Brad Niley, Director
Brad Niley, a Celina, OH native, graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2008 with a degree in Sociology. At that time worked as a Logistics Account Executive for a few years, and it was during that time when he realized that his passion was working with kids and helping them reach their full potential. He graduated from Ohio University in 2012 with a degree in Education and has been teaching ever since.
For five years Brad served grades five through seven both as a teacher and a coach. No matter the subject, Brad created an atmosphere in his classroom that was student-centered, engaging and energetic. His classroom was not just about the subject at hand, but also on developing character and building skills that will be used in the real world.
It is with excitement that Brad joins Just Hoops, eager to put his education of teaching and learning to work to help players reach their full potential on and off the court.
Nathan Edick, Just Hoops Manager & Head Coach
Nathan Edick, a Worthington native, has a widespread basketball background as both a player and a coach. Edick has collegiate coaching experience at the NCAA Division I, II & III levels. He was an understudy to highly successful coaching mentors throughout his coaching stops at the University of Tulsa, Virginia Commonwealth University, UVa-Wise & the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Nathan was fortunate to work for programs who competed in the NCAA Tournament, achieved a Top-10 ranking & have former players who are currently in the NBA.
Edick, a 2007 graduate of Thomas Worthington, graduated from Otterbein University where he was the recipient of the Ohio Athletic Conference Clyde Lamb Award during his senior season. In his freshman season at Marietta College, he was #1 in the NCAA in three-point shooting after connecting on 54.8% of his three-point attempts.
“Nathan Edick is a terrific relationship builder. His midwestern charm and passion for skill development attract players to him very quickly. Nathan is one of the best young coaches I’ve been around.”
“Nathan excels at the mental side of player development and understands the role that plays in the process of maximizing your potential. He does a tremendous job of breaking down his teaching points so the players can recognize and incorporate them into their game.”
Kathleen Gladstone, Just Hoops Manager & Coach
Kathleen Gladstone, a Cleveland, OH native, brings extensive experience to the Just Hoops staff as a former player, teacher and coach. She completed her collegiate career as women’s basketball captain at NCAA DII Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY where she earned All Rookie, Player of the Week, and Scholar Athlete honors. She also had the good fortune of playing for Coach Kevin McGuff at Xavier University where she became a true student of the game under one of the top coaches in women’s basketball.
Kathleen graduated from Walsh Jesuit High School as senior captain and point guard of the 2005 State Championship team and Akron Beacon Journal Winter Athlete of the Year. She has since served as the Head JV and Assistant Varsity coach at her Alma Mater as well as fulfilling the assistant role at Boulder High School.
Kathleen joins Just Hoops after several years living in South Korea and completing her Graduate degree at the Ohio State University in Korean language and national security.
Kellon Thomas, Just Hoops Coach (Currently Overseas)
Kellon brings extensive basketball experience to Just Hoops as a former Division I point guard. Kellon played for the Kent State University Flashes from 2012-2016 during which he became a 1,000-point scorer and led his team as captain both his Junior and Senior seasons. He completed his collegiate career at IUPUI where he was 14th in the nation for free throw percentage, shooting 90% from the line, and earned Honorable Mention recognition. Kellon was also a 1,000-point scorer at Southport High School in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Nick Kellogg, Just Hoops Coach (Currently Overseas)
Nick was a four year starter at Ohio University (2010-14) under John Groce and Jim Christian. He was voted onto the all freshman team in 2010 and by his senior season (2014), he set the school and MAC conference record for most 3P field goals made in a career (290)
Nick participated in pre draft workouts for the Cleveland Cavs and Indiana Pacers. He has played three seasons professionally overseas, the most recent being in Lublin, Poland for MKS Start Lublin. During summers, Nick provides basketball specific/shooting training for kids of all ages.
LD Williams, Just Hoops Coach
LD was a four year starter at Wake Forest University (2006-2010) under Skip Prosser and Dino Gaudio. In 2008-2009 he was part of the Wake Forest team that started the season 16-0 and rose to be voted the #1 team in the nation. He started in 118 of his 119 games in his career and is the only Demon Deacon to be voted to ACC All-Defensive team multiple times (2).
LD has been a pro since he graduated from Wake Forest and has played in various places across the globe. In 2012 he played in the NBA Summer League for the San Antonio Spurs.
Lamont Tillman, Just Hoops Coach
Lamont is currently the head girls basketball coach at Westerville North High School and the Director of the Ohio Hoopsters Basketball Club. Over the past 15 years Lamont has trained and coached players of all levels and ages, including 2 years as an assistant coach in the IBL (International Basketball League).
He graduated in 2001 from Ashland University where he played under Coach Roger Lyons and was named the team captain his senior year.
Kevin Anthony, Just Hoops Coach
Kevin, a Columbus native, played high school basketball at Worthington Kilbourne High School followed by a year at Bridgton Academy prep school in Maine. Kevin played all 4 years at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania earning Conference Rookie of the year as well as All-Conference Honors his senior year. For the past two seasons Kevin has played in the State Basketball League in Perth, Australia.