Trainers

Certified JW Basketball trainers have all played or coached at the college or professional level. They are passionate about the game of basketball, but more importantly they are passionate about helping shape positive people, leaders, and contributors to society.

Our trainers have trained numerous NBA, International, National Teams, and college players from the PAC 12, ACC, Big East and Big 12 conferences. In addition, our trainers have trained athletes in 25 different countries.

Jason Wright – Director and Founder of JW Basketball

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Jason Wright is recognized as one of the finest basketball trainers in the United States. He brings discipline, creativity, and dedication to student athletes. His students are some of the most fundamentally sound AAU, high school, collegiate, and professional basketball players in the world.

As a former Division 1 student athlete at the University of New Orleans, Jason earned the respect of his peers through his intense work ethic and hard-nosed approach to the game. He has competed against such NBA greats as Derek Fisher, Allen Iverson, and Jason Kidd, played professionally overseas in Europe, and was a successful walk-on at the Seattle Supersonics training camp before seriously injuring his achilles tendon.

In 2001, he formed JW Basketball and has become Southern California’s premier basketball trainer.

Brian Brennan – Lead Trainer and Director

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Brian is currently the lead clinician for both California’s premier skill development academies: JW Basketball and Intensity Basketball. He has coached at the USC’s men’s elite camp as well as Orange County’s elite camps.

Brian is a graduate of Loara High School in Anaheim, California, and is in the top 10 all time leader board in several categories at Loara in career assist and career steals. He represented his high school as a senior in both the Orange County all-star game and the LA vs Orange County all-star games. He also played at Cypress College and then briefly at Regis University before returning home to begin his coaching/training career with a masters degree in education with a credential in special education.

Brian has worked with several west coast colleges, and high schools conducting skill development programs and offensive principals. While in charge of offense as the Assistant Coach at Cypress College, they had the top 10 scoring offense in the state. He has also coached for the Fullerton Men’s program and was in charge of player development.

Clif Baker

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Clif played for San Gabriel Academy in high school, holding the records for both single season and career assists and steals. He went on to play at Citrus Community College before transferring to Alabama A&M.

Clif became a coach and trainer after a career-ending auto accident. Clif has been coaching and training for 11 years, with various high schools (top 15 in the country) and colleges, such as La Sierra University, UCLA, and UC Riverside, and professional players. He has also worked with the WNBA, the Clippers, Nike basketball, & various camps (such as CP3, Nike Academy, Ball is Life, & Steph Curry).

Cliff is an AAU coach and head of skills training for Nike West Coast Premier, the top Nike girls program in the nation. Cliff has a BS in Physics as well as Exercise Science. He also holds the following certifications: CSCS, USA-W, FMS, and ACSM.

Michael Cage

Michael Cage is responsible for skill development training at JW Basketball for youth-professional players in power forwards and center positions. He started his NBA career in 1987 with the LA Clippers where he lead the NBA in rebounding. During his professional career he’s played over 1,140 games for the Clippers, Seattle Supersonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Philadelphia 76ers, and New Jersey Nets.

In college, Michael was a tough player known for his defense and hard work on the inside. Michael Cage put up impressive rebounding numbers during his college basketball career. He played at San Diego State (1980-84) during his freshmen year, and led the nation in rebounding for much of that year.

Chirag Modha

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Chirag Modha is a basketball skills trainer with a masters degree in kinesiology from Cal St Fullerton. He has done numerous camps and worked with hundreds of basketball players from ages 4 and up. He joins the JW basketball staff with a strong background in Strength and Conditioning, with focus on dynamic warm-up, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Chirag also focuses on different aspects of movement performance (agility, explosive linear & lateral speed, vertical jump training) and designing sport specific drills for athletes.

Kevin Tate

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*Assit Director Of little Hoopers, Academy trainer, Development league coach.
*Kevin has coached on the High School level and played at Tustin High School.
*Kevin does a great job with our grass roots and development league teams.
*Kevin has been coaching for 5 years
*lead trainer at all JWbasketball camps and clinics.

Courtney Moffett

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*JWbasketball Academy Coach.
*Asst Club team coach
*Lil Hoopers asst trainer
*JWbasketball Camp Counselor
*Played High School Basketball at Centennial High School
*Currently playing College basketball at Riverside Comm College.

Andres Nieto

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*Grass roots lead coach. 10u club team coach.
* Asst Coach with JWbasketball pro players and training
*Andreas has 15 years in coaching on the high school and college level.
*Andreas played high school basketball at Marina high school
*Played college basketball at Cal State Fullerton.
*Andreas also coached at J-Serra High School

Jose Maldonado

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*15 years coaching experience
*Coached at Ocean View High School and various other schools.
*Vast experiece training high school and college players.
*JWbasketball club team coach on 10,11u and high school level.
*Jwbasketball academy lead trainer
*Director of Grassroots club teams
* Lead Coach for all JWbasketball camps

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