Bronco Ball Coaching staff

Established in 2000 by a passionate group of parents, Bronco Ball ignited with a clear mission: to redefine basketball in the Rancho Bernardo area. We ventured beyond mere coaching, introducing intensive training camps, dynamic drills, and spirited league and tournament matches. Our efforts have not only shaped the sport but have transformed it entirely. Today, as a beacon of excellence in the RB basketball community, our ethos is further enriched with a clear objective: to prepare each child to confidently step onto high school courts, harnessing their unique potential to the fullest. We stand as a community that grows mightier and more united with every play.

Brandon Warner

Executive Director/Coach

Brandon Warner - Executive Director/Coach

A Mission Bay High School alumnus and San Diego native, epitomizes the spirit of basketball excellence and coaching ingenuity. With a career spanning from local courts to international arenas, and now to nurturing young talents, Brandon's story is one of passion, perseverance, and exceptional skill.

Education and Early Career:

Brandon’s basketball journey took off at Mission Bay High School, where he first demonstrated his potential. Excelling at Imperial Valley Junior College, he earned the coveted title of MVP, setting the stage for a stellar collegiate career. At Campbellsville University and Biola University, he not only played but shone, securing his place as a 2-time All-American, a testament to his talent and hard work.

Professional Career:

After his remarkable college tenure, Brandon ventured into the professional realm, playing for five years in Germany. His tenure overseas was marked by standout performances, enhancing his skills and understanding of the game at an international level.

Coaching Career:

Returning to his roots, Brandon has dedicated the past decade to coaching, bringing his wealth of experience and knowledge to the youth and high school levels. As an Assistant Executive Director of Bronco Ball and Coach, he has been pivotal in developing young athletes, instilling in them the fundamentals, strategy, and spirit of basketball.

Philosophy and Approach:

Brandon’s coaching philosophy centers around holistic development, emphasizing not just skills on the court but also character, teamwork, and sportsmanship. His approach is a blend of rigorous training, strategic thinking, and mentorship, preparing his players for success both in and out of the arena.

Whether as a player or a coach, Brandon Warner's journey is a narrative of triumph, resilience, and unwavering commitment to the sport of basketball. His story continues as he shapes the next generation of players, guiding them towards their own paths of success.

Jason Byrd

Payton Botcher


Payton Botcher- Coach

Coach Payton Botcher's basketball journey epitomizes dedication and a deep-seated love for the game. Beginning her basketball career at a young age, similar to many of the athletes she now mentors, Coach Botcher fully appreciates the profound impact of basketball both on and off the court. Her formative years at Oakmont High School and experiences in AAU basketball were foundational, focusing not just on scoring points but on building character, discipline, and resilience with every dribble and every game.

After transitioning from Colorado to the sunny courts of San Diego, Payton brings with her a rich tapestry of playing experiences, each woven with valuable lessons learned on the court. Her coaching style is a direct reflection of her own basketball journey, emphasizing the transformative power of the sport in building confidence and fostering personal growth.

For this season, Coach Payton’s focus is on:

  • Skill Development: Cultivating significant progress in skills and team play.
  • Empowerment: Empowering players with confidence that transcends the basketball court.
  • Program Growth: Expanding the horizons of the Bronco Ball program to new heights.

As a coach, mentor, and guide, Coach Payton is dedicated to nurturing a generation of players who share her passion for the game.

Jason Byrd

Jason Byrd


Jason Byrd- Coach

With over two decades of experience in the dynamic world of basketball coaching and training, Coach Jason Byrd stands as a figure of inspiration and expertise. His journey in basketball encompasses not only his role as a coach but also as a player, having competed at both high school and collegiate levels. His commitment to the sport is further highlighted by his participation in numerous youth basketball camps, including several hosted by current and former NBA stars.

Coach Byrd's professional coaching career commenced at James Madison High School in San Diego, California, where he excelled as the Head Coach for the Junior Varsity Boys' Basketball team and as the Assistant Head Coach for the Varsity Boys. Under his guidance, Madison High School's basketball program achieved a milestone by reaching the CIF Championship game - a level of success the school hadn't seen in over 40 years.

After a successful 7-year tenure at Madison, Coach Byrd embraced a new challenge as the Head Coach of the Boys Basketball Program at Will C. Crawford High School, also in San Diego. His role at Crawford was comprehensive, encompassing responsibilities like fundraising, game scheduling, and meticulous planning of practices for the entire season.

Renowned for his motivational approach, Coach Byrd is not just a coach but a mentor who passionately pushes young athletes to excel both on the court and in their personal lives. His dedication to developing well-rounded individuals is a testament to his philosophy of nurturing talent and character in equal measure.

Ethan Hyson

Ethan Hyson


Ethan Hyson- Coach

Coach Ethan Hyson brings a decade of experience in sports enrichment to the BroncoBall team, having dedicated the past two years to enriching our program with his expertise. His basketball journey began at Rancho Bernardo High School, where he excelled as a varsity player, demonstrating both skill and leadership on the court.

Ethan's academic pursuits led him to the prestigious NYU Stern, where he graduated in 2020 with a degree in Business Management and Organizations. This unique blend of sports acumen and business savvy enables him to approach coaching with a strategic and holistic perspective.

At the core of Coach Ethan's philosophy is a deep-seated passion for basketball. He aims to do more than just teach the game; his goal is to ignite a lifelong love for basketball in each player. Ethan's approach focuses on not just developing skills but also building character, resilience, and teamwork among his athletes.

With Coach Ethan, young athletes at BroncoBall are not just learning to play basketball—they're being prepared to excel in both the game and in life.

Beni Mokili

Beni Mokili


Beni Mokili- Coach

Coach Beni Mokili brings a vibrant energy and a wealth of experience to the Bronco Ball coaching team. A 2016 graduate of Rancho Bernardo High School, Beni's journey in basketball has been both diverse and inspiring.

Currently a student-athlete at Palomar College, Beni not only excels in his studies but also stands out on the college basketball court. His dedication to the game is matched by his commitment to academic excellence, embodying the true spirit of a student-athlete.

Beni's coaching career, spanning four impactful years, reflects his deep understanding of the game and his ability to connect with players across a broad age spectrum. From guiding high school athletes in honing their skills to introducing second graders to the fundamentals of basketball, Beni's coaching approach is both inclusive and effective.

His philosophy is simple yet profound: basketball is more than just a game; it's a tool for teaching life skills. Discipline, teamwork, and resilience are at the core of his teachings, preparing young athletes not only for success on the court but also in their personal lives.

Coach Beni's unique blend of youthful enthusiasm and strategic acumen makes him a beloved figure among players and an invaluable asset to the Bronco Ball family.

Jeffrey Windham

Jeffrey Windham


Jeffrey Windham- Coach

Since joining the Bronco Ball family in 2021, Coach Jeffrey Windham has been an instrumental figure in shaping young athletes' journeys in basketball. With a rich background that includes his tenure with i9 Sports and providing private lessons, Coach Jeffrey brings a wealth of knowledge and a personalized approach to coaching.

At the heart of his coaching philosophy lies a steadfast commitment to the fundamentals. Coach Jeffrey believes in the power of consistent practice in drilling core skills, conditioning, and team-oriented basketball. He understands that mastery of these basics builds not only the confidence but also the instinctive play necessary for athletes to excel during games.

Coach Jeffrey's training sessions are more than just about learning basketball; they're about nurturing a passion for the sport and developing a strong work ethic. Whether it’s guiding a player to score their first basket or achieve a personal best of a 20-point game, his dedication to each athlete's growth is unwavering.

For Coach Jeffrey, success is measured not just by points scored, but by the continuous improvement and joy each player finds in the game. His approach ensures that athletes under his guidance not only become better players but also learn valuable life lessons through the sport.

JOIN OUR Skill Development Team

Teams will consist of up to 12 players per team and practices will be aimed at enhancing individual player development. Practices will be held in respect to the rules set at the facility which currently require some social distancing without 5v5. Practices may be held either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday at the outdoor courts at either Rancho Bernardo High School, 4S Ranch Sports Park or RB Recreation Center.

The season will run from March 15th to May 9th and will cost $205.


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Contact Us

Bronco Youth Basketball
PO Box 27776
San Diego, CA 92198