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
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.
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
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