Principal, Head Coach, Director of Basketball Operations, Player Programs & Next Level Training Camps
Coach Toby played Basketball at Los Gatos High School and Cabrillo Junior College before transferring to UC Santa Barbara where he graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies and Minor in History. His coaching career began during the college years and grew into a life-long pursuit. Over the past 20 years, Toby has coached at all levels, including:
- 7th grade 2019 All Net Team (3 rd Place at Nationals),
- Los Gatos High School (20-1 in 2017, 18-6 in 2018),
- Santa Barbara High School (League Championship)
- St. Katherine’s College where they played against UNLV, Weber State, Santa Clara, San Jose State, etc. and even beat a few DII programs!
An important part of Coach Toby’s philosophy is the value of being great on the court and in also in the classroom. These go together no matter what your skill level is!
Driven to develop student athletes to be the best they can be Toby makes a point of teaching and cultivating interpersonal skills that transfer from the court to life. Applying his experience at all levels he emphasizes skill development, systems to accommodate team strengths and creation of successful game plans, encouraging the growth of positive, intelligent, driven players.
Coach Toby’s ultimate goal is to build a program that has buy in by all involved – players, parents, coaching staff as well as the local high schools and Colleges.
Coach Toby cherishes the opportunity to watch these young men grow on and off the court as they become better students, athletes and men we can be proud of when they graduate and head out into the world!
Principal & Team Operations / Director Office Operations, Finance and Administration Management
Sandra has NO experience playing basketball, NO experience coaching basketball and that is a good thing! That means she can spend all of her working hours focused on keeping the administrative aspects of our AAU club and our DRIVE Basketball Academy running smoothly.
Sandra does have plenty of related experience however, having successfully raised two boys and one girl who all participated in many levels of sports, including years of Basketball and she has been married to a talented and beloved basketball coach throughout.