Coach Sean M. Higgins:
Director & Head of Scouting (USA)
Coach Higgins was a McDonald's HS All-American, an NCAA National Champion (University of Michigan), and played several years in the NBA and internationally. He has over 30 years in the basketball industry. Coach has supported student-athletes in their quest to attain college scholarships for the past ten years. He's also a former professional and junior college head coach and has served as an independent scout for college, professional and international teams. He's directed and managed basketball camps and showcases throughout the USA from the middle school level up to the professional ranks. Coach Higgins is a licensed USA Basketball Gold member and player development instructor.
Dr. K. Myers-Spiva:
Operations & Scouting
Dr. Spiva is a licensed chiropractor and former women's college basketball player. She brings to Nine Star Basketball Camps her organizational skills, as well as her proven ability to achieve successful results. Dr. Spiva is a licensed USA Basketball Gold member and player development instructor.
Coach, Officiating liaison & Scout
Coach Saulny was an All-CIF first team selection at Mt. Carmel High School in California and a Junior College All-American at LA Harbor. He attended San Jose State University on an athletic scholarship and held the single season assist record. After playing the game, coach Saulny started his coaching career at Manuel Arts High School where he lead his team to 4 league championships and one state banner. He was twice named Coach of the Year. He also coached at the collegiate level with UNLV, Northern Arizona, San Jose State and LA Southwest College. Coach is also a licensed USA Basketball Gold Member and player development instructor.
Player Development Coach
Zach Cassita has played basketball at a high level all over the world from high school to traveling the international professional ranks. Throughout Coach Cassita's career he has developed his knowledge of the game and has transitioned his ability to teaching and supporting young aspiring basketball players. Coach prides himself on details and teaching the game the correct way. With these attributes Coach Cassita brings to Nine Star Basketball Camps & Scouting Services an invaluable amount of support to our player development sector.
Camp Liaison & Marketing
Debbie Harris brings to Nine Star Basketball Camps over 30 years of experience in basketball operations and the youth sports camp industry. She also worked in the University of Michigan athletic department as a administrative assistant to the men's basketball program. She has a masters degree from Arizona State University. Mrs. Harris is an associate licensed member of USA Basketball.
Office Manager & Administration
Mrs. Corina Smith brings to Nine Star Basketball over 20 years of corporate experience. She has worked in the finance and hotel industries in the western and southern regions of the United States. Her communication skills and detailed ability to execute is invaluable to the organization. We are delighted and fortunate to have her on the Nine Star team.