Excel Coaches

Our staff of dedicated and committed professionals consists of College, High School and Youth Coaches, and College and High School Players, who are all committed to serving your child and Excel’s misson, “To Change the World One Player at a Time”. Most of our instructors attended our camp and continue to return to give back to an institution that gave them so much.

Our high instructor-to-student ratio will guarantee the individual attention your child deserves. Most of our instructors attended Excel as kids and have returned as coaches to give back to an institution that gave them so much. All of our staff share our passion for the game and our sincere desire to share that love with your child.

We are especially proud of our coaches who learned to play and love the game at Excel, who have continued on to instill that love for the game in the next generation of players by serving as full-time coaches in youth, high school, college or NBA programs. Those coaches are highlighted in blue on the Staff Roster linked on this page. We are thrilled that the deep roots of Excel continue to flourish in their influence in other programs and growth of the game and the lessons that can be learned from it.




“My son as well as countless others enjoyed Excel, but it is no wonder. His coach was very encouraging, motivating, and full of praise. My son has been participating in Excel for three years now and he is very proud of his accomplishments there! Thanks to you and your staff.”

– Susan C.


Coaching Staff


  • Camp Founder: Frank Allocco, Sr.
  • Brian Sullivan: Co Camp Director
  • Frank Allocco, Jr.: Co Camp Director
  • Chris Whirlow: Co Camp Director
  • View All Coaches & Staff

Cradle of Coaches


All California Coaches & Staff

First NameLast NameOerganization, Role (Current or Previous)StaffAlumBecame a Coach
MikeAboussieAlhambra HS, Head Coach xx
GabeAdamiGirls Coach, Northgate HS                 x
JeffAddiegoGolden State Warriors, Director of Youth Basketballx
JoeAliottiDe La Salle HS, Assistant Coachxx
RichieAliottiASA Basketball, Coachxxx
ArashAliyarFlight Elite Basketballx
MikeAlloccoAll State Player, Northgate H.S.               xx
GreggAlloccoExcel AAU, Coacvhxx
FrankAllocco, Jr.ASA Basketball, Director xxx
JayneAppelStanford & WNBA, Playerxx
NateAppel Chico State University, Player                              xx
GusArgenalUniv. of Nevada, Assistant Coachxxx
JustinArgenalThe Citadel, Assistant Coachxxx
JimBarnettGolden State Warriors, Player    x
TimBataskaNorthgate HS, Assistant Coachxxx
ErikaBjorkSacramento Kings, Public Relationsxx
TomBlackwoodMiramonte HS, Head Coachx
JustinBlackwoodAcalanes HS, Assistant Coachxxx
JimBradshawConcord HS, Coachxxx
KeithBruderCollege Park HS, Coachxxx
RayBuckCastro Valley HS, Coachx
MarkBucklewNorthgate HS, Head Coachx
KevinButlerRiverside, Playerxx
ArtCatanoNew Providence HS, Head Coachxx
JillChangaris MuhleSan Francisco State, Head Volleyball Coachxx
CaseyCoakleyClayton Valley Baseball, Head Coachxx
TeohnConnerUltimate Fieldhouse, Director of Hoops Trainingx
SteffiCornellLasell College, Assistant Coachxxx
JeffCrainLas Lomas HS, Head Coachxx
JoelleCrawfordColorado Springs, Playerxx
JimCroyElevate Basketball xxx
RickCroyCal Baptist University, Head Coachxxx
DukeDaReUC Santa Barbara, Playerxx
MikeDarrDiablo Valley JC, Head Football Coachxxx
BrianDietschyLas Lomas HS, Las Lomas HSxxx
IvanDodicBishop O'Dowd HS, Coachx
BobDziengeleskiSt. Bonaventure, Playerxx
BrianElchinoffDe La Salle HS, Assistant Coachx
MarcusEllisonCal State East Bay, Assistant Coachx
NickEnzweilerAcalanes HS, Assistant Coachxx
PatErtolaAlhambra HS, Athletic Director & Coachx
JimmyEstradaASA Basketball, Coachxxx
ConorFamulenerCAL, Playerxx
ReynaFortenberryUC Riverside, Coachx
CoryFoskettDe La Salle HS, Coachxxx
PhilGalvinVillaSport, General Managerxx
MargaretGartnerGirls Coach, Carondelet HSx
AdamGierlachRice University, Assistant Coachxxx
MichaelGleisnerBerean Christian, Coachxx
LeighGregoryUniversity of Minnesota, Assistant Coachxxx
OlgaGvozdenovicVika Girls Basketball, Directorxx
DarrellHirashima, Jr.Acalanes, Head Coachxxx
DarrellHirashima, Sr.Miramonte HS, Head Coachxx
NickHolzOakland Raiders, Assistant Coachxxx
RayHorwathEurope, Professional Playerx
JustinJoynerSaint Mary's College, Assistant Coachxxx
SimonKnightColgate University, Playerx
FrankKnightMoreau Catholic, Head Coachxx
TimKrugerLas Lomas HS, Athletic Directorxxx
A.J.KuhleDenver University, Assistant Coachxxx
BrettLauerConcordia University, Assistant Coachxxx
PaulLeclaire, Jr.Cal HS, Assistant Coachxxx
PaulLeclaire, Sr.East Bay Bulldogs, Head Coachxxx
BryanLeeCanyon Univiversity, Playerxx
AlyssaLevesqueSt. Mary's College, Playerxx
ToddLichtiStanford & Warriors/Nuggets/Magic, Playerxx
EricLinehanMiramonte HS, Assistant Coachxxx
LeeLitvinASA Basketball, Coachxxx
LeoLopozDe La Salle, Athletic Directorxxx
JeffLovingLas Lomas HS, Coachx
TimLunsfordDe La Salle HS, Assistant Coachx
ToshLupoiUniv. of Alabama, Football Assistant Coachxxx
JenniferMarvinDiablo Valley JC, Women’s, Assistant Coachxxx
NicoleMcCallisterOregon State, Playerxx
JohnMcCarthurSanta Clara, Playerxx
KenjiMcCraeFlight Elite Basketball, Coachx
TracyMorris SandersSouthern Utah, Women's, Head Coachxxx
ChadMortensenDe La Salle, Playerx
MichelleMortensenSonoma State, Playerxxx
KenMullinsArizona Magic AAU, Basketball Head Coachxxx
JoeNagyUC Santa Barbara, Assistant. Formerxxx
SeanNamannyForesthill High School, Head Coachxx
NoahOrlikASA Basketball, Coachxx
TravisPacosNorthwest Christian, Playerxx
RonPangilinanNorthgate HS, Head Coachx
ZachPayneWhitworth University, Coachxxx
CapPazderaNew Providence HS, Women’s Coachxxx
DanPeeraRice University, Playerxx
JordanRatinhoUniv. of San Francisco, Playerxx
TheoRecchiaDe La Salle HS, Assistant Coachxxx
CorazonRileyUltimate Girls Basketball, Head Coachxxx
MonikaRobertsProfessional Playerxx
TheoRobertson.Los Angeles Lakers, Assistant Coachxx
KyleRoemerColgate University, Playerxx
MikaelRoemerDe La Salle HS, Coachxx
PaulRoemerUC Santa Barbara, Playerxx
JeffSamuelsDe La Salle HS, Assistant Coachxxx
RyanSchlaichUC Irvine, Assistant Coachxxx
ChrisSchlatterWashington State, Playerxx
MarcusSchroederSaint Mary's College, Assistant Coachxxx
RyanSilvaUC Davis, Playerxx
AndySilvagniGovernor Livingston, Women's Head Coachxxx
SteveSiracusaNew Providence HS, Head Coachxxx
GarrySt. JeanNBA Warriors and Kings, Head Coachx
GregSt. JeanSt. Johns University, Assistant Coachxxx
DavidSteinmanSpringfield YMCA, Director of Basketballxxx
SaraSteinmanMoravian College, Assistant Coachxxx
NickSullivanCollege Coach, Northwest Christianxx
BrianSullivanDe La Salle HS, Associate Head Coachxxx
DanSwanHeritage HS, Head Coachxx
MattSytkowskiConcord Youth Center, Conditioning Coachxxx
LexyTamonyHeritage HS, Head Coachxxx
JoeTeramotoUC Davis, Women’s Assistant Coachxxx
BrandonThomasSteph Curry, Skills Trainerxxx
GovindaThomas-CarterWest Texas A&M, Playerxx
RyanThompsonNo. Valley Baptist, Coachxxx
MelanieTurnerUniv. of San Francisco, Playerxx
SteveValenzuelaMiramonte HS, Assistantxxx
JasonWallisFoothill High School, Head Coachxxx
ChrisWhirlowMVP Flight AAU, Directorxxx
JasonWilliamsAustralia, Pro Playerxx
BrendanWintersEuropea, Pro Playerx
BrianWintersGolden State Warriors, Head Coachx