2013/14 Mercer Island Select Basketball Coaches
Team Coach Assistant Coach
ETL 8th Grade Brock Maybee Patrick Dunlop
ETL 7th Grade Darnell Taylor
ETL 6th Grade Jordon Siek
ETL 5th Grade Ben Emanuels Trevor Morrison & Alex Fraser
Cascade 8th Grade John Shaddle Charles Padgett
Cascade 7th Grade Trever Herring
Cascade 6th Grade Nate Schuler (Co-Head)
Josh Graham (Co-Head)
Cascade 5th Grade Milad Jafari Shane Spellman


Brock Maybee - Head Coach (8th Grade ETL)

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Patrick Dunlop - Assistant Coach (8th Grade ETL)

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Darnell Taylor - Head Coach (7th Grade ETL)

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Jordon Siek - Head Coach (6th Grade ETL)

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Ben Emanuels - Head Coach (5th Grade ETL)

Ben is excited to begin his first year coaching with the Mercer Island Basketball program, after serving as an assistant coach for the MIHS Freshmen Football Team last year.

Growing up as an Islander, Ben played basketball for MI in the Eastside Travelling league and in the Saturday morning Little Dribblers Program. At Mercer Island High School, Ben earned 3 varsity letters playing under former coaching legend Ed Pepple and current head coach Gavin Cree. As a captain in his senior year in 2010-2011, Ben helped lead the Islanders to a State Tournament appearance. Ben also played football and baseball for the Islanders and was the school's Male Athlete of the Year as a senior.

Currently, Ben is in his junior year at the University of Washington, majoring in bioengineering and planning to pursue Medical School afterwards. Ben is excited about this opportunity to give back to the program as a coach and is looking forward to helping contribute to the proud Islander tradition.


Trevor Morrison & Alex Fraser - Assistant Coaches (8th Grade ETL)


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John Shaddle - Coach (8th Grade Cascade)

John Shaddle is in his second season coaching in the Mercer Island boys' select basketball program
as the 8th grade Cascade Head Coach.
With 30 years of experience as a coach for both boys and girls recreational and select basketball teams, John has coached St. Anthony's girls; St. Monica's boys and girls; Mercer Island girls select; Eastside Catholic boys select; Quick Handle High School boys and girls; and Emerald City Basketball Academy High School boys, additionally as a Skills Trainer.

John played in high school at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, CA (1981 California 3-A State
Champions) and in college with a 4-year scholarship at Carroll College in Helena, MT, (1985).

John's coaching philosophy with all of his teams emphasizes respect for teammates and coaches,
on and off the court. He expects his players to practice hard, try their best, and most of all, work to improve their basketball skills every day. He also impresses on players the need to prioritize family first…then school work, then basketball.


Charles Padgett - Assistant Coach (8th Grade Cascade)

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Trever Herring - Head Coach 7th Grade Cascade

This is Trever's first year of coaching basketball for Mercer Island and is very excited. Trever is from a small town in suth eastern Georgia. He currently resides in Renton with his fiancé and two children (daughter Chloe, 18 months and son, Travares, 1 month).

He has been playing basketball ever since he was a child and played all through high school. He coached a year in Georgia and is happy to be coaching again and working in a great community. He looks forward to a great year and many more years to come as a coach with Mercer Island basketball!


Nate Schuler - Co-Head Coach 6th Grade Cascade


Josh Graham - Co-Head Coach 6th Grade Cascade

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Milad Jafari - Head Coach 5th Grade Cascade

Milad Jafari is in his third season coaching with the Mercer Island boys' select youth basketball program as the 5th grade Cascade Head Coach. Milad played in the Lake Washington youth select basketball program and also played soccer and basketball during high school. He went on to attend the University of Washington where he graduated from in 2012 and he hopes to pursue his masters degree in Sports Management in the future. He was proud to coach this year's 5th grade team to a championship in the 2013 Wildcat Shootout Cascade 5th grade division. Two of his favorite quotes to say to players are: "Hard work beats talent, when talent fails to work hard." and "A good player is never great until he has confidence in himself, a good team is never great until they have confidence in each other."Bio coming soon...


Shane Spellaman - Assistant Coach 5th Grade Cascade

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