Rick Torbett has taught thousands of coaches to win more games through his innovative approach to the game. His greatest passion is showing coaches how to reach their highest...
Rick Torbett has taught thousands of coaches to win more games through his innovative approach to the game. His greatest passion is showing coaches how to reach their highest potential on the court. Rick has worked with coaches at every level of the game. He has created some of the most powerful training for coaches at any level so they can coach their best and win more games.
Nathan Edick, a Worthington native, has a widespread basketball background as both a player and a coach. Edick has collegiate coaching experience at the NCAA Division I, II &..
Nathan Edick, a Worthington native, has a widespread basketball background as both a player and a coach. Edick has collegiate coaching experience at the NCAA Division I, II & III levels. He was an understudy to highly successful coaching mentors throughout his coaching stops at the University of Tulsa, Virginia Commonwealth University, UVa-Wise & the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Nathan was fortunate to work for programs who competed in the NCAA Tournament, achieved a Top-10 ranking & have former players who are currently in the NBA.
Edick graduated from Otterbein University where he was the recipient of the Ohio Athletic Conference Clyde Lamb Award during his senior season. In his freshman season at Marietta College, he was #1 in the NCAA in three-point shooting after connecting on 54.8% of his three-point attempts.
Kelley has worked for Shoot-A-Way since December of 1996. Kelley works directly with coaches through the purchasing process and manages financing for all purchases through Shoot-A-Way. Kelley’s experience enables her to effectively answer any questions you might have throughout the ordering process. She is often the voice on the other end of the line when you call us at Shoot-A-Way. Her eager and enthusiastic attitude is a direct connection from us to you! She is always willing to help and answer any questions you might have.
President & Owner
John is the owner of Shoot-A-Way and the inventor of the products that coaches all over the country are using to improve the skills of their basketball players on a daily basis.
President & Owner
John is the owner of Shoot-A-Way and the inventor of the products that coaches all over the country are using to improve the skills of their basketball players on a daily basis. While in 8th grade, John went to a basketball camp at Ashland College where he saw a 1950’s film about Duke University using net systems to help return the basketball to shooters. Not only that, but the net systems actually helped shooters improve their shooting percentage by 10%. So, John told his camp coach that he was going to build one, and that is just what he did when he got home from camp. With pipe and wire, he went out and designed a system that would make him a better shooter and set it up in his neighborhood. People often laughed at the contraption, but it did the trick. While in college years later, he re-designed the system and offered it to coaches as a tool for improved shooting. Most coaches were skeptical, but in 1982, a successful coach in Pennsylvania purchased the first one as a resource for his players to get better faster. John knew that if one coach liked it, thousands more would also. Currently, over 10,000 Shoot-A-Ways have been sold across the country! But, that was just the tip of the iceberg. In 1998, John wanted to come up with a way for the ball to be passed back to shooters, and that was when the “Gun” was created. In 1999, the University of Florida was the first school to invest in one, and now over 17,000 “Guns” are being used by schools to help kids work harder and get better faster. And that is the goal of Shoot-A-Way! John says the greatest rewards are the letters and pictures from coaches and players thanking him for giving them a way to reach their goals and achieve success. That is what keeps his passion going for developing new products. The success of this company is only for the blessings of God, and we try to honor God in all that we do.
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Jarryd is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and studied Sports Business. Following graduation, Jarryd worked for the Triple-A Minor League Baseball team Toledo Mud...
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Jarryd is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and studied Sports Business. Following graduation, Jarryd worked for the Triple-A Minor League Baseball team Toledo Mud Hens, and most recently for Levy out of the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC – home of the Charlotte Hornets. Jarryd was a part of the 2005 OHSAA Division II State Championship team at Upper Sandusky High School that went 27-0, and the OHSAA Division II State Runner-Up team in 2007. After high school, Jarryd went on to play a year of college basketball at Mount Vernon Nazarene University before finishing out his academic career to BGSU. Throughout high school and college, Jarryd used The Gun to help improve his shooting. He is now excited to help others achieve their goals by providing athletes with the best resources available on the market!
Doug has worked for Shoot-A-Way since 1999. Doug’s expertise in website design and internet marketing has allowed Shoot-A-Way to conveniently provide you with the resources we currently offer at www.shootaway.com. His creative graphics and color design help us implement the logos for each customized machine. Doug also has the focused ability to make sure all things run smoothly on the shop floor, where your machine is produced and tested.
Michigan Sales Representative
Dan Hoff, a veteran high school basketball coach who spent 27 years as head boys’ coach at Mattawan High School. As member of the Basketball Coaches’ Association of Michigan, Hoff
Michigan Sales Representative
Dan Hoff, a veteran high school basketball coach who spent 27 years as head boys’ coach at Mattawan High School. As member of the Basketball Coaches’ Association of Michigan, Hoff will assist in the day-to-day operation of the Bronco basketball program, including on-campus recruiting, film breakdown, camp management, and academic progress, as well as duties regarding facilities and travel.
Hoff was the head boys’ basketball coach at Mattawan from 1986-2013, compiling a career record of 334-235 while coach of the Wildcats. He led the boys’ basketball team to seven district championships and six conference championships in his tenure, including four while a member of the Kalamazoo Valley Association and two as a member of the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference. Hoff was named the Associated Press Michigan Class B Coach of the Year in 2000, as well as the All-Class BCAM Regional Coach of the Year in 2006. Hoff was also the BCAM Class B Regional Coach of the Year in 1997. His tenure at Mattawan was preceded by a one-year stint as the JV girls’ basketball coach at Ogemaw Heights High School.
Hoff’s background also includes stints coaching at the collegiate and international levels; he began his career as a graduate assistant at Eastern Michigan during the 1976-77 season, and later served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Henry Ford Community College from 1980-81. Hoff spent four years coaching abroad as well, serving as the head men’s and women’s club basketball coach in Mackay, Queensland, Australia.
Hoff got his first taste of high school coaching at University of Detroit Jesuit High School, taking over the boys’ basketball program from 1977-79. He would go on to spend one year as the head 7th- and 8th-grade boys’ basketball coach at St. Hugo of Bloomfield Heights before taking the job at Henry Ford.
Hoff played basketball at Eastern Michigan, serving as a team captain for the Eagles in his senior season. A two-time Academic All-MAC selection, Hoff was named a College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American Second Team, and was the recipient of the 1976 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholar award. Hoff was named All-MAC Honorable Mention in 1975, a year in which he averaged 8.2 points per game.
Hoff earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan in 1976 in Honors English Language and Literature, with minors in French, Psychology, and Marketing. He earned his masters degree in English Literature from Eastern Michigan in 1983.
Southern California Sales Representative
Christian is the founder of Blueprint Basketball and was the head basketball coach at Simi Valley High School for 12 years.
Missouri Sales Representative
Chris Pilz has been educating Missouri students since 1991. He has worked previously at Salem HS, Senath-Hornersville Schools, Hazelwood Central HS, Desoto HS, and the University o
Missouri Sales Representative
Chris Pilz has been educating Missouri students since 1991. He has worked previously at Salem HS, Senath-Hornersville Schools, Hazelwood Central HS, Desoto HS, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Chris has been part of the WHS faculty since 2011-12. Currently he works as A+ Facilitator, physical education instructor and head boys basketball coach. He enjoys watching our students compete in extra-curricular activities, golfing with fellow WHS staff, and searching out educational opportunities to improve instruction. Chris and wife Angela have three daughters and one son. Chris holds an undergraduate degree from University of Missouri-St. Louis, graduate degrees form Lincoln University and Southwest Baptist University.
Indiana Sales Representative
Brent has worked for Shoot-A-Way since 2003. Brent can help you with any troubleshooting or maintenance situations you may encounter. He tests every machine to make sure it is running effectively before we ship it to you. When it comes to our machines, Brent knows them inside and out, and he wants to make sure all equipment is working properly for all coaches. If you ever need service, parts, or just have a question concerning the maintenance of your machine, please feel free to call Brent. He can solve your problems and get your machine up and running.
Brad Niley, a Celina, OH native, graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2008 with a degree in Sociology. At that time worked as a Logistics Account Executive for a few...
Brad Niley, a Celina, OH native, graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2008 with a degree in Sociology. At that time worked as a Logistics Account Executive for a few years, and it was during that time when he realized that his passion was working with kids and helping them reach their full potential. He graduated from Ohio University in 2012 with a degree in Education and has been teaching ever since.
For five years Brad served grades five through seven both as a teacher and a coach. No matter the subject, Brad created an atmosphere in his classroom that was student-centered, engaging and energetic. His classroom was not just about the subject at hand, but also on developing character and building skills that will be used in the real world.
It is with excitement that Brad joins Just Hoops, eager to put his education of teaching and learning to work to help players reach their full potential on and off the court.
New York Sales Representative
Ben Drake was an Academic All-American basketball player and was inducted into the SUNY Brockport Golden Eagle Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. After coming to Jamestown High School as a P.E. teacher in 1998, he spent 4 years as an assistant principal at J.H.S. before being named the district’s athletic director in 2004. He is entering his 21st year as the varsity boys’ basketball coach at J.H.S.