7th and 8th Grade Head Coach – Andro Benard
Andro Benard grew up in the Seattle area and as a youth played in Parks & Recreation and CYO leagues.
Andro started his coaching career at the age of 20 where he volunteered as a pee wee basketball and little league baseball coach. He has been coaching on the AAU level for 21 years at the Seattle Rotary Style/Select Basketball Program.
Coach Dro has had three (3) different stints as a Garfield HS Coach. Twice as the head assistant which they won a state championship in 2006. Then went on to take over program as the head where he coached a team to a 3rd place finish in state. After resigning as Garfield’s coach and taking a break away from highschool hoops Andro joined the Cleveland Girls staff as head assistant. There he was able to win a 2nd state championship.
In 2016 Andro had the privilege of joining the Mercer Island feeder program which led to an extended opportunity of coaching the East Seattle teams. During his short time with the Islanders he feels he has made his presence felt thru the improvement of his Lady Hoopers.
Coach Dro has also been named the Head Coach for the Highline High School Girls Program. Undaunted by the challenge of taking on a struggling program, his love of coaching and player development will be an asset to building the Highline program into a powerhouse in the competitive Seamount league
Our 6th Grade Head Coach – Rodney Delgardo
Rodney Delgardo is in his first season coaching for MIGB. Rodney played basketball for Rainier Beach High School and from there at Spokane Community College for two years. He earned a scholarship to play at a four year program at The College of Idaho. Rodney was fortunate to go play professionally in Angola Africa after graduating, and then went on to play in China shortly thereafter. Kids inspire him to be a role model, to always watch what he is doing because you never know which kid is watching or who is looking up to you. There is nothing more gratifying than teaching the game and showing kids the way to life. Outside of basketball he looks forward to building relationships with these young ladies both on and off the court.
5th Grade Head Coach – Travon Hubbard
Travon Hubbard played at basketball for Cleveland High School, then went on to play in college at Fresno. Upon graduation, Travon played professional basketball overseas for seven (7) years in Brazil, Indonesia, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain, and Qatar. He has coached and worked with kids from the beginning stages all the way to college and beyond. Travon also runs several boot camps and basketball training camps for children/young adults of all ages.
Our 5th Grade Assistant Coach – Jasmine Speed
Jasmine Speed played basketball all through high school and went on to play division one basketball at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. After graduation she served as an assistant coach for Washington High School girls Varsity basketball team in Princess Anne, Maryland for two years. She then went on to coach AAU for three years for 7th/8th/9th grade teams. Jasmine is currently an individual basketball trainer for basketball players of all ages and levels.