Greg Koubek, Director
Greg, while attending Shenendehowa, led the high school's basketball team to a New York State Championship in 1987. He is the first athlete ever to have his number retired at Shenendehowa. Greg went on to study at Duke University where he also played basketball for the Blue Devils. He became the captain of the team in 1991 and helped bring it the ultimate achievement for division 1 college basketball, the NCAA National Championship. Greg also is the first college basketball player ever to play in four consecutive Final Four's. After graduation, Greg went on to play professional basketball in South Africa, Turkey, Hungary, and Japan before returning to the Capital District of New York where he became the Executive Director of the Albany YMCA. He is now the Executive Director of the East, Mid & West Valley Family YMCA's in California. He and his wife, Natalie, have two girls named Helena and Olivia.
Tim Koubek, Camp Founder
Tim is one of the Co-Founders of the Koubek Camp. Tim is known for his leadership and his knowledge of the game. He also has the ability to drain the 3-pointer, as he led The College of St. Rose in 3-point shooting percentage and 3-pointers made. He was the Captain of Shenendehowa¹s first Section II Championship in 1985. Tim was also a member of Bill Bradley¹s Academic All-American Basketball team in 1988 & 1989. Tim was also voted by his teammates as Captain and Team MVP in 1988 &1989. Tim and his wife Christine reside in Maryland with their two sons, Cameron and Colin.
Don Juron, Director
Don has been with the Koubek Camp since 1994. Don is very active in the community, where he works with the boy's and girl's teams on the Burnt Hills area. Don is a family man and is well respected for his knowledge of the game, work ethic, and values. He is currently an assistant coach for the Burnt Hills Varsity Basketball team.
Tony Dzikas, Director
Tony Has been with the Koubek Camps since 1994. He is the Boy's Head Basketball Coach at Shenendehowa High School and a 5th grade teacher at Tesago Elementary School. Tony resides in Clifton Park with his wife Kristen and two sons, Jacob and Devin.
We want to be the best basketball camp in upstate New York. We cater for boys and girls ages 5-18 that are interested in basketball. Our objective is to help our campers to be better persons through teaching them how to play competitive basketball.
Our program is designed to teach kids how to follow-through with their goals and be the best that they can be. We strive to accomplish this by cultivating their self-esteem, confidence, disciplines and skills necessary for high school and college level competition. We want our campers to appreciate what they have learned from attending our camp both "on and off the basketball court".
Simply stated, our mission is to "strengthen our campers' life skills through teaching them how to play basketball"
We believe that for a person to succeed in life, he/she must:
1.Establish clear and persistent goals and objectives
2.Understand the importance of hard work
3.Respect the wisdom of mentors
4.Follow instructions from leaders
5.Appreciate the power of team work
6.Have conviction and self confidence
Through learning how to play competitive basketball, we want to teach our campers these values. To us, our campers being good in basketball is not the end objective but a means to build character. Our ultimate satisfaction comes from knowing that our campers have enhanced their learning skills, their respect for authority, their appreciation of teamwork, and their readiness for life's challenges.
We believe to be a good basketball coach, the person must be a good basketball player, understands the rules of the game, had been in the trenches, command the respect of the players, and is a good communicator. However, we want our coaches to be all these and more.
In our recruitment efforts, we look to combine college and high school staff with current and former college players who are also model citizens, well educated; have strong personal, family and social values; and possess the credentials to be mentors.
Since the founding of our camp, we have successfully built a team of basketball coaches who are the best of the best. Most of them have been with us for years. They believe in our mission and they want to contribute towards our cause.