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Coach Wagner is a partner with Coach Crawford. He came to the Shock Basketball Academy from Sports City U in West Virginia. While in WV Coach Wagner helped to train and develop state championship teams in Ohio, WV, and Kentucky. Coach Wagner has been an assistant high school basketball coach in Ohio as well as assistant coach at the University of Colorado where he coached NBA star Chauncey Billups. Coach Wagner is best known for his skill development and team training concepts.
Coach Crawford has been the Director of Shock Basketball Academy since 1999, formerly known as Sports City University. He played College basketball at Ohio Valley College in West Viginia. Coach Crawford has coached at the Jr. High, High School and College level. He has also trained many of the top High School teams, and players in the state.
Coach Swanson has been with SBA since 2000 as a team coach and skills trainer. She played at Drake University in Iowa and on the Iowa Select AAU team. Coach Swanson continues to play in a women’s league and on the Children’s Miracle Network exhibition team. Coach Swanson has taken Oklahoma Shock teams to AAU Nationals in 2005, 2007 and 2009, won MAYB Nationals in 2000 and has had teams place in the top 6 every year since. She was also the Head Girls basketball coach for Independence Charter Middle School in Oklahoma City for two years.
Bryan Drummond has been teaching fundamental basketball skills for over 10 years. He began under Jimmy Clayton, former NBA shooting instructor, at Sports City University in West Virginia. Bryan joined the Shock Basketball Academy in 2009 and is the skills coordinator for the Tulsa area. Coach Drummond has coached at the high school and junior high level. Bryan brings a lot of experi-ence and energy to the game.
Ruben Diaz joined the Shock Basketball Academy in December 2010, after a ten year career as a Sports Anchor in Tulsa. Ruben is the Team Coordinator in the Tulsa market for the Shock Basketball Academy and brings his 6 years of experience in the summer basketball arena to SBA. Ruben created and managed one of the most well known Oklahoma based teams in recent years, sending more than 20 players in the last three years on to play college basketball at either the Junior College, NAIA, NCAA Division-2 and NCAA Division-1 levels. Ruben's extensive network of high school and college coaches and players makes him a valuable asset for every player who joins the Shock Basketball Academy.
What they say:
Sydney began playing organized basketball for SCU (Shock) when she was about ten years of age. She had played for another coach and his program for a couple years, but we felt his approach to coaching was less than what we desired. We wanted her to have a positive experience learning the fundamentals as well as developing into a total player; skills, attitude, confidence, teamwork, dedication, respect.
After speaking with Joe Crawford and prayerful consideration, we made the decision to have Syd play in the SCU (Shock) program. Syd is blessed because of that decision and this program. After playing in the program for over 7 years she gained confidence in her ability, she has been stretched to trust her skills, and has developed into a total player, both offensively and defensively. She set a goal to play at the college level and worked hard to achieve that goal. Last year she signed with Oklahoma Christian University and just completed her freshman season. What a blessing it has been to see her grow not only as a ball player but as a young lady. The Shock basketball program has been incredibly instrumental in her growth. From the guidance and teaching of coaches who had her best interest at heart, clinics, skills training, one-on-one training, speed and agility, and treadmill, we can’t say enough good about what we’ve experienced with the Shock program.