17U Boys Coach & Boys Director
Jonny played high school basketball at Keokuk High School in Keokuk, IA where he holds the scoring record with 1,341 career points and assist record with 513 career assists. He was named All-Conference all three years and was named Conference MVP and All-State as a senior.
He continued his career at Division 1 Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, TX where he received a medical redshirt due to a shoulder injury. He then transferred to Division 2 Northern State in Aberdeen, SD. He then transferred and finished his career at John Wood Community College in Quincy, IL.
He has a unique story that has allowed him to play for some of the top coaches in the country. At Stephen F. Austin he played for Brad Underwood, who is now the Head Coach at Illinois. He also played under Mike Boynton, who is now the Head Coach at Oklahoma State, Paul Sather, who is now the Head Coach at North Dakota, and Sundance Wicks, who is now the Assistant Coach at Wyoming. He has passion to share the knowledge that he picked up from these amazing coaches and wants to pass it on to the next generation of players.
Jonny lives in Quincy, IL with his wife Missy and their son, Brecken.
17U Girls Coach
Abi played high school basketball at Scotland County High School in Memphis, MO where she helped lead her team to the Final Four. She was All-Conference, All-Area, Academic All-State, and was the catalyst for her team at the point guard position.
She continued her career at Columbia College, in Columbia, MO. She earned Academic All-Conference every season and was named to the Champions of Character. She experienced multiple NAIA National Tournaments and worked her way into the starting lineup as a senior.
Abi loves basketball and is excited to invest in the next generation of players! She is currently teaching and coaching at her alma mater, Scotland County High School. She lives in Memphis, MO with her husband Mark and their son Isaiah.
16U Boys Coach
Jeff played basketball, football, and baseball at University of Northwestern in Roseville, MN. He was a starter, team captain, and All-Conference in basketball and helped win Conference Championships in all three sports.
He has decades of coaching experience at the high school and college levels. He was the head coach at Warsaw High School (IL) for five seasons with an overall record of 120-17. In 1997 he led them to the IHSA Class A State Championship and was named Illinois Coach of the Year. He was the head coach at Keokuk High School (IA) for seven seasons with an overall record of 96-63. In 2015 he led them to a Conference Championship.
He has also served as an assistant coach at several college programs at numerous levels. He was on staff at Southeastern Community College in Burlington, IA, where they won the NJCAA National Championship in 2000. He has also been on staff at Culver Stockton College, in Canton, MO, and Iowa Wesleyan University in Mount Pleasant, IA.
Jeff and his wife, Donna, have two grown sons, David and Jonny, who are both involved in coaching basketball.
16U Girls Coach & Girls Director
Jennifer is from Brookfield, MO and played college basketball at Culver-Stockton College. In her four years at CSC, she was a part of four of the most successful teams in the school’s history with a combined record of 104-30. She was a member of three Conference Championships and one National Tournament appearance. She was named CSC Player of the Year her senior year.
After graduating from CSC, she began her coaching career at Emporia State University as a Graduate Assistant under Head Coach Cindy Stein, who is now the Head Coach at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and Brandon Schneider, who is now the Head Coach at Kansas University. It was at Emporia that she realized her passion for working with young athletes and her desire to see them reach their potential on and off the court.
She has been coaching basketball for 24 years. After serving as the assistant coach at CSC for three seasons, she became the Head Coach at Hannibal-LaGrange University. In her four seasons as Head Coach at HLGU, they won 20 games in all four seasons and compiled a record of 91-38. They won one Conference Championship and made one National Tournament appearance. She stepped down from her position after the birth of her second child but has remained actively coaching in both youth and high school basketball over the past 16 years. She has also done skill development training for the past 8 years.
Jennifer is married to Jason Durst (Head Men’s Basketball Coach at HLGU) and has three children, Jayden , Jaynee, and Jenna.
15U Boys Coach
Jason is from Canton, MO and played college basketball at Culver-Stockton College.
He began his coaching career after graduating from CSC in 1999. He has experience coaching at the middle school and high school levels before becoming a college coach. He has been the Head Coach at Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, MO for fifteen seasons. During that time, he has developed 11 AMC All-Conference players and three NAIA All-Americans. He has been named the AMC Coach of Character twice in his career. His best season come in 2019 when HLGU finished 4th in the NCCAA National Tournament.
Jason lives in Palmyra, MO with his wife Jennifer and their three children, Jayden, Jaynee, and Jenna.
15U Girls Coach
Andrea Dabney is originally from Clinton Iowa. She graduated from Culver-Stockton College where she played both volleyball and basketball. She has 21 years of experience as a head varsity basketball coach and 26 total years of basketball coaching experience. She spent 7 years as the Head Coach of the Scotland County Varsity Girls, 5 years as the Head Coach of the Milan Varsity Girls, and just finished her 9th year as the Head Coach of the Milan Varsity Boys. Her teams have won seven District Championships, two Sectional Championships, and one Final Four appearance.
Andrea and her husband John live in Milan and have three children, Ryan, Dominic, and Marian. She looks forward to the new and exciting experience that the COH Elite program provides.
14U Boys Coach
Landon played high school basketball at Clopton High School in Clarksville, MO where he helped lead his team to a Quarterfinal. He was All-Conference, All-Area, and was the leader for his team.
He continued his career at Hannibal-LaGrange University, in Hannibal, MO. He's earned Academic All-Conference, Academic All-American, and Champions of Character. He was a solid contributor all four years and had a really good career.
Landon loves coaching and has been coaching during the summers throughout his college career. He trained with Cross Over Hoops throughout his high school and college career and and is excited to be invloved in COH Elite and have the opportunity to give back!
14U Girls Coach
Calesse played high school basketball at Scotland County in Memphis, MO where she helped guide her team to three Conference and District titles. The highlight for her Scotland County team was a Final Four berth where they claimed 3rd in Class 2. She was All-Conference 4 years, All-District 3 years, All-State 2 years, Conference MVP, KHQA Player of the Year, and Kirksville Daily Express Player of the Year. Calesse was also named MVP in the first two Cross Over Hoops Invitationals.
She went on to play college basketball at Graceland University in Lamoni, IA. There she was voted team captain, had multiple NAIA Scholar-Athlete awards, and was All-Conference. She also helped as a coach at the University of Iowa Women’s Basketball Summer Camp under the direction of Coach Lisa Bluder.
She currently resides in Memphis, MO where she is actively involved in coaching several of her nieces and nephews. Her love for the game is contagious and she brings out excellence in the players she coaches. Calesse is ecstatic to be coaching for COH Elite where it’s truly “Bigger Than Basketball.”
Director of Operations
Mark Haire is from St. Louis Missouri and attended high school at Hazelwood Central High School where he was a four year varsity athlete. His senior year he was First-Team All Conference as a pitcher and first-baseman and he was named Conference Player of the Year.
Mark went on to play five years of college baseball at Columbia College where he received a triple-major in Sports Management, Marketing, and Business Administration. He also received a Master's Degree from Columbia College in Business Administration.
Mark currently lives in Memphis Missouri with his wife Abi Haire (17U Girls Coach) and their son Isaiah and works at Scotland County High School. He is excited to use his skills and experiences to contribute to the mission of COH Elite!