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Ames coaches
Ty creger 

From Osage, IA, Ty went to Osage High School. He was a member of the Central College Men’s Basketball team before transferring to Iowa State University. He spent the 2022-2023 as a manager for the Iowa State Men’s Basketball team. Ty does a great job developing the fundamentals necessary to be successful at older ages. It is evident to see how much our players develop playing under Coach Ty!

Jacob pallas

From Chaska, Minnesota, Jacob attended Mayer Lutheran HS, was two-time All-Area selection and signed and played one year at University of Minnesota Morris. Jacob has spent the past 3 years with the Attack program and currently is studying Event Management at Iowa State University. Jacob does an outstanding job developing our two sixth grade Ames groups - we can't wait to watch these teams continue to progress over the course of the season. 

jed tracy

Born in Chicago, IL, and raised in Fort Dodge, Jed attended St. Edmond Catholic. Recently, Jed has helped at various kids' camps, taught numerous individual workouts, and officiates High School basketball in his free time. Currently studying Marketing at Iowa State University, where he has helped with the women's basketball team for the past two seasons. During a Sweet 16 run and a Big 12 Championship, he was assisting with individual workouts and recruitment needs for the team. 

des moines coaches
Justin ohl

As well as playing college basketball at Drake University 1997-2001, Justin brings over years of coaching experience to our Attack Family. He was the assistant basketball coach at Drake University from 2004-2011 and went on to Head Coach at Waukee High School 2011-2021. Waukee was led by Justin to 8 CIML Conference Championships, and appearing in State Tournaments finishing 3rd in 2018, 2019, State Runner-ups in 2020 and State Champions in 2021. Justin does an outstanding job developing the basics and fundamentals that are so necessary for elite basketball players. We are lucky to have Justin working with our youngest players!

Josh dannen

Born and raised in Northern Iowa, he currently resides in Rockwell, IA. Josh came to Attack with experience in coaching youth sports since 2017. Josh does an excellent job of instilling toughness, communication, and hard work into our players. Josh does a great job complementing Justin and stepping up when we need him. Our 4th graders are lucky to have two outstanding coaches. 

Spencer Haldeman

A native of Peosta, Iowa, Spencer attended Western Dubuque HS and went on to play for the University of Northern Iowa from 2015-2020. Spencer was named the Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior in high school. As a Panther, Spencer was named MVC Sixth Man of the Year in 2019 and MVC All-Freshman Team in 2017. Spencer does an excellent job teaching our kids the details of basketball. He's got an advanced mind from his time playing - it's so fun to watch his teams progress over the course of the season!

Deanthony zanders Boys Coach

Born in Portland, OR and raised in Des Moines, DeAnthony attended Hoover High and went on to play at Iowa Western Community College and Southwest Minnesota State. As a senior at Hoover his team went 26-0 and won a state title. At SMSU, DeAnthony was named All-NSIC Tournament Team. At Hoover, DeAnthony was selected first team All-State by Iowa Preps. DeAnthony is a development coach that hones in on fundamentals, skill work, and great communication. His enthusiasm is contagious and he holds his players accountable to the highest level. 

Casey schiessler

Casey is in his first season with All-Iowa Attack. He comes from Elkhorn, Nebraska, where he played for Elkhorn High School and was a 2 time State Qualifier. He is currently working on a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology at Iowa State and is excited to be a part of the Attack Program and Family. Casey cares deeply about the players he coaches and continues to develop as a coach. He will be a core member of AIA for years to come! We're grateful to have great young coaches like Casey. 

Omar vargas

From Denver, Colorado Omar started his college career at Iowa Central Community College 2019-2021, transferring to Grand View University for 2021-2023. For someone who has been around the game since he could remember Omar wants to pass on the knowledge and expertise in order to help the kids grow, not just as basketball players but as people. Omar is looking to inspire the kids on their journey as he hopes to learn and grow with them.

Keith "Lefty" Moore 7th/8th ELITE coach

Coach Keith Moore’s basketball background includes playing Division I college basketball at Iowa State University and where he was an assistant coach for one year. Many Iowans will recall his days as the starting point guard for Iowa State University, where he was an All Big 8 performer his senior year. He also played in the CBA and a lot of years overseas. Coach Moore was an assistant coach with the Iowa Energy of the NBA D League for five seasons. Coach Moore has also coached High School and AAU. Keith started with Attack in 2007. Coach Moore owns a skill development company out of Raleigh, North Carolina called “Elevate Basketball” that works with boys and girls ages 9 through college. Coach Moore has trained over 300 young men and 150 young women playing college or professional basketball. Coach Moore is a full time AIA employee and enjoys being part of one of the best AAU programs in the country.


"Parents pay us to teach their kids basketball, they don't pay us to care, we choose to do that."

amere Hamilton 7th/8th ELITE coach

Amere was raised in Atlanta, GA, but was actually born in Ames, IA. Amere has been a basketball manager at Iowa State University since 2001 where both his mother and father are alum’s. Amere loved playing basketball but faced many challenges through playing the game which fueled his passion for coaching and teaching the game. Amere has coached basketball since 2019 and has been with the AIA family since 2023 - we are lucky to have him!

makai Muhammad 7th/8th ELITE coach

An Ames native, Makai graduated from Ames High School where he was a conference leader in assists. Following high school, Makai played basketball at DMACC before joining the Attack Family in 2019. He brings an immense love for the game and a passion for helping kids better themselves both on and off the court. Makai is a true players coach and his energy and accountability are contagious

Brandon Snyder 7th/8th ELITE coach

A Larchwood, IA native, Brandon comes over to Attack after 3 years with the Omaha Sports Academy. Prior to working at OSA, Brandon was a Director at the Arena Sports Academy in Sioux City, IA for 2 years helping their new facility get off the ground. A multi-sport athlete in high school, his teams won state championships in both basketball and football his senior year, resulting in Brandon being named the Des Moines Register Athlete of the Year. Following his career at West Lyon, Brandon went on to play football at the University of Iowa. Brandon will serve a role as a full-time Director on the Boys’ side at All Iowa Attack and looks forward to pushing the game of basketball forward in the state of Iowa for years to come.

east coaches
jailan billings

Player Development Specialist Born in Yankton, SD. Attended Mount Marty University (career 3pt leader) Played AAU for Attack under Lefty Moore Many years of experience working with AAU programs in Sioux City. Head Trainer and Co-Founder of TM Training. Second year with attack. Jailan is outstanding at developing players through high level skill work. He brings a great knowledge and passion for the game that we are proud to have at AIA.

tj adams

TJ has spent his entire life on the basketball court, where his mother was a high school basketball coach and his father was a high school and semi-pro official. TJ played his high school ball in Colorado at Silver Creek High School where he earned six varsity letters in football and basketball and was first team all conference, all area and all state. TJ was part of the Colorado Chaos Club playing on their top teams all through middle school and high school. He is a member of Colorado Chaos’ prestigious 1000 Point Club. He played his college ball in Minnesota. 

TJ began coaching in the spring of his high school senior year leading the U15 Legends Basketball Club to a 35-15 record. That summer, he began coaching with the Colorado Chaos Club, where he spent the next four years on staff. TJ became the youngest coach to reach 100 wins and also holds the single season wins record with 53 achieved in 2015. In addition to coaching with Colorado Chaos, TJ returned to his alma mater to serve as a varsity assistant and head Junior Varsity Coach compiling a 31-7 record. 

TJ moved to Iowa to take a job with the City of Cedar Rapids in 2016 and joined All Iowa Attack Coaching Staff in 2021. He has four basic beliefs that he shares with his team: respect the game, represent yourself, your family and your team with honor, team before self and hard work beats talent.

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