Basketball Academy

Boys: June 14-July 2 (9am - noon) | Girls: June 14-July 2 (1 pm - 4 pm)

The Fightin’ Irish Basketball Academy will offer instruction in shooting, ball handling, footwork and agility. Athletes will be placed in groups with participants of similar age, size and ability to ensure a beneficial learning environment. Team strategies, competitive games and scrimmages will be incorporated.

Ages: 9-14

Academy Director: Sean MacKay (Boys Basketball)
Prior to joining SHC, Sean MacKay served as the men’s assistant coach at San Jose City College for 3 years. From 2008-13, Sean served as the head coach at San Leandro High where his teams were perennial HAAL, NCS and NorCal title contenders. He was named NorCal Preps Boys Basketball Coach of the Year in 2013, and he has coached over 100 high school athletes who have gone on to play in college and in the professional ranks. Sean is a graduate of Saint Francis High School (’95) where he played for the Lancers.

Academy Director: LyRyan Russell ’97 (Girls Basketball)
Coach LyRyan Russell graduated from SHC as a McDonald’s All-American, San Francisco Player of the Year and received a scholarship to play at the University of San Francisco. Coach Russell continued his career after college, playing professional basketball in Germany for six and a half years. While in Germany, he coached youth teams and was named player-coach for one season. After his playing career, Coach Russell received a Master’s of Arts in School Counseling from the University of San Francisco. Coach Russell’s teams have earned two WCAL titles, a CCS title, two NorCal titles, and a Division III State Championship. Coach Russell is in his fifth season as head coach of SHC girls varsity program.

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