“…Training Staff with the expertise and credentials in both basketball skills training and physical performance..”
Director for Precision Sports
Ryan Nelson was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. Playing all sports growing up he learned the importance of hard work. He is a natural leader having always played the point guard and quarterback positions for his teams. Ryan was a 4 year Letterman at Westview High School. During his sophomore year, he experienced kidney failure and had to sit out half of the year. The doctors told him he would never play sports competitively again. However, this did not stop Ryan’s desire and drive to succeed.
His Senior season saw him return to his elite form and earned a Division 1 scholarship to Saint Marys College of California. Ryan holds Westview School records for the most assists in a career, season, and game.
Ryan played as a true freshman at Saint Marys College of California under Randy Bennett. After redshirting his sophomore season he transferred to Glendale Community College playing under Howard Brown. At Glendale Community College, Ryan led GCC to their first National Tournament in 20 years while playing the whole season with failed kidneys. He still led the State in assists per game and was 1st team All-Arizona JUCO. Ten days after being eliminated from the National Tourney, Ryan underwent a Kidney transplant. After his one year at GCC Ryan accepted a scholarship to play at Grand Canyon University since all of his Division 1 offers were withdrawn after surgery.
5 months after receiving a Kidney transplant Ryan enrolled at Grand Canyon University and began practicing with his team from day 1. The transplant did not hold him back one bit as he started every game he ever played at GCU and led them to a national ranking. Ryan holds GCU school records for the most assists in a season and game, as well as, he had four triple-doubles. Ryan also finished his senior year by leading NCAA Div. 2 in assists per game. He graduated from GCU with a Bachelors in Business Administration.
After college Ryan immediately began training kids in basketball with Precision training. He then took a job at University of Phoenix as an Academic Counselor helping students earn their Degree. During this time Ryan accepted a position as an assistant coach at Grand Canyon University. Ryan truly has a lot of knowledge and passion about the game of basketball and he really looks forward to passing it on.
Currently head coach of Trivium Prep Academy in Goodyear after coaching for 2 years at Mesa Community College.
Glen Ellis was born and raised in the West Valley of Phoenix, Arizona. Playing under Coach Mark Sanders at Westview High School, where he was a two-time letterman, Glen helped the team reach the Arizona State playoffs in both seasons. After a successful high school basketball career, he went on to play college basketball in Imperial Valley, California. At Imperial Valley Community College, he led the team in scoring and earned the Best Defensive Player award. After California, he decided to transfer to Glendale Community College, where the team went on to win the NJCAA District 1 championship. Glen Ellis has always been around winning basketball programs and has the ability to find ways to help players be successful on all levels.
Since leaving Glendale CC, he has gone on to be an Assistant Varsity Basketball coach at Tolleson Union High School. He has been a part of the success Coach Roger Lefevbre has seen over the last three years, which includes a Regional Championship and deep state playoff runs. Glen has a love for coaching and he jumped at the opportunity to become the Head Freshman Basketball coach at Tolleson Union High School. So far, he has been coaching the freshman team for the last two years. He enjoys teaching kids the fundamentals of basketball as basketball can help players build their self-confidence and positive character traits: discipline, self-motivation, self-worth, and an excitement for life.
Coach Ellis believes that Players should set challenging goals for themselves in order to improve beyond their present skill level. He is also a firm believer that practice makes perfect: By practicing often with skilled players, players will have the opportunity to become the best they can be. Coach Glen Ellis is excited to be a part of Precision Hoops-West because he believes that Precision Hoops Basketball Academy provides opportunity for players. The desire to see the athlete learn and effectively improve his/her skill is what makes this program the best in Arizona.
Basketball Trainer/Shooting Specialist
Brandon Dimartino grew up in the West Valley and played High School basketball at Agua Fria where he was the offensive player of the year. He had a very successful High School career at Agua Fria and still holds the 3-point title for the most 3-pointers in a game and a season. Since then, he has stepped up his game making defense as well as offense his priority. At eighteen, he was spotted by a college recruiter while working-out in a local gym. From there, he received a scholarship to play basketball in Illinois.
Brandon has been around basketball his whole life, and he will be a great asset to Precision Hoops Basketball Academy as he is the type of player that understands the fundamentals of basketball at a much deeper level than most. “I’ve been fortunate to work-out with and play basketball with many Division I athletes, college trainers, professional athletes as well as professional basketball players. There is a lot of information and knowledge I was able to take away from these people that has helped me become a better player, trainer, and person on and off the court.”
After college, Brandon headed back to Phoenix, AZ and played for Good Sheppard, a competitive men’s basketball team who, for many years, took the title from Dan Majerles’ team. Since then, Brandon dedicated his life to helping younger athletes learn their potential for the next level in their basketball development. Growing up in the West Valley, Brandon is excited to give back to the young, aspiring athletes of today’s generation.
Rich was born in California but moved to Glendale at a young age. He attended Independence High School and was a star on Varsity even after tearing his ACL. After high schoo,l Rich went to Glendale Community College on a Basketball scholarship. There he was a member of the team that made it to the national tourney. After playing two years at GCC, Rich accepted a scholarship to Grand Canyon University.
At Grand Canyon University Rich found himself on the basketball court. Rich became a contributor immediately his Junior year averaging 19 pts a game and leading the nation in 3pt percentage. He was also 3rd in the nation in 3′s made per game with 4. These stats helped him to be named 1st Team All Independent Conference. His Senior year was much of the same averaging 17 pts per game, earning 1st Team Pac West Conference and 2nd Team All West region. He graduated from GCU with a BA in Physical Education in 2008.
Now Rich enjoys playing basketball and training kids. He enjoys passing on the knowledge he learned from high points and the low points in his basketball career. He is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Secondary Education so he can eventually teach and coach.
Rosalyn Nelson was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Being the youngest of 4, she followed in the footsteps of her older siblings and began playing sports at a young age. Although she enjoys other sports, basketball has always been her passion. Playing the point guard position all her life has formed her into a leader. She attended Westview High School, and then later transferred to Deer Valley High School where she led her team to a state championship. That same year she was named MVP of the region.
From there, she accepted a scholarship to play basketball at Grand Canyon University, which is a part of the Division 2 PAC West conference. She has started every game that she has played in at GCU. Rosalyn was named Freshman of the Year her freshman year and Player of the Year her Sophomore year. Along with that, she was first team all conference freshman, sophomore, and junior year. She has led her team to three straight conference championships. Unfortunately, she suffered a knee injury her junior year which prevented her from participating in the last 8 games of the season. She was issued a medical redshirt year her senior year and sat out while she rehabilitated her knee. She will go back and play her last season in 2010-2011. Rosalyn currently holds the school record in most field goals made in a career (449), most assists in a season (151), most assists in a career (383), most steals in a game (9), most steals in a season (105), and most steals in a career (284).
Rosalyn just recently graduated with a Bachelors in Justice Studies. In September, she will start her Masters in Secondary Education, while she plays her last year of college basketball. Rosalyn truly understands the game and has a lot of experience which she cant wait to share. She hopes to help others expand their skills and knowledge, as well as, be a positive role model for young athletes.
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Daniel White was born and raised in West Phoenix Arizona. He graduated from Westview high school where he was a three-time Letterman in football and basketball. From Westview he was recruited to Glendale community college to play under head coach Joe Kersting. After Glendale White took a scholarship to New Mexico Highlands to finish a two-year football career. After ending his career there he was hired as the wide receivers coach. After two years of coaching White graduated with a Bachelors in Human Performance and Sport with a concentration in Exercise Science.
In 2010 after earning his degree coach white decided to return home to Arizona family and friends and also to pursue a career in coaching and training. Not even a week after returning home he joined his high school coach George Martinez staff at millennium high school. White will be in his third year at millennium. He is also in his second year as a personal trainer at LA fitness. White was anxious to put his degree to work and help others reach their health and fitness goals. White is now looking forward to giving back to the youth by educating and pushing athletes at Precision in the weight room. White goal with precision sports training is to teach, mentor, and develop the young kids of Arizona in the way he never had. To teach the smallest things that become the biggest factors, to mentor as one who knows what it takes to be an all-around student-athlete, and to develop the skill, mentals, strength, agility, speed, explosiveness and overall talent to make it to the next level and beyond. Without hard work you can’t make it! At Precision Sports Training, WE GO HARD!