Josh Wilson, Co-FounderCoach Josh founded Roots Academy in Longview, WA in 2010. Before that he played professionally in Europe after winning conference titles in college and high school. He also holds the career assist record at Northern Arizona University.
Curtis Medved, Director of BasketbalCoach Medved has experience as the director and coach at Select Basketball Shanghai, an international basketball club with over 150 players. Prior to that position, he was the head boys coach at Tumwater High School. Coach Medved played at University of Puget Sound and Olympia High School.
Thomas RowswellCoach Rowswell was previously the head coach of Tumwater High School Boys Basketball where he won three league titles and consecutive district championships. He began his coaching career at Black Hills high school following a successful playing career at St. Martins University and Olympia High School.
Ryan Gerrits20 + years of coaching at both the high school varsity level and youth development.
I chose to be a part of South Sound Roots for both myself and my son because of the high character and basketball IQ of those that were already involved in the program.
David PilonHas enjoyed coaching youth basketball for the last 5 years. He grew up in Thurston County and played at Tenino High School. He was drawn to the Roots program for its balanced training, focus on the fundamentals of the game, and emphasis on character development.