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· Date of birth May 7, 1970, currently residing and working in Can Tho Vietnam. USA Citizen, fluent in English, speak some Spanish and German. Skype/WeChat/Instagram @kevinyurkus, Facebook kevin.yurkus, email [email protected]
B.A. Political Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 1992
General Manager & Head Coach – CanTho Catfish – Vietnam Basketball Association July 2017 – Present
Head Coach – MadGoat Basketball Club – Thailand Basketball League February 2016 – July 2017
Senior Coach – TopFlight Basketball Academy, Bangkok, Thailand January 2016 – March 2017
Head Coach – NIST International School, Bangkok, Thailand August 2016 – February 2017
President – Fairway Capital Advisors Corporation, Scottsdale, AZ 1999 – 2015
Private Basketball Trainer, Phoenix, AZ 1995 – 2015
Assistant Coach – Mexico City Aztecas – Continental Basketball Association 1994 – 1995
Director of Player Personnel – Los Angeles Summer Pro League 1994
Marketing Intern/ Summer Player Development Coach – Los Angeles Clippers 1993 – 1994
· CanTho Catfish – 9-6 regular season record in the 2017 Vietnam Basketball Association Season. Advanced to the Game 5 of the Finals. The Catfish lead the VBA is scoring, FG%, and offensive efficiency.
· Awarded 2017 Vietnam Basketball Association Coach of the Year.
· Mad Goat Basketball Club – 11-3 record and 2nd place regular season finish in 2016 Thailand Basketball League and advanced to the semifinals.
· Mad Goats Basketball Club – 14-4 record and 2nd place regular season finish in 2017 Thailand Basketball Super League and advanced to the semifinals.
· Coached import DeAngelo Hamilton to 2017 Vietnam Basketball Association Defensive Player of the Year.
· Coached Vietnamese heritage player Tam Dinh to First Team All-VBA 2017 and Vietnamese Heritage Player of the Year.
· Developed and improved every member of the 2017 CanTho Catfish.
· Coached import Magnum Rolle to 2016 Thailand Basketball League MVP.
· Coached Thai heritage Moses Morgan to 2016 Thailand Basketball League First Team All-League.
· Coached ASEAN Taylor Statham to 2017 Thailand Basketball Super League First Team All-League.
· Developed two Mad Goat players into members of the Thailand Men’s National Team.
· Helped secure long term state-of-the-art training facility and sponsorships for Mad Goat Basketball Club.
· Lead TopFlight U15 Boys Elite Team to semi-finals in the 2016 Thailand National Championship.
· Worked closely with the Thailand National Team to prepare for the 2016 FIBA Asia Challenge.
References: following by request
Pete Aphaisuwan – General Manager, Mad Goat Basketball Club,
Barry Hecker – Former Director of Player Personnel, L.A. Clippers,
Tim Lewis –Head Coach, Qatar Men’s National Basketball Team,
Simon Herbert – NIST International School Director of Athletics,
Connor Nguyen – President XLE (Parent company of the VBA),