ProSkills Team

Our Team

Justin McCurdy

Founder/Head Coach/Camp Director

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Justin McCurdy founded ProSkills after graduating from Redondo Union High School in 2008. Redondo Union Basketball coach, Tom Maier, mentored McCurdy to launch ProSkills . While going to school full time at USC, McCurdy built ProSkills from the ground up with a bag of basketballs and 23 kids. ProSkills is now the premiere club basketball program in the South Bay, with over 140 club players ages 8U-12U, developmental players at the kinder & 1st grade level, and hundreds of summer campers.

Lindsey Fox

Club Director

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Lindsey has a BA in film from USC and a Master's Degree in Teaching from Chapman University, specializing in curriculum development. She is a fully credentialed teacher still active in the school community. She has volunteered with MB City Council, the board of South Bay Pony Baseball, Manhattan Beach Unified PTA Council, MBUSD Special Education Advisory Committee, and the MBUSD Board of Equity, Diversity and Social Justice. She has been the Club Director of ProSkills since 2019. She is a mom of two boys, Jackson (15) and ProSkills' player Will (11).

Andy Fox

Chief Financial Officer

Andy grew up n the South Bay. He attended American Martyrs, Loyola High School and then USC. Basketball has always been a part of his life. He learned the business of basketball from 1992-1999 when his family was part of the Sacramento Kings ownership. He has two of two boys, Jackson (15) and ProSkills' player Will (11).

Brandon Johnson

Director of Content

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Brandon Johnson is a videographer for BallisLife. He has a degree in film from Cal State Fullerton.  Brandon has shot and produced sports content for the games biggest stars, and now brings his talent to ProSkills as our fulltime content creator.

Niko Filipovich

Head Coach

Niko was the starting point guard at Bishop Montgomery where he was a 4 year varsity player, two time all league selection, and won two league championships. He went on to play D1 basketball for University of Hawaii. Currently he works as an NBA agent for BDA Sports Management.

 

Nemanja Komadina

Head Coach

Nemanja was a double major in marketing and international business from Cal Poly and works locally at RP & Associates in Hermosa Beach. He was a shooting guard for West Torrance High School. As a Sophomore he was named All Bay League alongside Russell Westbrook and Deon Thompson. He was named to the All-Area team as both a Junior & Senior. Nemanja loves coaching, sharing his knowledge and love for the game.

Alex Tucker

Head Coach

We are excited to welcome Coach Alex back to ProSkills.  He previously coached with ProSkills from 2015-2017.  Alex was a three-year all CIF/State player for Redondo Union High School. After high school, Alex played Division 1 basketball at Florida Athletic University where he established himself as their all-time leader in assists. Alex works as an NBA/Collegiate trainer as well as an Account Manager at Aerotek.

 

Jake Trujillo

Head Coach

Coach Jake Trujillo is excited to return to coaching! From 2016-2020 he was the founder and head of development for South Bay Riptide. During the day Jake work for Northwestern Mutual. Basketball runs in the Trujillo family. His wife Leslie is the strength and conditioning coach for Mira Costa and his son Mateo is a sophomore basketball player at Rolling Hills Prep. He is also the dad of a 10 year old daughter. Coach Jake is excited to work with our middle school players getting them prepared for basketball at the next level.

Sean Collyer

Head Coach

Sean is currently the Director of Operations/Facilities and Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach at Vistamar High School. Before joining Vistamar in 2019, he coached basketball at Moorpark High School and spent 8 years teaching at St. Genevieve High School where he served as the Asst. Athletic Director and Head Varsity Basketball coach. Prior to St. Genevieve, Sean was an Assistant Coach at Pierce College and the Head Coach at Granada Hills Charter High School. In addition to coaching basketball, Sean is passionate about gym construction and has managed multiple large construction projects with Lundgren Management, overseeing gym construction at Castaic High School and the College of the Canyons. He is excited to join the ProSkills team and help prepare our middle school players for high school and beyond.

Christen Clark

Head Coach

Strength & Conditioning

Christen has extensive experience working with youth as a case manager for Tessie Cleveland Community Services. He played Varsity basketball as a starter at West Torrance High School and was awarded First Team All Bay League his Senior Year and All Star game MVP. Christen was also a 2 year starter for the El Camino Warriors Men's college basketball team in Torrance and was awarded First team honorable mention in his Freshman season. Christen was a recipient of the Norm Very Athletic Scholarship and “Scholar Baller” award. Coach Christen currently plays in many high level leagues including the legendary summer Drew League for the Reapers Black Ops.

 

Matthew McKenna

Head Coach

Matthew is Notre Dame alumnus with a degree in political science. He grew up in Spartanburg, SC before relocating to Southern California. A 2nd-degree blackbelt (and a US Open silver medalist in point fighting), Matthew’s first assistant instructor position came at age 13.  During the day, he’s a listing manager for a Hermosa Beach-based real estate brokerage. However, working with children and giving back to the community is his passion.

Sotero Rivers

Elementary Skills Specialist

Coach Sotero grew up in the South Bay and attended West High where he played Varsity  Basketball.  Upon graduation, Sotero played on the Men's basketball at LA Harbor college and finishing his career as a two year starter.  He holds a BS in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University and transitioned into a career in Law Enforcement.  Coach Sotero specializes in basketball skills development, with a focus on ball handling and shooting. He's excited to help players build the foundation of their basketball skills and teach life lessons in a player's basketball journey.

Daniel Williams

Middle School Skills Specialist

Coach Daniel is a shooting guard who played for Junipero Serra High School in Gardena where he was a 2x Dey Rey League MVP, 2x All-CIF,  2x All-Area, All-State Nominee, as well as the Daily Breeze All-Star selection in his Senior year. He played NAIA college basketball for Lewis-Clark State College. For two seasons he played overseas with Shahrdari Arak in Iran. From 2015-2020 he played for Cactus Titebi of the Georgia Superleague. He helped lead his team to 2 Georgian League championships and was named All-Georgian A-League Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year by Eurobasket.com. He has trained NBA, overseas, and college bound athletes over the past 10 years.

 

Mallory Ellis

Director, The League

Assistant Camp Director

Coach Mallory grew up in Palos Verdes. She played Varsity basketball at Peninsula High School and after college returned to coach in the girl's basketball program. She played basketball at El Camino College as well as Concordia University, where she earned a scholarship for academic excellence. She holds a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from CSDH . Since 2017 Coach Mallory has worked in Manhattan Beach Unified as an Intensive Behavior Instructor (IBI) in Special Education. We are fortunate to have someone with not only her extensive basketball experience but also working with children of all ages and abilities.

Akash Mishra

Social Media & Community Service Director

Akash grew up in the ProSkills program and is currently a junior at Mira Costa High School.

Morgan Clark

Assistant Coach

Coach Morgan is a graduate of Mira Costa High School where he played 3 years of varsity basketball. He played shooting guard and was always looking to stretch the floor and create for his teammates. Coach Morgan worked at ProSkills for 2 years before leaving for college. We are excited he is back and currently he is a student at Long Beach State. He says basketball has taught him so many valuable lessons that he is excited to pass on to younger players

Jonah Miller

Assistant Coach

Jonah Miller grew up in the South Bay and began playing basketball with Proskills in 2nd grade. He played ProSkills until moving onto the high school level at Mira Costa High School. He is currently a senior at Mira Costa and has been coaching for ProSkills for the last year.

Adam Barks

Assistant Coach

 

Emmett O'Connor

Assistant Coach

 

King Fox

Program Mascot

Never not in Lindsey's arms or in his bag, King is a staple at practices, tournaments and camps and a favorite of all the players.

 

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