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Josh Nelson, President

  • Josh is a 2006 graduate, and former basketball player from Forest Lake High School.
  • Forest Lake Boys Traveling coach for 8 years
  • Centennial Boys Traveling Coach for 1 year
  • Boys AAU coach with the Minnesota Heat for 4 seasons
  • Boys AAU Coach and recruiter at 43 Hoops for 2 seasons

Nick Doten, Internal Operations

  • Nick has seven years of experience in youth basketball as a head or assistant coach
  • Graduate of North Branch High School, class of 2007, UW-River Falls in 2015 with a degree in Spanish, and from the University of St. Thomas in 2017 with a Master's in Leadership in Student Affairs
  • Five years of leadership development experience in a wide variety of fields
  • Former high school player in the Forest Lake and North Branch systems
  • Bilingual in Spanish and has traveled to five continents

Tim Eckert, Girls Coordinator

  • 12+ years of coaching experience with the Forest Lake Hoops Club (5th thru 8th grade girls). Tim’s team recently earned his 300th traveling team win.
  • 10 years with Forest Lake Area Schools as Head Coach for the Junior High program (7th & 8th grade girls).

  • ​​​​​Former coach for the Minnesota 36ers.

  • Tim is most proud of the many former payers that have gone on to have successful college careers, both academically and athletically.

Anna Eckert, Director

  • 6 years of AAU playing experience, including a Minnesota state championship.
  • 4-year Varsity player for Forest Lake High School, including 2 Most Valuable player, 1 All Conference (Suburban East) Honorable mention, 2 All Conference.
  • 2-year starter for North Iowa Area Community College where she was Regional MVP and led the Trojans to an NJCAA tournament berth.
  • Current student at and basketball player for Wayne State College.
  • Head Coach for “Anna Eckert Basketball Academy”.

Brian Conley, Girls Coordinator

Tim Conley, Boys Coordinator