Chris is a co-founder of IEB, he has extensive experience coaching all levels of youth basketball and is NCAA certified. Chris has coached at all levels nationally with his teams. He really enjoys the process of player development and building a team.
Chris' wife Beth is the brains behind the IEB club, she runs the books and does all of our gym scheduling. Chris' sons Brian, Tyler and Zack have all played in the club. Briand & Tyler are both in college, and Zack is part of our 8th grade team.
5th Grade Boys
David is in his 3rd year with IEB - currently 5th grade boys head coach.
Additionally he is the girls assistant Varsity coach at Cole Valley Christian high school.
He coaches high school girls travel team during the summer, and has 14 years experience coaching youth and high school girls and boys.
7th Grade Boys
Brian is our 6th grade coach, our coaches coach, and also a board member. After a few years of college football and studies at Idaho State University I started coaching at Highland High school in Pocatello in 1999 . I coached Basketball, Football and Baseball at sub varsity levels until I took a teaching / coaching job at Skyview High School in Nampa. Since then I have coached multiple sports while teaching at Middleton and now Kuna.
4th Grade Boys
Ray is our 4th grade boys coach. He was a college football player and graduated from Harvard University. He has coached Y basketball, Club Basketball (IEB), and Optimist Football. His wife, Heather, is an assistant coach for the 7th grade girls team.
6th Grade Boys
A Boise native that has been coaching youth basketball through various entities since 2000. Played basketball in high school at Boise High. Then played five years at Gonzaga University from 1989-1994. Played one year of Professional Basketball in Japan in the first division of the JBL. Geoff has coached this group to great success the last few years.
3rd Grade Boys
Mike has coached youth basketball and baseball in the Treasure Valley for over 15 years. As a Boise native, he played basketball, baseball, and football in high school (Bishop Kelly, ’87).
"I am strong advocate of player development and am a Double-Goal certified coach (Positive Coaching Alliance). I believe team sports offer our youth many benefits in addition to them being a competitive athlete, such as team work and camaraderie, leadership, perseverance, sportsmanship (in victory and in defeat), learning to be coachable, and multi-tasking."
8th Grade Girls
Christine is in her 3rd year with IEB. Christine has college playing experience, has coached at all levels (high school, junior high, club, etc.) and also coaches volleyball.
Christine is a huge advocate of multi-sport athlete's and coaches to shape young female athletes to have useable skills on and off the court.
5th Grade Girls
Candace is in her 6th year with IEB. She is our Girls Director, 5th grade girls coach, and also the head of our premier high school travelling team. In addition to her IEB duties she is also the head coach at Centennial High School for girls. Candace had tons of playing experience in high school and college and is an outstanding role model for our girls.
Candace is married to Eli and has 4 great kids, many of whom play in our program.
7th Grade Girls
Joe is a co-founder of IEB. Coached youth basketball, football and baseball for over 18 years. NCAA, USA Basketball and PCA Certified Coach. Married to Emily, and have 4 children: Anthony (US Naval Academy Graduate, first member/ player of Idaho Elite Basketball), Abby (Senior at the University of Washington), Ben (Freshman at NYU), and Eliza (Junior at Eagle High School). Board Director of multiple non-profit organizations, such as North Star Charter School, Junior Achievement of Idaho, United Way of Treasure Valley, and acting US Naval Academy Blue and Gold Recruiting Officer for the State of Idaho.
4th Grade Girls
Renn is in his 12th year with Idaho Elite. He has coached both the boys side and girls side. His experience on the boys side for 10 years was extensive, coaching teams that travelled all over the west coast competing at the highest levels. Renn has extensive playing experience and a great coaching background.
6th Grade Girls
Steve has a great love for the game of basketball and sharing his experience with others. He played throughout high school and 1 year at the Coast Guard Academy. Steve is married to Shelley and has 3 kids. He has been coaching basketball for over 10 years in club, Y, Middle School, and High School.
3rd Grade Girls
A Boise native that has been coaching youth basketball since 2017. Prior to coaching here in Boise, Suzy coached in Portland, OR at Lincoln High School as the girls JV coach from 2009-2011. Played basketball in high school at Boise High. Played for the University of Idaho from 1996-2001.
Married to Eric Stride, a University of Oregon Graduate. We have three (3) wonderful children, Samantha age (8), whom plays several sports, including basketball and twins Madison and Jack, age (4). When not running special events for Vandal Athletics, in my free time I love to workout, play golf, workout, bike and spend time with our entire family here in Boise. I am thrilled to be a part of the Idaho Elite Basketball team and am looking forward to sharing my experiences and knowledge of the sport. I learned so much from being a teammate throughout my time playing, that it has truly shaped me as the person I am today.