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600 El Capitan Drive
Danville, California 94526

Coaches

Chris Meredith

Coach Meredith – Program Director

Chris Meredith has been coaching Varsity Men’s Basketball, teacher, and community leader in the East Bay for 30 years. He has also coached AAU basketball (ages 8-15) the past 7 years. Chris was the Head Men’s Varsity Basketball Coach for 7 years at Concord High School. He was also the Head Varsity Men’s Basketball Coach at Dublin High School for 3 years. He has been a Varsity Men’s Varsity Basketball Assistant Coach at Dublin High School (Tom Costello), San Ramon Valley High School (John Raynor), Monte Vista High School (Nick Jones), and California High School (Hans Delannoy). He remains close with the coaches at these current schools.

Brian Botteen

Coach Botteen

Coach Brian Botteen has been a Special Education Teacher for 18 years at San Ramon Valley High School. He has been a Coach at SRVHS since 1995. Coach Botteen graduated from Gonzaga University.

Coach Botteen has been the Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach at San Ramon Valley since 2014.

His team won San Ramon Valley’s first state title in 2015. It was the Division 1 against Chino Hills (79-72).

Coach Botteen is married to his wonderful wife Rhea and they have three phenomenal
children together.

Steve Ohlmeyer

Coach Ohlmeyer

Coach Steve Ohlmeyer is in his second season with Sacred Hoops. Coach Steve is also the Men’s Basketball Head Varsity Basketball Coach at California High School in San Ramon. Steve’s coaching career started 30 years ago with Coach Meredith and is excited about the future of Sacred Hoops.

Steve Cotman

Coach Cotman

Coach Steven Cotman is a current coach of the 11U and 13U EB Sacred Hoops Teams. He has spent a career building and leading high-performance corporate, military and athletic teams. He believes in the community through sports and athletics is a tool to navigate life. Every day we leave the court 1% better.

Eric Lewis

Coach Lewis

Coach Eric Lewis is a life long public servant and recently retired from a 30 year career in law enforcement. Coach Lewis is focused on helping our youth to become the best athletes, students, and citizens that they can be. Coach Lewis believes that the lessons he learned as a high school and collegiate level athlete helped him achieve success in life and is eager to help our kids develop and learn.

Pat Nevins

Coach Nevins

I have been coaching for as long as I can remember, starting with my own 2 children. I have coached high school boys and girls for 16 years and I am going back to Monte Vista to be a varsity girls assistant to a fellow Sacred Hoops coach.

I thoroughly enjoy teaching the game of basketball to all players, no matter their skill level. Seeing a player develop and having fun during the season is my ultimate goal.

Steve Cornell

Coach Cornell

My name is Steve Cornell and I’ve been coaching in the East Bay area for over 30 years. I started coaching in 1992 at the CYO/AAU level. I was coaching all three of my daughters when they were young. I have coached high school basketball starting at Monte Vista High School in Danville from 1999 to 2016. I coached at Acalanes High School from 2017 to 2019 as the JV Girls Head Coach and assistant on the varsity team. I have also coached at San Ramon Valley High School from 2020-2022 as the Head Freshman Boys Coach. Currently, I am the Varsity Head Coach for the Girls at Monte Vista High School .

My goal as a coach is to instill basic basketball fundamentals that are beneficial to each player and have fun. Teaching players to know how to be a good teammate, know their role on a team, and to understand all players are important to the success of a team .

Bart Gijbels

Coach Gijbels

Coach Bart Gijbels has been coaching youth sports for the last 15 years which included soccer and basketball. Bart grew up in Belgium where he played soccer early on but shifted to basketball at the age of 16, playing for a local professional basketball club. Bart played division 1 basketball at Long Beach State University. After his college days he went back to Europe and played professionally for 8 years (Belgium, France & Germany).

Bart is a passionate coach that loves the teaching aspect of a coaching. With his European background, fundamentals is where it is at for him. Understanding and teaching why things are done and explaining it to the players so they know why coaches are asking to execute on certain skills. Bart uses his energetic coaching style to motivate and inspire his players to be their best self, and you will hear him often talk to his players about current skills and how they will translate in the real world when those school years are over. In his professional career, Bart has been a sales performance coach, supporting leaders in maximizing performance using different coaching techniques. Bart has been supporting Cal High Varsity basketball team as assistant coach for the last 3 years.