Coach Greg Clink, Head Coach - Chico State Wildcats
Greg Clink is in his eighth year as the head coach of the Chico State men’s basketball program. The former Wildcats player and assistant coach has succeeded in bringing the tradition of winning basketball back to Acker Gym, leading the ’Cats to six straight seasons of .500 or better, six postseason appearances including four consecutive NCAA Championship Tournament berths, and two California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) regular season titles. Clink enters the 2015-16 season with a career 129-80 record in his seven years as Wildcat head coach, and over the last three seasons his teams have won gone 91-35 – an impressive .722 winning percentage.
Clink led the Wildcats to another successful season in 2014-15, recording a 22-8 record and capturing the program’s second CCAA regular season championship in four years and a No. 6 West Region ranking. Chico State won 14 of its final 15 games to finish atop the conference standings, then in postseason play reached the CCAA Championship Tournament final before making its fourth straight NCAA Championship Tournament appearance. The ’Cats defense held opposing teams to an average of just 60.7 points a game, ranking fourth in the nation.
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Coach Bryan Rooney, Head Coach - California Maritime Academy
Coach Rooney recently completed his eighth year at the helm of the Keelhaulers and these eight years have been without question most successful in the program's history. With this year's 19 wins, Rooney has led the Keelhaulers to 157 wins including five conference championships and four consecutive trips to the NAIA National Tournament.
The 2013-2014 season saw the Keelhaulers soar to new heights as this year’s team again set a school record for wins with a 27-6 record. Cal Maritime captured both the regular season and conference tournament championship advancing to the NAIA National Tournament for the third consecutive year. The Keelhaulers also continued to garner respect nationally as the team was ranked in every Top 25 poll catapulting as high as #14. In fact, by virtue of Cal Maritime's #17 ranking in the final NAIA National Poll, the Keelhaulers enjoyed the best season in conference history.
The momentum continued this past season as Cal Maritime caputred both the regular season and conference tournament championships and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament for the fourth consecutive season. This year's championships carried added significance as they were the first won in Cal Maritime's new Physical Education Complex.
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Brandon Laird, Associate Head Coach - Sacramento State Hornets
Brandon Laird, who has 14 years of coaching experience under his belt, completed his third season as Sacramento State’s associate head coach in 2014-15, and fourth as a member of the Hornet coaching staff (assistant coach in 2011-12).
Laird is the program’s recruiting coordinator while also assisting with on-floor coaching, day-to-day player administration, scouting, academics, player development, compliance and offseason workouts.
Prior to Sacramento State, Laird spent two years (2009-11) as an assistant at UC Davis where he worked with the guards and assisted in recruiting, scouting and on-floor coaching. In 2009-10, he helped coach the Aggies to 14 overall wins and eight Big West Conference victories, both high water marks for UC Davis since the program joined the Div. I ranks.
Before arriving at UC Davis, Laird spent three years as head coach at Menlo College (2006-09). He led the Oaks to 18 victories in 2007-08, which were the most for the program since 1990. That team also won a school-record tying nine games in a row, won the Cal-Pac Conference Tournament and advanced to the NAIA national tournament for the third time in school history. Menlo also finished that season with a school-record 13 conference wins and a No. 29 national ranking.
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Coach Mike Wall, Head Coach - Folsom High School
Coach Mike Wall will enter the 2015-16 season looking for hit third consecutive Sac-Joaquin section title. A head coach by the age of 25 and a winner of five section titles overall (four at Folsom High School and one at Foothill High School), Coach Wall has established Folsom as not only an area but a regional power. Coach Wall has moved on numerous players to colleges including Sacbee players of the year: Tony Johnson (Lafayette University) and current Bulldog, Jordan Ford (committed to St. Mary's).
Coach Wall is a graduate of UC Davis as well as Lassen High School where he played basketball and ran track. He is also the director of the highly regarded Folsom Elite Basketball Academy (FEBA) and the director of may successful area camps.
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Coach Ken Manfredi, Head Coach - Franklin HS (Elk Grove, CA)
Coach Ken Manfredi, a veteran coach of the Delta League, will take over as the Head Coach at Franklin High School beginning in the 2015-16 season. Coach Manfredi comes over from Monterey Trail High School where he was the schools first coach. In 10 varsity seasons, Coach Manfredi led his team to the Sac Joaquin Section playoffs 5 times.
Coach Manfredi is also the Tournament Director for the Sheldon-Franklin Summer Jam. The tournament is currently Northern California's largest varsity summer tournament (Click here for more information).
Coach Manfredi played his college ball at UC Davis from 1992-1996 under Head Coach Bob Williams. Before UC Davis, Coach Manfredi prepped at Rio Americano High School under Head Coach Al Manfredi.
Jared Waters, Founder - KI Basketball Skill Development and Consulting
Coach Jared Waters is the Founder of Killer Instinct Basketball Skill Development and Consulting. Coach Waters has worked with players from over 50 colleges including Michigan, Washington, Stanford, and USC to name just a few. Locally, Coach Waters has trained the likes of DJ Wilson (Capital Christian HS/Michigan), Marquese Chriss (Pleasant Grove HS/Washington), Colin Russell (Folsom HS/Univ. of Portland), Mark Payne (St. Mary's HS/UC Davis/France-Euroleague), and Jordon Ford (Folsom HS).
Coach Waters grew up in Vacaville where he prepped at Vacaville High School. After his time with the Bulldogs, Coach Waters played two seasons at Solano College before finishing at Cal State East Bay. Coach Waters went on to play professionally in both Italy and China.