ABOUT US

MISSION

Our Mission is to provide young women with the opportunity to develop confidence, leadership abilities and friendships among various socioeconomic and cultural lines. To offer its participants the types of experiences that will prepare them for many challenges of life that lie ahead

VISION

The Vision of Tree of Hope was built on the belief that basketball can be used as a vehicle leading to success and fulfillment to young people from all walks of life

TREE OF HOPE

The Tree of Hope Basketball Club was established in 2000 and is a NIKE affiliate and member of the Amateur Athletic Union. We provide a Spring/Summer program with quality coaching and instruction for Middle School and High School girls. We compete in select sanctioned AAU tournaments and NCAA certified exposure events in Washington, Western Region and Nationally.

 

Our goal is to provide a program that can consistently compete on a national level and simultaneously provide fundamental excellence for as many players as possible. We have a total of 3 elite teams consisting of a 15U Elite, 16U EYBL and 17U EYBL. While our main goal is for our 16U and 17U EYBL teams to compete competitively on the national level, our 15U team’s goal is to develop the skills they need to move on to the next 2 teams. All of our teams are afforded quality gym time for practices and excellent coaching instruction.  At the high school level we make every attempt to position these girls for entry into college programs, including Division I, II, III, NAIA and Junior College. The following is a brief description of the 2020 Tree of Hope teams:

TOMMY JAMES

Director
17U NIKE EYBL COACH

Coming soon....

EUGENE BROWN

Assistant Director
16U NIKE Elite EYBL COACH

I have coached both girls and boys youth basketball for 20 plus years. To name a few…..Tree of Hope 15U, Lynnwood High School Fall Team, Inglemoor High School Fall Team, Kirkland Force, Seattle Magic, Seattle Reds and Seattle YES. All teams won numerous titles and many of the girls received Division I scholarships.

 

I also have an integral role with the coaching staff at Inglemoor Girls and Boys Select teams. My personal accomplishments consist of being rated in the top 500 basketball players in the nation all three years in high school; played both basketball and football at Chief Sealth High School in Seattle, where I was named in Street and Smith Magazine as a high school All American in football. I also received a scholarship to University of Oregon for football where I played 5 years and graduated.

 

I am married and have a daughter and son. My daughter Ashley received a basketball scholarship to Seattle University and my son received an academic scholarship to the University of Washington. A family of athletes!

MAURICE HINES

17U NIKE Elite EYBL COACH

Coach Maurice “Mo” Hines is well known for being one of the best coaches/trainers on the west coast. He has worked with players of all ages from younger players to professionals. He has coached several youth teams that have competed at the prestigious AAU National Championships and several top events around the country. He was an Assistant Coach in the Pac-12 for 7 seasons at Washington State University and has helped the program change into a competitive program in the conference. He has traveled the country evaluating the nations top talent as well as recruiting the nations best. He is also a member of the “Elite is Earned” staff, an elite camp circuit that attracts the nations top players in multiple cities. Coach Hines has a very unique approach to training. His training approach is based on his own playing experiences and coaching experience which has helped many players earn Division 1 scholarships and professional contracts.

"Mo brings intensity even to the most advanced of ball skill work but does a great job adapting to the level of player he works with but without dropping intensity." -Chris Hansen (prospectnation.com -McDonald's All-American selection committee member)

Regi Raban

15U COACH

My name is Regi Raban, I am from Kent, WA. and I work for the Bellevue School District. I have been coaching boys and girls basketball for about 10+ years. I have been assistant or Head Coach for many local high schools, Sammamish, Franklin, Lake Washington, and currently Head Girls coach at Eastside Prep. In Kirkland. Throughout that time I have also coach at the club level with ECBA and TOH Pacific. I have been lucky enough to have great teams with great kids and we have won many local and travel tournaments. West Coast Nationals, End of Oregon Trail, Best in the West, and most recently Jr NBA Northwest Regionals to earn 1 of 8 US spots to compete for the JR NBA World Championship in Florida where I was able to meet some amazing people with the NBA and teams from around the world.  Outside of basketball I enjoy spending time with my 3 wonderful daughters going to sporting events and doing outdoor activities. 

ASHLEY BROWN

16U NIKE ELite EYBL EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/COACH

I have been playing basketball since I was 6 years old. I have coached youth basketball for 8 plus years in both the Inglemoor Select and TOH programs. I attended Inglemoor High School where I was a starter of the Girls’ Varsity basketball team all three years. I made 2nd team all-conference my sophomore year and was named to 1st team all-conference my Junior and Senior year. I was nominated by Street and Smith Magazine as Third Team High School All American my Senior year. I played AAU basketball for Baden Elite and received a full scholarship to Seattle University. While at Seattle U I made 2nd team All Independent team my senior year and hold the single season 3-point makes and attempts. I graduated from Seattle University with a Communication Degree and am currently employed at Amazon as a Human Resource Coordinator.