Kevin Yurkus

Personal Info
Name :

Kevin Yurkus

What do you do?

Coach for Professionals

Bio/Resume/CV
Bio/Resume/CV :

Kevin Yurkus
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About

·         Date of birth May 7, 1970, currently residing and working in Can Tho Vietnam.  USA Citizen, fluent in English, speak some Spanish and German. Skype/WeChat/Instagram @kevinyurkus, Facebook kevin.yurkus,  email kevinyurkus@gmail.com

 

Education

B.A. Political Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ                                                                                                 1992

Experience

General Manager & Head Coach – CanTho Catfish – Vietnam Basketball Association            July 2017 – Present

Head Coach – MadGoat Basketball Club – Thailand Basketball League                              February 2016 – July 2017

Senior Coach – TopFlight Basketball Academy, Bangkok, Thailand                                    January 2016 – March 2017

Head Coach – NIST International School, Bangkok, Thailand                                            August 2016 – February 2017

President – Fairway Capital Advisors Corporation, Scottsdale, AZ                                                                         1999 – 2015

Private Basketball Trainer, Phoenix, AZ                                                                                                             1995 – 2015

Assistant Coach – Mexico City Aztecas – Continental Basketball Association                                                   1994 – 1995

Director of Player Personnel – Los Angeles Summer Pro League                                                                         1994

Marketing Intern/ Summer Player Development Coach – Los Angeles Clippers                                             1993 – 1994

Awards/Accomplishments

 

·         CanTho Catfish – 9-6 regular season record in the 2017 Vietnam Basketball Association Season. Advanced to the Game 5 of the Finals. The Catfish lead the VBA is scoring, FG%, and offensive efficiency.

·         Awarded 2017 Vietnam Basketball Association Coach of the Year.

·         Mad Goat Basketball Club – 11-3 record and 2nd place regular season finish in 2016 Thailand Basketball League and advanced to the semifinals.

·         Mad Goats Basketball Club – 14-4 record and 2nd place regular season finish in 2017 Thailand Basketball Super League and advanced to the semifinals.

·         Coached import DeAngelo Hamilton to 2017 Vietnam Basketball Association Defensive Player of the Year.

·         Coached Vietnamese heritage player Tam Dinh to First Team All-VBA 2017 and Vietnamese Heritage Player of the Year.

·         Developed and improved every member of the 2017 CanTho Catfish.

·         Coached import Magnum Rolle to 2016 Thailand Basketball League MVP.

·         Coached Thai heritage Moses Morgan to 2016 Thailand Basketball League First Team All-League.

·         Coached ASEAN Taylor Statham to 2017 Thailand Basketball Super League First Team All-League.

·         Developed two Mad Goat players into members of the Thailand Men’s National Team.

·         Helped secure long term state-of-the-art training facility and sponsorships for Mad Goat Basketball Club.

·         Lead TopFlight U15 Boys Elite Team to semi-finals in the 2016 Thailand National Championship.

·         Worked closely with the Thailand National Team to prepare for the 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge.

 

References: following by request

Pete Aphaisuwan – General Manager, Mad Goat Basketball Club,

 

Barry Hecker – Former Director of Player Personnel, L.A. Clippers,

 

Tim Lewis –Head Coach, Qatar Men’s National Basketball Team,

Simon Herbert – NIST International School Director of Athletics,

Connor Nguyen – President XLE (Parent company of the VBA),

                       

 

 

     

 

 

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