D1 Basketball

Randy Duck

D1 Team and Skills Coach

Randy Duck was born in Texarkana, Texas. At an early age, he and his family moved into the Garland area where he began playing any sport possible. Throughout elementary and middle school he played through city and school leagues. Once Coach Duck was in high school it was clear that he was setting course to play at higher levels. He was a top player in the state leading his teams into the playoffs 3 of the 4 years of high school. Coach Duck committed to a full scholarship to the University of California Berkeley (CAL) 1993-1997.

While at Cal, Coach Duck went to 3 NCAA tournaments, the last of which was to the Sweet 16. Duck played alongside players such as Jason Kidd, Lamond Murray, Michael Stewart, and Ed Gray, all of whom played in the NBA. The Pac-10 conference at the time was at the top of the college basketball world having the eventual National Champions within the conference 2 years (1995 - UCLA and 1997 - Arizona).

After graduation, Coach Duck pursued a professional career of his own in Europe and Asia. His career took him through multiple locations and was capped off by spending his last 3 years alongside current Toronto Raptors head coach, Nick Nurse. The last few years of playing is where coach Duck truly found his passion for teaching the game.

Once retired from the playing aspect of the game, Coach Duck decided to settle back down in the Bay Area in California and start working toward executing his dream job. After working privately and then taking a job with 24 Hour Fitness, Coach Duck finally realized his ultimate dream of owning and operating his own basketball training facility.

As a coach, Coach Duck has maintained a positive, educational, and challenging model for developing players. He believes basketball has been a vehicle for his life and he will continue to strive to help the next generation of players achieve their goals.

Playing Experience:

**Bulgaria - Shumen

**Macedonia - Skopje

**Hong Kong

**Saudi Arabia - Jeddah

**England - London

**France - Cholet

**Switzerland - Lake Lugano

**England - Brighton

**University of California, Berkeley (1993-1997)

Coaching Experience:

**Brighton Bears Player Coach/Assistant

**Hoop Matrix - owner/operator, AAU, private coach, professional trainer

**China - College Coach

**China - Academy Coach

**Puerto Penasco - Professional Coach

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