Our 60-minute skill development workouts are geared towards players who want to improve their game and compete at a higher level. We will push players out of their comfort zone to help them reach their full potential.
After spending 12 years coaching college basketball and recruiting players all across Texas and the nation, the goal of STX Director Doug Nicholsis to raise the level of play in all of South Texas. We are committed to teaching the game of basketball in an effort to help you be noticeable - to your friends, to your coaches, and to your opponents.
Many players will compete in 20-30+ games during the regular season and then play in twice that many during the summer! We know that games are important (and fun!), but we believe that games also show you the areas you need to improve. The only way to improve those skills is by working on them!
We will take our fundamentals to the next level and improve our overal basketball IQ by applying what we learn to game-specific situations. Game-like repetition will get players ready and confident for the games that matter.
Coach Matthew Bell serves as the lead trainer for our high-school baketball players and has worked with South Texas All-Star Basketball athletes of all ages for the past 8 years. His passion and energy will be evident as soon as you walk in the door for your first training session!
Coach Bell played High School Basketball at Mary Carroll High School and then went on to earn his Bachelors of Kinesiology from Texas A&M University.
Coach Bell began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Rockport-Fulton High School and soon earned an opportunity to lead the program at George West High School. Coach Bell made an immediate impact as the Head Coach at George West, leading the Longhorns to back-to-back playoff appearances before accepting the Varsity Assistant position at Flour Bluff High School.
Coach Bell was a finalist for the TABC 5A Assistant Coach of the Year in 2018 and has coached twenty All-District players including three Co-Offensive MVPs, one Offensive MVP, two Defensive MVPs, one Newcomer of the Year, 8 First-Team All-District, and five Second-Team All-District players.
Coach Doug Nichols, Director of South Texas All-Star Basketball, brings a wealth of experience coaching and training athletes of all ages and experience levels.
After completing his playing career as an All-District performer at W.B. Ray High School, Coach Nichols went on to graduate from Texas A&M University - College Station with a Bachelors Degree in Sport Management and Minors in both Coaching and Business. During his time at Texas A&M, Doug Nichols worked as an Athletic Assistant for Men's Basketball Operations at Texas A&M and served as the Head Junior High Girls Coach and Head Varsity Boys Coach at Brazos Valley Christian Homeschool.
Coach Nichols continued his coaching career as a Graduate Assistant Coach at Stephen F. Austin State University where he earned his Masters Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science.
In his time coaching at the collegiate level, Coach Nichols has coached 13 All-Conference players, 1 All-American, and 1 Newcomer of the Year. His teams advanced to play in the post-season 8 of 9 years including appearances in the 2008 National Invitational Tournament (NIT) and the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
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