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Welcome to Hoopaholics! We are excited you are interested in playing with us.  Our coaches have extensive experience in the game, but most importantly, they care about their players' personal and athletic growth.

We have coaches who have Division I playing experience, played professionally overseas, and coached at the collegiate and high school levels.  While these creditials are important, we're most proud of the qualities in our coaches. They are passionate, personable, and persistant in facilitating the development of your player. We hope you can join us for a camp, a training session, or a season to experience the difference of our Hoopaholics Coaches! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL JOHNSON - OWNER AND COACH

johnsonpic2Former Washington State high school and University of Washington standout Michael Johnson formed Hoopaholics Academy in the summer of 2003. His experiences have resulted in the development of Hoopaholics philosophy and is the foundation for serving youth the great game of basketball. 

One of the most decorated basketball players in Washington prep history, Michael's high school career at Ballard High School includes the following accomplishments:

  • The all-time Washington state scoring leader for Class AA schools and larger with 2,271 career points
  • Named 1997 Mr. Basketball for Washington state
  • First team All-Metro League, All-Area and All-State three times each.
  • Led Metro league in scoring three years each, only player ever to do so in the history of the Metro league
  • Averaged 27.1 points, 5.3 assists and 10.3 rebounds per game his senior year including a 53-point outburst against Jackson
  • Elected as 1996 and 1997 Washington State Player-of-the-Year by the Seattle Times.
  • Named Washington state Gatorade Player-of-the-Year in 1996
  • Selected the 1997 USA Today Washington State Player of the Year
  • Rated as a top 50 player nationally in 1997

Michael went on to be a four year letterman at the University of Washington from 1998-2001 and scored 792 career points. His Junior and Senior year served as a starter and was named team captain.  He participated on the 1998 Husky team that played in the Sweet Sixteen and the 1999 team that made the NCAA tournament

Michael played one year professionally in Brazil for team Pinhieros, leading the team to the playoffs.

Michael then began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Seattle Pacific University during the 2002-2003 season.

Since starting Hoopaholics, Michael has coached several travel teams, developed and ran many area camps and trainings.  He continues to grow the program with the additions of In-House Leagues and the Lil' Dribblers program.

He is currently working on his MBA from Seattle University.

Michael resides in Shoreline with his wife Carrie and daughters Colette (6), Piper (4) and Brady (4).

 

RILEY PRINCE - GIRLS COACH

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Riley Prince is a Seattle native and former high school standout, playing varsity basketball for the entirety of her high school experience at Roosevelt high school. She began coaching at Hoopaholics 4 years ago, now serves as the Hoopaholics Girls Director, ensuring a positive experience for all the girls in the program.

She has coached from the 3rd grade to the high school level, and currently coaches an 8th grade team, 6th grade team, and a High School team.

From Hoopaholics: Riley is passionate about helping her players development and her players love playing for her. She has a strong talent for player development but an even greater talent for making her players part of her family.

 

MARK McGEHEE - BOYS COACH

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Mark McGehee, a California native,  played at Shoreline Community College from 1995-1996. He was named North Region Most Valuable Player after playing in only 5 league games.  He then received a scholarship to North Dakota State and played 2 yrs and won Defensive Player of the Year, and was nominated as a Preseason All-American.  He also played 1 year overseas in Macedonia,  where an injury cut his career short. He's has been coaching AAU basketball for 4 and a half years and starting his 3rd with Hoopaholics.

From Hoopaholics: Coach Mark understands what it takes to play at a high level and passes this knowledge on to his players.  He is a strong coach and an even better role model. It's not a surpirse Coach Mark has a high retention rate among his players as the loyalty his players show to him is met with his loyalty he shows to develop them as players and young men.

 

 

MARQUEZ DeCOTTLE - BOYS COACH

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ERIC ENSIGN - BOYS COACH

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Coach Ensign is a 1991 graduate of Ballard High School, where during his senior year he served as captain and helped lead his team to the playoffs. After graduation, he played briefly at Shoreline Community College before beginning his coaching career back at his Alma Mater.

Before spending the 2013/2014 as an assistant at Edmonds Community College, he was as the Head Boys’ Coach at Nathan Hale High School for four seasons. During his tenure, Coach Ensign helped build a successful program showing major improvements each year. For the 2011/2012 season, Nathan Hale made it to District playoffs, and Coach Ensign was named Metro Coach of the Year.

Over the last twenty years, Coach Ensign has held many assistant and head coaching positions including several seasons at Ballard as an assistant, boys and girls head coach at Eckstein and McClure middle schools, Head Boys Varsity Coach at Indian Heritage High School, Head Girls Varsity Coach at Juanita High School, and Head Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at North Seattle Community College. Coach Ensign is currently an Assistant with the Women's program at Edmonds Community College.

From Hoopaholics: Coach Ensign is strong at developing talent to fit within the team's strengths. His teams play with a high level of energy and apply a great amount of pressure on the defensive end. We are fortunate to have Coach Ensign with us for many years at Hoopaholics.

 

 

 
 
 

 

DARI ARRINGTON - BOYS COACH
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A former duel collegiate athlete at a highly academic successful university (Judson University: Elgin, IL). An International basketball 2-time scoring champ. 2-time 3pt. champ. 2-time assist 2nd on the boards leader. 3-time 50+ pts game leader. 3-time soccer player of the month, 1-time player of the conference. 1-time most improved player award. A superb athlete in all arenas; A successful published poet, an established basketball trainer/coach/mentor, an artist and dancer.

From Hoopaholics: We are excited to have Coach Dari with the Hoopaholics program. He brings a wealth of playing experience and a strong ability to relate and get the most out of his players. He is always encouraging, a positive role model, and has a variety of talents. We look forward to many more seasons with Coach Dari coaching our youth teams!

 

 

 

 

DAVID GERIG - GENERAL MANAGER

David Gerig is a Colorado native, played at Heritage High School, where his team reached the 4A Semi-Finals as a Junior.  He attended Whitworth University in Spokane, WA (undergrad) and Seattle University, where he earned a Masters in Sports Admin and Leadership.  He was the Head Freshman-Sophomore Coach at Ballard High School for 3 seasons before officiating the game with the PNBOA. In the 2015-2016 season he was fortunate to be apart of the 1A State Champion King's Knights coaching staff.  He has been involved in nearly all aspects of the game including public address announcing multiple sports at both Whitworth and SeattleU. He contributes to the business operations aspects of Hoopaholics. David started with the program in January of 2014 and is excited to continue to work with an impressive group of coaches, players, and families.

David can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 206-795-0687

 

 

We are always looking for great coaches and role models for our young athletes.

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with experience and what you can bring to Hoopaholics.

 

 

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