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Camp Staff

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!"

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.  

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

 

Coaching Experience:

2007-Present   Kobe Bryant Academy Basketball Camp.  Commissioner / Coach at Kobe Bryant’s summer camps held at UCSB.  Was one of original coaches the first year the camp was given.  Fulfilled all duties, including dorm supervision for the overnight campers.

 

2004-Present   Michael Jordan Flight School Basketball Camp.  Commissioner / Coach at Michael Jordan’s summer camps held in Santa Barbara, CA.  Have coached at a variety of divisions while at camp.  Supervised kids at night in the dorms.

 

2001-2006       Los Angeles Lakers Summer Camp Coach.  Los Angeles Lakers 1st Annual Basketball Camp Coach- 2000.  Promoted to Associate Commissioner in the N.I.T. division in the summer of 2004.

 

2000-Present   Alisal High School, Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach.  Spearhead the entire boys’ program.  Monterey Bay League Coach of the Year.  The Salinas Californian Coach of the Year.  The Monterey Herald Coach of the Year.  Monterey County Senior All-Star Game coach 8 times.  M.B.L. League Champions 2001-2002, 2015-2016 (Undefeated 12-0), 2016-2017 (Undefeated 12-0).  CCS Playoffs qualifier 13 out of 16 years.

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

 

Training:

 

Spring 1999    NIKE Basketball Coaching Clinic- Las Vegas

Fall 2000         C.S.U.M.B. Big Man Camp Clinic- Coach Bill McClintock

Summer 2002 Los Angeles Lakers- Triangle Offense Clinic- Coach Tex Winters

Summer 2002 U.S.C. Tournament Training Protocol- Coach Henry Bibby

  1. Coach Frank Carbajal- Private tutoring and mentorship.

Summer 2006 U.S.C. / Bob Cantu Camp- U.S.C. Assistant Coach- Bob Cantu

Summer 2006 CSUMB Coaches Clinic- Pete Newell, John Wooden and Steve Lavin

Summer 2007 SJSU Coaches Clinic- Coach George Nessman

Spring 2009    NIKE Basketball Coaching Clinic- Las Vegas

Spring 2010    NIKE Basketball Coaching Clinic- Las Vegas

Spring 2011    NIKE Basketball Coaching Clinic- Las Vegas

Summer 2011 New Zealand Coaches Clinic- Fakawatea, Hamilton, New Zealand

Summer 2012 Costa Rica Coaches Clinic- San Jose, Costa Rica

Spring 2013    AAU Coaches Certification Training- CA

Fall 2014         Angola, Africa- International All Stars Assistant Coach