NYBC Boys - 8th Grade 2019

Coach: James Shertz & Michael Koshi

James ShertzCoach James Shertz has coached youth basketball for the past 9 years. He has coached all ages of youth basketball from 4th to 8th grade for the Nighthawks Youth Basketball Club. He also has coached top youth teams and worked at youth camps for the Top Gun Basketball Academy and Sabres Basketball. Every summer, James works at the Del Norte Nighthawks Youth Summer Camp. James’ accomplishments as a coach has been winning multiple championships at ThriveSD and Top Gun Leagues in the 8th grade division. James also began coaching High School basketball in 2010 as the DNHS freshman coach from 2010-2012 where he won the Fallbrook Classic Tournament and led his team to a 1 loss season.  In 2012 he took over the position of JV coach. He was there from 2012-2014. In 2014 he became an assistant at the varsity level, where he still currently serves on the DNHS basketball coaching staff.  James played High School Basketball at Rancho Bernardo High School. He was a 2-year varsity player from 2005-2007. His Senior year at Rancho Bernardo, James was named team Captain of the Rancho Bernardo High School's basketball team. James was named to the All Palomar League Second Team and was also voted Offensive Player of the Year at Rancho Bernardo two years in a row. Following High School, James played 1 year at a Massanutten Military Academy prep school in Virginia. While attending Massanutten Military Academy, James received an award for Highest GPA and The Leadership award.  James received his bachelor’s degree from Cal State University San Marcos in 2013. He was a kinesiology major with the focus of pre-physical therapy.  Outside of basketball, James is a certified personal trainer for youth athletes at RedLine Athletics in 4S. He is also a group fitness trainer at The Camp Transformation Center, which is a HIIT training facility in Temecula. James has his NASM and SPS personal training certifications.  In James' free time, he enjoys being in the gym working out and spending as much time as possible outdoors with his 6-year-old Siberia Husky Lobo. 

Michael Koshi - Coach Michael Koshi enters his 4th year with the Nighthawk Youth Basketball Club.  Michael was a 3-year varsity basketball player for South Torrance High School (MVP his freshman year). Michael has been coaching youth basketball working with Kindergarten as well as the Nighthawks program from the 5th through 7th grades. As a club coach, Michael has won championships in the 5th, 6th and 7th grades in both the SD Sol and Top Gun/Thrive leagues. The record for his most recent championship teams were 10-0 and 10-1.  Michael believes in teaching the boys the proper fundamentals and instilling an attitude to never give up and to give 100% effort every time they step into the court.  Michael believes in having them being able to recognize what the other teams are doing on defense and offense and react accordingly. During his free time Michael enjoys working out regularly and playing basketball and volleyball competitively.

Tyler Becker
Aadit Gupta
Jakob Hansen
Connor Herrick
Arie Ibarrola 
Logan Kim
Dylan Koshi 
Alex Kumar 
Sean Lobanov 
Nathan Manangan
Dean Nudo 
Ryder Reid
Valen Reynolds 
Carter Rosenbaum 
Luke Sandburg
Ethan Truong
Josh Williams

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