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. In the NBA Summer League Coach Aye had seven of his players earn NBA contracts.
Rob Hoyt - Men's Head Coach at Columbia College
Rob Hoyt, one of the best young coaches in the Community College ranks, just finished his seventh season as Columbia College’s 9th head men’s basketball coach.
Hoyt, a native of Sonora, Calif., 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.
In August of 2014, Hoyt was named the Head Women’s Volleyball coach at Columbia College. Hoyt would continue to pull double duties for 5 straight years, coaching both Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Basketball from 2014 to 2018. During that span Hoyt became the All-Time winningest coach in program history as well as setting the single season record for most wins in 2018.
Hoyt is a faculty member in the Kinesiology, Athletics and Human and Health Performance Department and has taught and coached at Columbia since summer 2013. Prior to taking over at Columbia, Hoyt coached at Cabrillo College from 2009-2013 as the top assistant where the
Seahawks finished with a record of 78-33. Before that, Hoyt got his coaching start at Reedley College from 2007-2009 where the Tigers finished with a 46-16 record.
Hoyt played at Sonora High under legendary Hall of Fame coach, Rick Francis. Hoyt would be crowned Valley Oak League Champion 3 of his 4 years. Francis retired from the high school ranks in 2013 to become the associate head coach at Columbia with Hoyt. Hoyt went on to play at Columbia from 2003-2005 while earning his AA degree in Liberal Studies.
Hoyt would continue his education at California State University, Fresno where he graduated and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. Hoyt also earned a Master’s Degree in Sports Science at the United States Sports Academy.
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 leaving Salesian College Prep, Coach Moore attended the University of Louisville for three years earning all conference three straight years. Coach Moore then transferred to the University of Southern California and completed her collegiate career and Bachelor’s Degree in Los Angeles. 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.
Myron Epps - Founder of Aztec Basketball Academy
Myron Epps, native of Tulare, California has the credentials and experience to help take today's athletes to the next level. After playing 4 years at Tulare Union, Myron went on to continue his basketball career at San Diego State University.
While at San Diego State University Myron became the 18th player in school history to score 1,000 career points and 16th in Aztec history with 1,021. Myron was the first Aztec player to average double figures in three consecutive season since 1997. During his Sophomore year Myron had a career high of 32 points during the San Diego State vs Wyoming game. He was selected by Athon Sports Magazine as a pre season All Mountain West selection. He is also one of two past Aztecs to lead his team in field goal percentage three consecutive years, while being the ONLY Aztec to do that during the Division 1 era.
After graduating from SDSU Coach Epps also completed his Masters Degree in Coaching and Administration.
Coach Epps started his coaching career at Tulare Western as an assist Coach. He also was an assist coach at Tulare Union before becoming the Head Coach at Mission Oak High School. During his 4 years at Mission Oak they went 94-31. After leaving Mission Oak Coach Epps spent a year at Central High School as the director of sport for boys basketball where they finished the season 19-11.
Coach Epps continued his coaching career by making stops at San Jose City College, Wonderful Prep College, and another return to Mission Oak. Coach Epps was an assistant coach at Fresno Pacific University in the 2018-2019 season.
Since 2010 Coach Epps has also ran The Aztec Basketball Academy. https://aztecacademyca.com/
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
Tyson Aye - Men's Head Coach at Allan Hancock College
Aye enters his seventh season as the head coach of the Allan Hancock College men's basketball team coming off back-to-back 23-win campaigns, the program’s most successful stretch since winning 26 games in 1987-88, 1988-89 and 1989-90. In six seasons with the Bulldogs, Aye has led the Bulldogs to a total of 102 victories, a conference championship and three postseason appearances. He has a strong history of helping his student-athletes earn opportunities at four-year universities.
Last year, the Bulldogs went 23-7 and advanced to the second round of the CCCAA State Tournament. Hancock defeated San Diego Miramar 77-74 at home in the first round of the playoffs. Under Aye, the Bulldogs also received the CCCAA’s 2018-19 Scholar Team Award. The team earned an overall 3.4 GPA. Two years ago, Aye guided the Bulldogs to a 23-win season and the program’s first appearance in the CCCAA State Tournament’s Elite Eight in 44 seasons.
He led the Bulldogs to a share of the Western State Conference title in 2014-15, the program’s first in four years and 17th in program history. Hancock won 14 games under Aye during the 2016-17 and 2014-15 seasons. Aye guided the Bulldogs to a 16-14 record and playoff berth in 2013-14. His overall record is 102-76.