Coach Skyler Hood
Skyler Hood enters his first year as Head Boys Basketball Coach at Calvary Chapel. Hood is entering his first season as a Head Coach, with extreme passion and optimism for the future of Calvary Chapel basketball.
Coach Hood was raised in Bullhead City, Arizona, where he attended Mohave High. There, he would become a four-year varsity starter, and the first to start varsity as a freshman in over a decade at the time. He won multiple conference honors throughout his four years, including 1st team All-Conference and All-State Honors in his senior season.
After Mohave, Hood would go on to play two seasons under legendary Coach Sam Ballard, at Mesa College in Mesa, Arizona. In two seasons under Coach Ballard, Hood would go on to win both Conference and Regional Championships, playing on two top nationally ranked defensive teams, and garnering the nickname "Coach Hood" by his fellow teammates. While at Mesa, Hood had the opportunity to be exposed to two years of the Academy of Sport Leadership, a sport leadership development program, hosted and designed by highly respected, Dr. Cory Dobbs.
After an unexpected shoulder injury put an end to his playing career following his sophomore season, Hood briefly assisted the program at Mesa, before taking the opportunity to move to Anaheim, California to join Paul Fabritz, with PJF Performance, a renowned basketball skill and performance training facility. In two years with PJF, Coach Hood gained valuable experience, working with some of the top players in the NBA, including James Harden, Dante Exum, Shabazz Napier, Buddy Hield, Marquese Chriss, as well as many more professional, college, and amateur player's.
With a defensive minded philosophy, Hood brings an old school approach to coaching, with an understanding of the game's evolution. Coach Hood is eager and optimistic for the opportunity to share his passion for the game with Calvary Chapel, and the desire to lead the program in a new direction, built upon the fundamentals of faith, discipline, and character.
Philippians 2:3 • Matthew 5:16 • Philippians 4:13