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CAMP DIRECTOR

Dion Aye - Founder/CEO of NorCal Sports TV

Those from the Sonora area may recognize the last name.  The middle son of former Columbia College head coach, Denny Aye, who built a powerhouse program at Columbia College from '85-94'.   Basketball was the way of life in the 'Aye House'.   Brothers Tyson Aye (Allan Hancock) and Devin Aye (San Jose City) are current head college coaches.   Until Coach Denny Aye retired from Chabot College, Dion was an assistant coach for the Gladiators, completing the circle of college coaching experience in the family.   

Dion played college basketball and graduated summa cum laude from Southern University of New Orleans with a cumulative 4.0 gpa.  As the entrepreneur of the family, Dion Aye has operated two businesses simultaneously.   Meeting Rooms On Demand, LLC started operations in 2013 and now boasts seven locations in three states.   NorCal Sports TV, LLC began in 2015 and has grown to be the premier online sports network on the West Coast.

From Dion Aye about the NCSTV Summer Basketball Camp:

"I have always dreamt of operating an overnight summer basketball camp.  As a child I was arguably the youngest camper in the 46 year history of the Dick Edwards Camp.  This camp was the highlight of my summer every year, and as my entrepreneurial mind began to grow I imagined ways to merge what I enjoyed with fresh ideas of my own.   I never thought about holding my camp anywhere else other than the Sierra Outdoor School in Sonora.  Since this was the campground that holds so many of my childhood memories, I can envision how I will do the same for so many other young basketball players.  After five years of making phone calls and inquiries about availability, we were able to to finally lock down two weeks for the summer starting in 2020.  By implementing my own experiences of a young camper along with the capability of NorCal Sports TV, I look forward to offering an overnight basketball camp that is unmatched anywhere in the world!"

Full Staff Bios

More information on coaching and playing backgrounds of our staff

STAFF COMMITTED TO BOTH WEEKS

Denny Aye - Hall of Fame College Head Coach

With over 800 career wins and a California State Championship in 93' at Columbia College, Coach Denny Aye will bring his 40 years of head coaching experience to the NCSTV Summer Basketball Camp.  Known throughout the country for his high-level teachings of footwork and fundamentals, Denny Aye is the perfect fit to lead this portion of our camp.   Footwork is the foundation of everything in basketball, regardless the level of play.  Coach Aye specializes is teaching this at the most basic level and then building to teach more advanced moves and techniques used by college and professional players.    Coach Aye also brings an NBA background with experience coaching in the NBA Summer League and as a scout for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

STAFF COMMITTED TO WEEK ONE (JULY 12 - 16)

Rob Hoyt - Men's Head Coach at Columbia College

Coach Hoyt has led Columbia College to a 131-60 record over the last seven seasons. When arriving at Columbia in 2013, Hoyt was the youngest coach in the state of California at age 28. Hoyt has since led the Claim Jumpers to 4 California State Tournament births and 3 conference titles. In that time, he has had 5 All State players, 1 Conference Player of the Year, 1 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, 3 Conference Freshman Players of the Year as well as being named Conference Coach of the Year 3 times. In the seven years with Hoyt at the helm, every sophomore in the program has received opportunity to continue their education while playing basketball at the 4-year level.

Mariya Moore - Assistant Women's Coach at Laney College

Coach Moore is one of the most celebrated women’s basketball players to ever come from Northern California. Hailing from Salesian College Prep (‘14), Coach Moore earned several local, national and international honors. San Francisco Bay Area Prep Player of the Year, 2014 McDonald’s All American, ACC First Team All American, and also represented the United States as a member of the USA Basketball U17 and U19 teams earning Gold Medals.  After a brief period of playing professionally overseas, Coach Moore returned to California to dedicate her time and effort towards sharing her love of the game with those coming behind her.   

Kyle Nishimoto - Assistant Coach Stockton Kings NBA G-League

Kyle Nishimoto will be one of our guest speakers for Week One.  Coach Nishimoto brings coaching experience from the highest levels of basketball!  As an assistant with the Sacramento Kings G-League affiliate the Stockton Kings, Kyle not only has experience coaching NBA players, but has also worked with some of the top player development coaches in the NBA!    

Myron Epps - Founder of Aztec Basketball Academy

Coaching Background:

Fresno Pacific University, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Mission Oak High School, Varsity Boys Basketball Coach.  

STAFF COMMITTED TO WEEK TWO (JULY 27 - 31)

Jose Gil - Head Coach & Athletic Director at Alisal High School

Coaching Background:

Alisal High School, Varsity Boys Basketball Coach.  

3 time MBL Pacific Division Coach of the Year 2012-2013, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.

Tyson Aye - Men's Head Coach at Allan Hancock College

Coaching Background:

Allan Hancock College, Head Men's Basketball Coach

Imperial Valley College, Head Men's Basketball Coach

San Jose State University, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach