Robin Johnson, owner and founder of the 90TEN Training Academy, has been training youth and coaching basketball for the past 13 years. Robin continues to build very successful youth basketball and training programs, and continues to prove her mental training and physical fitness programs work and bring athletes to their peak performance.
Jr Elite Boys Coach
Heidi was a 4 year varsity player at Tumwater High School. She participated in summer AAU programs during her summers, traveling and playing against elite level teams. She also played college level basketball.
6th Grade Girls Coach
Grew up in Olympia, Washington. Parents are Brett and Staci Russell. Has one older brother, Justin and one younger sister Kelsey. Attended River Ridge high school in Lacey, WA. At River Ridge, she holds the school record for most points scored in a single game; 32 and 34 points. Second to her sister in most 3 pointers made in school history. And is the all-time leader in assists and scoring for River Ridge. First team all state selection ’06, ’07, ’08. 2A state tournament MVP and The Olympian’s Player of the Year in 2008. Won back to back state titles in 2007 & 2008. Also placed 2nd in state to Chief Sealth in 2005 with a 26-1 record. 5th in state in 2006.
Attended Central Washington University on a basketball scholarship for 4 years. Was a starter sophomore through senior year. All GNAC conference player 2010 &2012. 3rd in 3 pointers made and 4th all time leading scorer in school history. Graduated from CWU with a degree in Public Health- is currently applying to nursing schools. Got Married July 11th, 2015 to Capital High school stand out Riley Wall, who also attended CWU on a football scholarship. Sophie and Riley currently live in Littlerock, WA. Sophie and Riley enjoy riding horses, hiking, hunting, spending time with their families and going to country concerts.
6th Grade Girls Assistant Coach
Brett Russell was raised in Winthrop, WA. in the beautiful Methow Valley where he met his lovely wife Staci, to whom he has been married for 30 years this November. Have 3 children; Justin 29, Sophie 25 and Kelsey 22. Have lived in Olympia since 1991.
Brett has worked as an Air Traffic Controller at Seattle Air Route Traffic Control Center, located in Auburn, since 1988. Prior to that he was a commercial pilot. Staci teaches 3rd grade at Lakes Elementary in the North Thurston School District. Brett and Staci enjoy spending time with family and friends, golfing, camping, fishing and doing just about anything that involves sports and outdoor activitiesBrett first got his feet wet in coaching in the mid 90’s serving as an assistant coach for his son Justin’s and Sophie’s youth basketball teams. He also served as an assistant coach for Sophie’s and Kelsey’s baseball teams, where they were usually only one of a couple girls on the “boys” team.
He later was an assistant for 4 years on Sophie’s fast pitch teams. It was in the spring of Sophie’s 4th grade year that Brett and another father who had a daughter on another basketball team realized it was time for them to take their daughters to the next level…competitive basketball, so they each took a few girls from the teams they were assisting on and enrolled them in their first competitive tournament…Dave Vernon’s Tumwater tournament. The girls had to play up at the 5th grade level where they, and the fathers, quickly learned what it was going to take to be competitive. They never looked back.
The summer going into Sophie’s 7th grade, River Ridge got a new girls varsity coach. Sophie’s team now officially became a feeder team for River Ridge. Of the 7 freshman from Brett’s team that went to River Ridge, 3 were full time varsity (2 started) and the other 4 swung between JV and varsity. Sophie was a 4 year starter where she holds several school records, posted a 100-9 won loss record and played in 3 State title games winning two back to back her junior and senior years.
Brett also coached younger sister Kelsey’s teams. Kelsey and 2 of her teammates were 4 year starters. Kelsey holds the school 3 points record and finished in the top 5 of most school records. Kelsey’s teams went 93-17. She played in two State title games winning 2, one with Sophie. Brett’s coaching didn’t stop when his daughters got to high school. He coached the varsity girls in the spring and fall when the varsity coach was legally unable to.
Brett is very excited to coach under his daughter Sophie. Brett strongly believes in fundamentals, discipline and a strong mental attitude. Just a few of the traits he believes enabled his daughters and their teams to be so successful. His goal is to bring that same team and individual success to everyone he coaches, and believes that is possible coaching in the 90TEN program.
Coach/Trainer Dom Hunter
Goals and aspirations: To teach youth, respect, integrity, teamwork and hard work through basketball. “I want to teach youth what it takes to keep the ball in your hands – to take care of school, to do your chores at home – and to have a respect and love of the game.”
Professional Experience: Spain – Balencesto Naron
Collegiate: Eastern Arizona, University of Alaska Anchorage, Central Washington University
Hard work, high expectations, preparation, no excuses is what is at the heart of Coach Hunter’s vision and philosophy as a career educator and coach. Coach Hunter has spent his career as a Teacher, Coach, Athletic Director, Assistant Principal, Principal and Director of Human Resources. He has been inspirational and a pillar of strength for both students, staff and parents. As a high school student-athlete, Coach Hunter was a member of the 5A-state championship team from Montbello High School in Denver Colorado. Coach Hunter was a prolific scorer that helped lead the 1984 Montbello Warriors to a top 5 national ranking his senior year. After graduating from high school, Coach Hunter played at Nebraska Western before enlisting in the Army where he served for four years. After his service to this great country, Coach Hunter headed west to Central Washington University to complete his degree and also played two years for the late Gill Coleman. Damon’s ability to engage with people and inspire students landed him a teaching and coaching position at Foster High School in Tukwila where he taught Business and led the Bulldogs to multiple state appearances with a best finish of 4th place.
Coach Hunter views sports and playing basketball as a vehicle for preparing for life. Though he is competitive and demanding, Coach Hunter is most interested in helping student-athletes learn how to apply what they learn in sports to the game of life and helping his players become productive adults who positively contribute to society.
Coach Hunter enjoys spending time traveling with his RV, BBQ’ing and being the proud father of two amazing kids, Dom and Aliya!
High expectations, hard work and a “never quit” attitude is what has driven Coach Hunter’s pursuit of excellence both personally and professionally. As a teacher, coach, school and district level administrator, Coach Hunter always looks to see students and staff strengths and potential. As a student-athlete Coach Hunter participated in volleyball, basketball and track. After graduating from high school, she attended Bellevue Community College and Pacific Lutheran University where she had the honor to continue playing the sport she loved, basketball. Coach Hunter was a versatile player where she led teams from the point guard position or the shooting guard position. Coach Hunter became a tenacious defender and found pride in shutting down opposing teams top players. Coach Hunter became a Health and Fitness teacher and basketball coach at Foster High School where the Lady Bulldogs made multiple state appearances with a top finish of 7th place. As a high school coach, Coach Hunter instilled a sense of high expectations, team work and a focus on fundamentals that allowed athletes to play at a high level. Coach Hunter gained so much of her philosophy and approach to life through what she learned in sports that she instills these qualities in the student-athletes she has the honor to work with.
Coach Hunter enjoys traveling with her family and friends, live music, reading and being the proud mother of two amazing kids, Dom and Aliya!
8th Grade Girls Coach
A two-time team captain and was named MVP of her team…Holds the school’s single game record in free throws with 13 and holds the school record for 3-point field goals in a season with 54… During her sophomore and junior year, she was named first team All-Narrows league… During her last two years, she was a Distinguished Scholar and named to the National Honor Society.
6th Grade Boys Head Coach
6th Grade Boys Assistant Coach
5th Grade Boys Head Coach
5th Grade Boys Assistant Coach