Head Coach: 2027 National Boys, 15U National Boys
Coach Jordan is from Porter, TX and he has been coaching/training players of all ages and skill levels for more than 8 years now. Coach Jordan founded the North Houston Hustle organization with a primary focus of bringing high-level basketball to the Greater North Houston area while providing an avenue for players to grow their relationships with Jesus Christ. Jordan graduated from Porter High School where he was a 3-year Varsity basketball player, Team Captain and he received the 1st Team All Academic Award (2012 & 2013). He continued his basketball career at the collegiate level for 4 years and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration-Finance from Concordia University Texas at Austin. Coach Jordan strives to make personal connections with each and every player he gets the chance to work with. His goal is to adequately provide players with the training and education they need to receive a college scholarship for athletics, academics, or both.
Head Coach: 15U National Girls
Coach Jake is from Atascocita, TX and he has been on our coaching staff since January of 2019. Coach Jake is a true student of the game and he makes efforts to develop every player he coaches and he pushes them to be the best they can be. Jake was a 3-year Varsity basketball player and he led his team to a TAAPS State Championship at Northeast Christian Academy (Humble, TX) during his junior year. Some notable awards for Coach Jake throughout his high school career are as follows: 1st Team All District Award, 1st Team All State Award (2011), 2nd Team All District Award, Team MVP Award (2012). Jake continued his basketball career at Tabor College (Kansas) and Riverland College (Minnesota). Jake received his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Rogers State University (Oklahoma). Coach Jake offers individual and group private training lessons and he specializes in shooting instruction, scoring mechanics, and personal training (NASM Certified).
Assistant Coach: 2030 Regional Boys
Coach Kris is from Splendora, TX and he graduated from Splendora High School. Coach Kris has been on our coaching staff since March of 2021. Kris was a 3-year Varsity basketball player and he started all 3 years. Some notable awards for Coach Kris throughout his high school career are as follows: holds the record for most assists all-time (339), won first round of playoffs (2006), won first round of playoffs, 1st Team All District Award (2007), 1st Team All District Award, 1st Team All Area Award, TABC 1st Team All Region Award (2008). Kris continued to play basketball after high school for one year at Lonestar College-Kingwood. He is an amazing role model to our young players and he teaches the game the right way in a very effective manner.
Head Coach: 16U National Girls
Coach Burgandi is from Houston, TX and she graduated from Summer Creek High School. Burgandi started playing basketball in 7th grade and she progressed very quickly to play Junior Varsity as a Freshman and Varsity from Sophomore year and on at a competitive Summer Creek High School. In high school, Coach Burgandi played her AAU/travel ball for Texas Phenoms which is a very reputable girls program and this helped her land several offers from college coaches. Coach Burgandi continued her basketball career at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, TX. Coach Burgandi is currently on her first season coaching with North Houston Hustle and she does very well with her team.
Head Coach: 2029 Regional Boys
Coach Chasity is a Houston native. She has been coaching basketball for 10 years. This is her second year coaching for North Houston Hustle. She has also coached skills training as well as fitness camps for all ages including a women’s semi-pro team in San Antonio. She has coached both boys and girls basketball teams and she enjoys sharing her passion for basketball as well as being around kids! She’s beyond grateful for her God given talents to be able to help athletes get to the next level. She graduated and played basketball for Dekaney HS in 2013. She attended Texas Tech University, where she played Women’s Rugby, and she graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science and Nutrition. She is currently a middle school teacher and coach, coaching MS girls’ athletics.
Head Coach: 2030 Regional Boys
Coach Samuel is originally from Gilette, WY and holds more than 25 years of coaching experience at many different ages/skill levels and he has a very impressive player resume. In high school, Samuel was named Mr. Wyoming Basketball (1997) and USA Today Player of the Year for Wyoming. Samuel won 3 State Championships (1995, 1996, 1997) and was awarded 2 MVP honors (1996, 1997), 2x All-State and All-Conference. Samuel broke career records for: scoring, assists, and steals. After high school, Samuel continued his basketball career at the Colorado School of Mines where he earned a degree in Chemical Engineering. He was also named Freshman of the Year and was All-Conference 4 years for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Coach Samuel is a husband and father to 3 amazing children all of which play for North Houston Hustle.
Head Coach: 2027 Regional Girls
Coach Shelby is originally from Gilette, WY and holds more than 25 years of coaching experience at many different ages/skill levels and she has a very impressive player resume. In high school, Shelby was named Miss Wyoming Basketball (1997), Gatorade Player of the Year (1997) and USA Today Player of the Year for Wyoming (1997). Coach Shelby won 3 State Championships (1995, 1996, 1997), was awarded one MVP honor, 2 All-State and All-Conference awards. Coach Shelby continued her basketball career at the University of Wyoming on full athletic scholarship and earned a degree in Exercise and Sports Science. Shelby scored 1,008 career points in college and she broke several school records: Most Career 3-Pointers (215), Most 3-pointers in a Single Season (83) Most 3-pointers in a single game (8). She was awarded Academic All-Confrence honors for the Mountain West Conference 3 years. Coach Shelby is a wife and mother to 3 amazing children all of which play for North Houston Hustle.
Jahmall Thomas Sr.
Head Coach: 15U Regional Boys
Coach Jahmall Thomas played 3 years of varsity basketball at Gateway Tech under Head Coach Travis Lawrence, where he learned that basketball is more than just a sport. Basketball and the concept of team are tools that teach valuable life skills such as hard work, perseverance, commitment, dedication and teamwork. He followed his high school career with 2 years at Florissant Valley CC and 2 years at Fontbonne University, where he played for Hall of Fame Coach Lee McKinney. While at Fontbonne, he received All-Conference honors for highest season FG% and he led his team in rebounding; he also made the All-Tournament team at the 2010 Moody Bible Tournament. After college, he continued his basketball career playing semi-pro and in overseas in Europe. Coach Thomas has since added progressive years of coaching high school athletics and training athletes from the amatuer to professional levels. Coach Thomas believes that the key to good basketball is HARD WORK, because hard work beats talent every time talent fails to work hard.
Assistant Coach: 15U National Boys
Coach Hunter is originally from Memphis, TN and his move to Texas was in large part due to his father's transfer to become the Head Pastor at First Baptist Church of Porter. Coach Hunter has been on our coaching staff since August of 2018. Hunter was a 3-year Varsity basketball player and currently holds the single-game scoring record (43 points) for Porter High School. Some notable awards for Coach Hunter throughout his high school career are as follows: 1st Team All District Award, 1st Team All Area Award, Team MVP Award (2014). Hunter continued his basketball career at Mississippi College (Div. II - Mississippi) where he also obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Communications. Coach Hunter specializes in ball handling, scoring and guard development. Hunter is currently pursuing a career as a public school teacher and coach.
Head Coach: 2031 Select Boys
I’m from Willis, Tx and graduated from Willis High School where I was a 3 year letterman in basketball. After high school I was blessed with opportunity to play college basketball at East Texas Baptist University. I’ve been coaching basketball for 5 years. I’m a husband and a father to 3 boys. I’m a positive role model and love to teach kids about Jesus and basketball and remind them that every time we play, we play hard and we play to glorify Him.
Head Coach: 2030 Local Boys
Coach Jeff is from Anderson, TX, where he was a 3 year varsity player for Anderson-Shiro High School. Jeff helped Anderson-Shiro to two Regional Tournament appearances and a State Tournament appearance. After high school Jeff received several scholarship offers to play in college, but decided to concentrate his focus on education. While attending Texas A&M University Jeff began coaching in local youth leagues and found his passion for coaching. Jeff took a break from coaching to attend law school, but once his two children started playing basketball he has stepped back into coaching again. Jeff has coached several different ages/skill levels over the last several years and is excited to be part of North Houston Hustle.
Head Coach: 2030 Girls
Coach Dennis is originally from the Dearborn, Michigan area and he has lived in the North Houston area for the last 16 years. Although he has been head coaching local youth basketball teams for 4 years, 2023 is his first year with North Houston Hustle.
He played basketball, cross country, & track in high school, & intramural league basketball in undergraduate college. Coach Dennis has a Master's Degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan and is still a U of M Wolverine basketball fan today!
Head Coach: 16U Platinum Boys
My name is Manuel Garcia. I am an SFA alumni with a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Business. Whether I'm the coach or the player, I love the game of basketball and will always have a passion for it. I understand the game of basketball at a very high level, which I transition into coaching. I hold my players to a high standard and will always push them to get better.