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

Director

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 & Coach

Romeo played at Renton High School and Green River Community College and has been coaching youth for the last eight years. He is the proud father of three daughters.

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Kevin Davis

Fall 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

Fall Teams: Boys 12u Black & 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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Michael Johnson

Fall 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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Chauntelle Johnson

Fall Teams: Girls 9u Black

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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Sonya Glaspy

Fall Teams: Girls 9u Red

Sonya is a high-energy coach who has been working with youth since 2012. She strives to cultivate strong self-confidence in her athletes.

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Derek Richardson

Fall Teams: Girls 11u 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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Nelson Chen

Fall Teams: Boys Elite III & 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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Kevin Keowla

Fall Teams: Boys 11u Grey & 9u Red

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

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Noah Pratt

Fall Teams: Boys 13u Red & Girls Elite II

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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Payton Tirrell

Fall Teams: Boys 13u Delta & Girls 13u Red

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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Jay Crowell

Fall 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

Fall 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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Kaj Sherman

Fall Teams: Boys 14u Red

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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Jordan Estill

Fall Teams: Boys Elite I

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

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Jocelyn Jones

Fall Teams: Girls Elite I

Jocelyn is an award-winning player from Vancouver Island University and has coached at the middle-school and high-school levels since graduation.

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Caleb Schwartz

Fall Teams: Boys 11u Black

Caleb moved to Seattle at the beginning of his sophomore year. He played 2 years at Lake Washington high school where he was a captain both years.

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Antonio "Tone" Sims

Fall Teams: Boys Elite II

Tone played for Cleveland High School, Clark College and Green River Community College. He coached the Cleveland women's varsity team to the state tournament in 2017.

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Teddy Gainer

Fall 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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Cailin Washington

Fall Teams: Boys 15u Alpha

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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Dustin Washington

Fall Teams: Boys 15u Alpha

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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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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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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Mike Greene

Trainer & Coach

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

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Matt Henn

Trainer & Coach

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