Our staff of friendly and professional coaches are here to teach, train and motivate your athlete every step of the way.  All of our trainers and coaches are certified, in skill development and wellness.  All coaches are CPR certified, and finger print cleared to ensure that your athlete and family have a safe and quality experience. All coaches are USA Basketball certified.

Juan O'Brien
Executive Director | Founder
Follow me on Twitter: @Juan_In_Tucson

Coach Juan O'Brien was born in Brooklyn, NY and graduated High School in Dallas, TX where he was an All State athlete.  Coach O’Brien took his talents to the University of Cincinnati, OH where he played football for the Bearcats graduating with a degree in Mathematics.  Coach O'Brien played two years of professional football then went on to  graduate from the University of Arizona with a MBS degree.  Coach O'Brien has taught and trained boys and girls basketball for 15+ years.  Coach O'Brien has a son Rylan who is involved in basketball and golf.

Derek Hersha
Director Basketball Operations
Boys Basketball
Follow me on Twitter: @PREP_DHersha

Coach Derek Hersha was born in Tucson, AZ.  He played basketball for Salpointe Catholic High School, Pima Community College, and Grand Canyon University.  Coach Derek received a Bachelor Degree in Finance from Grand Canyon University and a MBA from the University of Arizona. He has coached both boys and girls basketball, kindergarten through high school, for the last 7+yrs.  Coach Derek is married and has a daughter, Malya, who enjoys competing in swimming and volleyball and a son, Myles, who enjoys competing in swimming and basketball.


Bill Baker
Boys Basketball Coach
Fernando Gonzalez
Boys Basketball Coach

Coach Bill Baker was born in Tucson Arizona and played basketball and baseball at Rincon High School, he also played basketball at Eastern Arizona College. He played three years of semi pro basketball in Mexico and a year of basketball for an exhibition team that played against small colleges. Bill has ten years of experience in coaching youth basketball. Bill has four sons Anthony, Robert, Zach, Dillan and a daughter Brooke.His kids are involved in basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, soccer, and snowboarding.


Richard Dowse
Boys Basketball Coach



Sam Kimmel
Boys Basketball Coach


Practice Schedule

Tucson Baptist Church

1525 S. Columbus Blvd.

Tucson, AZ 85711

Tel: 520.437.2231