Our outstanding coaching staff for both the boys and girls programs come from competitive athletic backgrounds and have extensive experience in coaching youth to stand by our mission statement in providing high-quality training and competition opportunities to boys and girls youth in the Siouxland area.
Sheila Adams is the Director of Basketball Operations for United Sports Academy. Her job duties include overseeing the girls and boys basketball program, hiring coaching staff and organizing tournaments and camps.
Adams spent 5 years coaching college basketball, 1 year with Dixie State and 4 years with Notre Dame De Namur University. As a head coach, Adams led NDNU to a school record 13 Pacific West Conference victories and the team's first ever appearance in the PacWest Conference Tournament.
Coach Adams began her coaching career at Dixie State after finishing her playing career for the Red Storm in 2011-12 with the school’s first NCAA Tournament appearance. Prior to Dixie State, Adams spent one season at Salt Lake City College where she was named First Team SWAC and helped the Bruins finish No. 5 in the final NJCAA rankings. Adams began her playing career at Idaho State, appearing in 31 games and making 15 starts as a freshman.
Jay Wolfe is the Director of Basketball Training for United Sports Academy. His job duties include implementing basketball skills training and development for our athletes, including leading monthly basketball lessons.
Wolfe spent two years as the athletic director/housing graduate assistant at Iowa Lakes. He was responsible for assisting the athletic director with the day-to-day operations of the athletic department. Some of these duties include compliance and eligibility for all 15 varsity sports, event management, assisting with sports information, and scholarship/letter of intent management. Wolfe recently completed his Master’s degree in Sports Administration through Upper Iowa University in October of 2020.
Prior to his time at Iowa Lakes, Wolfe was a standout basketball athlete for the Briar Cliff Chargers where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Sport Management and Business Administration. As a senior, Wolfe was named GPAC Player of the Year and a First-team All-American after averaging 23.1 points per game to go along with 6.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.2 steals. Wolfe shot 57.1% from the field, 48.2% from beyond the arc, and 86.8% from the free throw line. At the end of his career, Wolfe ranked 9th in career points (1,804), 5th in career 3-pointers made (246), and 1st in career games played (135). Wolfe was a two-time NAIA All-American, two-time 1st team All-GPAC selection, and a two-time NAIA scholar athlete. In his four years, the team complied a total record of 106-29.
Taylor Vasa serves as the Girls Basketball Elite Program Director and is responsible for managing that program as well as assisting the Director of Girls Basketball with the daily functions of the girls basketball program.
Vasa, an Arthur, NE native, is a Graduate Assistant Coach at Dakota Wesleyan University where she is currently pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Educational Policy and Administration. Prior to Dakota Wesleyan, Vasa played on the Briar Cliff University women's basketball team.
Malcolm Moon, the Girls Basketball Regional Program Director is responsible for that program as well as assisting the Director of Girls Basketball with the daily functions of the girls basketball program. Moon has coached various youth teams in the area, including teams for the AAU program Showtime.
A graduate and 1999-2001 basketball player from Briar Cliff University, Moon previously served as an Assistant JV Coach and Varsity Coach for West High School. He has been a Juvenile Court School Probation Officer since 2005.