Founder and Head Coach, North City 13U, Andrew Grinaker
Andrew started North City Training in 2010 because he saw a void in developing and preparing young adults for high school and collegiate athletics. He wanted to create a program that focused first on fundamentals, individual skills and building core strength and conditioning. Playing and traveling for AAU tournaments is fun, but the goal of our program is to improve each player so that they can be better equipped to play at the next level.
* Played AAU basketball in Puget Sound Area and Varsity Basketball at Bothell High School.
* 10+ years coaching experience, including Shorecrest High School, Shorecrest Feeder Program, Jackson HS Feeder Program and various AAU teams.
* 5+ years officiating experience, including at the HS Varsity level in Yakima and Seattle areas.
CONTACT: NORTHCITYAAU @ GMAIL dot com
Mike Lawson leads all training efforts for the North City AAU basketball program. His extensive experience in training high school, collegiate and professional athletes is a true testament to his ability to get the most out of his players. Below is some information on Mike, but if you would like to learn more, please visit www.coachmiketraining.com.
* Private basketball coaching for kids; 4th grade to high school, college to NBA/WNBA players
* Current member of the WNBA practice team of men that practices against the Seattle Storm team
* Played basketball in Germany on an all-Army basketball team.1987-1989
* In 1996, played in the Magic Johnson Fila Pro League. This is a sanctioned NBA summer league
* All state high school basketball player in Massachusetts
* Player of the year for central Massachusetts
Head Coach for North City 16U, Eddie George
Coach Eddie George leads our North City high school elite team, along with helping direct and lead practices and individual skill sessions. Coach George has considerable experience in building AAU Basketball training programs, including training and competing against NBA, international and collegiate players.
-2 time All State high school player of the year Tri-Metro in Minnesota.
-Played 2 years JUCO basketball, 2 years at Augsburg College.
-Played 2 years with MCC Rebels in the Charles Barkley NBA sanctioned summer league in Mesa Arizona,
-Played with the Harlem Globetrotters in a 3 month mini domestic tour based out of Red Rock Arizona.
-Played in the CBA/ Rockford Lightening, FIBA and the ABA/ Black Hawks.
Previous Coaching Experience
-Private basketball coaching for kids, 6th grade and up.
-Head coach, Redmond High School JV team.
-Head coach, ECBA 17U Elite Team. Coached high school juniors and seniors on national Traveling team.
-Trained and worked out with NBA players in off season including Devean George, Luke Walton, Ron Riley, Kenny Kimbro and more.
-Owner and coach of George’s All-Stars basketball camp held at Juanita High School for Several Years.
Eddie’s brother, Devean George, played 11 seasons in the NBA including 3 World Championships with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Coach, North City AAU Team and Lead Trainer, Dan Grinaker
Dan brings basketball, training and physical therapy experience to the North City AAU Program. As a graduate in Exercise Science at Central Washington University, Dan is currently a Physical Therapist Aide at Milestone Physical Therapy in Redmond.
For the past 2 years, Dan has been assistant coach for both North City’s high school AAU team and the Jackson High School feeder program. Dan’s role at North City also includes providing injury treatment, help aide in the training process and conduct individual skill sessions.