Coach Jack has been with TNBA for 12 years 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. Coach Jack currently calls Orlando, FL home. 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 four all four years, a JV player for his freshmen and sophomore year Coach Jack, transformed his game to become a varsity starter by his junior year. With that he also became first team All-District, All-Western Slope, and All-State his senior year. Coach Jack also 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 year. 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 his 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 started 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 various countries around the world on four different continents and impacting 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 accomplished, and 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, then Coach Jack becomes the bridge to fill the 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 is a part of two charities that he helps with throughout the year. Help-side Foundation, a non-profit founded by the owners of TNBA is sent in place to help young basketball players to raise money to deliver basketball opportunities to those who may be in a touch socioeconomic situation and help young men and women out of at risk situations. Along with that Coach Jack helps with Give Hope Foundation, a local Orlando charity that helps kids and families who have been stricken with cancer and other life changing medical situations.