wife Ku’uipolani in the summer of 2017.
As Director of Operations at State Basketball Championship (SBC), Bradley is the direct supervisor of the dozens of State Tournament Reps that attend SBC Qualifier tourneys throughout the country. Bradley also manages the many internal 'behind the scenes' SBC processes that guide the organization.
Bradley attended the University of Oregon where he was a high jumper and 4x400 runner for the highly rated Ducks Track and Field Team. During his career, the team won three Indoor and two Outdoor National Championships in addition to four straight Pac-12 Conference Titles. Bradley was named first team All-Conference in the high jump twice and five times was named to the All-Pac 12 academic team. Upon graduation Bradley, was awarded with the Pac-12 post graduate scholarship which he used to attend Northwest Christian University and pursue his Masters in Teaching. While in graduate school Bradley used his final year of college eligibility to play basketball for the NCU Beacons. Bradley finished the year as the team Defensive MVP while helping his team win its second straight conference title and advance to the NAIA Sweet Sixteen at the National Tournament. During his summers, Bradley volunteers as a local high school JV coach and serves as camp director at several youth camps.
Bill, President of the National Middle School Basketball Association (NMSBA), is a native of the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Bend. Bill founded Head2Head Sports in 1994 and oversaw the management of hundreds of football, baseball, basketball leagues and live events. He understands the necessary detail and hard work that goes into managing a league and maintaining the associated standings, rosters, and schedules. Bill and the Executive Board created the NMSBA to answer the many challenges faced by middle school leagues and their volunteers.
Until recently, Bill also coached a middle school traveling team for the Summit High School (Bend) feeder program. After experiencing success at a few weekend tournaments, Bill and coaches from competing teams discussed the idea of staging an annual State tournament for the top middle school league and tournament finishers. The result was a sold-out 2013 Oregon Middle School Basketball Championship which serves as a model and now drives multiple State Championships across the U.S.
The State concept, was initially born when Bill's son played in the 2011 12-year-old Oregon State Little League All-Stars Tournament. Teams from Gresham, Grants Pass, West Salem, Rainier, Raleigh Hills, Pendleton, Ashland, Medford, Bend, and Sheldon converged in Bend to battle for the state title. It was a true 'state' event, as coaches, parents and players shared many stories of their district play and their exciting journeys to State. The tournament will be a lifelong memory for all of the kids.
Byron has over 26 years of experience playing and coaching basketball at the high school, collegiate and international levels. For seven years (1998-2005), Byron was an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at two different Division I institutions — Eastern Washington University (Big Sky Conference) and Loyola Marymount University (West Coast Conference). Prior to his college coaching career, Byron spent four years playing professional basketball in Australia from 1995-1998. He graduated from Pepperdine University in 1993 with a degree in Public Relations where he was also a full scholarship student-athlete on the men’s basketball team competing in both the NCAA (1991, 1992) and NIT (1993) tournaments.
In 2011, Byron started the Cascade Basketball Academy, central Oregon’s premier year-round basketball training program. Since the Academy’s inception, the program became known as the preeminent place to train. Known for assembling highly competitive travel teams, the program grew from one 8th grade travel team to 5 boys teams (7th grade thru 11th grade) in the spring of 2014. In addition to the teams, Byron has also conducted camps, clinics and private workouts for those wanting a bigger challenge.
Originally from Tucson, AZ, Byron moved with his family to Bend in 2009 and enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, William and Alexander.
Nick founded Oregon Amateur Basketball, which has grown into one of the largest middle school weekend tournament businesses in the West. You've likely met Nick at the gym, because for over 20 years, Nick has personally managed hundreds of individual tournaments throughout the Willamette Valley, involving teams from Oregon and Washington. Middle school coaches love OAB tourneys because officials are punctual, game schedules are precise, gyms are ready for play, and the competition is top notch. Nick brings incredible experience to NMSBA as there's not a question about middle school basketball that he can't answer. He personally seeds teams in his OAB tourneys as he personally watches over 400 teams each season.
Nick also brings a unique perspective to the State Basketball Championship - as an official. Nick is a football referee in the Northwest Colleges Officials Association.
Ike is a key piece of the State Championship committee as he wears several hats during the hoops season. You may see Ike at Qualifier tournaments awarding the popular Golden Tickets to teams immediately after they qualify for State. Or you may see Ike hustling down the court as an official at the State tournament each March. Ike is also Assignor for the dozens of officials that travel into Spokane to work the State tournament.
Ike has an incredible resume with over thirty years in the officiating world at the following levels: NBA/CBA, International Basketball League (IBL National Assignment Coordinator), American Basketball Association (West Regional Assignment Coordinator), NCAA (D1, DII, DIII), NAIA, Junior College and High School. He is past President of the California Basketball Officials Association/Los Angeles (CBOA-LA Unit) which has had 500+ members. The CBOA provides officiating services for the LA Unified School District.
Raised in Los Angeles, Ike has lived in the Pacific Northwest since May of 2004. Ike currently resides in Kent, Washington and away from the court he is the owner of Broussard's Creole Foods while working in several local community youth programs.
Carson is the Founder & Director of HSB Camps. HSB's mission mirrors that of the NMSBA, which is to serve a world-class basketball experience for everyone, regardless of size, ability or income. HSB Camps, offers individual instruction with current and former pro players, are in the upper echelon of camps in the west and include operations in Oregon and Washington. Carson knows firsthand how hard work as a young hooper can pay dividends. Carson was an All-Conference selection in high school (Sun Valley, ID), a Four Year Letterman and Team Captain in college (NCAA Div III University of Redlands), and spent several seasons in the NBA Development League, International Basketball League and British Basketball League.