TIER ONE BASKETBALL
ABOUT OUR TIER ONE
Tier One Academy is a basketball academy created to provide the highest level of basketball training, coaching and character development. Tier One Academy designs and implements youth basketball programs with high standards that will help players win on the court and in life.
To deliver the highest quality basketball experience where players develop through rigorous training, engaging teaching methods, and a passionate culture.
Set the standard and foundation of grassroots basketball in Hong Kong.
PRINCIPLES OF TIER ONE
MEET THE TIER ONE TEAM
Zach Rice is a native of Houston, Texas. He has been coaching in Hong Kong for 6 years, working with players from the pros to grade school. His college career started at Auburn University but due to two consecutive torn ACL's, Zach's college basketball career was cut short. That is when he developed his passion for teaching the game of basketball. Upon graduation, Zach began teaching and coaching in South Korea and China. Zach moved to Hong Kong in 2013 to coach and has been playing professionally for Hong Kong A1 Division, Fukien.
Zach is a USA Basketball Gold Licensed Coach and a Ganon Baker Certified Coach. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Texas Tech University in Corporate Communications and received his Master’s Degree in Sports and Leisure Management from Hong Kong Baptist University.
Zach takes pride in his role as a teacher, mentor, and coach. He has an ability to motivate and teach life skills through teaching the game.
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Brandi is a native of Silsbee, Texas. She brings an impressive playing career that includes High School All-American, 1st Team All-Conference at the University of Florida. After college, she was drafted by the WNBA's Cleveland Rockers. She continued to play professionally in South Korea, Israel and Spain.
Brandi has always been passionate about helping young athletes pursue their dreams, and she used her experience at the top levels of basketball as a tool to change players lives on and off the court. She has coached in China, Qatar, Israel and Hong Kong.
Brandi is a USA Gold Licensed Coach. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida in Visual Art Studies.
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Director of Women's Basketball/Head Coach
Dwayne is a native Washington D.C.. He went on to play college basketball at Western Washington University. After college, he played professionally in Australia, Germany, Japan, Indonesia and Hong Kong.
For the past 15 years, Dwayne has been dedicated to sharing his knowledge of the game, coaching thousands of players with Nike Japan, Jr. NBA Indonesia, and extensively all around Hong Kong.
Dwayne is a certified Jr. NBA Coach. His high-level basketball experience gives him a unique outlook on the game and his love and passion for the game allows him to motivate and improve each player he trains.
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Director of Player Development/Head Coach
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