Missouri 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!
Woody lives in North Kansas City MO but was born and raised in Flint, MI. This Michigan State graduate has watched a lot of quality basketball play. He has collaborated with the James Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield MA, on projects that explored careers in sports and sportsmanship awareness. Woody created/taught, Community Service Learning for Sport Managers at both UMass, Amherst MA and St John Fisher College in Rochester NY, in their Sports Studies Department. He has also managed basketball leagues, organized an athletic testing combine and coached various youth sports teams. His favorite activities include conducting parent/child sportsmanship charter building workshops for YMCA programs, youth sports leagues and middle school classrooms.
Dale was born in Cleveland Heights, Ohio and moved to St. Louis before he started high school. He attended Lutheran North his first two years of high school and then transferred to Parkway North High School for his last two years of high school. Dale played basketball nearly all of his life. He played AAU basketball for the Ohio Basketball Club for two years while in middle school and won a national championship in the Lutheran Basketball Association of America during his 8th grade year. Dale played JV as a freshman in high school and varsity his last three years of high school. After high school, Dale graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 2017 with a bachelor of science in sports management. While at UCM, Dale participated in intramural basketball for four years and he also has referee experience in intramural basketball during his internship at the YMCA. Dale coached basketball at Parkway North High School for two years as the Head JV and Assistant Varsity coach for the boys team. He is currently a substitute teacher at the middle and high school level, is a player development trainer and has his own DJ business. Outside of work, Dale enjoys playing and watching basketball, DJing, and attending concerts and music festivals. A fun fact about Dale is that he grew up with MetroBoomin, who is a multi-platinum producer in Hip-Hop and R&B and Travis Kelce who now plays for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Beau has lived in Kansas City, Missouri since he was five years old. He attended Staley High School and received his bachelor's degree in Convergent Journalism from Missouri Western State University in May 2020. Beau started playing basketball in the third grade and hasn't stopped playing since. In high school he was a 1,000 point scorer and played basketball for four years a MWSU. Beau is currently a Case Investigator for the Johnson County Health Department. Outside of basketball Beau also enjoys watching and playing football. A fun fact about Beau is that when he was in high school his mom had a rule that he was only allowed two Bs on his report card, and those were the ones in his name, so he graduated high school with a 4.11 GPA!
Noah grew up in the northeast MA/south east NH area and graduated from Timberlane Regional High School in 2014 before attending college. He played basketball throughout middle school and Noah is a die hard Boston Celtics fan! Outside of work, he is pursuing his goal of working in sports and consumes a lot of sports media, loves to hike and spend time with his two cats and two dogs.
Pat is from Kansas City, Missouri and graduated from Saint Michael The Archangel Catholic High School. In May of 2022 he graduated from Missouri Western State University majoring in Health and Exercise Science and minoring in both Biology and Wellness. Pat began playing basketball at age 3 and continued playing through high school. His senior year of high school he began coaching youth sports and has been involved in coaching ever since. Currently, Pat works in the University of Kansas Health System in the Physical Therapy Department and he is in the process of going to graduate school for his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Outside of work, Pat enjoys playing sports, making music, exercising and coaching.
Dondre grew up loving and playing basketball since the age of 4 in Parkville, Missouri. He eventually moved to Kansas City, where he completed high school at Washington High School and played basketball, track and was a member of the band. After high school, Dondre attended Ottawa University where he played for two years and then transferred to Kansas State University and played on the practice team for 2 years. He graduated with a bachelors of Science in May of 2021 and now works at the University of Kansas Health Systems as an BHT. Outside of work Dondre is in the gym lifting, playing basketball or spending time with his family.
Glenn grew up in Columbia, Missouri and attended Frederick Douglass High School. He has played several sports in and out of school. Glenn was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and was unable to walk until age 5, he decided then he wanted to learn as much about basketball and developed a love for the game. He has been around the sport his whole life and even coached little league basketball and football. He is very knowledgeable of many sports. Outside of being a State Rep, he works for the City of Columbia as a Parking Meter Repair Tech and has a wife, 4 children and 2 step children. His hobbies include, mostly sports and spending time with his family on trips and vacations!
Jaime was born in Chicago but raised for most of his life in Madrid, Spain.
Jaime graduated from Lindenwood University in St. Charles with a degree in Business Administration and Sport Management in May 2022. He has been involved with basketball for many years of his life, mostly by playing for 5 different teams throughout his career, with one of the teams he played for being Real Madrid. Jaime has been a big fan of the Miami Heat since he was very small, and when he moved to the US four years ago, he discovered that he wants to be involved with basketball for life.
Jaime really likes playing basketball with friends, climbing rocks with rope, and practicing MMA a couple times a week. Besides that, Jaime currently works for a restaurant called Salt and Smoke where he serves a couple days a week.
Nick grew up in Arcadia Valley, which is known for the State Parks! He has 2 sisters and he was the middle child. Nick played baseball and basketball since he was young and always enjoyed traveling out of town for tournaments with the teams. His baseball team was the first and only team to advance to the state tournament in school history. After high school, Nick continued his academic and baseball career at Jefferson College. Nick played basketball all throughout his childhood and was a four year varsity letterman in high school. He now referees a lot of local tournaments in the south west Missouri area. Outside of being a State Rep Nick works in the transportation industry. And outside of work he enjoys being outside, kayaking and camping. He is also a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Billikens of St. Louis University. He also loves listening to vinyl records and woodworking.
Mesho owns the Arch Angels 3v3 Basketball Company, where they train, develop and host events. Mesho is a former D1 Athlete and played basketball for Kansas University and also owned a Women's Semi Pro Basketball Team called the Arch Angels. Mesho has also coached High School and College Basketball and officiated at both levels and has worked in education for over 15 years, with a Master's Degree in Sports Management.