Mike's passion for investing back into the community in Thailand and his global business leadership experience is invaluable to keep us organized and on track.
Coach Philip (Boogie) Hawkins - Coaching Director
Coach Boogie is our lead coach/Director of Coaching. Originally from Washington D.C., Boogie is a former Division 1 (D1) point guard at Texas State University. Boogie played as a professional in Europe for several years before switching to coaching.
Coach Aric Wright - Technical Director
Coach Aric Wright, originally from Eugene, Oregon, played Division 2 basketball at Lane College. Coach Wright has professional experience coaching and managing basketball programs in both the United States and China.
Coach Natalia Ready
Coach Natalia Ready, originally from Arkansas, played Division 1 Basketball at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Her enthusiasm, positivity, and passion for empowering young basketballers, particularly young women, make her an invaluable member of the Hoop Club Thailand team.
Coach Thanapoom (Sound)
Coach Sound is our up and coming Thai Coach. Coach Sound communicates Basketball concepts well in both English and Thai and is instrumental in helping us connect to the wider Thai Basketball Community.
Coach Mum, originally from Bangkok, Thailand, played division 2 basketball at PennWest Clarion University in the United States. Coach Mum is the only Thai basketball player to ever reach the heights of Division 2 in the United States.
Coach Boonchu (Joseph)
Coach Joseph, originally from Bangkok, Thailand, played at both Swansea University and Queens University Belfast in the United Kingdom. Coach Joseph has experience coaching both men and women's basketball teams at Swansea University.
Junporn (Pon) Keatpaiboon - Administration and Community Manager
Pon, orignally from Bangkok, Thailand, is a graduate of Stamford International University, with both her degree and prior work in advertising and administration, Pon keeps the show running behind the scenes.
Mike Wilson - Partner & Advisor
Mike Wilson from Orewa, New Zealand is passionate about Basketball and a long time friend of Mike Machann. Mike is the founder of Smart Media New Zealand and brings his extensive knowledge of marketing and media to help support the Hoop Club Thailand mission.
Nick Sydney - Partner & Advisor
Nick Sydney from Queenstown, New Zealand represented New Zealand for Basketball in his teens and was selected for a High School Basketball student exchange program in the USA. Nick is partnering with Hoop Club Thailand to help Thai kids find the same opportunities.