6th Grade Boys CoachThe game of basketball has offered me opportunities to develop relationships, understand how to learn from winning and losing, and be mentored by great coaches. As far back as I can remember I’ve been around the game of basketball…a typical gym rat. My Dad was a high school basketball coach and ref, and my mom coached cheerleading. I played high school basketball in the Southern Illinois town of Collinsville, a tradition-rich basketball town where I learned the importance of fundamentals from the best coaches around. At Collinsville, I developed lifelong relationships with teammates, alumni, coaches, and fans that have been valuable to me throughout my life. FUN FACT: While playing at Collinsville in the '90s, we were the winningest boy’s high school basketball program of all-time. Unfortunately, we have fallen to 4th place as of 2017.
As an adult, I have had the opportunity to coach my children’s teams. Watching young players develop leadership, team cohesion, mental toughness along with improving their individual, fundamental skills is my focus. I’m a believer that the principles of achievement on the court overlap with the principles necessary to achieve in any professional career. I am passionate about making a positive impact on young players lives.
The game of basketball has been so good to my family and me. We feel so fortunate to help mentor young players and be able to teach them the game of basketball and life. THANK YOU ALL for this opportunity.
5th Grade Boys CoachJake Elliott was born and raised in Georgetown SC. He attended the College of Charleston where he received a bachelors degree in Business Administration. Jake is married to his wife Adria and has 3 children Maggie, Jacob, and Falon. Jake played high school basketball where his team was ranked #1 in the state his senior year. He was named to the all-tournament team in the Beach Ball Classic alongside Kevin Garnet. Received some scholarship offers to play basketball in college but decided to pursue a career in beach volleyball. Jake made it into the AVP (Professional Volleyball Tour) in 1997 and played professionally all over the world for 12 years. After his career in volleyball he got his real estate license and started up a hardwood flooring and reclaimed lumber company with his brother Glenn called Elliott Brothers Woodworks. While doing real estate and hardwood floors Jake also coaches Beach Volleyball for the College of Charleston.
8th/9th Grade Girls Coach
Coach Sal Imburgia is USA Basketball Gold Certified Coach, Exos Performance Specialist and NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Coach Imburgia is dedicated to combining his passion for fitness and athletic training with his understanding of basketball to teach, train and motivate young players both on and off the court. Coach Imburgia played basketball at the collegiate level while attending Neumann University in his hometown of Aston, PA. In 2005 Coach Imburgia was inducted into the Aston Sports Hall Of Fame in recognition of his performance on the court at both the high school and collegiate level. Coach Imburgia lives in Mt. Pleasant, SC with his wife Jackie and two children, Evan and Jordan.
9th Grade Boys Coach
Over the last five years, Coach Knight has coached basketball for Pinckney Elementary, Cario Middle, and Low Country Storm. He has coached over 200 youth basketball games during that time. Coach Knight's teams won the city championship in the Trident basketball league three times. His Storm team also won the 2018 USBA South Carolina 8th grade state championship. Coach Knight's philosophy on basketball is that the most important priority for a coach is to ensure the players love the game. He believes that 80% of motivation should be encouraged and that by doing so players will give their very best in return.
7th Grade Boys Coach
Growing up in New Jersey with a high school basketball coach as a stepfather, Matt spent hours in the gym on a daily basis, caught the basketball bug early in life and it has never left him. He began coaching at youth basketball summer camps at the age of 14 and did so thru his high school years. He has played and coached on and off for most of his life and most recently coached 5th grade at Mt. Pleasant Academy and 6th & 7th grade at Moultrie Middle school. Matt believes in teaching the principles of team basketball so that the success of the team is greater than the sum of its parts. Matt prides himself on putting together hard-nosed teams with sound fundamentals and an intense defensive makeup who play smart team basketball. Most importantly he wants his players to have fun and fall in love with the game of basketball like he has. Matt and his wife live in Mt. Pleasant with their two sons, Miles and Owen.
6th Grade Boys Coach
This will be Coach Law's 2nd season coaching for the Low Country Storm. Coach Law was born and raised in Columbia, SC, where he attended Hammond Academy and The University of South Carolina. Growing up his passion was always basketball but he also enjoyed soccer and baseball. He and his family moved to Mt Pleasant 4 yrs ago. Previously, Coach Law has coached many youth teams. He coached youth girls soccer for 6 years, youth baseball for 3 years and will be entering his 7th year as a youth boys basketball Coach. He loves teaching the game of basketball and watching the boys develop into fine young men as well as student athletes. According to his player's parents, it's worth the price of admission to watch his expressions and antics on the sidelines. Last summer in Storm's 1st season, Coach Law and Coach Jake led their Storm team to three 1st place finishes and two 2nd place finishes. Most notably one of the 2nd place finishes was in Wilmington, NC. The championship game was held at Laney High School, where Michael Jordan played. Not many players can say they played on the same court as Air Jordan. It was an experience the boys will never forget. Coach Law is super excited about the upcoming Storm season. "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose"
8th Grade Boys Coach
Coach Lance has coached basketball for Pinckney Elementary, Laing Middle, and Low Country Storm over the last 5 years. His Laing Middle 6th and 7th-grade teams each won the city championship in the Trident basketball league. His Storm team has placed in several tournaments and made the semifinals in last years YSAL national championships held in NC. Coach Lance is a USA Basketball Gold Licensed Coach. Coach Lance believes the two things every player can control, attitude and effort, will lead them to success on and off the court.
4th Grade Boys Coach
Jake Rambo was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant. He played both basketball and baseball through high school. After high school, he obtained a Bachelors in Education from the University of South Carolina and a Masters in Leadership from The Citadel. Upon graduating, he served as both a teacher and a principal for ten years in the Charleston County School District. He currently works as the Director of Business Development at Construction Professionals Inc and is a partner at Grace & Grit Restaurant. Jake currently lives in Mt. Pleasant with his wife, Sharon and his three kids, Cole, Brynn, and Sadie Grae. He has always had a passion for teaching and athletics and looks forward to instilling a love of the game and the value of teamwork into his players.
11th Grade Boys Coach
Over the past six years, I have had the opportunity to coach at Point Guard College, Moultrie Middle School, Daniel Island middle school and with Lowcountry Storm. We’ve won a few games and lost a few too, but in the end, what has meant the most is the relationships I’ve formed with my guys. I believe in hard-nosed, fundamental basketball, and teaching kids HOW to play in contrast to teaching them to run plays. My greatest coaching moments have been seeing players do more than they believe they are capable of when it matters most.
8th & 9th Grade Girls Coach
Coach Josh Soper is a former Division III collegiate basketball player and a USA Basketball Gold Certified Coach. As a former Randolph-Macon College basketball player, Coach Soper was fortunate to play for, and with, some of the current top college and college prep school coaches in the country. During his playing days at RMC, he helped lead the Yellow Jackets to three NCAA tournaments. Coach Soper attributes much of his successful 20-year career in the IT Staffing & Services business to his experiences playing the game of basketball and he has a passion for sharing those experiences through coaching. He has coached Christ Our King-Stella Maris 5th grade girls and Daniel Island School 6th and