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, shadowing our senior staff members.  All of our staff members are positive 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 (above far left) is a former collegiate Point Guard, now Director of our Thursday 3 on 3 League; Steven Chaney (second from left) is a former high school coach and collegiate player, now Senior Coach; and Quintina Young (far right) is a collegiate baller, now high school and AAU Coach (and mom of two).

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.

Steven Chaney
Over 30 Years of Basketball Experience
One of Our newest Hoops School Coaches!

Why Coach Steve works with us: Coach Steve is excited to be a member of 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 Steve coached boys at the high school level for 8 years. He played collegiate ball at Whitworth University in 1986-89. He referes for our 3 on 3 League; and coaches all ages at our Skills Class on Monday nights.

Elijah Melchiorre
9 Years of Basketball Experience
Used to be a “camper,” and now is a coach!

Why Coach Elijah works with us: Coach Elijah has a passion for coaching and teaching people about the game of basketball.  He first learned techniques and skills from our coaching staff back when he was in 2nd grade. He then returned a few years ago to our program to teach younger kids how to play fundamental, smart basketball. He is a Senior at Katy Taylor High School (Varsity); and a Club/ AAU Basketball player for a “Select Team.” He loves being a positive role model for young players and enjoys seeing them mature through sports. Elijah referees and instructs as a “Teen” Coach on Monday Nights at our Skills Classes.