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.
Leann Staiert is the Director of Basketball Operations for United Sports Academy. Her job duties include overseeing the girls basketball program, hiring coaching staff and organizing tournaments and camps.
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.
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.