Coaching has transformational power when done with empathy, kindness, and a desire to serve players. Brent's life-long journey of being a transformational coach is accomplished through building meaningful relationships with players, serving as the foundation for their whole-person development. Brent's life calling is to holistically develop players through transformational coaching, by using the game of basketball to model for players correct responses to adversity through their character choices, to teach a strong work ethic with a growth mindset, and to help them discover their life-calling in the process. At the heart of why Brent coaches is to inspire his players to strive towards mastery in their resilience and growth connections amidst their life pursuits.
Brent's coaching journey began in 2012 as the Head Coach of the U18 Guam Men's National team. From 2012-2021, he served numerous coaching positions within the Guam Basketball Federation. He served as Head Coach of Guam’s U15, U17 and U18 Men’s National Basketball teams, Head Coach of Guam’s Senior Woman’s National Team, and Assistant Coach for Guam’s Senior Men’s National Team. In 2016, Brent coached the U18 Men's National team to a bronze medal finish in the U18 FIBA Oceania Championships Division A behind powerhouse countries Australia and New Zealand. This bronze medal finish was the first and highest finish by the nation of Guam in FIBA Oceania. In 2018, Brent coached the U15 Guam Men's National Team to a qualification birth in the FIBA Asia Championships Division B with a a 4th place finish at the 2018 U15 FIBA Oceania Championships.
While serving with the Guam Basketball Federation, Brent also started the men's basketball program at The University of Guam in 2016. During the inaugural season of 2016 and without the opportunity to recruit athletes, the University of Guam Tritons won only two games. The following season and with the first recruiting class, the UoG Tritons finished 30-0, capturing both the Guam Basketball Association championship and the Guam College Basketball League championship. In 2019 and after three seasons with the Tritons, Brent resigned from the head coach position to focus more on his responsibilities within the Guam Basketball Federation and join Guam's Men's Senior National team coaching staff. Brent served as the Men's Senior National team assistant coach as they prepared for the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers vs. Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong.
Brent is a 2018 graduate of the FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate. The FECC is the most prestigious coaching program in Europe for basketball with its focus on developing basketball players at the youth level. Brent is also a graduate of the Basketball Australia Emerging Coach Initiative earning the Basketball Australia High Performance Coach accreditation and Coach Developer accreditation. A life-long learner, Brent is currently in the Master's program at The United States Sports Academy earning his MS. in Sports Coaching.
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