Meet the Team
We have an excellent group of experienced coaches. We play hard and have fun!
Coach Nick Marshall
Nick Marshall is founder and head coach of KAN Do Hoops. He graduated from Field Kindley High in Coffeyville, Kansas. Nick continued his playing career in college as a two-year member of the NJCAA Division II Brown Mackie College, where he was second in the nation in free throw shooting with a 93% average. In an effort to give back to his high school alma mater, Nick returned in the summers to Coffeyville to coach a junior high team. This was where he started developing his fundamental outlook and passion to help develop today’s youth.
“I started to feel like it (fundamentals) was a lost art. I wanted to get back to the roots and felt the best way to achieve that was to start instilling fundamentals at an early age.”
After graduating from Brown Mackie College, Nick attended the University of Kansas, where he became very involved in refereeing basketball. In 2008, Nick received the opportunity to begin coaching again and pursued it with passion. He has had continual success in developing individual fundamental skills, as well as team concepts and skills throughout the Kansas area. Today, he is determind to continue to help teach the youth the fundamentals of basketball one dribble at a time, while also maintaining a full-time Division I referee career.
Coach James Shaffer
3rd Grade Orange Coach
Coaching for 2 years so far
Played basketball my whole life, and trying to turn that experience into good coaching.
Probably the only Duke basketball fan in Lawrence. I pride myself on team defense and effort.
Coach Charles Hopkins
2nd Grade Coach
3rd Grade Coach
6th Grade Orange/Black Coach
I’ve been coaching for 5 years at various levels. Growing up in Lawrence has helped me see/experience the challenges our youth face and motivates me to use basketball as a tool to help mentor and shape young minds. “Nothing is given, everything is earned” is a philosophy I stand by and coach with. I motivate players to exceed their potential, to play fast/smart basketball, to always play hard no matter the circumstances and to enjoy the game!!!
Coach Aaron Wilmes
4th Grade Orange Assistant Head Coach
Coach Chris Thompson
4th Grade Orange Head Coach
My two favorite sports quotes are…
“Great moments are born from great opportunity”
“Hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard”
Coach Jesse Brinson
4th Grade White Coach