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Rick Winter

Executive Director

Rick Winter coached high school basketball for 25 years amassing an overall win-loss record of 456 - 252 (.644 winning %), including 20 years as a varsity head coach. He began his varsity coaching career at Damien High School in Southern California. In 1993, only his third year at the helm, he led Damien to only their second Baseline League title in the school's 40-year history.


In 1995, Winter relocated to Northern California to become the varsity head coach at Marin Catholic High School. Over his 15-year career at Marin Catholic, Winter retired with the 4th highest win % (146 - 62; .701%) in Marin County Athletic League history and an overall won-loss record of 285 - 165 (.633 winning %) at the varsity level. He is the winningest coach in school history where he won six Marin County Athletic League Championships (four in a row from 2002-2005), three North Coast Section championships and four California State Playoff appearances, including two State Semi-Final appearances. Eight of Coach Winter's teams finished their season ranked in the top 10 of California's Division IV.


Over the course of his 20 years as a varsity head coach, Winter also helped develop 18 players at Marin Catholic and Damien that went on to have successful careers at the collegiate level, including nine Division I players. Coach Winter was named the 2005 Northern California Division IV Coach of the Year and was named a North Coast Section Honor Coach in 2006 for his contributions to the game on and off the court.


In the summer of 2010, Coach Winter opened the North Bay Basketball Academy. His goal was to improve the fundamentals and skills, as well as mold players into leaders in the local community, in Marin County, California. Through the first four years over 3,000 players have come through the program.


In the summer of 2011, Winter became a consultant with Jeff Fryer, former LMU standout and professional basketball player, and the Fryer Basketball Academy in Newport Beach, California.


In December 2013, Coach Winter partnered with Miami Heat head coach, Erik Spoelstra, to create the Erik Spoelstra Basketball Academy in Miami, Florida. Coach Winter is the Executive Director of ESBA.


Most recently, Coach Winter partnered and serves as a consultant with the Beach City Basketball Academy in Long Beach, California and First Coast Basketball Academy in Jacksonville, Florida.

Michael Turner

Associate Director
Lead Trainer


Michael played high school ball at Marin Catholic where he was the Marin County Athletic League MVP in his junior and senior year. Michael is still the career scoring (1423) and rebounding (968) leader in the school's history and he led Marin Catholic to its best season ever (29-5) in 2005.


In 2004 and 2005, the San Francisco Chronicle selected Michael as a member of the prestigious San Francisco Bay Area team. In 2005, the San Francisco Chronicle selected him as the North Bay Player of the year, and Cal Hi Sports selected Michael third team All-State.


Michael then went on to to play D1 basketball at University of Hartford where he was1st Team All Conference Defense and became the first player in Hartford's Division I history to finish with more than 200 points, 150 rebounds, 100 assists and 50 steals in a season.


As the Associate Director and lead trainer with NBBA, Michael has become known as one of the best coaches and trainers in Northern California. In 2014, Miami Heat head coach, Erik Spoelstra, brought Michael to Miami to in-service his coaching staff for the newly formed Erik Spoelstra Basketball Academy.

Brock Winter

Director of Business Development
Director of HS Showcase Teams & Team Travel


Growing up as the son of one of the most successful basketball coaches in Northern California, Coach Winter has been around the game of basketball since birth. He played high school basketball for his father and NBBA Executive Director, Rick Winter, at Marin Catholic High School (CA) and was a two-year letter winner at the varsity level. In his senior year, Coach Winter led his team in scoring, served as a team captain and earned the honors of 2nd Team All-League and Honorable Mention All-Bay Area.


After graduating from Marin Catholic High School, Coach Winter attended Ithaca College (IC) in Ithaca, NY to study Sport Management. He began his career in the sports industry during the second semester of his freshman year at IC. He served on the Athletics Game Day Event Staff working various sporting events throughout the spring semester. In his sophomore year, Coach Winter began working with IC's Assistant Athletic Director, Michelle Manning. During his two years working under Michelle Manning, he was in charge of scheduling for IC's Ben Light Gymnasium and aiding with special projects, such as team budgets and organizing bus contracts and proposals for multiple intercollegiate teams. In January 2013, he was named a Game Day Supervisor where he oversaw game operations for 27 intercollegiate athletic teams at campus facilities (including one the country's top facilities, the Athletics & Events Center). He also managed a student staff of about eight students during game days, served as a liaison for away teams and officials, and worked multiple postseason and NCAA Division III Championship events.


While serving as a student worker at IC, Coach Winter also served as a student manager for Cornell University Men's Basketball team from August 2012 through December 2013. With Cornell he was an active participant during practices and games, worked out players before and after practices as well as during the offseason, and assisted with travel plans for team road trips. He also aided coaches with organizing their recruiting databases and creating itineraries for their recruiting trips.


Coach Winter worked as an intern for the Oakland Raiders during the summers of 2012 and 2013. With the Raiders in 2012, he served as a Marketing/Client Services Intern. He worked on various projects throughout the summer, including researching and implementing new Facebook and Twitter marketing campaigns, preparing databases for sponsorship contracts, and assisting at corporate and sponsorship events. In 2013, Coach Winter took on a bigger role and interned as a Sponsorship/Client Services Intern. He oversaw the interview and hiring process for the 2013 Game Day Intern staff, drafted contracts for prospective sponsors, created presentations for proposals to companies, produced marketing plans and implementation guides for sponsorship contracts, and worked as a Game Day Intern at two preseason home games.


In December 2013, Coach Winter graduated a semester early with Magna Cum Laude honors from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and a minor in Economics. On January 1st, 2014, Coach Winter began working for NBBA's sister program in Miami, the Erik Spoelstra Basketball Academy (ESBA) as the Associate Director. With ESBA he is in charge of all day-to-day duties with skill clinics, camps, and travel teams. While in Miami he helped place numerous players at the next level, whether it be at the Junior College, NAIA, or NCAA level. He is entering his third year with ESBA.


Coach Winter has been working with NBBA on and off since 2010. He was an active participant in the opening of NBBA and created the Academy's logo. During the summers while he was home from college, Coach Winter was in charge and oversaw the summer high school tournaments and incoming freshman league, coached travel teams, ran skill clinics, and also worked out college players preparing them for their upcoming seasons. In November 2015, he moved back to Marin County and was named the Director of Business Development and Director of the HS Showcase Teams & Team Travel.

Doug Donnellan

Director of Camps
Director of Coaching



Coach Donnellan grew up in Marin County and played basketball at Marin Catholic High School before going on to play at the University of California, at Davis. In 1981, Coach Donnellan was selected as a first team all-league player while leading the Marin County Athletic League in scoring, averaging 20.6 points per game.


Coach Donnellan began his coaching career in 1989 as the Junior Varsity Boys' Head Coach and Varsity Boys' Assistant at Sir Francis Drake High School. From 1989-1991, he captured three straight MCAL titles with his JV teams while assisting legendary Drake coach Pete Hayward at the varsity level. In 1992, Coach Donnellan became the Varsity Boys' Head Coach at Drake and coached the team for 23 seasons, amassing 445 wins. His varsity teams won ten Marin County Athletic League titles, two North Coast Section crowns, and two Northern California championships. Eighteen of his teams participated in the North Coast Section playoffs, with seven of those squads advancing to the Northern California regional state playoffs. His 1994 and 2014 teams captured the Northern California championship and appeared in the California State Championship game.


Over the course of his career at Drake, Coach Donnellan helped develop 16 players who went on to have successful careers at the collegiate level, including five who played at the Division 1 level and six who played professionally in numerous countries.


Coach Donnellan ranks 3rd on the all-time list for Marin County Athletic League wins with a record of 215-105 (67.2%) and is the winningest coach in Drake history. In November of 2010, Coach Donnellan was inducted into the Marin Athletic Foundation's Hall of Fame. The North Coast Section named Coach Donnellan their 2013 Basketball Honor Coach for his contributions on and off the court. In 2014, he was named the Northern California Division 3 Coach of the Year.


Coach Donnellan has been coaching the 17U Showcase team for the North Bay Basketball Academy since 2013, and is the NBBA Director of Camps and Director of Coaching.

 
 

Audie Balue

Director of Strength & Conditioning


Growing up in Colorado, Audie played lacrosse, ran cross-country and swam at Monarch High School. She lettered all four years on varsity in all three sports. After graduating from Monarch, she attended Boise State University for her undergrad and ran cross-country and track, while also playing club lacrosse. Audie graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and Fitness Evaluation with a Minor in Psychology. She served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Boise State Men's Club Lacrosse team during her senior year.


Upon graduation from Boise State, Audie moved to Savannah, Georgia to complete her Masters of Science in Sports Medicine with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning from Armstrong State University. She worked as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Savannah College of Art and Design's (SCAD) Men's Lacrosse team, as well as the Assistant Strength Coach at Anderson Cohen Weight Lifting. At Anderson Cohen, she also assisted with the Armstrong State University's Women's Volleyball team.


After graduating from Armstrong State, she moved to San Mateo, CA to intern at Sparta Science, a top tier strength and conditioning facility for high school, college and professional athletes. During her time there she worked with Santa Clara University's Women's Volleyball team. From Sparta, she was hired to work with Dominican University. She also worked as a Master Trainer at 24 Hour Fitness in Larkspur. In March of 2017 she became an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at The Academy of Art University.


Audie joined North Bay Basketball Academy as the Director of the Strength and Speed program in 2015. She also serves as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for The Academy of Art University. The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recognizes her as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).


Credentials:

  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Masters of Science in Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Fitness Evaluation
  • CPR/AED