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

joeyJoey Roppo – played 4 years at Monroe High School where he earned 1st team All-Conference as a Senior in 2011 and led Monroe to state for the first time since 1994. He is now currently at Central Washington University where he has been a two year captain, and started in 22 games for the Wildcats this past season. He was fourth in the league in free throw percentage at 86 percent. Joey also made the GNAC All-Academic team and is now going into his senior season at Central. Joey has attended Quick Handle camps since he was seven years old all the way through high school, and has now been coaching with us for three years now. He is a Quick Handle Specialist and will be directing some of our Quick Handle camps in the summer.

Coach Domi Mendezona–Coach Domi just completed her senior season at Northwest University. She was a first team All Cascade Conference selection. Domi, finished an outstanding 4-year career at NWU and will go down as one of the best Point Guard leaders in school history. 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 4th AAU coaching season.