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WEST COAST TIGERS

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

MEET THE COACHES

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Todd Brandenburg

Director/Coach

Coach Todd moved to the United States  from Central America, Panama at age 12. Basketball became his avenue to integrate with his community. He played Div II basketball at Flagler College in 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 team at Beverly Hills High School.

He is a veteran coach at the Jay Bilas Coaches Development Program each summer where he works with top incoming talent, and continues to refine his knowledge of the game and coaching with leading college and professional coaches.

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.

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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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Mike Terani

Program Consultant/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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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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Ozan Akyildiz
Trainer/Coach

Coach Oz is a professional basketball player from Europe  and graduated from Başkent University in Turkey. His international career started at the age of 16, and since then - which is over 18 years - he has played in Turkey, Lithuania, Belgium, Cyprus, and 4 years in the best clubs of Middle Eastern countries such as Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr. He has been named the League Gold Team Member after his very successful basketball season recently in Al-Nassr in the line-up of which he won the SBL championship as well as the Saudi Arabia King cup. 

Coach Oz has played point guard position during his career, thus, he is highly experienced in reading the game, making true and fast decisions, and basketball discipline. His specialty includes, but not limited to, handling the basketball,  leading the team on court, playing pick and roll, reading the defense, motion & isolation offense, and shooting.

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James Achilles
Trainer/Coach

Coach James, from Pennsylvania, started playing basketball at 4 years old. He grew up a 4 sport athlete in football, basketball, baseball, and pole-vaulting. He went Div I, to walk on the football team at the University of Akron. An injury ended his athletic career, but he received a Bachelor's degree in exercise science, focusing on strength and conditioning.

 

A passionate competitor, he believes and attributes his success in life to being an athlete. Lessons of how to be a team player, discipline to work hard, and never give up translate in everyday life.

 

Coach James believes his calling is to encourage and develop youth to be the best versions of themselves.

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Virshawn Green

Trainer/Coach

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Brian Voelkel

Trainer/Coach

Coach Brian was a four-year starter at the University of Vermont where he finished as the school's all-time leader in rebounds and assists. He became the first Division One player ever to finish their career with 1000 rebounds and 600 assists. After his collegiate career, he went on to play professionally for 9 seasons in Australia and Japan. Brian has coached both internationally and in his hometown and New York and his goal is to help the next generation learn and love the game of basketball! 

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Austin Hop

Trainer/Coach

Coach Austin is from DeKalb, Illinois and was a 3-sport athlete in high school playing basketball, baseball, and football. He continued his academic career at the University of Minnesota but stayed active in basketball as a Student Manager for the Men’s Basketball Team. He is currently an Assistant Coach for Westchester High School in Los Angeles and stays active with lessons. 

 

He always knew he wanted to give back to the game that has given him so much, and wants to use basketball as a way to inspire and help mentor the next generation. He believes basketball is not only a game but a way to teach youth a strong work ethic, confidence, and other important life skills. 

PRACTICE LOCATIONS

Univeristy High School

11800 Texas Ave,

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Brawerman Elementary School West - Irmas Campus

11661 W Olympic Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90064

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