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.
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.
Byron has been the onsite Tournament Director of the Oregon Middle School Basketball Championship since 2014 and at 6'8" he is easy to spot in the gym. Byron is currently the General Manager & Director of Basketball Operations at Bend Hoops. 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 tournament businesses in the West. You've likely met Nick at the gym, because for over 15 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 high school football referee in the Lane County Football Officials Association.
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.
Born in Seattle, Dan played basketball and football at Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego. All three of Dan's sons played middle school basketball for the Lakeridge feeder program in the Three Rivers League (TRL). Dan attributes his boys' success and love of sports to some of those early years in the TRL. Portland area high school football fans may recognize the name of Dan's middle son, Blake, who in 2011 earned first team All-State football accolades at wide receiver while playing at Lakeridge.
Dan graduated from the Honors College at the University of Oregon and lends tremendous business acumen to NMSBA when the Board is faced with challenging issues.