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
Traci played high school basketball at Central Lee High School in Donnellson, IA where she was a 4-year varsity starter and named to All-Conference, All-District, and All-State teams. She’s also a member of the 1,000 Point Club. She played AAU for All Iowa Attack and attended various training camps all over the country: Point Guard College - Essentials (TX), Michael Jordan Flight School (CA), Pat Summit’s University of Tennessee Elite Camp (TN), University of North Carolina Elite Camp (NC), Point Guard College - Think the Game (IN), University of Iowa Elite Camp (IA), Iowa State University Elite Camp (IA), Nike Elite Camp (MO), Alan Stein/Ganon Baker Camps (IA).
Traci continued her career at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. Unfortunately, she suffered a career ending knee injury after her first season.
Traci has experienced first hand how faith plays into the game of basketball and life. She went through five knee surgeries during her career, three of which were season ending. Without her faith in God, she wouldn’t be where she is today. She is excited about the opportunity to pass on the love of the game and teach not only skills for the court, but for life.
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 & 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.
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
Kenzie played high school basketball at Mark Twain in Center, MO where she holds twelve school records including career scoring with 1,944, single game scoring with 45, career threes with 250, career steals with 369, and career assists with 312. She was First Team All-Conference, All-District, and All-Area all four seasons.
She’s currently a junior at Division 2 University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has been an impact player every season, averaging 6.4 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.4 assists for her career. She is 95-265 (36%) from three and 53-58 (92%) from the line in her career. She scored a career high 27 points against Purdue Northwest.
Kenzie has been training with Cross Over Hoops since high school and is really excited about the opportunity to coach and make an impact on younger players!
Girls Program Assistant
Alisha played high school basketball at Carthage High School in Carthage, IL where she graduated in 1998. She started varsity all four years and led her team to the Final Four twice, getting two second place finishes. She was named All-State three times.
She continued her career at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO where she played for four years and had a really good college career.
Since college, she has over a decade of coaching experience. She is really looking forward to connecting her love for Jesus to her love for basketball, while helping girls to see their true potential and worth through His eyes!
Alisha and her husband, Clint, have three children, Gavin, Gunner, and Grace.
Girls Program Assistant
Emma played high school basketball at Southern Boone County High School in Ashland, Missouri where she received All-Conference and All-District honors. She ranks second in school history in rebounds and free-throw percentage for her high school career, but her proudest high school basketball milestone was her team’s trip to the Final Four in 2016. Emma cherishes her high school basketball experience and her time playing travel ball with Lady Sting.
She went on to play four seasons for Hannibal-Lagrange University in Hannibal, MO where she graduated in 2021. She led the team in points, rebounds, and assists in both her junior and senior seasons. She scored a career-high 26 points and ended her collegiate career with 923 points. She was a member of the Champion of Character Team in 2020 and was named All-Conference in 2021. She also earned Academic All-Conference and represented HLGU as a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at the conference level.
Emma is so thankful for the mission of Cross Over Hoops and is excited to invest in players the way others invested in her, both in growing as an athlete and in their relationship with Christ. COH Elite is about much more than basketball, and she’s honored to be involved!
Girls Program Assistant
Joanne played high school basketball at Macon County R-IV where she was All-Conference, All-District, and All-Area multiple seasons. She graduated from Hannibal-LaGrange University in 2007 where she played four seasons on the women’s basketball team. She was a starter, team captain, and received Academic All-American status during her time at HLGU. She loves teaching and learning about the game of basketball alongside her sister, Jennifer Durst. She is thankful for the opportunity to build relationships with players and help point them toward Christ.
Joanne and her husband Nick live outside of Palmyra, MO. They have two sons, Cannon and Archer.