Our Team

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Robin Johnson
Owner/Coach
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.

 

 

 

 

heidiHeidi Paschal
Boys Basketball Coordinator and 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike Reid
6th Grade Girls Assistant Coach
He began his coaching career during the 85’-86’ season as the C-team coach. Mike also coaches the University of Puget Sound Summer League Team .
In 2013 Mike was inducted into the Washington State Coaches Association Hall of Fame as an Assistant Coach.

 

 

 

 

 

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Brett Russell
4th 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 has been out of coaching for 5 years, but 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.
IMG_3228Kurt Akers

Kurt is originally from Indiana, where he played high school basketball for one of the most tradition-rich programs in the state. He has been involved in coaching youth sports for more than twenty years. In addition to working at high school camps, his basketball coaching experience has included girls and boys recreation teams, competitive middle school boys teams, and boys high school junior varsity. His passion is focusing on individual fundamentals, team play, and teaching the nuances about the game of basketball. In his spare time, Kurt enjoys spending time with his wife, April, and two kids, Molly and Will.

 

 

 

 

Tom GranthamTom Grantham
5th Grade Girls Coach
Tom Grantham attended High School in Oregon where he was a three year Varsity Basketball player, as well as spending four years on the Varsity Track and Cross Country teams. Known in the local community for his long-time involvement in youth sports, basketball has always been his focus. While attending College, Tom coached both Basketball and Track at Ashland high School. After graduating with a Degree in Business and a Minor in Education, he moved to Olympia in 1993. He has continued to be involved in youth basketball over the past 20+ years, serving on boards and coaching in the winter and spring months with both AAU and Recreational teams. Tom has worked with some great people over the years, and has learned from all of them. Over the past six years, Tom organized the Blazer Youth Basketball teams as a feeder to the Timberline Girls High School Basketball program. Tom’s passion for working with kids as well as for the game of basketball fuel his dedication to the sport and these players. When not in the gym, Tom enjoys time with his family. He met his wife Linda when they were both Freshman at Southern Oregon University… They have now been married for over 25 years, and have two daughters attending Timberline High School. Tom continues to volunteer with the Timberline High School Girls Basketball program with a willingness to do whatever they ask of him.

 

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Sophie Wall
4th 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 in a house they bought last year. Sophie and Riley enjoy riding horses, hiking, hunting, spending time with their families and going to country concerts.Sophie works for the Department of Corrections and Riley works for Kaufman Construction.