Washington Sales Representative
Steve Hume has worked for Shoot-A-Way for the past 11 years. He lives in Washington state and uses the Gun exclusively for his basketball shooting training...
Washington Sales Representative
Steve Hume has worked for Shoot-A-Way for the past 11 years(I think). He lives in Washington state and uses the Gun exclusively for his basketball shooting training. He has trained over 1200 players the past 10 years.
Virginia Sales Rep
Originally from Andover, NY
Attended Houghton College, played varsity basketball for 4 seasons
Assistant Coach at Alfred University for 2 seasons
Assistant Coach at the University of Rochester for 4 season
Head Coach at Pitt-Bradford for 2 seasons
Currently living in Chesapeake, VA
Rick Torbett has taught thousands of coaches to win more games through his innovative approach to the game. His greatest passion is showing coaches how to reach their highest...
Rick Torbett has taught thousands of coaches to win more games through his innovative approach to the game. His greatest passion is showing coaches how to reach their highest potential on the court. Rick has worked with coaches at every level of the game. He has created some of the most powerful training for coaches at any level so they can coach their best and win more games.
Massachusetts Sales Representative
Head Boys Basketball Coach 20 yrs
Newton North High School 375-93
12 League titles
3 Sectional titles
2 State Championships
2006 team 27-0 ranked #18 in USA
Associate Head Coach 6 yrs
Emerson College NCAA Div. 3
4 GNAC league titles
Coached current OKC Thunder GM
Sam Presti and former Orlando Magic GM Rob Hennigan.
Norwood HS 4 years
St. Patrick’s HS 3 years
Played 2 years Mass Bay CC
Played 2 years LaGrange College
Have conducted shooting clinics in over 30 states nationwide
Five Star Station 13 Master
Been with Shoot-A-Way since 1996
Nathan Edick, a Worthington native, has a widespread basketball background as both a player and a coach. Edick has collegiate coaching experience at the NCAA Division I, II &..
Nathan Edick, a Worthington native, has a widespread basketball background as both a player and a coach. Edick has collegiate coaching experience at the NCAA Division I, II & III levels. He was an understudy to highly successful coaching mentors throughout his coaching stops at the University of Tulsa, Virginia Commonwealth University, UVa-Wise & the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Nathan was fortunate to work for programs who competed in the NCAA Tournament, achieved a Top-10 ranking & have former players who are currently in the NBA.
Edick graduated from Otterbein University where he was the recipient of the Ohio Athletic Conference Clyde Lamb Award during his senior season. In his freshman season at Marietta College, he was #1 in the NCAA in three-point shooting after connecting on 54.8% of his three-point attempts.
Oklahoma Sales Representative
Coached 3 yrs at Medford Oklahoma winning the state championship in 1984. Coached at Purcell Oklahoma from from 1984-2015. winning the state championship in 1994. I am presently employed and coaching at Asher H.S. in Asher, OK. Have won over 500 games and Shoot-A-Way has had a very important part in whatever success my teams have had.
Georgia Sales Representative
Coach Kevin Furtado is a 30 year veteran basketball coach and Physical education teacher. He is in his 5th year at Lake Oconee Academy in Greensboro, GA. He has built LOA into one of the premiere girls basketball programs in the GHSA A public school classification. He started the program in 2016 in its first year of existence for the program. They gradually got better as they went from 3 wins in his first year to a 21 win season and to the 2nd round of the state tournament last season. This season we won our Region Championship and finished the season at 25-1, losing in the Elite 8. He started his coaching career in 1990 at Amelia Academy in Amelia, Virginia as Athletic Director, Head Girls and Boys Basketball coach and head softball coach. He has amassed over 460 career wins and 290 losses in both the GISA and GHSA school system leagues. His teams have been to 4 GISA final fours in girls basketball, 4 Region championships in GISA . He is known for his ability to take struggling programs and build them into competitive winning programs. In 1997, he took over a struggling LaGrange Academy Girls Basketball team who had 4 wins in the previous season, to a final 4 appearance in 1998 at Georgia college in Milledgeville, GA. He is very proud of his current assistant coach Chobi Young who played for him in 2012 at Georgia Military college in Milledgeville is now his current assistant coach. In addition, one of his former players Coach Julie Brooker is the current Girls softball coach at LOA. He feels that the impact he had on shaping the lives of his former players is more important than the wins. “Its how they think about you 20 years down the road is the true sign of your coaching” says Coach Furtado. He has also built one of the top Coaching instructional podcasts in Championship vision podcast https://anchor.fm/kevin-furtado where he has interviewed some of the best high school basketball coaches from around the country. In addition, he has produced basketball instructional videos and books that help coaches build a great foundation at their schools. His website www.championshipvision.org has helped many coaches from around the country have resources available at their fingertips.
Texas Sales Representative
Illinois Sales Representative
Jake Wright is a former division 1 shooting guard (‘14-’19) who scored over 1,000 points during his career while making 264 3 pointers at a 40% clip. Jake credits The Gun by Shoot-A-Way for allowing him to shoot well consistently over the course of his career. The Minnesota native used The Gun to create game situations and get thousands of repetitions at different shots he knew he would get in the game. This time with The Gun allowed him to feel confident on the court and execute on game day. Tagged as a gym rat by teammates and coaches, his love for the process of becoming the best shooter he could possibly be is a big reason why he had success on the court. Jake now resides outside of Chicago with his wife, Courtney, and is involved with Shoot-A-Way as a rep, trainer, and host of the “Let It Fly” podcast. His “Shoot The Wright Way” training series allows him to showcase drills he found effective and share them with others.
Florida Sales Representative
Michigan Sales Representative
Dan Hoff, a veteran high school basketball coach who spent 27 years as head boys’ coach at Mattawan High School. As member of the Basketball Coaches’ Association of Michigan, Hoff
Michigan Sales Representative
Dan Hoff, a veteran high school basketball coach who spent 27 years as head boys’ coach at Mattawan High School. As member of the Basketball Coaches’ Association of Michigan, Hoff will assist in the day-to-day operation of the Bronco basketball program, including on-campus recruiting, film breakdown, camp management, and academic progress, as well as duties regarding facilities and travel.
Hoff was the head boys’ basketball coach at Mattawan from 1986-2013, compiling a career record of 334-235 while coach of the Wildcats. He led the boys’ basketball team to seven district championships and six conference championships in his tenure, including four while a member of the Kalamazoo Valley Association and two as a member of the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference. Hoff was named the Associated Press Michigan Class B Coach of the Year in 2000, as well as the All-Class BCAM Regional Coach of the Year in 2006. Hoff was also the BCAM Class B Regional Coach of the Year in 1997. His tenure at Mattawan was preceded by a one-year stint as the JV girls’ basketball coach at Ogemaw Heights High School.
Hoff’s background also includes stints coaching at the collegiate and international levels; he began his career as a graduate assistant at Eastern Michigan during the 1976-77 season, and later served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Henry Ford Community College from 1980-81. Hoff spent four years coaching abroad as well, serving as the head men’s and women’s club basketball coach in Mackay, Queensland, Australia.
Hoff got his first taste of high school coaching at University of Detroit Jesuit High School, taking over the boys’ basketball program from 1977-79. He would go on to spend one year as the head 7th- and 8th-grade boys’ basketball coach at St. Hugo of Bloomfield Heights before taking the job at Henry Ford.
Hoff played basketball at Eastern Michigan, serving as a team captain for the Eagles in his senior season. A two-time Academic All-MAC selection, Hoff was named a College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American Second Team, and was the recipient of the 1976 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholar award. Hoff was named All-MAC Honorable Mention in 1975, a year in which he averaged 8.2 points per game.
Hoff earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan in 1976 in Honors English Language and Literature, with minors in French, Psychology, and Marketing. He earned his masters degree in English Literature from Eastern Michigan in 1983.
Southern California Sales Representative
Christian is the founder of Blueprint Basketball and was the head basketball coach at Simi Valley High School for 12 years.
Missouri Sales Representative
Former University of Missouri-St. Louis All-American Chris Pilz has been educating students since 1991 and has established himself as one of the top basketball...
Missouri Sales Representative
Former University of Missouri-St. Louis All-American Chris Pilz has been educating students since 1991 and has established himself as one of the top high school basketball coaches in the State of Missouri.
Pilz has won six District titles and led two teams (Waynesville, Hazelwood Central) to Elite 8 appearances, and has recorded a winning season in 18 of 22 years as a high school coach. Pilz has also coached seven NCAA Division I student-athletes during his time, including Indiana’s Juwan Morgan who played in the NBA with the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics, and 2003 Missouri Gatorade Player of the year Kalen Grimes.
In his 29 years as a head basketball coach at the collegiate and high school levels, he owns a 411-360 overall record having coached in 771 career games. Pilz sports a 334-246 overall high school mark with stops at Salem (1992-95), Senath-Hornersville (1995-96), Hazelwood Central (1997-2003) and Waynesville (2011-current). He also spent seven years coaching college basketball at his alma mater – NCAA Division II Missouri St. Louis – from 2003-10 where he picked up 77 wins.
Pilz has led four teams to 20 or more wins in his career. He guided the 2001-02 Hazelwood Central team to a 23-6 record and an Elite 8 appearance and the 2013-14 Waynesville team to a 24-3 mark, a Sweet 16 appearance and finished as the No. 1-ranked team in the final regular season Missouri Coaches Poll. Pilz also had a pair of teams participate in the prestigious Bass Pro Tournament of Champions (2002 & 2015).
As a player at UMSL, Pilz was a second team All-America selection in 1991 and graduated as the winningest men’s basketball player in school history (72). He was a member of the 1987-88 and the 1990-91 teams that both set the then-school record with 22 wins.
Pilz was a 2002 inductee into the UMSL Sports Hall of Fame, and is the third all-time leading scorer in UMSL history with 1,673 career points. He ranks first in school history in career steals (233) and is second in career assists (426), three-pointers made (168) and free-throws made (455). Pilz also holds the school records for most steals in a game with eight (1989) and most steals in a season with 86 in 1990-91.
He was a three-time all-region selection and a two-time all-conference honoree, and is the last player in school history to earn All-America honors during the 1990-91 season.
Pilz holds a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from UMSL in 1991, and went on to complete his master’s in educational administration from Lincoln University in 1995 and a specialist degree in educational leadership from Southwest Baptist University in 2013.
Pilz works as an A+ Coordinator and head boys basketball coach at Waynesville High School.
He resides in Waynesville with his wife Angela. The couple has four children; Cameron (29), Ashton (23), Addison (22) and Aldon (19).
Indiana Sales Representative
Grew up in Bay Village, OH, outside Cleveland. Played basketball at Bowling Green State University. Love selling "The Gun", the finest shooting system in the world!
Indiana Sales Representative
Grew up in Bay Village, OH, outside Cleveland. All-City baseball and basketball player at Bay High School. MVP of Cleveland East-West all-star game in ’75. Played basketball at Bowling Green State University from ’75-’78, plus 1 yr of baseball. Coaches were Pat Haley and John Weinert. All-time leading D-1 FT shooter @ 21/21. Worked in medical sales for 22 years with American Hospital Supply, Baxter, Imed and Edwards CV. Transitioned over to athletic sales in 2000 selling basketball floors, tracks, LED lights, “The Gun”, and synthetic turf. Been a rep for Shoot-A-Way since 2009. Cover Ohio and Indiana from home in Carmel, IN.
Have two sons, Jake (25) who’s in commercial RE with Kite Realty, graduated from IU Kelly Business School. Older son Drew is 28, UD grad, works in sales for Lexis-Nexis in Dayton. Wife Karen sells for Abbot Labs (covid tests!), 38 years in medical. Former homes include Columbus, Akron, Rocky River and Carmel (36 yrs). Been married to Karen for 36 yrs too. Coached Carmel Pup’s for 5 yrs & won 2 state championships with a 98-10 record. Scouted for Brebeuf HS here in Indy from ’11-’16, and plan on returning to assist there in ’22. Also help distribute the Hoosier Basketball Magazine here in Indiana.
Favorite teams are The Ohio State Buckeyes and Purdue Boilermakers. Have worked with Matt Painter, Thad Matta, Homer Drew, Gene Keady, Bob Huggins, Archie Miller, John Groce, Dan Dakich, Lon Kruger, Muffett McGraw, Charlie Coles, Steve Alford and many others. Love selling the “The Gun”, the finest shooting system in the world! Wish John Joseph was 25 years older so I could have used the GUN in HS and college!!
Texas Sales Representative
District Coach of the Year 2019 and 2021
D-1 Basketball at UTEP 03-06
Was a team that had the biggest turnaround in NCAA history. in 03 the team was 6-24. In 04 we were 24-8.
NCAA Tournament in 04 and 05
NIT Tournament in 06
Iowa Sales Representative
I am a college student at Iowa State University studying Supply Chain Management and Marketing. I have grown up a basketball fan and in particular a fan of The Gun.
Iowa Sales Representative
I am a college student at Iowa State University studying Supply Chain Management and Marketing. I have grown up a basketball fan and in particular a fan of The Gun. I have been playing basketball since I was six years old all the way through high school. I started shooting with The Gun my sophomore year of high school and now have over 140,000 shots on my personal Gun! Purchasing The Gun opened up an opportunity for me to become a Sales Rep for Shoot-A-Way. I have been a Rep for the past few years and have been able to do some great things because of this opportunity. Two years ago I was able to go to the Final Four in Minneapolis and showcase The Gun at a huge Coaches’ Clinic. I have a passion for the game of basketball and for The Gun by Shoot-A-Way! Go Cyclones!
Brad Niley, a Celina, OH native, graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2008 with a degree in Sociology. At that time worked as a Logistics Account Executive for a few...
Brad Niley, a Celina, OH native, graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2008 with a degree in Sociology. At that time worked as a Logistics Account Executive for a few years, and it was during that time when he realized that his passion was working with kids and helping them reach their full potential. He graduated from Ohio University in 2012 with a degree in Education and has been teaching ever since.
For five years Brad served grades five through seven both as a teacher and a coach. No matter the subject, Brad created an atmosphere in his classroom that was student-centered, engaging and energetic. His classroom was not just about the subject at hand, but also on developing character and building skills that will be used in the real world.
It is with excitement that Brad joins Just Hoops, eager to put his education of teaching and learning to work to help players reach their full potential on and off the court.
New York Sales Representative
Ben Drake was an Academic All-American basketball player and was inducted into the SUNY Brockport Golden Eagle Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. After coming to Jamestown High School as a P.E. teacher in 1998, he spent 4 years as an assistant principal at J.H.S. before being named the district’s athletic director in 2004. He is entering his 21st year as the varsity boys’ basketball coach at J.H.S.