Oklahoma Program Director - Jacob Maloney
Jacob Maloney has been coaching basketball for the past 5 years. He started with Oklahoma Basketball Academy, an Adidas sponsored program, as a Skills Trainer and Team Coach, where he has coached some of the top players in the state of Oklahoma. Coach Maloney is entering his first year at Harding Fine Arts Academy as the Head Boys Basketball Coach. Prior to that, Coach Maloney was an Assistant Boys Basketball Coach at Piedmont High School. Coach Maloney is an Oklahoma native who played basketball at the high school and college levels, and has coached and trained players at all levels. Coach Maloney has also served as Team and Player Coordinator for The Northwest Basketball Association, Putnam City Summer League, and Tournament Director/Gym Manager for the Sooner State Games.
New York Program Director - Mike Perno
A 2000 graduate of The College of Saint Rose where he earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, Mike Perno is now in his tenth season as an assistant coach at his alma mater. The Golden Knights have benefitted greatly by his presence on Brian Beaury’s staff. Saint Rose has garnered three NCAA Tournament berths, has advanced to a pair of Northeast-10 Conference Championship semifinals and made a run to the 2007 league title game during his tenure. In 2017, the Golden Knights earned a Sweet 16 spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Iowa Program Director - Chad Ryan
Chad Ryan is a proud graduate of Central College in Pella, IA. He was a four year starter for the Dutchmen and has coached at the collegiate and professional levels. His true passion has been in the high school ranks and he is no stranger to the Des Moines Metro. Coach Ryan had stops at Lincoln and Roosevelt prior to guiding Des Moines North for the past 11 seasons. He has led North to two conference championships and an Iowa state tournament appearance. North has finished in the top 10 of 4A in three out of the last four years. Chad works as an At-Risk Specialist and Assistant Activities Director at Des Moines North.
Oklahoma Events Director - Chad Tichenor
A native Oklahoman and a proud 1999 graduate of Oklahoma State University, Chad Tichenor has a long history of teaching and coaching in the state. He has a strong background in coordinating and scheduling events as he ran a popular high school league for many years. He has over 14 years of coaching experience and in 2007, he led Cashion High School girls basketball to a Class A girl’s basketball championship! Coach Tichenor is going to be a valuable asset to our business and we are excited to welcome him!
Executive Director - Tim Perry
Tim Perry has served as site/camp director for various tournaments/camps including but not limited to: And1 High School National Championships, Bob Gibbons Jayhawk Invitational, AAU 15U Girl’s National Championship, and the Missouri-Kansas All-Star Game. The former director of Kansas City Premiere and Oklahoma Gym Rats decided to create his own business to continue to produce high level events without any restraints. He was a college basketball coach for 13 years and since his time as director, he has hosted over 50 events. “I look forward to continuing to serve the people of Oklahoma, New York, Iowa and surrounding states in a competitive environment with an emphasis on sportsmanship!”