Coach Michael Stinnett
Coach Michael Stinnett has been married to Stephanie Stinnett for 25 years, and has a 12 year old son Michael Ray Stinnett Jr.. He has coached for 29 years at all levels of the game. He is recently retired after 27.5 years of teaching and coaching in the state of Kentucky. He also serves as the Director of Scouting for Free Agency Basketball based out of Spain. He founded and has served as the director for Stinnett Basketball Services (SBS) and the Kentuckiana Pro Am Summer League since 1994. Coach Stinnett has placed several players overseas, and helped many kids receive college scholarships. He has a great passion for the game, and loves to see players reach their dreams in the game.
2019-20 Assistant Coach Beth Haven Christian School (Louisville, Ky.)
2018-19 Director of Basketball Administration/Asst. Coach Aspire Basketball Academy Post Graduate (Louisville, Ky)
2017-18 Asst. Varsity Coach Ballard High School
2016-17 Head Coach Louisville Diesel (UBA Pro League) (Louisville,Ky)
2015-16 Head Coach Beth Haven Christian High School (Lousiville, Ky)
2014-15 Head Coach Beth Haven Christian High School (Louisville,Ky)
2014 Head Coach Las Vegas Pro Combine (July Las Vegas)
2014 Head Coach MSA International Camp (July Las Vegas)
2013-14 Head Coach Beth Haven Christian High School (Louisville, Ky)
2013-14 Head Coach Louisville Diesel (UBA/Pro League US)
2013 Head Coach Team Venice Eurobasket Summer League (Las Vegas)
2013 Head Coach World Sports Marketing Pro Invitational (UNLV)
1995-Current Founder/Director Kentuckiana Pro Am Tournament
2005-2012 Head Coach Iroquois High School (Louisville, Ky.)
2006 GM and Head Pro Coach Louisville Lightning (KIBA Pro League)
2005 Asst. Pro Coach Kentucky Reach (World Basketball Association)
1999-2005 Head Coach Owensboro High School (Owensboro, Ky.)
1990-1999 Asst. Coach Owensboro High School (worked under current Miami Heat scout Randy Embry)
1988-1989 Head 7th Grade Coach Daviess Co. Middle School
Eurobasket Bio: http://basketball.usbasket.com/coach/Michael_Stinnett/12389
Scouting/Pro Player Placement/Events:
1994 -Current Founder/Director Kentuckiana Pro Am Summer League www.kentuckyproambasketball.com
2014-Current Founder/Director SBS Pro Basketball Workouts in Dallas, Louisville, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, and Orlando
2014-Current Director of Scouting Free Agency Basketball Agency in Spain. www.freeagency.es
1994-Current Has worked with professional clubs in Europe, Asia, and Latin America in job placement. He has also helped several agents place their clients.
2009-Current Founded the Metro Exposure Workout for Unsigned High School Seniors in the Kentuckiana area.
1982-1986 Breckinridge County High School Hardinsburg, Kentucky
1986-1989 Brescia University (NAIA) Owensboro, Kentucky
1990-1996 Kentucky Crusaders (College Exhibitions and Argentina Tour)
Current: 50 and over tournaments, 3 on 3 tournaments, 5 on 5 tournies
2015 Head Coach of Kentucky Christian Athletic Conf. State Champs
2014 Head Coach of Kentucky Christian Athletic Conf. State Champs
2012 Head Coach of Jackson Co. Tournament Champions
2012 Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches 6th Region Rep.
2011 Won 200th Game vs. Butler High School Feb. 4, 2011
2011 Won 100th Game at Iroquois vs. Grayson Co.
2011 KABC Regional Rep. Award
2010 Head Coach of 6th Region Finalist (Final 32 in Kentucky/one class)
2010 Assistant Coach Kentucky vs. Ohio All Star Game
2010 Head Coach of Marion Co. Tournament Champions
2010 KABC Board of Directors Region 6
2009 Head Coach of 22nd District Champions
2009 Head Coach of Harlan Co. Tournament Champs
2009 Head Coach of Gallatin Steel Tournament Champs
2009 KABC Board of Directors Region 6
2009 Kentucky All Start team Selection Committee
2008 Head Coach of 22nd District Champs
2007 Head Coach of 5th/6th Region All Star Game at Bellarmine
2007 Louisville Courier Journal 6th Region Coach of the Year
2007 KABC 6th Region Coach of the Year
2007 Head Coach of Johnson Central Holiday Classic Champs
2007 Head Coach of Valley Holiday Classic Champs
2007 Won 100th game vs. Louisville Manuel
2006 KIBA (Pro League) GM and Coach of the Year
2002 Owensboro H.S. featured on ESPN (July 2002)
2002 Sweet 16 in Rupp Arena (Kentucky State Tournament/one class)
2002 Head Coach of 3rd Region Champions
2002 Head Coach of 9th District Champions
2001 Messenger Inquirer 3rd Region Coach of the Year
2001 KABC 3rd Region Coach of the Year
2000 Head Coach of the Kentucky Nike All Star Team/Eddie Ford
Coach Stinnett is all about using basketball to improve the lives of his players in all ways. He is into total person developement not just basketball development. He was a first time college graduate from his family, and knows what basketball can do for a person. He also is all about respecting the game, and approaching each aspect of the game with great integrity.
Coach Stinnett has sent 30 players to the college ranks, and also helped several players get to the professional level in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.
This is a good article to explain the relationship Coach Stinnett builds with his players, and his desire for players to use game of basketball to improve their lives.