MEET THE STAFF
Each coach is an integral piece of the Team Hines Basketball Academy and follows the six THBA principles to the fullest extent. All coaches are required to abide by these rules to continue to coach in this association. This Academy's coaches understand the magnitude of their role in developing young athletes, a role that spans beyond teaching game skills. Their leadership abilities, philosophies, and actions will leave impressions far more indelible than imagined, and thus, each coach works incredibly hard to set a strong example and lead each young athlete to develop their character, sportsmanship, and respect.
Reggie is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but has lived in South Jersey for over 20 years. He graduated from Darby Township High School in the late 70s where he played football and basketball and ran track on some of the great DT State Championship teams. He went on to play football and run track at Widener University and basketball at Delaware County Community College before transferring to West Chester University. Reggie majored in business management and was an All-Conference tight end. He won many honors after his senior year and was invited to several NFL camps before ending his professional career with a shoulder injury. Reggie is the proud father of Kyle, Tyler, and Tatiana Hines. Reggie’s goal is to make Team Hines Basketball Academy an elite program in South Jersey, helping the youth reach their dreams.
Fun Fact: Reggie Hines went to training camp with the Dallas Cowboys and had multiple tryouts with the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins.
Vice President of Basketball Operations Clinic and Personal Training Instructor
Tyler Hines, Individual Instruction Specialist, former professional basketball player, and Division-I graduate, creates tailored training programs designed to help players reach their goals through specialized group and individual basketball instruction. Regardless of skill level, whether a professional athlete, All-American star, rising AAU player, or first-time hooper, Tyler trains each individual with purposeful, proven-to-win strategies, ensuring knowledge, deliberate training, on- and off-court support, and the tools he valued, sought, and maintained as a professional athlete. Tyler is passionate about enhancing individual and team skill sets, on and off the court, stating, “When you look at the bigger picture, basketball is really a game within a game. In knowing that, I aim to teach athletes to view on-court challenges as advantages to how they will approach the real world - winning, losing, and shortcomings mirror how to cope and deal with life's obstacles. This training is two-fold, and I take pride in knowing our trainees take away more than the game, but gain priceless life skills, too.”
Vice President of Basketball Strategy
Rich was born and raised in Philadelphia but has lived in Sicklerville for over 15 years. He graduated from Ben Franklin High School, where he was a stand-out basketball player. Rich was also a walk-on player at Temple University under the Hall of Fame Coach, John Chaney. After his college experience, from 2001 to 2007, he was the assistant coach at Timber Creek High School. After leaving Timber Creek, he went on to St. Joseph University to coach under Coach Phil Martelli, coaching the JV team to a winning record of 24-8 for two years. Rich has successfully trained many high school, college, and professional players from the Philly and South Jersey area. Since 2011, he has been a full-time teacher and the boys' varsity basketball coach at Timber Creek. In 2020, he helped lead Timber Creek to the 2020 Group 3 State Championship. Rich’s love and passion for teaching the game are unmatched. He resides in Sicklerville with his two beautiful daughters and his son.
Joseph Johnson is a resident of the Sicklerville area, where he attended Timber Creek High School. Joseph furthered his education and basketball goals in Los Angeles, California, at La Trade Tech and California Dominguez Hills. Joseph went on to play professionally in Germany, Mexico, Argentina, and Chile. He returned to the Sicklerville area and pursued his passion for basketball, volunteering as general manager, coach, and coordinator for Team Hines Basketball Academy. Joseph’s passion for the youth is evident by his commitment to his counterparts, families, and community services provided throughout the year. Joseph has also pursued his entrepreneurial goals, becoming the owner of Guarded to the Max Security, LLC, creating sound security for professional athletes, residential buildings, fitness trainers, and local business owners of the demand for security. Joseph continues to happily fulfill his active service for THBA, providing an enjoyable and safe experience for youngsters and teenagers while they learn individual and team skills, sportsmanship, and fair play.