The Main Thing…
We are students of the game, we have played and coached at every level. We have competed for National Championships as a player and a coach. We have experienced what it’s like to struggle to win games as both a player and a coach. We have been the best player on teams and have been cut from teams. Through our careers in basketball we have had the opportunity to study and learn from some great basketball minds and teachers of the game. Our vision is to train athletes in the skills that will allow them to achieve success in basketball and lead a fulfilled life after basketball. The game will not end.
Athlete: Lynden Christian High School, Trinity Western University, University of Alberta
Coach: Trinity Western University, Portland State University, PGC – Point Guard College, Hoopstar Basketball
Favorite Book: Stuff! by Dick Devenzio
Favorite Quote: “Never mistake activity with achievement” – John Wooden
Tyler Coston, a full-time course director and clinician with PGC Basketball, first attended Point Guard College and is the owner and director of HoopStar Basketball. In 1999, Tyler led Lynden Christian High School to the Washington State Championship and earned first-team All-State honors. He went on to play university basketball at Trinity Western University, where he was named to the Canada West All-Rookie team. He then transferred to the University of Alberta and helped lead the Golden Bears to Canada West Gold and a spot in the national tournament in 2004.
From 2005-2007, Tyler coached the women’s basketball team at Trinity Western University while simultaneously running a skills-development program that produced five Division I (USA) athletes. In 2007, he accepted a position as Assistant Coach at Portland State University. During his first year at Portland State, the Vikings won the Big Sky Conference with an overall record of 23-8. After Portland State captured the Big Sky Conference tournament, they went on to the NCAA Tournament where they lost to the eventual 2008 champions, the Kansas Jayhawks.
“Coach Tyler has really impressed me by the leadership, charisma, and passion that he brought to these athletes each and every day!” – Rich Calcaterra, Observing Coach
“Tyler exudes humility, leadership, and passion for helping others. He is wise beyond his years!” – Kevin Morgan, Observing Coach
“I liked how Coach Tyler Coston taught. You made the game (and the things people do while playing it) make sense. You helped me to understand why I do the things I do, and what I can do to fix what I do wrong.” – Morgan Kennedy
Contact Tyler: Email Tyler
cara lee childress
Athlete: Grandview High School, Clark College
Coach: HoopStar Basketball, Point Guard College, Northwest Basketball Camp
Favorite Book: I Love being the Enemy by Reggie Miller
Cara Childress, director of operations at HoopStar works with the athletes, families and many organizations to bring the absolute best experience for your young athlete. Cara was a camper at Northwest Basketball Camp (NBC) for nine years, played on their International All-Star team, and coached with NBC for two years. In 1999, Cara Childress graduated from Grandview High School being their 1st ever athlete to play Varsity all four years in three sports. After High School Cara went on to play basketball for Clark College.
After graduating college in 2003, Cara moved to the Seattle area to manage an online jewelry company. Seattle led to many new adventures, getting involved in multiple start ups, taking up the game of golf, and much more.
In 2012, old friends bumped into each other and led Cara to HoopStar, she is fulfilling a dream of doing something she loves around amazing people.
Contact Cara: Email Cara or (360) 904-6894
Athlete: Tennessee Temple High School, Tennessee Temple University
Coach: Tennessee Temple University, Lee University, St. Benedict at Auburndale High School
Favorite Book: Tuesdays with Morrie
Favorite Quote: “The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.” –Bruce Lee
Josh is the son of a coach. He has been around the game of basketball since the age of 5 years old. Josh attended Point Guard College under the legendary Dick Devenzio during the summer before his 8th grade year. It was a career-defining week that transformed him from simply a lover of the game into a true student of the game. Josh went on to take Tennessee Temple to the state finals in Murfreesboro. He was a Tennessee Mr. Basketball finalist and First Team All-State point guard while averaging 23 points per game and 6 assists per game.
Josh’s playing career continued at Tennessee Temple University where he set season school records in career assists and made 3-point field goals. Josh’s 2002-2003 senior season culminated in a NCCAA national championship while earning MVP honors. He led the NCCAA in scoring (23.2ppg) and assists (7.8) in that same year. He scored over 2,000 points and 900 assists for his college career while compiling 95 wins as a 4 year starting point guard.
Josh served as an assistant at his alma mater, under his father for four years from 2004-2007. From 2007-2012, he assisted fellow PGC Director, Tommy Brown, at Lee University. During those 5 years, Lee saw an unprecedented run of success with a record of 130-36.
Josh is entering his first season as head men’s basketball coach at St. Benedict at Auburndale. He also is a director for Point Guard College in the summers.
“Josh has the best basketball mind I’ve ever been around” –Tommy Brown, Head men’s basketball coach, Lee University
“Josh helped me take my game to levels I didn’t know were possible. Using his developmental process, I was able to maximize my potential as a college athlete and on the professional level.” -Brad Harris, professional basketball player in Germany
Contact Josh: Email Josh
Athlete: Saint Benedict High School
Coach: Saint Benedict High School, Memphis Tigers AAU Program, Memphis Kings Elite AAU Program
Favorite Book: Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
Favorite Quote: “Temporary inconvenience equals permanent improvement.”
Michael Allen was a three-year letterman at Saint Benedict at Auburndale in Cordova, TN. He is going on his 5th year of coaching at the Varsity level for Saint Benedict. Michael has attended several camps as both a player and coach such as Point Guard College and Five Star Basketball. He has been in the competitive basketball circuit for several years including coaching the Memphis Tigers AAU 7th grade team and Memphis Kings Elite 8th and 9th grade teams.
“Michael is a great teacher of the game. His passion, love for the game, and technical expertise is poured into every player he trains.” -Josh Templeton, Head men’s basketball coach, St. Benedict at Auburndale
“Michael has helped me improve my game so much over the last 2 years. Working with him has put me in a position to excel at the varsity level.” -Athlete
Contact Michael: Email Michael