Coach Jack has been with TNBA since May 1st, 2006, starting as a program director and trainer. After building the first satellite branch of the Academy in Florida, Coach Jack became an owner in 2016. Coach Jack is married to his wife Megan and has two young boys, Landon and Liam. Away from the court, Coach Jack enjoys reading, writing, working out, traveling and spending time with his family.
Coach Jack attended Basalt High School in Colorado all four years. He was a JV player for his freshmen and sophomore year. Then Coach Jack transformed his game to become a varsity starter by his junior year. With that being said, he also became first team All-District, All-Western Slope, and All-State his senior year. Coach Jack represented BHS in the State 3-point competition finishing as runner up his senior year.
Coach Jack redshirted his freshmen year at Otero Junior College under head coach Tim Moser and then transferred with then assistant Coach Ty Orton to McCook Community College for his Freshmen and Sophomore years. A two-year starter for McCook, Coach Jack averaged 7ppg, 4rpg and averaged three (3) charges taken per game. Following his NJCAA DI career, Coach Jack finished playing at Lake Erie College in Painesville, OH, under the guise of legendary Head Coach Cliff Hunt. Lake Erie was under a transitional period during Coach Jack’s career there; going from NCAA DIII to NCAA DII. Coach Jack was named a starter both his Junior and Senior years, helping the school to attain its best record ever of 29-7 and win both the regular season conference title and the conference tournament.
Coach Jack has been a professional basketball trainer since May of 2006. In that time, he has coached in 20+ countries around the world on four different continents and impacted the lives of over 350,000 young basketball players. Coach Jack has had the honor of working with multiple NBA players, college players and high school standouts.
Coach Jack is proud of the players he has helped achieve a higher playing level. However, his focus is never on what he has already accomplished, rather it is on the current client being trained. Coach Jack looks at a player not for what he/she currently is, but where he/she could go with the right guidance. Coach Jack becomes the bridge to fill that gap. “I believe my training reflects the words of Inky Johnson when he spoke of Honor and Legacy. I want to Honor those coaches and mentors who have helped me become who I am and I want to leave a Legacy for those coaches, players and especially my family when I am gone.”
Currently, Coach Jack sits on the board of two charities; Help-side Foundation and the Give Hope Foundation. Help-Side Foundation is a non-profit founded by the owners of TNBA and is set in place to deliver basketball opportunities to young basketball players who may be in a tough socioeconomic situation, as well as, help young men and women out of at-risk situations. Give Hope Foundation is a local Orlando charity that provides support to Central Florida children and families who are battling child-hood cancer and have a unique combination of medical, emotional, and financial needs. The hope is to relieve some of those needs so the families can concentrate on their child(ren) and their fight against cancer. Coach Jack is, also, a proud supporter of Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech Florida. Jack's oldest son, Landon, was diagnosed profoundly deaf at birth in 2015. The combination of today's technology with Clarke Schools passion and knowledge for teaching children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen and speak, has changed Landon's life. Today, Landon speaks in complete sentences, has a wild imagination and has the energy of the mini-Coach Jack!