Our trainers and coaches have heart. They care deeply about your kids’ development in the game of basketball. And it shows in how our players improve week after week.
BRIAN SACKS | FOUNDER AND CHIEF JUMPER
Jump Athletic founder and Chief Jumper Brian Sacks is no stranger to youth sports. He started playing competitive youth sports at the age of 7 in Long Island, NY traveling across the country to different cities playing competitive soccer. The team of kids played together for four years and won an incredible 80% of its games over that span of time. Sacks also played youth basketball in competitive club leagues and tournaments in NY and attended some of the top basketball camps in the east coast. He continued to develop in many different sports as he entered his high school years playing varsity basketball, soccer and tennis.
Given his enthusiasm for sports on the court and field, it’s no surprise that the love of the game translated off the playing field too. Sacks dabbled in sports radio on the former local ESPN Affiliate 860 AM with a radio show called Sports Junkies. As well, his passion for basketball in particular, led Sacks to coach competitive youth basketball and start what is now the premier youth basketball training academy and club in Arizona. A proven entrepreneur with a knack for launching companies, he started bizAZ magazine in 1997. After growing it into the most respected business magazine in Arizona he sold it to Gannett Co. in 2005. Sacks went on to start bizSanDiego, a magazine and online brand for the greater San Diego area in 2006. He is married to Kathy Sacks who leads marketing for Jump. They have two little Jumpers, Juliana and Margot.
Teray Allen-Lisbon | COACH
Teray Allen-Lisbon, also known as “Coach T”, brings a fire and energy to Jump Athletic. He also leads basketball programs for Scottsdale Prep as Assistant AD. He has coached both middle school boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. He has coached summer basketball for many different programs, including the nationally ranked Duncanville High School girls’ basketball team. Originally from Dallas, he moved to Arizona two years ago, to pursue his master’s degree in Higher Education from Arizona State University.
In his time at ASU he has worked closely with Coach Charli Turner Thorne for tips and ways to get into coaching at the college level. His long-term goal is to coach basketball at the Division 1 level.
Tevin Kelly | Coach/Skills Trainer
Born and raised in Houston, Texas Kelly started playing organized basketball in the 7th grade where he achieved his first award for the hardest worker and 8th grade award was Most improved. High school was when the game of basketball got tough not only on the court, but also off the court. Instead of being in the streets Kelly chose to spend his time working on his game with his Identical twin. By the end of my senior year he became a 2 yr lettermen. Junior year co-offensive player of the year, SBISD All-Tourney, Senior year offensive player of the year, SBISD All-Tourney, and Greater Houston All-Star. Tevin moved to Phoenix in 2010 where he continued my career at Scottsdale Community College for a semester. He has traveled to competing in many different Native American tournaments, different Cities all over the west coast claiming championships, MVP awards. 2017 was his first season playing professionally in the country of India for the United Basketball Alliance of India, Team name Hyderabad Sky. This past 2018 season kelly assisted in coaching Middle School Basketball where his team finished top in district, but lost in the semi-finals. Tevin is blessed to be able to share his knowledge, energy, and professionalism with the Jump Athletic program.