OSA PROFESSIONAL STAFF

OPERATIONAL STAFF

Rachel Blum

Director of Business Operations

Hometown: Memphis, TN

 

Alma Mater: University of Kansas

 

Experience: Middle School Teacher, Program Director at Jewish Community Center, OSA Assistant Manager

 

OSA Team Member Since: July 2009

 

Favorite Athlete: Charlie Blum! 

 

Greatest Sporting Achievement: Hole in One – July 9, 2006; Pacific Springs, 12th Hole, 81-yard pitching wedge; Callaway ball – lost it on my next drive.

Liesl Lucas

business operations assistant

Hometown: Omaha, NE

 

Alma Mater: Benedictine College

 

Experience: Background Investigator at Werner Enterprises, Sales at Von Maur, mom of 4 multi-athlete kids

 

OSA Team Member Since: April 2021

 

Favorite Athlete: Patrick Tillman or Brandi Chastain

 

Greatest Sporting Achievement: Watching my kids on the court, field, track or running course.

Tim Brotzki

Basketball Operations Specialist/HR

Hometown: Omaha, NE

 

Alma Mater: Hastings College

 

Experience: High School Basketball Coach, PEO Industry, Bar/Restaurant Industry

 

OSA Team Member Since: October 2021

 

Favorite Athlete: Michael Jordan

 

Greatest Sporting Achievement: Induction to Hastings College Hall of Fame

COACHING STAFF

Mitch Albers

Director of Basketball operations

Hometown: Papillion, NE

 

Alma Mater: University of Nebraska at Omaha 

 

Experience: 9 years coaching varsity level basketball. 8 years at Papillion La Vista HS and 1 year at Omaha Burke HS. Head/Assistant coach for OSA Crusaders Adidas teams for 5 years. 

 

OSA Team Member Since: June 2021

 

Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant 

 

Greatest Sporting Achievement: Being a part of 2 conference championship teams at UNO. 

Mitch Runco

Select boys program director

Hometown: Omaha, NE

 

Alma Mater: University of Kansas

 

Experience: 9 years – Athletic Director/Varsity Head Basketball Coach, St. Bernard HS (Los Angeles, CA) / 5 years – Head Coach Compton Magic AAU (Los Angeles, CA)

 

OSA Team Member Since: 2009-2011, 2021-Present

 

Favorite Athlete: Charles Woodson

 

Greatest Sporting Achievement: 2008 National 

Champions (Kansas Basketball)

Joe Tynon

Select girls program director

Hometown: Franfort, KS


Alma Mater: Peru State College


Experience: Head High School Basketball Coach for 15 years


OSA Team Member Since: July 2021


Favorite Athlete: Michael Phelps 


Greatest Sporting Achievement: Winning 3 State Championships (16,17,18) as the Head Coach at Lourdes Central Catholic. 

Joe Chavis

select boys assistant

Hometown: Bellevue, Nebraska

 

Alma Mater: Bellevue East High; Central Community College; Wayne State

 

Experience: Player: Central CC 2007-2009

Coaching: Wayne State 2011-12, Wakefield High-School 2011-14 (Head coach ’13) Northeast Nebraska Thunder 2010-14 (Director and Head Coach)

 

OSA Team Member: Since 2017

 

Favorite Athlete: Vince Carter

 

Greatest Sporting Achievement: Player: High School team Leader: Scoring, Rebounding, Shot Blocks. Coach: Creating and running Nebraska Thunder Basketball.

Bret Pivovar

skills director

Hometown: Ralston, NE

 

Alma Mater: Bellevue University

 

Experience: Youth and High School level coach at OSA

 

OSA Team Member Since: October 2013

 

Favorite Athlete: My Daughters and Ken Griffey Jr.


Greatest Sporting Achievement: Having a daily impact in youth athletes lives.

Brandon Snyder

director of performance training

Hometown: Larchwood, IA

 

Alma Mater: University of Iowa/South Dakota State

 

Experience: Director of Performance/Mission Advancement-Arena Sports Academy, Secondary Coach and Performance Staff-Northwestern College

 

OSA Team Member Since: August 2021

 

Favorite Athlete: Kyle Vanden Bosch

 

Greatest Sporting Achievement: Playing in 2015 Rose Bowl

Brandon Sieg

Director of basketball business director

Hometown: Omaha, NE

 

Alma Mater: University of Nebraska-Omaha

 

Experience: Coaching/Training youth basketball players Since 2014

 

OSA Team Member Since: Summer 2018

 

Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant

 

Greatest Sporting Achievement: Helping youth athletes achieve their goals and reaching their full potential on and off the playing field. 

21015 Cumberland Drive
Elkhorn, NE 68022
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Tuesday | 12PM – 10PM

Wednesday | 12PM – 10PM

Thursday | 12PM – 10PM

Friday | 12PM – 10:30PM

Saturday | 7:15AM – 10:30PM

Sunday | 7:15AM – 10PM