Coaching will be provided by the Hoffman’s Hoops Academy Director & Staff.  Coach Hoffman strives for coaches with a high level of playing experience and coaching experence.  The HHA coaching staff’s goals are to motivate, inspire and teach their players.  Each coach is dedicated to constantly learning and evolving to give each player an outstanding experience.

“Coaching is one thing and one thing only: It is creating an environment so the player has an opportunity to be successful,”  “That is your job as a coach. When you teach him to do that, get out of his way.” -Chip Kelly


Coaches and Instructors                                                                                               

Equipped with immense knowledge of the game and strong relationships with numerous collegiate programs around the nation, we are invested in the future of our players and are committed in assisting each one of them in reaching their full potential.



Brian Hoffman                                                            Owner/Operator

Hoffman’s Hoops Academy

  • Skills Trainer for Doug McDermott
  • Trained and developed over 50 collegiate basketball players
  • Conducts year round camps at his HHA Facility
  • Conducts summer satellite camps throughout the Midwest

 Gretna HS

  • Varsity Assistant & Head JV Coach (2004-2011)
  • 62-4 record last 4 yrs with JV
  • 4 state tournament appearances
  • 1 state runner up
  • 1 3rd place finish

  Wayne State College

  • 3yr letter winner
  • Team inducted into the WSC Hall of Fame (2010)
  • Hosted NCAA regional (1999)
  • Team record of 64-19 at WSC


Joel Haveman                                                                       HHA Coach

                        Weeping Water High School (NE)

  • All-State First Team selection 2007
  • All-time leader in steals and assists
  • 2nd all-time in career points.

                       Morningside College (IA)

  • 4-year letter winner
  • Sweet 16 appearance; 2008-09 season

                       Westwood High School (IA)

  • Head Girl’s Basketball Coach; 2013-2014

                     Weeping Water High School (NE)

          Head Women’s Basketball Coach; 2013-current


Dane Bacon                                                                  HHA  Coach


                                                Bellevue West High 

  • Girl’s Varsity Assistant basketball coach (2014-current)

                                                Lincoln North Star 

  • Boy’s Varsity Assistant basketball coach (2013-2014) 

                                                Hastings College (NE)

  • 4 year letter winner (2009-13)
  • Sweet Sixteen appearance (2009-10)
  • GPAC All-Conference (2012-13)


HHA Head Coaches                                                                                               

Nathan Rath              Current HHA camp instructor and HHA Coach

Austin Chatman        Current HHA client, current professional basketball player, former Creighton PG

Jeremy Faubel           Current Varsity Assistant at Treynor HS/Former Head Coach at Missouri Valley HS

Ryan Lowry                Current assistant at Ralston HS/3rd year as HHA Coach

Sam Applegate           Boy’s Assistant Coach at Norris, NE/HHA instructor and Coach

Noah Fischer              Current HHA camp instructor and coach, former player for HHA Select

Dan Anderson            Former WSC Player and 2nd year HHA Coach

Connor Dukes            HHA Coach and current Bellevue University Men’s Basketball Player

Maddie Hayes             Former PG for state champion Elkhorn South High School and HHA athlete

Jared Blum                  Former All-state basketball & FB player at Gretna HS, SDSU Football player,