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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:
Dear Shane - Thank you for remembering me. I regret to say my daughter is graduating at the end of May, so I'm "retiring" from my duties as parent coach. I do want to thank you for the amazing experience I shared with her when we attended your camp last June in Shawnee. I brought a group of 9 young ladies from Texas, and we had the time of our lives. It was the beginning of a bonding experience that took our team to the Regional Finals. We finished as runner up; only one game away from our State Tournament (the final four teams in our classification). I really believe it was due in part to the camp they attended. They saw girls' basketball in a whole new light!
Good luck to you as you continue to teach young women the skills they need on the court, as well as the value of hard work and determination. That is really what we are trying to teach them after all, isn't it?