Coaching Staff

 

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Welcome to Hoopaholics! We are excited you are interested in playing with us.  Our coaches have extensive experience in the game, but most importantly, they care about their players' personal and athletic growth.

We have coaches who have Division I playing experience, played professionally overseas, and coached at the collegiate and high school levels.  While these creditials are important, we're most proud of the qualities in our coaches. They are passionate, personable, and persistant in facilitating the development of your player. We hope you can join us for a camp, a training session, or a season to experience the difference of our Hoopaholics Coaches! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL JOHNSON - OWNER AND COACH

johnsonpic2Former Washington State high school and University of Washington standout Michael Johnson formed Hoopaholics Academy in the summer of 2003. His experiences have resulted in the development of Hoopaholics philosophy and is the foundation for serving youth the great game of basketball. 

One of the most decorated basketball players in Washington prep history, Michael's high school career at Ballard High School includes the following accomplishments:

  • The all-time Washington state scoring leader for Class AA schools and larger with 2,271 career points
  • Named 1997 Mr. Basketball for Washington state
  • First team All-Metro League, All-Area and All-State three times each.
  • Led Metro league in scoring three years each, only player ever to do so in the history of the Metro league
  • Averaged 27.1 points, 5.3 assists and 10.3 rebounds per game his senior year including a 53-point outburst against Jackson
  • Elected as 1996 and 1997 Washington State Player-of-the-Year by the Seattle Times.
  • Named Washington state Gatorade Player-of-the-Year in 1996
  • Selected the 1997 USA Today Washington State Player of the Year
  • Rated as a top 50 player nationally in 1997

Michael went on to be a four year letterman at the University of Washington from 1998-2001 and scored 792 career points. His Junior and Senior year served as a starter and was named team captain.  He participated on the 1998 Husky team that played in the Sweet Sixteen and the 1999 team that made the NCAA tournament

Michael played one year professionally in Brazil for team Pinhieros, leading the team to the playoffs.

Michael then began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Seattle Pacific University during the 2002-2003 season.

Since starting Hoopaholics, Michael has coached several travel teams, developed and ran many area camps and trainings.  He continues to grow the program with the additions of In-House Leagues and the Lil' Dribblers program.

He is currently working on his MBA from Seattle University.

Michael resides in Shoreline with his wife Carrie and daughters Colette (6), Piper (4) and Brady (4).

 

 

MARQUES CHINN - BOYS COACH

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Played at Shoreline Community College from 1997-1999 as a walk-on. He played quality minutes off the bench as a freshman helping Shoreline make the playoffs and earning most improved player that season. Sophomore year was a great improvement as he went on to start every game and average 14 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game earning most inspirational and top defensive player awards that season. After two seasons with Shoreline, Marques earned a scholorship to Grand Canyon University, a division II school in the CCAA. Marques redshirted his Junior year and used it as a year to learn the system and improve. Came back the following season to earn the starting point guard spot and played his final two seasons in Phoenix. Marques was able to accomplish all of this despite never playing for his high school team. Marques has been the Head Coach at Ingraham High School and an Assistant Varsity Coach at Bishop Blanchet High School.

 

From Hoopaholics: Marques brings a unique passion for the game each time he steps on the court. His energy is contagious with his players as he pushes them to the top of their game. Coach Marques is known for consistently developing successful teams within the program since its start back in 2003. His love of the game and his players love of him has not wavered since.

 

MARK McGEHEE - BOYS COACH

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Mark McGehee, a California native,  played at Shoreline Community College from 1995-1996. He was named North Region Most Valuable Player after playing in only 5 league games.  He then received a scholarship to North Dakota State and played 2 yrs and won Defensive Player of the Year, and was nominated as a Preseason All-American.  He also played 1 year overseas in Macedonia,  where an injury cut his career short. He's has been coaching AAU basketball for 4 and a half years and starting his 3rd with Hoopaholics.

From Hoopaholics: Coach Mark understands what it takes to play at a high level and passes this knowledge on to his players.  He is a strong coach and an even better role model. It's not a surpirse Coach Mark has a high retention rate among his players as the loyalty his players show to him is met with his loyalty he shows to develop them as players and young men.

 

 

MICHAEL RICHARDS - BOYS COACH

Richards2 Michael Richards has been an assistant at Edmonds Woodway High School for the past 3 years prior to leading the Boys program at Lynnwood High School.. He was also previously an assistant to the mens team at Highline Community College, head girls coach at Ingraham High School (where he guided the team to a Metro South title for the first time in two decades), and an assistant to the boys varsity at Lakeside High School.

Michael has been a coach with Hoopaholics since 2008. He played high school ball for Ingraham High School and also ran track.

Michael is currently an assistant boys coach at Edmonds-Woodway High School.

From Hoopaholics: Coach Richards is a strong coach and positive role model for his players.  He builds a strong rapport with his players which leads to a cohesive unit. Coach Richards coaching experience at the high school level helps guide his younger players toward skills to play at that level in the near future.

 

 

 

SHAUN PRINCE - BOYS COACH

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From Hoopaholics: We are fortunate to have had Coach Shaun with us for many years. He brings a strong understanding to the technical aspects of skill development and is one of our strongest trainers. His ability to connect with his players and be a strong role model makes him a great asset to our program.

RILEY PRINCE - GIRLS COACH

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Riley Prince is a Seattle native and former high school standout, playing varsity basketball for the entirety of her high school experience at Roosevelt high school. She began coaching at Hoopaholics 4 years ago, now serves as the Hoopaholics Girls Director, ensuring a positive experience for all the girls in the program.

She has coached from the 3rd grade to the high school level, and currently coaches an 8th grade team, 6th grade team, and a High School team.

From Hoopaholics: Riley is passionate about helping her players development and her players love playing for her. She has a strong talent for player development but an even greater talent for making her players part of her family.

 

CHASE YOUNG - TRAINING LEAGUE DIRECTOR

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Chase Young was born and raised in Seattle, where he graduated from Roosevelt HS in 1999. He went on to play at Occidental College and then overseas in Denmark for two seasons before returning home to Seattle. After returning from Denmark, Chase coached under Bart Brandenberg at Roosevelt HS from 2004-2006 and was the athletic director and lead trainer at Emerald City Basketball Academy for 10 years until recently moving over to Hoopaholics as the training league director. Chase has produced dozens of elite national level teams over the past 10 years.  His son Caden plays on our 4th grade team.

 

From Hoopaholics: Coach Chase is a strong teacher of the details of the game and consistently pushes his players to their best.  His ability to teach and reinforce these details sets him apart as a high level coach.  We are excited to have his knowledge and coaching ability with the program. His extensive playing and coaching background, along with his teaching ability make a great addition to the Hoopaholics Coaching Staff. 

 

ERIC ENSIGN - BOYS COACH

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Coach Ensign is a 1991 graduate of Ballard High School, where during his senior year he served as captain and helped lead his team to the playoffs. After graduation, he played briefly at Shoreline Community College before beginning his coaching career back at his Alma Mater.

Before spending the 2013/2014 as an assistant at Edmonds Community College, he was as the Head Boys’ Coach at Nathan Hale High School for four seasons. During his tenure, Coach Ensign helped build a successful program showing major improvements each year. For the 2011/2012 season, Nathan Hale made it to District playoffs, and Coach Ensign was named Metro Coach of the Year.

Over the last twenty years, Coach Ensign has held many assistant and head coaching positions including several seasons at Ballard as an assistant, boys and girls head coach at Eckstein and McClure middle schools, Head Boys Varsity Coach at Indian Heritage High School, Head Girls Varsity Coach at Juanita High School, and Head Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at North Seattle Community College. Coach Ensign is currently an Assistant with the Women's program at Edmonds Community College.

From Hoopaholics: Coach Ensign is strong at developing talent to fit within the team's strengths. His teams play with a high level of energy and apply a great amount of pressure on the defensive end. We are fortunate to have Coach Ensign with us for many years at Hoopaholics.

 

 

VICTOR JOHNSON - BOYS COACH AND TRAINER

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Victor - a Los Angeles native and 2013 UC Davis graduate - is an international ambassador to the game of basketball. Since 2006, Victor has served as a skills trainer and coach for over 25 youth basketball events: Clippers, Lakers, and Baron Davis Camps. From 2013 - 2015, Victor also provided sales & marketing services for UC Davis Athletics and the Los Angeles Clippers organization. 

In 2014, Victor began spending summers in Japan providing basketball clinics for youth athletes and skill training for professional players of the Asian region. Currently, Victor oversees a growing basketball-based youth development organization in Tokyo - Fenix International Basketball Academy - which provides both youth mentorship and basketball training. Through FENIX INTERNATIONAL, Victor looks to continue creating tours to unite young American and Japanese athletes in international-themed basketball experiences.

From Hoopaholics: We are so fortunate to have Coach Victor back with us at Hoopaholics. His passion and love for the game knows no boundaries, or borders. He has a consistent positive energy, has a great ability to teach the details of the game, and give confidence to those he works with. Welcome back Coach Victor!

 

 

 

 

 

DARI ARRINGTON - BOYS COACH
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A former duel collegiate athlete at a highly academic successful university (Judson University: Elgin, IL). An International basketball 2-time scoring champ. 2-time 3pt. champ. 2-time assist 2nd on the boards leader. 3-time 50+ pts game leader. 3-time soccer player of the month, 1-time player of the conference. 1-time most improved player award. A superb athlete in all arenas; A successful published poet, an established basketball trainer/coach/mentor, an artist and dancer.

From Hoopaholics: We are excited to have Coach Dari with the Hoopaholics program. He brings a wealth of playing experience and a strong ability to relate and get the most out of his players. He is always encouraging, a positive role model, and has a variety of talents. We look forward to many more seasons with Coach Dari coaching our youth teams!

 

 

 

 

DAVID GERIG - GENERAL MANAGER

David Gerig is a Colorado native, played at Heritage High School, where his team reached the 4A Semi-Finals as a Junior.  He attended Whitworth University in Spokane, WA (undergrad) and Seattle University, where he earned a Masters in Sports Admin and Leadership.  He was the Head Freshman-Sophomore Coach at Ballard High School for 3 seasons before officiating the game with the PNBOA. In the 2015-2016 season he was fortunate to be apart of the 1A State Champion King's Knights coaching staff.  He has been involved in nearly all aspects of the game including public address announcing multiple sports at both Whitworth and SeattleU. He contributes to the business operations aspects of Hoopaholics. David started with the program in January of 2014 and is excited to continue to work with an impressive group of coaches, players, and families.

David can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 206-795-0687

 

 

We are always looking for great coaches and role models for our young athletes.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with experience and what you can bring to Hoopaholics.

 

 

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