Tom Emory has been a basketball coach and trainer for over 24 years, mentoring athletes in the Spokane community from ages 5 to 25. Tom comes from a family that is deeply involved in the game of basketball – his dad, wife, and daughter all played college basketball. His dad was a High School Championship coach in Colorado Springs, Colorado and his daughter is currently on the coaching staff at The Masters University where she played 4 years. Below are some of the highlights of Tom’s career:
Tony Skinner moved to Spokane, WA in 2002 to continue his basketball career. He went on to play for Gonzaga University from 2002-2004. He graduated from Gonzaga with a Bachelors in Sociology. After graduation, Tony went on to play professionally in Germany after which he returned to Spokane and started to embrace what Spokane and the basketball world have in common – a real love for the game.
In 2007, Tony began his coaching career with a fellow teammate, and has since coached for several youth programs, teams, and organizations.
Tony loves the passion Spokane has for basketball and does as much as he can to continue to give back. With 3 children of his own, his focus is on the fundamentals of the game. This includes not only teaching proper form and technique, but truly teaching the game the right way.
Jase went to Central Valley High School where he was GSL All League in basketball, baseball, and football. After high school, Jase played 2 years of baseball at Spokane Falls CC where he got his Associates Degree. After 2 years of baseball, Jase played 2 years of basketball at Columbia Basin College, where he will receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management this year. During his time in the Tri-Cities, Jase helped train and coach players in the area alongside his brother, Bryan. Since Returning to Spokane, Jase has been active in Real Estate and enjoys staying around the game of basketball. Jase’s main focus is to help players develop their basketball IQ, learn proper footwork, develop effective in-game moves, and help shape player’s mindsets towards the game to help them reach their full potential.