Don Halling

Don Halling
Don Halling has been active in the Youth/AAU boys basketball scene in Illinois for the past 10 years. Don helped to coach the 2018 Gateway(IL) team the past 2 years which produced 8 college basketball players and 1 college football player. Don has also been involed in the girls game for the past 2 years as a Varsity Assistant for Alton Marquette. This year he helped Marquette to win their first 2A Regional ever and produce the first 20 win season in 18 years. Don hails from South Dakota where was a 3 sport athlete in High School and went on to play at the University of South Dakota.

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Aaron Ferguson

Aaron Ferguson
Aaron Ferguson covered high school basketball in Illinois for the Peoria Journal Star before he was laid off due to budget cuts. He is excited returning to local gyms for boys and girls hoops with the Prep Hoops Network. Follow him on Twitter @Sports_Aaron or contact him via email sports.aaron.journalism@gmail.com.

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Dan Gates

Dan Gates
Dan Gates brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Prep Girls Hoops Illinois team. He spent 23 years as the Paris Mayo Middle School Head Coach, accumulating 22 Regional Titles, 11 Sectional Titles, 2 State Championships, and 700+Victories. In addition to his time at the middle school level, Dan spent 24 years as the assistant coach at Paris High School. Outside of the high school scene, Dan has also 30 years of experience as both a coach and director for the Indiana Flight West program.

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Michael Willis

Michael Willis
Michael is a former high school student-athlete in Illinois. He played at Carbondale High School, he went on to study Sports Administration at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, while there he wrote blogs about the local Southern Illinois prep talent as well as writing for the university. He then worked as the General Manager of a Semi-Professional basketball team for several years. From there he went on to coaching his AAU program and focus on training of athletes and is now coaching girls/boys basketball. Michael is a gym rat he is always traveling to see events across the Midwest to evaluate talent. Michael is currently covering the Central Illinois Area. You can follow him on Twitter @MikeWillis23

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Jacob Wohlwend

Jacob Wohlwend
Jacob is a former student-athlete at LeRoy High School in Central IL, and attended Illinois State University where he graduated with a degree in Mass Media. While at ISU, Jacob covered the Illinois State Men's Basketball team part-time with the student radio station, WZND. Since his graduation, he has relocated to Chicago, Illinois where he has worked in Athletic Recruiting for almost two years. Jacob will be covering Girls Basketball conferences in the Chicago Intercity as well as the Suburbs. You can follow along on Twitter at @prephoopsjacob

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