Founder/Head Coach/Camp Director
Justin McCurdy founded ProSkills after graduating from Redondo Union High School in 2008. Redondo Union Basketball coach, Tom Maier, mentored McCurdy to launch ProSkills . While going to school full time at USC, McCurdy built ProSkills from the ground up with a bag of basketballs and 23 kids. ProSkills is now the premiere club basketball program in the South Bay, with over 140 club players ages 8U-12U, developmental players at the kinder & 1st grade level, and hundreds of summer campers.
Director of Operations
Lindsey has a BA in film from USC and a Master's Degree in Teaching from Chapman University, specializing in curriculum development. She is a fully credentialed teacher still active in the school community. She has volunteered with MB City Council, the board of South Bay Pony Baseball, Manhattan Beach Unified PTA Council, MBUSD Special Education Advisory Committee, and the MBUSD Board of Equity, Diversity and Social Justice. She has been the Club Director of ProSkills since 2019. She is a mom of two boys, Jackson (16) and ProSkills' player Will (12).
Chief Financial Officer
Andy grew up n the South Bay. He attended American Martyrs, Loyola High School and then USC. Basketball has always been a part of his life. He learned the business of basketball from 1992-1999 when his family was part of the Sacramento Kings ownership. He has two of two boys, Jackson (16) and ProSkills' player Will (12).
Director of Content
Brandon Johnson is a videographer for BallisLife. He has a degree in film from Cal State Fullerton. Brandon has shot and produced sports content for the games biggest stars, and now brings his talent to ProSkills as our fulltime content creator.
Director of Player Development
Coach Mark's basketball journey is impressive, having grown up in Los Angeles and immersed himself in the world of AAU and SoCal High School basketball. He played as the Point Guard for Tulsa and Cal State Northridge during his four years of D1 basketball. Following his graduation, Coach Mark spent eight years playing professionally overseas in Europe and Asia, gaining valuable insights and skills.
Upon returning to Los Angeles, Coach Mark has dedicated himself to basketball development, serving as a skills trainer for players of all ages and abilities. His expertise extends to working closely with college players on their NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) deals. Additionally, Coach Mark has been actively involved in coaching within The League for the past few seasons, along with overseeing our skill clinics.
Coach Alex is excited to be back for another season with ProSkills. Alex was a three-year all CIF/State player for Redondo Union High School. After high school, Alex played Division 1 basketball at Florida Athletic University where he still holds the record as their all-time leader in assists. Alex works as an NBA/Collegiate trainer as well as an Executive Manager at Jobot. He will be coaching 2 teams this year: elementary and middle school.
Coach Jake is excited to return for his 2nd season with ProSkills! From 2016-2020 he was the founder and head of development for South Bay Riptide. Jake spent the first 12 years of his career in operational and entrepreneurial leadership before transitioning to the financial services industry. During the day Jake is a Financial Planner for Northwestern Mutual. Basketball runs in the Trujillo family. His wife Leslie is the strength and conditioning coach for Mira Costa and his son Mateo is a varsity starter at Rolling Hills Prep. He is also the dad of a 5th grade daughter, Anjelica. Coach Jake is excited to work with our middle school players getting them prepared for basketball at the next level.
Sean is currently the Director of Operations and Varsity Basketball Coach at Vistamar High School. Before joining Vistamar in 2019, he coached basketball at Moorpark High School and spent 8 years teaching at St. Genevieve High School where he served as the Asst. Athletic Director and Head Varsity Basketball coach. Prior to St. Genevieve, Sean was an Assistant Coach at Pierce College and the Head Coach at Granada Hills Charter High School. In addition to coaching basketball, Sean is passionate about gym construction and has managed multiple large construction projects with Lundgren Management, overseeing gym construction at Castaic High School and the College of the Canyons. He is excited to return for another season with ProSkills and help prepare our middle school players for high school and beyond.
Coach Ryan has been coaching basketball for over 10 years. A graduate of ASU, he began coaching basketball for Pacifica Christian, Miken, Costa Mesa and Harkam GAON Academy high schools. He trained under noted NBA Skills Coaches Drew Hanlen & Alex Bazzell. Since 2015 he has been doing private skill training for everyone from NBA draft prospects to 5 year olds. Coach Ryan is excited to get back on the court and share his knowledge with our ProSkills clinics and teams.
Coach Petar is originally from Serbia, where he was a point-guard for Serbian (fka Yugoslavian) U16 national team that won the European championship. He moved to America at age 18, played his senior year in high school in FL, and then went on to play D2 basketball for Northwood University, MI all four years. He was a grad-assistant for the team while finishing his MBA, and also has experience coaching club basketball in Pennsylvania. Proud parent of two (ages 9 and 7), he now works in finance, and is passionate about the game of basketball and loves working with kids.
Coach Morgan is starting his 2nd season as a head coach and 4th working for ProSkills. He is a graduate of Mira Costa High School where he played 3 years of varsity basketball. He is a senior at Cal State Dominguez Hills as well as working in business developments and social media marketing at CoMarkCo. He is excited to be working with our middle school players.
Coach Jeremy is a graduate of Mira Costa High School where he played 4 years of varsity football as a wide receiver. He and Coach Morgan were club basketball teammates for the South Bay Monarchs where he was a combo guard. He recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison where he majored in psychology with a certificate in criminal justice. He continued playing basketball recreationally throughout college at the University of Wisconsin and at home during the winter breaks and summers. He says football especially has taught him a lot about teamwork and strength and conditioning, which he is excited to pass on to the ProSkills players.
Director, The League
Coach Mallory grew up in Palos Verdes. She played Varsity basketball at Peninsula High School and after college returned to coach in the girl's basketball program. She played basketball at El Camino College as well as Concordia University, where she earned a scholarship for academic excellence. She holds a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from CSDH . Since 2017 Coach Mallory has worked in Manhattan Beach Unified as an Intensive Behavior Instructor (IBI) in Special Education. We are fortunate to have someone with not only her extensive basketball experience but also working with children of all ages and abilities.
Head Coach, ProSkills Stars
Coach Tyler Merrill is excited to be returning to ProSkills! He began coaching in 2007 for the Redondo Union High School JV team. After coaching there for 5 years he began coaching club basketball. Tyler is a Vocational Education Specialist for the School-To-Career program at Redondo Union High School. Coach Tyler was a part of ProSkills from 2017-2020 and is very excited to return to coaching after a few years off to get married and become a dad to a baby girl!
Coach Niko returns for his 3rd season with ProSkills. He was the starting point guard at Bishop Montgomery where he was a 4 year varsity player, two time all league selection, and won two league championships. He went on to play D1 basketball for University of Hawaii. This is his 2nd year coaching with ProSkills. When not coaching, Niko is an NBA agent for BDA Sports Management representing some of the top players in the game like Trailblazer's Anfernee Simons.
K1 Development Program Coach
Coach Haley played Division I basketball at Loyola Marymount University (2018-22). She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and is currently attending USC graduate school majoring in Marriage and Family Therapy. Haley will be graduating May 2024 from USC and plans to dedicate her work as a therapist to guiding athletes and family’s of athletes through the mental challenges that come along with playing sports while also de-stigmatizing mental health and providing services to underrepresented communities. Haley is the Assistant Coach, Strength & Conditioning Coach, and Social Media Coordinator for Mira Costa’s Varsity Girls Basketball team/program. She is also a Costa Basketball alumni, born and raised in the South Bay.
Coach Kayan is a ProSkills OG and started playing when he was in elementary school. He played Varsity basketball at Mira Costa before graduating in 2019 and attending the University of Michigan. He graduated from Michigan in 2023 and is excited to be home in the sunny South Bay.
This is Coach Emmett (EOC)'s second season with ProSkills. He is excited to return to coach our Middle School Club players as well as coaching in The League. Emmett is hoping to follow his father, Clippers Assitant Brennan O'Connor, into professional basketball coaching. This summer he interned with the Los Angeles Clippers during Summer League and hopes to be a team manager for a D1 program next year in college.
Strength & Conditioning
Christen has extensive experience working with youth as a case manager for Tessie Cleveland Community Services. He played Varsity basketball as a starter at West Torrance High School and was awarded First Team All Bay League his Senior Year and All Star game MVP. Christen was also a 2 year starter for the El Camino Warriors Men's college basketball team in Torrance and was awarded First team honorable mention in his Freshman season. Christen was a recipient of the Norm Very Athletic Scholarship and “Scholar Baller” award. Coach Christen currently plays in many high level leagues including the legendary summer Drew League for the Reapers Black Ops.
Coach Laykin grew up in the South Bay and graduated from Mira Costa High School, where he played two years of varsity basketball. He is currently studying at El Camino College and will be transferring to USC this spring. He loves playing, coaching, and studying basketball and can’t wait to work with the ProSkills athletes.