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
Former 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:
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 completed his MBA from Seattle University with an emphasis on Finance in December 2017.
Michael resides in Shoreline with his wife Carrie and daughters Colette (8), Piper (5) and Brady (5).
RILEY PRINCE - GIRLS COACH
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 in 2010, 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
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
Marquez has been working with the Newport Boys Basketball program for the past few years after completing his playing career. DeCottle coaches from experience – with decades of accomplishments on and off the court. DeCottle led multiple teams to tournament appearances and championships throughout his career. He received a myriad of tournament honors and awards and consistently led his teammates in assists and steals. Unfortunately, his career as a player was cut short by a number of injuries but he has maintained his commitment and devotion to basketball and the community by coaching and mentoring. DeCottle is eager and excited to work with the Hoopaholics players and is looking forward to a successful season.
From Hoopaholics: Coach Q joined us in Fall 2017 with strong playing experience and will certainly make an impact with the teams he coaches with his high energy and positive coaching style. We are excited Marquez is coaching with us!
We are always looking for great coaches and role models for our young athletes.