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Meet Our Coaches for the 2023 Season

Our coaches provide young women with an opportunity to play competitive basketball, with constant attention to fundamentals and good sportsmanship.  At the High School level our goal is to provide a venue for our players to demonstrate their skills to college recruiters in hopes of securing basketball scholarships.


Sarah Iacovone

4th Grade Black (2031)

Mobile: 937-212-5125
Email: [email protected]

  • 1st year Hoopstars Coach
  • Board member and Coach for Springboro Youth Basketball
  • Youth basketball and volleyball Coach for 5+ years
  • Dayton Lady Hoopstars Alumni- (6 years)
  • 4 year Student Athlete @  Muskingum University w/ degrees in Graphic Design, Speech Communications & Business


Elizabeth Morris

4th Grade White (2031)

Mobile: 614-256-3862
Email: [email protected]

  • 1st year Hoopstars coach
  • Middle school head basketball coach for 3 years
  • JV head coach/Varsity assistant coach for 2 years
  • Head Varsity basketball coach for 3 years
  • Middle school head softball coach for 3 years
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Development and a Master's in Literacy


Jason Frazier

5th Grade Black (2030)

Mobile: 219-384-2368
Email: [email protected]

  • 5th year Hoopstars Coach
  • Hoopstars Youth Director
  • 26+ years of coaching from youth levels to NCAA DI Levels (Basketball, Baseball and, Football)
  • Board member for Monroe Lady Swarm Dayton Metro League Youth Basketball Program
  • AAU Certified Basketball Coach
  • NCAA Gold Licensed Coach

Jacob Mabry

5th Grade White(2030)

Mobile: 937-750-6612
Email: [email protected]

  • 1st year Hoopstars Coach
  • 4 years coaching select basketball
  • Current Director of Twin Valley South Lady Panthers Youth Basketball Dayton Metro program
  • 10 years coaching JH Girls basketball at Twin Valley South
  • 10+ years other coaching experience (youth to Varsity level)

Autumn Johnson

6th Grade Black (2029)

Mobile: 937-974-1070
Email: [email protected]

  • 11th year Hoopstars Coach (4th place in Division II Nationals 2015) 
  • 8th Grade Basketball Coach at Mad River Middle School (2016-2020) 
  • 8th Grade Teacher at Mad River Local Schools (2016-Present)
  • JV Girls Basketball Coach at Bethel Local Schools (2021-2022) 
  • Current JV Boys Basketball Coach at Bethel Local Schools  

Eric Belcher

6th Grade White (2029)
Email: [email protected]

  • 3rd year Hoopstars Coach
  • 4th Year as Minster Local Schools Junior High Basketball Coach
  • 20+ years of coaching from youth levels to High School Varsity level (Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Baseball)

Stephanie Lewis

7th Grade Black (2028)

Email: [email protected]

7th Grade Black (2028)

  • 2nd year Hoopstars Coach
  • JVB Girls coach for Beavercreek High School
  • Played in college and overseas
  • Attending Wright State, completing her degree in Health/Physical Education to become a teacher
  • Aspiration is to become a college head coach!

Ceslie Shellhaas

8th Grade Black (2027)

Mobile: 937-751-4586
Email: [email protected]

  • 7th year Hoopstars coach
  • 8th year Tecumseh Middle School Girls Bball Coach- 2017, 2018 CBC Champs
  • Graduated from Wright State University 2013, BS in Rehabilitation Services
  • ABA Therapist

Matt Madges

9th Grade Black (2026)

Mobile: 937-238-0242
Email: [email protected]

  • Twitter
  • 22nd year Hoopstars Coach
  • AAU Nationals Second Place - 2009 (6th Black)
  • AAU Nationals Third Place - 2012 (7th Black)
  • Current Hoopstars Treasurer
  • Current Varsity Assistant at Kettering HS
  • Former Hoopstars President
  • Former President & Coach, Junior Lady Knights (10 years)
  • Former JV Head Coach & Varsity Assistant at Alter HS (3 years)

Abbey Willis

9th Grade White (2026)

Mobile: 937-672-7756
Email: [email protected]

  • 3rd year Hoopstars Coach
  • Former Hoopstar player
  • Speech Language Pathologist, Bachelor’s degree from Miami University and Masters degree from the University of Akron



Ron Rittinger

High School Elite (2025)

Mobile: 937-689-5052
Email: [email protected]

  • Twitter
  • 18th year Hoopstars Coach
  • Hoopstars High School Director
  • Former Hoopstars Youth Director
  • Former long-time coach and director for the Centerville Hustle Basketball Club
  • AAU Certified Basketball Coach
  • NCAA, CPR and Positive Coaches Alliance Certification

Chris George

High School Premier (2024)

Mobile: 937-470-1614
Email: [email protected]

  • Twitter
  • 10th year Hoopstars Coach
  • 14th year coach (AAU, Select, MS)
  • Centerville MS 8th Grade Coach
  • Centerville Hustle Vice President
  • Former Centerville Hustle Girls Select Director
  • Hoopstar Board Member
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