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WEST COAST TIGERS

OUTWORK YOUR TALENT.

Lock in, Grind, Win Forever.

About us

West Coast Tigers Basketball is a youth club basketball program based in Los Angeles, California offering competitive club teams, season leagues, shoot-outs, training, camps and clinics and much more. Our mission is the development of young athletes both on and off the court. We help players improve their basketball skill and acumen, in addition to improving their confidence and work ethic, and teaching them how to be leaders.

Tiger Sports offers after school sports programs, camps, events, and private training that incorporate innovative and fun ways to keep our youth staying active, healthy, and building confidence in sports. We run private "pod" classes, run birthday parties and other events,

 

The Tigers have earned a reputation for providing quality coaching and training while also running innovative, well organized events in the basketball community.

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MEET THE COACHES

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Todd Brandenburg

Director/Trainer/Coach

Coach Todd moved to the United States  from Central America, Panama at age 12. Basketball became his passion and avenue to integrate with his community. He played Div II basketball at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida. After college he worked for Nike and Adidas basketball and was competitively selected among 5 other guys, including now Head Assistant Coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, Coach Fred Vincent, to travel to Japan as an outreach program. Coach Todd previously served as Varsity Assistant Coach to Boys Basketball at Milken High School contributing to the team's first CIF championship, Head Coach JV Boys Basketball at Milken, and Varsity Assistant Coach to the Boys Basketball team at Beverly Hills High School.

Coach Todd started Tigers over 10 years ago. A passionate coach and competitor who feels grateful to give back to the Game that has given him so much.

He's a loving husband and father to two kids Dash (4) and Esme (2).

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Scottie Jordan

Youth Development/Events/Coach
 

Coach Scottie is from Dallas, Texas and was a 3-sport athlete in basketball, football and boxing.  He continued his athletic career at Texas State University where he studied sociology and business. 

 

After moving to Los Angeles, he started coaching youth basketball and that’s where his love and passion for motivating and inspiring the next generation began.  He’s been coaching for the last 5 years ranging from elementary school to high school kids. 

 

Coach Scottie has dedicated his life to mentoring & encouraging young people so that they grow up with confidence, self-respect, and a strong work ethic.

 

He has also spent the last 8 years working with different audiences for television shows such as Dancing with the stars, Family Feud and Nickelodeon’s, All That.

He is a devoted husband and a new father to his son, Leo.

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Luke Jacobs

HS Development/Trainer/Coach
 

Coach Luke is a practical skills trainer from Chicago, Illinois. At age 19, Luke got his start as an assistant at a local basketball camp. Shortly after, he moved on to coaching for a variety of AAU and school programs, ranging from middle school boys to varsity girls. In 2017, Luke led a 9u team to place third in Nationals.

 

Eventually, Luke founded a Chicago-based group training program alongside his brother, which has continued to be successful to this day.

Coach Luke recently moved out to California to join our team. He prides himself on his range in training and his ability to teach both beginner-level basketball as well as elite details to more advanced players.

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Mo Salmon
Trainer

Coach Mo comes to the Tigers after playing on the Jamaican National Team for the Olympics and playing professional overseas. Prior to that, she was the Girls Varsity Head Coach at Leman Manhattan Prep in New York City. She played college basketball at Baruch College, New York and won four back-to-back Division III championship titles.  

Coach Mo enjoys developing young players and believes that every basic fundamental life skill can be learned through the sport of basketball.

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Coltrane Powdrill
Trainer/Coach

Coach Coltrane, a Los Angeles native, played basketball at Moorpark College, earning the title of the third top scorer in the state. He transferred to California Lutheran University where he helped lead the Kingsmen to a SCIAC championship.

 

A devoted educator of the game, Coltrane possesses an indelible infatuation and enthusiasm for competition and the game of basketball. Discovering the call to be a coach while working with youth camps throughout his collegiate career sparked a desire to impart the game to the younger generations. 

Coach Coltrane also has the ability to teach outside of basketball such as the fundamentals of soccer, football, baseball, and golf. 

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Jeremy Bartolo
Trainer/Coach

Bio coming soon..

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Mike Terani

Coach

Coach Mike started playing basketball at the age of 8 and at the young age of 15 he began coaching and refereeing throughout Southern California. In 1996, he coached his first youth basketball team and immediately found his calling. A firm believer that through competitive sports young children can learn the skills they need to be successful in anything they do in life, Coach Mike strives to provide life lessons through every practice. He was a “Scholar-Athlete” in school and named “Most Improved Player of The Year” and “Most Inspirational Player of The Year”.

Coach Mike is a devoted husband and father to 3 children, Tyler (7), Bridget (5) and Blake (2), and is a Partner at Oakwood Legal Group, LLP. The life lessons learned through basketball have allowed him to be the best version of himself and he hopes to teach his players the same lessons.

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Matt Giacinto

Trainer

Coach Matt joins Tigers from a small town just south of Chicago, Illinois. He earned an Associate Degree of Science from Southern Illinois University. Coach Matt played soccer and basketball competitively throughout high school and college. He has experience coaching basketball and soccer at an elementary school and at local camps. He has extensive knowledge in a multitude of sports, and is excited to share his passion of sports, energy for life, and healthy lifestyles with today’s youths.

A local Los Angeles native, he graduated from Bishop Alemany High School and led his team to a State Championship and CIF finals the next year. Coach Brandon knows that hard-work is the key ingredient to being successful and is a testament to that.

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Victor Costa

Trainer/Coach

Coach Vic played and graduated from Santa Monica High School. He continued his athletic career and graduated from the University of La Verne with a degree in kinesiology, focusing on health and human performance. Coach Vic went on to play and tour Europe, where he gained international pro experience and played in countries such as Italy, Prague and Ireland. After Europe, Coach Vic played professionally in Brazil for four years.

Coach Vic has been coaching, training, and mentoring players since his sophomore year of college.  He is a dedicated and motivational coach who relates to his players as he played AAU, high school and knows what it takes to get to the next levels (college and professional).  A devoted coach who wants the best for his players, he specializes in shooting, skills, game reads and strength and conditioning. He continues to play and study the game daily. 

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TBA

TBA

Coming soon

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Brandon Boyd

Trainer/Coach

Coach Brandon is currently playing professionally overseas in Puerto Rico. He was named 2020 Western Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year averaging 12.9 points per game and leading the league in free throw percentage in league games, making 55-of-59 attempts. He played Division 1 basketball at Idaho State and was a two-time Big Sky All-Conference Honorable Mention. He finished his career as a 1,000-point scorer for the Bengals.

A local Los Angeles native, he graduated from Bishop Alemany High School and led his team to a State Championship and CIF finals the next year. Coach Brandon knows that hard-work is the key ingredient to being successful and is a testament to that.

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Coming Soon

TBA

Coming soon

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PRACTICE LOCATIONS

Univeristy High School

11800 Texas Ave,

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Tuesday-Thursday

Pressman Academy

1055 La Cienega Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

 

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