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Bay Area STAFF

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George Kipiani

George Kipiani (CEO and Co-Founder) George brings a wealth of basketball experience coming from playing professionally overseas, playing D2 Basketball at Menlo College, and also founding and running Bay Area HoopRight since 2017! George currently coaches 2 HoopRight teams in the Bay Area as well as a Varsity High School Team and is looking to continue share his experience and knowledge with young student athletes. Fun Fact: George’s brother Nikoloz Tskitishvili is a former NBA Lottery Pick from the country of Georgia and George continues to help coach the junior national team from Georgia

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As a coach:

Top personal skill development coach in Bay Area.

Skill development  trainer for Republic of Georgia Junior National Team players.

Current Head Coach of 7th grade HoopRight Team

Head Basketball Coach of SVBC 10th grade boys.

 

Head Basketball Coach of Golden Eagles 6th grade boys.


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

Colin Wan 

Colin Wan (COO and Co-Founder) Colin stems from a basketball background of winning a state championship at Archbishop Mitty HS, playing at Menlo College, and also playing overseas in Taiwan. He has been coaching basketball for 15 years and has been coaching numerous high school varsity programs in the Bay Area. Colin has helped his players playing at various levels from NCAA D1-3! His goal is to help players achieve their dream of playing in college while getting part or all of their education paid for. Fun Fact: Colin was an NJB teammate of Marco Gallucio, the Program Director of HoopRight Socal in 4/5th grade!

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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.

 

Special Assistant to Republic of Georgia u14 National Team.

 

He is currently the Head Coach of the 9th grade black and 6th grade HoopRight Teams.

Head JV coach Stratford Preparatory

 

Coach Colin is fluent in Mandarin and English.

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Dylan Bouzigues 

As a former NCAA Division 1 athlete at Cal Poly SLO, coach Dylan competed in track and field and placed second in his conference championships during both his junior and senior year of college. He has tremendous experience on the track with workouts including but not limited to: Speed Endurance, Top speed, Plyometrics, HIIT, Explosiveness, and much more! He was a prominent member of the track and field team at Cal Poly, placing 8th on the all-time list in the decathlon.

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As a coach:

Current strength and conditioning coach.

Khloe Travis

Khloe excelled as a multi-sport athlete in high school and grew up in a basketball-centered family.  Though naturally a volleyball player, her love for basketball and all things athletics spurred her to become a basketball coach. 

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As a coach:

5th year of coaching Middle School girls basketball at Stratford Preparatory.

 

Current HoopRight 7th grade girls coach. 

 

HoopRight shooting clinic 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.

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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 9th grade boys  Black Head Coach.

 

Coach Alexian is fluent in Mandarin and English.

Babak Taher

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.

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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.

Lawson 6th grade boy and 6th grade girls head coach

 

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

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Loren Powers 

Education & Certifications

B.S. Exercise Science, M.A. Sport Management

Certified Personal Trainer

American College of Sport Medicine

Muscle Endurance, Strength Training & Advanced Power Certified

Functional Movement Systems

Functional Movement Specialist

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As a coach:

Coach Powers is an experienced sports performance coach with a demonstrated history of implementing and improving strength and conditioning programs for student-athletes ranging in age. In recent years, he led Harker’s sports performance program across their 15 athletics teams, as well as working at Equinox and Bay Clubs as a certified personal trainer. Additionally, coach Powers worked with the San Francisco 49ers youth and high school engagement department to help develop healthy habits for youth to improve their overall well being and athleticism in sport.

Jason Huang

Jason Huang Coach Jason grew up playing hoops and has been coaching youth basketball for the past several years. Not only is he passionate about coaching and developing the kids at HoopRight, he also loves collaborating with his fellow coaches and watching his son compete and grow as an athlete at HoopRight. 

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As a coach:

Over 10 years as a competitive and recreational youth basketball coach and private basketball trainer in the Bay Area.

 

Currently a head coach for HoopRight 4th grade team.

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Larry Jones

Coach Larry has been playing basketball all his life. As  a Wilcox Basketball alumni, he played on JV as a freshmen, and was on the varsity team for the remaining years. He continued playing football in college but never lost his passion in basketball. This is why he decided to become a coach, and help the next generation of hoopers.

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As a coach:

Coached Top Flight

 

Assistant coach for JV Wilcox Basketball

 

Currently a head coach for HoopRight 4th grade team

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Andre Peritos

Playing career:

4 year varsity starter at Stuart Hall HS

All NCS 2nd Team

College basketball Player at UC Santa Cruz

Trained Professionally in Serbia and Greece

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As a coach:

Nike Summer Camps

 

HoopRight 3rd Head Coach

 

HoopRight 7th Head Coach

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Keith Travis

Coach Keith is a co director of a basketball skills academy in the Bay Area. During his high school career he was a 3 year varsity starter as well as earning PSAL All League awards his senior year. 

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As a coach:

I Can Basketball Academy Skills Coach 

Current Stratford Prep Middle School Boys Coach 

Current HoopRIght 7th Coach 

Yazan Elayyan

Yazan is a former collegiate player two time MVP in high school, who was always a leader on the court. He was always the least athletic player on the court, but his leadership and knowledge of the game more than made up for it

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As a coach:

Head coach of 7 Trees middle/high school basketball

 

Head coach of HoopRight 7th grade boys

 

Private skills trainer

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Joan Chiang

Joan is a passionate basketball player with experience as a collegiate athlete in Taiwan and an operations intern for Temple University's women's basketball team. As a patient coach, she's committed to passing her skills and knowledge to aspiring young players.

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As a coach:

5th/6th HoopRight girls coach

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