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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. A passionate coach who feels grateful to give back to the Game that has given him so much.

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Joseph Stuart

Trainer/Coach
 

Coach Joseph ran track at NCAA Division I Boston College (BC). As a member of the track team at BC, Coach Joseph holds all-time records for the 4x400m Relay and the 200m indoor race. After BC, Coach Joseph began coaching at the high school level as the Athletic Director and Head Varsity Basketball Coach and Head Varsity Track & Field Coach for Cristo Rey Boston High School. During his time as AD and Head Coach, he served on the Massachusetts State Association Cross Country and Track Committee for four years. He's coached nine All Divisional Athletes and three All State Athletes. He was able to build a program and developed strong athletes to get large scale results. Recently, he attained his Physical Training Certification with a specialization in Sport Performance and Nutrition.

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Monique (Mo) Salmon

Trainer/Coach

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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Scottie Jordan

Head Events/Trainer/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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Kuity Slanger

Coach Kuity was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He played Varsity Basketball at Upper Darby High School then went to play NCAA college basketball for 4 years at DeSales University in Center Valley where he started in every game from Soph-Senior year. After graduating college, he was on the Upper Darby High School Varsity staff as an Assistant Coach for 2 seasons. Coach Kuity moved to LA in 2020 and began working an internship with JusHoop, a NBA skills training based position.  The position’s duties consisted of training, intensely competing against and generally interacting with the some of the best athletes in the world. Over the 6 months, Coach Kuity worked with about 50-100 professional basketball players (NBA, G League, FIBA, etc.). He’s excited to bring his experience on the court and his skills training experience to the Tigers and pay-it-forward to the next generation.

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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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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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Matthew Giacinto

Trainer/ Coach

 

 

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.

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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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