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  • Marie Albrecht Director of Operations

    Marie Albrecht is the Director of Operations for D1 Basketball DFW.


    Marie, a former teacher, retired from teaching in 2013, moved from Illinois to Texas shortly thereafter, and joined the D1 Basketball DFW administration in 2014. She handles the daily business of D1 Basketball DFW including registration, parent communication, billing, parent questions, scheduling, uniforms, and other behind the scenes needs.


    Marie and her husband Scott have 3 children: Maddie (18), Kenzie (16), and Jack (14).

    (708) 557-9608 (cell)

  • Brian Loyd President/Director of D1 Basketball Academy

    Brian Loyd is a Partner and the Co-Founder of D1 Basketball DFW. Brian handles the Basketball Academy and Select Groups for D1 Basketball DFW. He is also co-coach of our Nike sponsored 15U Team.


    Brian was born and raised in the state of Indiana, where basketball is king and every kid grows up with a basketball in his hand. A native of Indianapolis, he was a 3 sport star in basketball, football and track before concentrating on basketball. Brian first made his mark nationally by being named as an AAU 15U All-American after helping his Center Grove AAU team finish 3rd in the country at the AAU National Championships in South Bend, Indiana. From there his stock grew as a basketball player. Brian was named All-City and won the City Championship as a junior at Cathedral High School. As a senior he was named All-County and Honorable Mention All-State at Lawrence North High School. A National Top 150 player as a high school senior, Brian was recruited by schools all over the country before choosing The University of Tulsa over Davidson, Illinois State, USC and Wisconsin.


    Brian had a great career as a shooting guard at Tulsa. He was a 4 year letterman. He was named Defensive Player of the Year as a Sophomore. He was named Team Captain as a senior. He set a school record for 3pt FGs made in a game (6 vs. Drake). A scholar athlete, Brian was also named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Academic Team after finishing on the Dean's List at TU. Brian finished his career ranked near the top of several records at Tulsa - 3pt FG Made (Game), 3pt FG Made (Career), 3pt FG% (Career) and Games Played (Career). Brian graduated in 1991 with a double major in Communications and Sociology. He worked for Tulsa as an Admissions Counselor for two years before starting his career as a college basketball coach.


    After coaching for 18 years on the college and pro levels, Brian brings a wealth of basketball coaching knowledge and connections to D1. He has worked with and developed players of all positions at the highest levels of basketball. He has coached in the NBA D-League and PAC-10. He has worked with such greats as Tubby Smith, Steve Lappas, Nancy Lieberman and Donnie Nelson. He continues to work with players on a private basis and has gotten several players college scholarships and pro contracts since moving to the DFW area in 2010. Brian has a serious passion for helping young men and women reach their full potential as players and it shows in his thorough and intense skills training and team coaching. His coaching resume is listed below:


    Coaching Experience:

    • D1 Basketball DFW (May 2013-Present)
      • President of Academy Basketball
      • Team Coach
    • FieldhouseUSA (October 2012-Present)
      • Basketball Skills Director
    • Independent Basketball Skills Coach (July 2011-Present)
    • Texas Legends - NBA Development League (October 2010-April 2011)
      • Player Development Coach
    • The University of Toledo (May 2008-June 2010)
      • Assistant Basketball Coach
    • Oregon State University (April 2002-April 2008)
      • Assistant Basketball Coach
    • University of Massachusetts (June 2001-April 2002)
      • Director of Basketball Operations
    • Portland State University (June 1999-May 2001)
      • Assistant Basketball Coach
    • California Polytechnic State University
      • Assistant Basketball Coach
    • Queens College (August 193-June 1995)
      • Assistant Basketball Coach


    (419) 206-0669 (cell)

  • Matt Steffe President

    Matt Steffe is a Partner and the Co-Founder of D1 Basketball DFW. Matt handles all of the business relationships and partnerships for D1 Basketball DFW.


    Matt was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. He started playing basketball when he was eight-years-old and started playing travel AAU ball at ten-years-old. At Hart High School in Valencia, California, he was named to the All-Foothill League twice, All-CIF his junior and senior season, Foothill League Player of the Year his senior season, Santa Clarita Player of the Year his senior season and Street and Smith Honorable Mention All-American. He was also an All-Conference golf standout. Matt received a full NCAA DI scholarship to the Air Force Academy in the WAC Conference and played his first year at the Air Force Academy Prep School. He was named First Team All-Conference while playing there and was named MVP of the Hutchinson Junior College Tournament, the top JC tournament in the country. He then transferred to NCAA DII power Quincy University in Quincy, IL. As a freshman, he was part of the first ever NCAA National Tournament team as the teams' sixth man. Starting as a sophomore, Matt averaged 10+ points per game, and as a junior again led his team to a NCAA National tourney birth averaging 12.3 points per game. Matt was named All-GLVC as a junior and All-NCAA Tourney after a 36 point performance in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. As a senior, Matt was again named First Team All-GLVC and was named to the NCAA DII All-American Team after averaging 17.5 points per game and 11rebounds per game. He was also named Quincy University Mart Heinen Student Athlete of the Year and was named to the First Team NCAA Academic All-America team.


    After finishing his college career and graduating from Quincy with a degree in communications, Matt played professionally in Split, Croatia. Having a great mentor in Quincy University Head Coach Steve Hawkins, Matt joined the Quincy University Basketball Staff as an Assistant Coach following his stint in Croatia. After spending a year with Coach Hawk in Quincy, Matt was named Assistant Coach at Portland State University, becoming the youngest NCAA DI coach in the country. Also on the Portland State staff was D1 Basketball DFW's co-founder, Brian Loyd. At Portland State, Matt and Brian were in charge of recruiting, scheduling, and guard play where they coached current San Antonio Spurs Associate Head Coach, Ime Udoka. After two years at Portland State, Matt left coaching to move to North Dallas, TX to become a Corporate Executive Head Hunter.


    Matt and his wife Beth, who met while she was an All-America Soccer player at Quincy University, have three amazing kids in Drew (10), Ava (8), and Dylan (5). They now call Frisco, Texas home.


    Playing Experience:

    • Hart High School (1990-1993)
      • Foothill League Player of the Year (1993)
      • Street and Smith All American (1993)
      • ALL-CIF 1992 & 1993)
      • First Team All-Foothill League (1992 & 1993)
      • Santa Clarita Athlete of the Year (1993)
      • DI Scholarship - Air Force Academy
    • Air Force Academy (1993-1994)
      • First Team All-Conference
      • Hutchinson JC Tourney MVP
      • DII Scholarship - Quincy University
    • Quincy University (1994-1998)
      • Team Captain (1998)
      • First Team All-GLVC (1997 & 1998)
      • NCAA DII All-America (1998)
      • NCAA Tournament (1995 & 1997)
      • Quincy University Mart Heinlen Student-Athlete of the Year (1998)
      • NCAA Academic All American (1998)
      • All-NCAA DII National Tournament Team (1997)
    • Played professionally in Split, Croatia (1998)


    Coaching Experience:

    • Quincy University Asst. Coach- NCAA DII (1999)
    • Portland State University Asst. Coach (1999-2001)
    • Director - Brian Grant NBA Camp (2000-2001)
    • Co-Founder D1 Basketball DFW (2013)


    (972) 672-7977 (cell)