Staff

George Kipiani

 

Coach George is the co-founder of HoopRight and has played collegiately and professionally. His vast experience of playing in multiple countries has led him to accrue various experiences that help him be extremely relatable to players and a top coach for skill development.

 

As a Coach:

 

Head Basketball Coach of SVBC 5th grade boys.

 

Head Basketball Coach of Golden Eagles 6th grade boys.

 

Head Basketball Coach of Neptunes 4th grade boys.

 

Top personal skill development coach in Bay Area.

 

Special Assistant to Republic of Georgia u14 National Team.

 

Current Head Coach of 5th grade red and black HoopRight boys teams.


Coach George is fluent in English, Georgian, Russian, and passable in Italian.

 

Colin Wan

 

Coach Colin is the co-founder of HoopRight and a highly respected coach who has over 10 years of coaching experience. As a former collegiate and professional basketball player, he has the experience and knowledge as a player as well as a coach. As a coach:

 

Varsity Assistant at Lynbrook High School where he led them to their most accomplished finish in over ten years and helped players earn college basketball scholarships.

 

Head JV Coach at Los Altos High School where he led them to a 13-11 record compared to a losing record the year before and had two players named first team all conference.

 

Varsity Assistant at Monta Vista High School where he helped change the culture and had one player named to the first team all conference and also earn a college basketball scholarship.

 

Head Coach of SVBC 10th grade boys team.

 

Special Assistant to Republic of Georgia u14 National Team.

 

He is currently the Head Coach of the 7th grade black and 4th grade black HoopRight Teams.

 

Coach Colin is fluent in Mandarin and English.

Guillaume Yango aka “ G “ was recently the head coach for the  AAU ( 16U } at Mike Allen Sports and was training and coaching 1st/10th graders. During summers G helps train and develop  young athletes in France. His primary location is Paris where he grew up and fell in love with the game of basketball. Ever since retirement, his primary goal has been to share the wisdom and knowledge with young athletes.   

 

G had a scholarship to study and  play college ball at University Of the Pacific (UOP). He was first team all conference player, and played second round of NCAA tournament. After graduation, he pursued his basketball career and played 11 years professionally  in Italy (played alongside with Nikoloz Tskitishvili), Greece, France, and Spain. Was part of the French national team with Tony Parker, Boris Diaw, Mickael Pietrus, Ronny Turiaf. They won the European National Championship in 2000. Also, he attended and played in NBA summer league with Sacramento Kings.

 

G wants to bring his overall knowledge at Hoop Right, and take the kids basketball potential to the next level. Having the opportunity to play worldwide distinguishes G as one experienced individual with unlimited coaching ability. Standing at 6’9 gives him the perfect advantage to oversea practices with ease (small humor…..but not really).

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Jimmy Escudero

 

A former college basketball player at De Anza, Jimmy has an extensive playing and coaching resume. Coach played at bay area Powerhouse Modesto Christian High School before continuing his career at De Anza College. He then decided to begin his coaching career by coaching at De Anza College and developing student athletes to gain college scholarships. A knockdown shooter with high basketball IQ, Coach Jimmy is an integral member of HoopRight.

 

As a Coach:

 

De Anza College Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

 

Irvington High School Women’s Asst Coach

 

Over 4 plus year of AAU coaching experience

 

Current HoopRight 3rd grade boys basketball coach.

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Alexian Lin

 

Coach Alexian is a former all league Lynbrook basketball player with an impeccable basketball IQ. As a true point guard, Alexian was a great leader who always knew how to direct the offense and defense.

 

As a Coach:

 

SVBC 11th grade Boys Head Coach.

 

Miller Middle School 6th grade Head basketball coach where he led the team to an undefeated regular season record.

 

Current HoopRight 6th grade boys Red and Black Head Coach.

 

Coach Alexian is fluent in Mandarin and English.

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Babak Tahir

 

Coach Babak is a highly passionate coach who is absorbed into basketball. A Lynbrook basketball grad, he was the “glue” guy on a team that had their best record in ten years and was a player who was always reliable to practice hard and motivate his teammates. He has taken that spirit and enthusiasm into his coaching.

 

As a coach:

 

Los Altos High School JV Basketball Assistant Coach where he was instrumental in player development with two all league first team players.

 

Miller Middle School 6th grade Head basketball coach where he led the team to an undefeated regular season record.

 

Current HoopRight 7th grade red and 6th grade black head coach.

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Tenzin Soepa 

Soepa has played basketball for over 20+ years and is a true lover and student of the game. He played basketball at Berkeley High School, Beverly Hills High School, and throughout college at UC Santa Cruz. He prides himself as a player who was underrated for being too small, but through perseverance and determination was able to play at the collegiate level. His knowledge of basketball, hard work, perseverance, and determination are qualities he hopes to pass down to his students.  Soepa is one of our lead private lesson instructors if your child is looking to get the extra time with HoopRight outside of clinics.

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Will Brown

 

Coach Will is a highly respected coach in the Bay Area that has played in the NCAA D2 level and also been a varsity basketball coach. Growing up in the Bay Area he has been a highly respected community figure as well a coach. Coach Will is known as a top skill development coach as well as an effective communicator with great energy and knowledge.

 

As a Coach:

 

Head Varsity Girls basketball coach of East Palo Alto Academy where he helped numerous players gain college basketball scholarships.

 

Head Coach of Golden Eagles 3rd and 5th grade basketball teams.

 

Head Basketball Coach at Selby Lane School.

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