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Bronco Youth Basketball Coaches
Tyler Walsh (Director and Boys 7/8 and Girls 7/8 Coach)
Tyler began coaching at the 4S Ranch Boys and Girls Club in 2008. In 2010, he landed a job with Bronco Youth Basketball, a feeder program to Rancho Bernardo High School. Tyler currently coaches the 7th and 8th grade boys and girls teams for Bronco Youth Basketball.
Tyler coached the Freshman at RBHS from 2011-2014. He was offered a job as the Men's Assistant Basketball Coach at San Diego Miramar College in the summer of 2014. Tyler assisted head coach Nick Gehler for 3 years at Miramar College. Tyler focused on the skill development of the players for Miramar College. Along with coaching the Jets, Tyler spent 2 years coaching high school boys for the AAU Program Coastal Elite from 2014-2016.
Tyler is the founder of the high school AAU Program San Diego Elite. San Diego Elite just finished their first year as a program in the summer of 2017. He devotes his extra time to giving private basketball lessons and works with many athletes at all ages on skill development.
Tyler is currently in his first year as the Director of Basketball Operations for Bronco Youth Basketball. Tyler will also be the head JV basketball coach at Rancho Bernardo High School for the 2017-2018 season.
Markus Pogue (Boys 7th Coach)
Coach Pogue was born and raised in North County San Diego. He graduated in 2012 from Rancho Bernardo High School, playing and competing at the Freshman, JV and Varsity levels in basketball. He started playing basketball at the ripe age of four and fell in love with the sport. He transitioned from recreational basketball to Bronco Ball by the time he was in fourth grade. He gained much wisdom on and off the court. In addition to playing with Bronco Ball, Coach Pogue also competed at the AAU level playing for the Gamepoint organization all throughout high school.
Coach Pogue at a very young age was also fortunate enough to have his father help and mentor the teaching styles he currently instills today. He officially began coaching boys basketball in early 2016 and has grown to love it more each day. He began as an assistant coach for the sixth and seventh grade players in Bronco Ball while also retaining the title as one of the founding coaches for the San Diego Elite Basketball AAU club.
In his free time, when he isn't coaching for clubs, he also trains players one-on-one focusing and teaching the fundamentals while instilling a strong foundation of skills. He specializes in the art of perimeter/post defense, post offense, attacking the basket, and transition offense/defense.
Mikey Silva - (Boys 6th and 5th Coach)
Coach Mikey was born and raised in Escondido, California. He graduated from San Pasqual High School in 2010. He is currently attending Palomar Community College. Coach Mike feel in love with the game of basketball at the age of three. He is very passionate about playing and coaching the game.
Coach Mikey has been coaching basketball for four years. He began coaching in Fall of 2013 at Mission Middle School in Escondido for the Boys and Girls Club program. From Spring 2014 to Spring 2015 he volunteered at the Escondido Recreation Center. In Fall of 2015 he began coaching with Bronco Youth Basketball program (a feeder program for Rancho Bernardo High School). Coach Mikey is currently coaching the boys 5th and 6th grade teams. He is also an assistant basketball coach with San Diego Elite basketball (an AAU high school program).
Marc Grabowski - (Boys 3/4 and Girls 3-6 Coach)
Marc Grabowski began coaching basketball at local recreation centers around San Diego. He has been successful in coaching fundamentals to kids from 3rd to 6th grade. In 2013, he started working as an assistant under Coach Tyler Walsh with the Rancho Bernardo based Bronco Youth Basketball club. For the next four years, Coach Grabowski was an assistant under Coach Walsh and Coach Nick Gehler for teams ranging from 5th to 8th grade. During this time, Coach Grabowski assisted with player development, on-floor coaching and additional conditioning. Coach Grabowski is a motivator and prides himself on building players' confidence and character as he treats each player with dignity and respect. Loyal to the process, he takes great pride in being a part of an athletic program and takes every opportunity to promote and support it.
Coach Grabowski served 26 years in the U.S. Navy and earned his B.S. in Information Technology Management. Coach Grabowski has 4 children and lives in San Diego with his wife Tamara and son Aiden who is currently attending Rancho Bernardo High School.
Bobby Herrera - (Assistant Girls 7/8 Coach)
Denniz Loza - (Assistant Boys 7/8 Coach)
Denniz Loza was born in Chihuahua Mexico. His family came to the United States and settled in Orange County, CA where he was raised. There he attended and graduated Magnolia High School with academic honors. After graduating high school, Denniz joined the United States Army in 1997. His assignments included 6 years at the White House Communications Agency. During his 10 years of service, he earned his bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management. Having a young family, he parted ways with the military and returned to Southern California to pursue a degree in Nursing. In 2008, he earned his second Bachelor's degree in Nursing. Denniz currently lives in Rancho Bernardo with his wife of nearly 17 years and two boys ages 15 and 12.
Denniz is a passionate sports fan. He grew up playing baseball, but his fondness for basketball started at a young age, coming from a long line of basketball enthusiasts. His mother was a collegiate basketball player reaching two National Championships and was among the finalist to represent the Mexican National Team to participate in the Pan-American games in Guatemala. Her success and love for the game was passed onto Denniz. In high school, Denniz was a multiple sport athlete, there he began playing organized basketball. Being a scholar athlete, he was awarded two scholarships for his grades and his commitment to his community. Now, with two boys of his own, he passes on that same passion and knowledge which was passed on to him.
Denniz had his first coaching experience with youth basketball while he was stationed in Hawaii. There he found the patience needed to be successful in the game. Once settled in Rancho Bernardo, Denniz became involved with Bronco Youth Basketball where he has been an assistant coach for the last 5 years. With any player, Denniz has continued to instill the fortitude required to compete at a high level. His goal is to bring out the best in each individual and to develop and provide a well-prepared athlete for every game. Denniz provides his vision of achievement, on and off the court, to those willing and ready to learn.
Jake Stewart - (Assistant Boys 7/8 Coach)
Jake Stewart is new to the coaching scene, but has dedicated much time to playing and studying basketball Jake moved to San Diego in the sixth grade and began to take basketball seriously at this time. Ever since, he has loved the game and devoted much time to it.
Jake began Bronco Ball as a player in the 7th grade, where he played for two years. Jake played for the competitive club San Diego All Stars in eighth and ninth grade before moving to Coastal Elite for his final two AAU seasons.
Jake spent all four years of his high school career on the basketball team at Rancho Bernardo High School. As a senior, Jake was one of three captains, and he helped his team to their first league title since 2004, winning 20+ games in back-to-back seasons.
While the season ended in an upset, Jake spent no time away from the game. He immediately began coaching the incoming freshman at Rancho Bernardo High School during their summer workouts. Jake soon grew comfortable and knew he loved teaching and coaching basketball.
Jake looks forward to rejoining the Bronco Ball community, this time as a coach. Alongside Bronco Ball, Jake will be the full-time assistant coach for the freshman team during the 2017-2018 season at Rancho Bernardo High School.
Today, Jake enjoys studying basketball and giving advice to his friends and peers whenever he can. Jake knows what it takes to play at a high school level, and loves to pass down the knowledge through both individual and group workouts.
David Pierick - (Assistant Boys 6th Coach)
David Pierick has coached in various basketball and baseball leagues for the past 30 years in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston and San Diego areas. He served as the Bronco Ball President and coach between 2007 and 2014. David took a couple of years off to watch his daughter play basketball. David believes that youth spots is more about developing lifelong relationships for the kids, parents, and coaches than about winning games. Coach Pierick has 3 children who have participated in the Bronco Youth Basketball and Rancho Bernardo High School basketball programs. Michael graduated from RBHS in 2012 and played 4 years at UC Merced where he is working. Michael is also coaching at the University and running a non-profit for the Merced youth. Amanda graduated in 2013 and is attending Iowa State University. She is working at a hospital while studying Kinesiology prior to obtaining a degree in nursing. JoJo graduated in 2017 and is playing basketball at Muhlenberg College and is studying International Business and Spanish. David has been lucky enough to be married to his wonderful wife Sharla for 30 years. Go Broncos!
Gary Savage - (Assistant Boys 5th Coach)
Gary Savage has been coaching boys basketball for the last five years at Carmel Mountain Recreation Center with the Next Level Rec League. Gary has won 5 championships in a row from 2012 - 2016 posting an amazing 49-1 record over that span. Gary was lucky enough to have coached his older son Garett during that run of championships. Gary is continuing to coach at the rec with his younger son Brady. In the last two seasons, Gary posted a 19-2 record with one Championship. Gary and Brady are determined to pass older brother in the coming years.
Gary also spends most of his time training his boys along with other kids throughout the 92128 area. He focuses on repetition and basic fundamentals that are important and gives each kid an edge come game time.
Gary grew up in Boston. He played high school basketball and Division 3 college basketball. He continues to play basketball in a men's rec league on Tuesday nights.