Coaches

Coach Mendo is the founder, owner and director of Quick Handle™ Basketball since 1993. Coach has had the privilege of coaching for 26 years in a variety of capacities as a Player Coach, Youth, AAU, High School, College Assistant, Head College and Head Overseas Coach. This diversity has allowed Coach Mendo to succeed at numerous levels, and relate to every type of athlete. Coach Mendo has instructed his Quick Handle™ program in camps, clinics and academies to well over 25,000 participants.

Quick Handle™ is a comprehensive, one-of-a-kind program that features many unique basketball training platforms. The Quick Handle™ foundation is an intense and fundamental skills program teaching ball handling and moves off the dribble based on the unique and revolutionary concept of single-handed ball control. QH Camp founder, owner & director 16 years (7 states) Conducted numerous clinics world wide Founded QH academies & classes Personal trainer- all ages including college and professional level players Author- 7 publications: Quick Handle Single Handed Ball-Control; Box “D” 1 on 1; The Total Point Guard; Game Time; Point Guard Journal; Think Smart Journal; Competitive Warrior Journal. Training DVD’s- Advantage, Trigger, Killer Crossover, Quick First Step, Extreme Core, Virtually UnstoppableClick here to learn more about Coach Mendo

Coach Tyler Mendezona–Son of owner & founder, Coach Mendo. Coach Ty is a former stand-out guard at Eastside Catholic, who then went on to play his 1st year of college basketball at Portland Community College in 07-08. In 2012 Coach Ty finished his senior year of basketball at Northwest University in Kirkland, WA where his team made it to the Elite-8 in the NAIA National Tournament. He has been a counselor at QH camps for 7 years & director for 6 years. Last year Coach Tyler helped the Kings High School Boys Basketball team reach the State Championship game. He possesses quality leadership skills & excellent ability to connect with the campers, as well as to motivate & instruct campers in a positive & encouraging fashion. Ty brings a vast amount of skill to our camps and trainings.  coachtyler@quickhandle.com

Coach Jessica Welcome *Mendezona* –Jessica was named Cascade Conference Co-Player of the Year and a NAIA All All-American. She led the Cascade Conference in scoring with a 20.2 ppg average, was second in steals with a 3.28 spg mark, and was first in 3-point field goals made, averaging 3.11 treys per game. Jessica was also named Cascade Conference Player of the Week for the week of November 16 of her 2009-10 season. Jessica begins her fourth year with the Eagle coaching staff after an outstanding senior season with the Eagles in the 2009-10 season. Jessica is in her fourth year of collegiate coaching but has previous coaching experience with various AAU teams and has been a coach and camp director at many Quick Handle basketball camps. Jessica is now the AAU Director for the Quick Handle program and continues to do training for various ages. Check out Jessica Mendezona’s highlight film… Jessica Mendezona coachjessica@quickhandle.com

Coach Taylor Cliett is the former starting Point Guard for Northwest University.  Coach Taylor is originally from Yakima, WA where he graduated from La Salle High School.  At La Salle he was named all-conference in basketball. In addition to basketball, Cliett also earned varsity letters and all-state recognitions in track and field,  as well as cross country.  Taylor then played basketball at Green River CC before transferring to NU to finish out his basketball career.  During his time at Northwest University, Coach Taylor helped the Eagles make it to Branson, MO for the NAIA National tournament three times!  Coach Taylor has been an AAU coach for QH for 3 years and a trainer for 2.  Coach Taylor brings an intense and dynamic training method every time he steps on the court.  His skill as a Coach and as a former college players makes him a premiere coach and trainer.

Coach Domi Mendezona–Coach Domi just completed her junior year at Northwest University. She was honorable mention this season in the Cascade Conference and has a bright future in her next year. Domi finished her High School career at Issaquah High School where, as the only senior on the team, she helped lead them to the 4A state tournament in spring, 2010, and played in the semifinal game. She was a Kingco All-Conference Honorable mention for 2009-10. “Domi is a true point guard who looks to get her teammates involved and is willing to do whatever it takes to make the team better,” stated NU Head Coach, Lori Napier. “She has excellent court vision and ball handling skills and comes from one of the best defensive high school basketball programs in the state. Her love of basketball and work ethic are outstanding and will help her transition seamlessly to the college game.” As Coach Mendo’s daughter, Domi has been brought up in the QH program and loves coaching/training the players in the program and is going on her 3rd AAU coaching season.