Greg Tom

Head Coach SportStrong Elite program

Coach Greg grew up in San Leandro, CA and brings over 20 years of basketball coaching experience.  He grew up in the CYO and local leagues. He went on to play varsity basketball at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, CA.  He attended UC Berkeley where he played for their club basketball team which played college division 2,3, and junior college teams.  At one time, he held the league scoring record with 43 pts in a single game.  During the summers, he would return to coach summer camps at Moreau Catholic and St. Joseph’s in Alameda where he coached summer league games and specialized in shooting and footwork clinics.  He served as a head coach and assistant coach in the Adult Dream Leagues in San Francisco and Oakland, CA.  Upon graduation, Greg continued to coach at the local adult community, Junior Warriors, and CYO leagues.

Greg is the Director of Player Development for SportStrong and started the Elite program and tournament teams.  He is the head coach for our 12u, 13u, 14u, and 15u top level teams.  He also heads our community service outreach program where players volunteer their time at various community activities.  Greg’s passion is developing the player to its maximum potential and he customizes each practice for the different skills levels of our teams.  Greg prides himself on player improvement and helping players achieve their maximum potential.  Several of his teams are ranked in the top 4 in the Bay Area according to several rankings, including the 12u and 13u elite blue teams which is ranked #1 and #4 as of August 2018.  Coach Greg also serves as a personal trainer to elite athletes from elementary to high school who want to excel at their individual skill development beyond normal practice schedules.

Greg has created a culture of discipline and passion within the organization.  Players and coaches are excited to practice.  Known as a player’s coach, players prosper through his style of coaching and players gravitate toward him.  His motto is “Family” and we are all part of the same “Team” with a common goal….”make each player reach their maximum potential” and “do it the right way” by using basketball as our tool to teach the players the life skills to shape their futures.