Meet Our Coaches & Developers

Our coaches and skill developers are mature, patient, have extensive basketball knowledge and commit a great amount of time to our organization. They know that young athletes need teaching but also need the opportunity and freedom to make mistakes. Their role as coach is to teach and then help your players learn from their mistakes. Rather than expecting players to play flawlessly, they allow them to demonstrate mistakes. This approach requires a substantial amount of patience but will maximize long-term player and team development.
Taylor Jarvis

Taylor Jarvis

Skill Developer

Coach Taylor Jarvis

  • High School 2-year varsity player 2012-12
  • Suburban West All-Defensive Team
  • #8 All-time in 3 point percentage at Eureka High School
  • 2013-2014 University of Arkansas Manager
  • 2014-2015 played at Central Methodist University
  • 2016-2017 Player Development Coach for Women’s Basketball at Jefferson College
  • 2014-2015 played at Central Methodist University2016-2017 Player Development Coach for Women’s Basketball at Jefferson College
  • 2016-2017 Player Development Coach for Women’s Basketball at Jefferson College
  • Hometown: Eureka, MO
  • High School: Eureka High School
  • College: St. Louis Community College, University of Arkansas, Central Methodist University, Lindenwood University
  • Why Do You Love Basketball?  It’a been in my life since I can remember. Dad was/is a coach and showed me the game. Fell in love with it. I love everything about it.  
  • Why Did You Join LHBA? I want every athlete I work with to maximize their potential. I believe that skill development can help players become highly skilled along with helping them understand the game. I pride myself on being more skilled than any athlete I work with. Any skill or drill I put in front of the athletes I want them to be able to do it, understand it, and be able to apply it. Skill development can help introduce new innovative ways to improve. This allows the athlete to look at the game in different ways along with different challenges.  Multisport Player: Baseball and Track
Eric Bain

Eric Bain

Coach Eric Bain

  • Played at Pomona-Pitzer College in Los Angeles
  • Coached Varsity Basketball for 25 Years
  • Coached at Brentwood High in Los Angeles for 5 years and won a State Title
  • Coached at MICDS in St. Louis for 7 years
  • Coached at Westminster Christian Academy in Town & Country, MO for 7 years
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
  • High School: Brentwood High School
  • College: Pomona-Pitzer College
  • Why Do You Love Basketball?:  Basketball has been my passion since I was in 3rd grade. I love everything about the game.
  • Why Did You Join LHBA?: Basketball I.Q. is everything for me as a coach. My entire focus as a coach is to get kids.fundamentally and mentally as prepared as possible to have success in high school basketball.
  • Multisport: Player  Football | Track
  • Fun Fact: My college coach was Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs and I coached former NBA player Baron Davis.

 

Coach 3

Skill Developer

Coach 3

  • High School:  Vashon High School
  • Why Do You Love Basketball?  It gives me an opportunity to teach the youth the game I so very love.
  • Why Did You Join LHBA? So The youth will become better basketball players and teammates.
  • Multisport Player: Football | Track | Tennis | Baseball
Matt Curtis

Matt Curtis

Skill Developer

Skill Developer

Coach Matt Curtis

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