Co-owner and General Manager
Phone – 402-504-1222, ext 1
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob’s love for the game of basketball developed during his junior high school, high school and college days, when he was heavily involved at Omaha-area YMCA’s as a scorekeeper, referee and coach. In his early 20’s, Bob was a varsity assistant coach at Lewis Central (Iowa) High School, and then took a job as the Athletic Director at Omaha’s Jewish Community Center (JCC). While at the JCC, Bob grew the basketball program from 120 participants to over 450, and he added soccer, flag football and lacrosse to the athletic department’s program offerings. Bob’s ability to grow sports programming continued after he co-founded the Omaha Sports Academy (OSA) in spring 2008. Since that time, he has built the largest select basketball club program in Omaha (60 winter teams and 55 summer teams) and has grown the Predator League sponsored by Going Vertical from 100 teams to over 600. Bob’s coaching style is a demanding one, yet his passion for the game and love for his players shines through. His players are among the most-prepared for the “next level”, whether that is high school or college. A “student of the game,” Bob constantly educates himself by frequenting high school and college practices and the Oklahoma City Thunder training camp.
Assistant General Manager
Phone – 402-504-1222, ext 2
Email – email@example.com
Rachel is the Omaha Sports Academy Assistant General Manager and has been with us for 11 years. She is involved in the administrative aspects of all OSA programming, from the planning and publicity through the implementation and evaluation process. Rachel is our league and tournament game scheduler and works to meet the competition and scheduling needs for all teams to further the mission of the OSA, which is to provide a fun athletic environment that promotes healthy competition and the development of positive life skills through quality instruction, service and facilities. Rachel is often referred to as the GLUE of OSA, making sure all moving parts come together smoothly to ensure the highest quality of customer service.
Select Basketball Coordinator – Boys
Phone – 402-504-1222, ext 3
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether leading teams to national rankings or helping late developing underdog players extend and maximize their high school and college careers, Coach Thompson specializes in building confidence in young athletes by enthusiastically challenging players to push beyond their comfort zones and encouraging players to aggressively work to maximize their full potential. Coach Thompson’s popularity amongst players at all levels of development is significantly attributed to being able to connect his over 30 years of playing and coaching experience to successfully assist the modern athlete in achieving their goals. Coach Thompson is always vigorously working to introduce and lead new trends in the basketball industry to maximize individual player development within the construct of successful peer group and team development.
Director of Girls Select Program
Josh Keister joins our OSA family with a wealth of knowledge and love for the game of basketball. With all of his experience, Josh not only brings a competitive edge to the game of basketball, but qualities and values he wishes to instill in our young athletes. Over the years, Josh has assisted many athletes to reach their goals through hard work and with a competitive drive.
Josh has been a College Women’s Basketball Coach for over 24 years. Most recently he coached at the University of Nebraska-Omaha as the Assistant for the past 2 years. Keister joined the Mavericks after spending four seasons at Indiana State University as the top Assistant coach and the last year as the interim Head Coach. Prior to ISU, he helped lead Division II, University of Central Missouri, to a record of 104-46 record. Before Central Missouri, Keister served as an Assistant Coach at Division I Texas Christian University (TCU), where he helped the Lady Frogs to a 23-12 record and a second-place finish in the Mountain West Conference in 2007-08. Their 13-3 conference mark tied for the most league wins in program history.
From 2004-07, Keister was the Head Coach at Missouri Western State University where he led them to an overall winning record in three seasons and won a conference championship with a #2 national ranking. In his tenure as an Assistant Coach for the Griffons, Missouri Western advanced to eight straight NCAA Division II Tournaments and averaged over 23 wins per season. During that time, the Griffons won two MIAA regular season championships, two MIAA postseason tournament titles and were ranked No. 1 in the nation twice.
He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mount Mercy (Iowa) College in 1996, where he was a two-year letterman. He also holds a master’s degree in higher education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1999. Keister and his wife, Kim, have a daughter, Alex, and a son, Jack.
JR Select and 1st/2nd Grade Coordinator
Phone – 402-504-1222
Getting his start as a last minute fill in, Coach Pivovar (Piv) has made the most of his time here at OSA. Starting in 2013, he has coached every level in our youth program on both the girls and boys sides. He has a passion for teaching the fundamentals of the game to the youth and helping them become better basketball players and more importantly better people. In recent years he has put a lot of his focus on high level skill development. Challenging his players to become the best version of themselves everyday is a top priority.
Coach Piv runs our OSA Jr Select 1st/2nd Grade Program and also helps to run our Pre K/K League. He is a coach for a few of our 3rd – 8th grade Select teams and helps run small group and individual workouts as well as summer camps and clinics.
In his free time, Coach Piv enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He likes to travel and attend sporting events and concerts. He enjoys activities that help him stay active such as golf, tennis, and working out.