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Hawaii Island Hoops unveils camp staff


The 2012 Hawaii Island Hoops Camp is underway this week, helping island youth with the basketball skills and introducing them to the college application process.

Here’s the camp staff:

Andy Smith – Director – Hawaii Island Hoops

A former University of Hawaii at Hilo Vulcan basketball standout and 2-year starter in the mid 90’s, Smith set several shooting records and finished a solid college career before graduation.

“I founded Hawaii Island Hoops because I know that our local student-athletes need help and outlets for them achieve their goals of getting a higher education and playing on the next level. This is why we have specifically invited many college coaches and players to come out here and help our local players get better, and help find a college that is right for them”.

With the help of great coaching staffs throughout the years, Hawaii Island Hoops has helped place more than 50 local student athletes in schools across the country.

“We are stoked to have another amazing coaching staff in 2012 and look forward to helping as many local student-athletes as we can.”

Andy Smith has been director of Hawaii Island Hoops since 2004 and teaches the shooting clinics at the College-Prep Basketball Camp.

Brad Barbarick – Concordia University (Portland)

Coach Brad Barbarick returns for his fourth consecutive year to help with Hawaii Island Hoops College Prep Camp.

Barbarick’s love for Hawaii Island Hoops runs deep as he has helped numerous campers achieve their goal of playing college basketball.

“I truly love working Hawaii Island Hoops College Prep Camp, it is a great camp that truly has benefited lots of young men from Hawaii achieve their goals.”

Barbarick has worked and directed numerous basketball camps all over the United States in his 26 years as a college coach. Barbarick has worked and directed camps for such notable coaches as John Wooden, Pat Riley, George Karl, Jim Harrick and Don Nelson.

Barbarick has run his own camp, Rip City Hoop Camp in Portland, Oregon for 21 years.

During his time at Concordia University Barbarick has produced numerous All-Americans and has been fortunate to have had several 20 win seasons and win two Cascade Collegiate Conference Championships

Henry Barrera – Nike SPARQ Training

Now entering his third year with HIH, Henry Barrera is a dedicated teacher and coach of performance enhancement training. He has spent the last nine years developing programs for athletes in all sports, specializing in speed, agility, and quickness training.

Along with a Master’s degree in Education, he is Nationally Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as a Nike SPARQ trainer. Barrera is currently the director of Speed-4-Sport and is a Sports Performance Specialist at the Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore.

As an athlete Henry was rewarded for his dedication and work ethic by being selected as a two-time NCCAA Division II All-American and was honored his senior season with the Pete Maravich National Basketball Player of the Year award in 99-2000.

Barrera brings a high level of energy to every training session and looks forward to making an impact on the Island.

Craig McMillan – Santa Rosa Junior College – Head Coach

Craig McMillan is a teacher by his own example and by his own path in life. Starting out playing his college ball at the University of Arizona, this gave him the passion to turn to coaching.

He first began coaching as an assistant at Marquette University from ’89-’94, then Assistant at University of Tennessee from ’94-’96.

From the college ranks he took his coaching talents oversees and coached professionally in Kuwait from ’96-’99 and Lebanon from ’99 – 2000. Now, Coach Craig McMillan has been the head men’s basketball coach at Santa Rosa Junior College since 2000.

Glenn Farello – Paul IV High School – Fairfax, Virginia

Glenn Farello just completed his fifth year as head coach at Paul VI HS and 14th overall. He has coached more than 50 players that have played College Basketball and 10 that have played Professional Basketball, including two NBA players, Delonte West (Mavericks) and Eddie Basden (Bulls).

His teams have made it to 11 Final Fours and have won the 2002 MD State Championship, the 2009 and 2012 VA Independent School State Championships, the 2012 City Title and PVI’s first ever WCAC Championship in 2012, going 21-0 in conference play. The first team to have ever accomplish that feat in the conference.

Farello has been named Coach of the Year eight times, most recently the WCAC COY and Virginia State COY in 2012. In 2002, he was named Washington Post All Met Coach of the Year while at Eleanor Roosevelt.

Nine times his teams have been ranked in the Top20 in DC Metro Area, including #1 in 2012. The team finished ranked in Top 10 in the nation in 2012 going 35-3. Farello’s overall record stands at 267 – 128.

Tony Marcopulos – Cabrillo Community College, Calif. – Head Coach

Tony Marcopulos enters his 25th year of collegiate coaching. Marcopulos has just completed his 12th season at Cabrillo Community College in Aptos, Calif.

Prior to Cabrillo, Coach Marcopulos was a Div. 1assistant coach for 12 seasons. He coached 11 at the University of the Pacific (88′-99′) and one at the University of Portland (99-00) before becoming the Head Coach at Cabrillo College in 2000.

While at Pacific Marcopulos helped lead the Tigers to two Big West Conference titles, a 1997 NCAA tournament birth and a 1998 NIT tournament birth. Marcopulos recruited and helped mentor Michael Olowokandi who became the 1st overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft by the LA Clippers.

Marcopulos took over the Cabrillo College Basketball program in 2000. At that time Cabrillo was among the worst of the 90+ Community College programs in the state. Quickly Marcopulos made the Seahawks competitive.

The 2006-07 season saw the Seahawks win their first ever in school history Coast Conference South Division Championship (college was founded in 1959). Since that season the Seahawks have won three more in 08, 11 and 12.

In Marcopulos’ 24 years as a collegiate coach more than 90 percent of the student-athletes that finished their eligibility have graduated.

Alex Hartman – Nike Basketball – Professional Player

Alex Hartman graduated college from Concordia University in 2007. He was an NAIA All-American. After a stellar college career, he then went to play professionally in Germany in 2007, Indonesia in 2008, where he won an Asian Championship and was named MVP.

Hartman then went to Romania in the Euro Balkan League in 2009.

Hartman traveled back to Indonesia for and ASEAN league and became the league’s leading scorer. Hartman also played with Malaysia International Champions, MVP and league leading scorer in 2010-2011. 2011 International Basketball League Campion’s. 2011 Canadian National Team, FIBA Americas.

Hartman now works as a Nike basketball trainer and owner.

Troy Stevenson – Santa Rosa Junior College – Assistant Coach

Troy Stevenson is an assistant coach at Santa Rosa Junior College (Northern California) with Head Coach Craig McMillan, for the last six years. Stevenson is involved with recruiting, scouting, practice and game preparation.

Additionally, Stevenson works with the guards in skill development drills and shooting. Stevenson is a former Bear Cub guard and recently received a Master’s Degree from Howard University (Rhetoric and Intercultural Communication) and the University of San Francisco (Counseling Psychology).

Stevenson focuses on student-athlete academic performance, including junior college, NCAA, and NAIA eligibility.

Rob Engel – Hawaii Preparatory Academy – Former Euro Pro

Former NAIA standout at Notre Dame College in New Hampshire, Rob still owns five national scoring records including most points in a game with 64. An All-American honorable mention, he finished his collegiate career with a 30.5 ppg and 12.4 rpg averages.

He played professionally in Europe in such places as Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, and Italy. He was also Invited to play in the Fila NBA Summer Pro League in 1999 and 2000.

Engel is currently an assistant varsity girl’s coach at Hawaii Preparatory Academy here on the Big Island.

Bill Naylor –Former University of Hawaii at Hilo Vulcan – Head Coach at King Kekaulike, Maui

Bill Naylor has just completed his 23rd year of coaching in the MIL (Maui Interscholastic League).

Naylor began his coaching career at St. Anthony in the late 80s. He moved on to Maui High School in 1996 where he won six league championships over a span of 10 years. He is currently coaching at King Kekaulike High School in beautiful upcountry Maui.

In 2012, during his second season, he took his King Kekaulike team to the state tournament for the first time in the schools 17-year history.

Naylor has been involved in basketball camps in the islands for the past 26 years. He puts a huge emphasis on defense and again this year will be passing this on to our K2012 campers. Naylor is a 1979 graduate of University of Hawaii Hilo, where he played 3 years for the Vulcans.

“The Big Island did a lot for me so it‘s my turn to give back to it. I love this game, so as long as I can walk and talk you will most likely find me somewhere near the court. I am looking forward to another great week of camp with an amazing staff.”

Naylor has been married to his wife Lei for 31 years. He has two daughters Lyndsay, 29, and Kristen, 26, who spent their youth basketball days on the courts in Hilo and Kona.

Hawaii Island Hoops is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization that helps high school student-athletes achieve their goals through sports and education. All programs such as camps, clinics and college-prep programs focus on providing a positive outlet for our kids by providing them with the tools, resources, and understanding to succeed.

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