Our coaching staff ranges from high school teachers and coaches to former pro and collegiate basketball players. We also allow “mentor” coaches, ages 15 and up, to work along side our senior staff members.  All of our staff members are role models for kids, teaching them the values and virtues of the game while making sure players receive individualized attention to detail in skill work and games.

Christina Kurt
16 Years of Basketball Experience
10 Years with Hoops School

Why Coach Christina works with us: Coach Christina wants to make a difference in the lives of kids today. She is a powerful motivator, a hard worker, and a role model for youth of all ages. Christina was privileged to work with privately with Coach Heidi starting in the fifth grade. She went on to play high school basketball at Faith West Academy in Katy and played on one of the premier AAU basketball teams, Texas Inferno, eventually earning a full scholarship to the University of Dallas. A career-ending concussion unfortunately caused the end of her playing career, but the sport has gained a fine coach who is mighty in heart and ability! Upon returning to Houston, Coach Christina began working with Hoops School and privately coaching many young, aspiring players willing to go the extra mile, as she did, to become their personal best. She currently coaches the sixth- through eighth-grade basketball teams at John Paul II Catholic School as well as directing Hoops School’s 3-on-3 league. She looks forward to eventually directing the expansion of Hoops School skills classes and 3-on-3 league beyond the West Houston area. In addition to coaching basketball, Christina directs and manages her own real estate firm, Kurt Commercial Advisors.

Tim Woods
7 Years of Basketball Experience
Over 2 Years with Hoops School

Why Coach Tim works with us:  Coach Tim loves adding to players’ basketball repertoire and brings his fierce competitive spirit, love for the game and integrity towards teammates and opponents. Before coming to Hoops School, Tim coached at Kingdom Basketball in Houston and JV/Varsity for Heritage Classical Christian Academy in St. Louis. He still plays recreational ball when he can get the time and plays mostly point or shooting guard.


“Q” (Quintina) Young
Over 15 Years of Basketball Experience
3 Years with Hoops School

Why Coach Q works with us: Coach Q enjoys giving back to the kids and sharing her  knowledge of basketball as well as her great passion for the game that comes from being a former player. She is a gifted, patient, and thorough coach. In addition to her many years of experience playing the game, Coach Q was also an assistant basketball coach at the University of Maine at Fort Kent for two years as well as the head coach of Junior Varsity Boys and assistant coach of Varsity Boys at Faith West Academy in Katy.


Dan Lee
Over 30 Years of Basketball Experience
One of Our newest Hoops School Coaches!

Why Coach Dan works with us: Coach Dan is excited to be a member of Heidi Horton’s Hoops School staff to teach kids not only how to play the game of basketball at a high level, but also how to learn discipline, practice sportsmanship, and grow physically, mentally and spiritually through the game of basketball. Coach Dan has been coaching at the high school level for 26 years.  He coached Varsity Boys at Cistercian Prep School in Irving, Texas, for 20 years before moving on to coach Varsity Girls at Houston Christian High School for five years.  Coach Dan is currently coaching at the Village School and has won over 450 games in his career.


Samuel Carr
Over 15 Years of Basketball Experience
One of Our newest Hoops School Coaches!

Why Coach Samuel works with us: Coach Sam has a passion for coaching and teaching people about the game of basketball.  He loves being a positive role model for young players and enjoys seeing them mature through sports. Coach Sam began playing basketball when he was just five years old and continues to be a serious student of the game, studying aspects of the sport through all eras. He currently plays at the recreational level and will soon complete his degree at the University of Houston in Sports Administration with a focus on basketball development.