• About Suncoast Youth Basketball League

    THE WORDS "THANK YOU" SEEM SO SMALL TO TELL EVERYONE SUNCOAST'S APPRECIATION FOR MAKING OUR LEAGUE GREAT FOR 75,000-80,000 kids the past 20 years. VOLUNTEER COACHES, SPONSORS AND MOST OF ALL THE PARENTS FOR SELECTING SUNCOAST. WE SINCERELY HOPE YOUR KIDS GREATLY BENEFITED FROM THEIR PARTICIPATION. AGAIN OUR MOST SINCERE THANKS.

    -Bill Ivey

    Bill Ivey

    Bill was a highly successful high school, junior college, and four year college coach for twelve years. Following his coaching career, he held his own nationwide football and basketball coaching clinics which included:

    • The Grand Tetons/Yellowstone in Jackson Hole, WY
    • The Sun/Fun in San Diego, CA
    • The Rockies in Estes Park, CO
    • The Great Smokies in Gatlinburg, TN
    • The Sunshine in Orlando, FL
    • The Alaskan in Anchorage, AK 

     

     

    During that span of time, approximately seventy-five of the nations top coaches were clinicians at his clinics, including:

    • Dean Smith (North Carolina)
    • Denny Crum (Louisville)
    • Jim Boeheim (Syracuse)
    • Tim Floyd (University of Southern California)
    • Larry Brown (Detroit Pistions)
    • Lou Carnesecca (St. Johns)
    • "Red" Auerbach (Celtics)
    • Roy Williams (North Carolina)
    • Lute Olson (Arizona)
    • Mike Shanahan (Denver Broncos)
    • Steve Spurrier (University of South Carolina)
    • Tom Osborne (Nebraska)
    • Lou Holtz (Notre Dame)
    • Vince Dooley (Georgia)
    • Bill Synder (Kansas State)

     

    For seven years Bill was the director of Prince Presents The World of Coaching where he held coaches clinics at the Four Seasons Resort- Dallas Tx; University of Texas-Austin, Princeton University, Northwestern University (Evanston), Georgia Tech University and many Racquet clubs across the nation.
     

    About B. J. Ivey

      "HERO OF THE COMMUNITY." AWARD PRESENTED BY THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES.

      SARASOTA COUNTY "TEACHER OF THE YEAR."

      RIVERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL "TEACHER OF THE YEAR."

      SARASOTA COUNTY H.S. "TEACHER OF THE YEAR."

      ASSISTANT COACH NIKE TEAM FLORIDA 17U EYBL SARASOTA HEARLD TRIBUNE "COACH OF THE YEAR" 2011, 2012

      2013 DISTRICT 8 "COACH OF THE YEAR"

      2016 DISTRICT 8 "COACH OF THE YEAR"

      2016 OVERALL COACH OF THE YEAR

      • MVP of Riverview High's J.V. Basketball team in 1997
      • Record for most points in a game at Bayshore's J.V. Holiday Classic with 37pts vs. Venice High
      • 3-Time Varsity Winner at Riverview High
      • Captain of Riverview's Varsity Basketball Team in 2000
      • District Champions 1997,1998,and 2000
      • WWSB Channel 40 Athlete of the Week in 2000
      • 1999 Suncoast Holiday Classic All Tournament Team
      • FACA State North-South All Star Classic
      • 4-Time Scholar Athlete
      • First Among Equals
      • Suncoast Conference All Freshman Team. (while playing for MCC)
      • 2 Year Varsity Basketball Letter Winner at USC-Aiken
      • 1 Year Starter for USC-Aiken in The Peach Belt
      • Over 8 Years Experience Working with Youth Basketball in Sarasota
      • Head Boy's Basketball Coach at Riverview High School
      • 2010 Sarasota Herald Tribune "Coach of the Year."
      • 2011 Sarasota Herald Tribune "Coach of the Year."
      • 2012 District 8 "Coach of the Year."
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