Our coaches are what make LOCALHOOPS  special.

Tap or click on a coach's picture below for their full bio.

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Kelly Edwards

Founder & CEO

Kelly Edwards founded Local Hoops in 2009 and has been coaching full time ever since.

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Lorrie "Ice" Tidwell

Girls Academy Director & Girls 11u Black Coach

Coach Lorrie "Ice" Tidwell has been coaching youth sports for over 25 years, and founded the girls side of LocalHoops in 2012.

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Romeo Wheeler

Assistant Director, Trainer & Boys Winter 13u Alpha Coach

Romeo played his college basketball Green River College and has been coaching youth for the last eight years. He is the proud father of three daughters.

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Trey Edwards

Director

Coach Trey is a LOCALHOOPS alumni that played from 2013 till 2014. He also played at Interlake High School for 2 years and Sammamish High School for 2 years.

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Mike Greene

Winter Teams: Boys 12u Black

Mike played collegiate basketball at Western Washington University, and has been coaching youth for the last 20 years.

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Kevin Davis

Winter Teams: Boys 11u Black & 10u Black

Kevin played for Bellevue Christian High School and has coached youth for over 12 years.

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Richard Thomas

Winter Teams: Boys 13u Delta & 8u Black

Richard has been coaching youth for four years, including three with Local Hoops. He hails from NOLA and Renton.

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Dustin Washington

Trainer & Coach

Dustin Washington is a Co-Head Coach with his oldest son, Calin Washington for Local Hoops 15u Alpha, who is also a LocalHOOPS Alumni.

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Cailin Washington

Trainer & Coach

Calin played for Seattle Academy, where he still holds the all time assist record, and is a Local Hoops alumni. He recently graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and has been coaching for the last year.

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Teddy Gainer

Winter Teams: Boys 14u Alpha & Girls 13u Black

Teddy played collegiate basketball at Georgian College in the greater Toronto area and has coached youth for over a decade.

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Jay Crowell

Winter Teams: Boys 9u Black

Jay played for the University of Georgia and has over 25 years of coaching experience.

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Micah Mitchell

Winter Teams: Boys 14u Delta & 11u Red

Micah played for Shorewood HS and North Seattle College and has been coaching youth since 2012

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Matt Henn

Winter Teams: Boys 13u Alpha

Coach Matt attended Seattle Prep High School, where he was a stand out player in metro league. After graduating from the University of Washington he went on to become one of the elite players in the Seattle Pro Am league for 8 years

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Jordan Estill

Winter Teams: Boys 9u Red

Jordan is a Bellevue native, playing his collegiate basketball at Evergreen State.

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Michael Johnson

Winter Teams: Girls 9u Black

Michael played collegiate basketball for Napa Valley Community College and has coached at Ballard H.S., Mercer Island H.S. and Inglewood M.S. He has been with Local Hoops for three years.

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Payton Tirrell

Winter Teams: Boys 13u Red & Girls 14u

Payton is another LocalHOOPS Alumni who played for LocalHOOPS in high school before continuing his collegiate career in Canada. Payton currently plays semi-professional basketball in the ABA.

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Chauntelle Johnson

Winter Teams: Girls 9u Black & Girls 11u Red

Chauntelle has been coaching youth sports since she was 16, including 6 years as head swim coach for Mercer Island H.S. She swam for Missouri State, has her masters from Seattle U., and works in sports management.

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Nelson Chen

Winter Teams: Boys 8u Red & 12u Red

Nelson is pursuing his master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration and has been coaching youth basketball since 2012.

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Derek Richardson

Winter Teams: Girls 9u Red

Derek was an all-star player for Canada’s Queen’s University and has been coaching youth basketball for many years. He is the father of three girls.

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Erika Johnson

Trainer & Coach

Erika played Div I collegiate basketball at University of North Carolina Tarheels. She's now an assistant with Holy Names.

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Rod Jenkins

Trainer & Coach

Rod played at The Evergreen State College and has his M.B.A. He is currently the head varsity boys coach at Eastside Prep School.

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Noah Pratt

Winter Teams: Boys 11u Grey

Noah is a LocalHOOPS Alumni & played for the program in 2013 prior to starting his collegiate basketball career at Green River.

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Jalen McGruder

Winter Teams: Boys 9u Grey

Jalen finished his college basketball career at Governors State in Illinois.

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Randy Kitchens

Development League Coach

Randy was a four-sport varsity athlete in high school and played Div I football for Rice University. He loves coaching Local Hoops Development League.

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Steven Shpreyregin

Trainer & Coach

"Coach Stevo" finished his collegiate basketball at Washington State & is a LocalHoops Alumni. He currently is an assistant coach at Seattle University.

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Kevin Keowla

Trainer & Coach

Kevin is a Local Hoops alumni who has returned as a coach after his collegiate basketball career ended.

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Kaj Sherman

Trainer & Coach

Coach Kaj comes from a strong basketball background playing four years in Europe professionally. Kaj played in England, France, Italy and Spain managing to win a league championship in 2016.

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Antonio "Tone" Sims

Trainer & Coach

Coach Tone played his collegiate ball at Clark College. He then coached the Cleveland women's varsity team to the state tournament in 2017.

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Connor Donaldson

Trainer & Coach

Connor played collegiate basketball for Montana State and then in Europe and is passionate about basketball and working with youth.