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!"
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.
Akachi Okugo - Sacramento Kings Player Development Coach
Coach Okugo was one of our NBA level guest coaches from the summer of 2021 and he had so much fun he committed to being our guest coach for all three weeks for 2022! Coach Okugo was not only the Player Development Coordinator for the Sacramento Kings for five years, but also was an Assistant Coach for their G-League affiliate, Stockton Kings. Coach Okugo focuses on dribbling and shooting drills, while also keeping things fun and entertaining, which makes him a perfect fit for our camp!
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.
Tyson Aye - Men's Head Coach at Allan Hancock College
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
Myron Epps - Porterville College Assistant Coach
Fresno Pacific University, Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
Mission Oak High School, Varsity Boys Basketball Coach.
Jose Gil - Head Coach & Athletic Director at Alisal High School
Alisal High School, Varsity Boys Basketball Coach.
3 time MBL Pacific Division Coach of the Year 2012-2013, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
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!