BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Doug Mitchell (Indianapolis)
Ron Hecklinski (Anderson)
Kent Benson (New Castle / Bloomington)
Bob Petty (Director of the League)
Doug Mitchell - was respectfully chosen as Head Coach with USA Basketball (2008), after (3) seasons as a USA Assistant (‘03, ‘05, ‘07). “Mitch” was an assistant for (2) years with the McDonald’s All-American games (2002 & 2003) and was an Assistant Coach with his alma mater, Butler University (1988 – 1993). Doug is currently in his 20th year as head boys basketball coach at North Central High School (Ind.), where he’s earned (2) State Championships – 2010 & 1999. Doug’s basketball success has earned him (2) USA Gold Medals and (1) USA Silver Medal. “It's an honor to wear U-S-A across your chest, and it doesn't get much better than that for a high school coach,” said Mitchell. Doug has seen more than 50 of his players compete in the NCAA and he’s coached NBA talent - LeBron James (Miami Heat), Chris Paul (LA Clippers), Eric Gordon (New Orleans), Mike Connelly (Memphis Grizzlies) and Greg Oden (Miami Heat)
Ron Hecklinski – was named as Head Coach of the Indiana All-Star Team (2010) and was named Head Coach of McDonald’s All-American Team (2003) – a team which included 2-Time MVP, LeBron James & Chris Paul. “Heck” has in incredible career mark of 274-138, with (5) North Central Conference Championships, (5) Sectional Trophies and (1) Regional Championship on his resume. Heck coached (20) years in one of Indiana’s most historic basketball gymnasiums - The Anderson “Wigwam”. Heck’s coaching expertise is impeccable having coached NBA talent - LeBron James (Miami Heat), Chris Paul (LA Clippers) . Doug Mitchell & Ron Hecklinski had the honors of coaching the McDonald’s All-American Team together in (2003).
Bob Petty – is a 2000 graduate of Ball State University, has served as Chairman of the Indiana Class Basketball “All-Star” Classic Games since (2011) - coordinating the 3-Point Contest & Slam Dunk Contest. Bob owned a Sports Fundraising Company for many years and did contract work with the Indiana Pacers & Pacers “VIP” Experiences. In 2010, Bob founded “IMAGINE – IF” – a “free” after school program in Pendleton (Ind), that has now served over (2,000) students in a Christian environment. Bob is now excited about his new venture of starting the Hoosier Hardwood Basketball Association - with a goal of bringing back the love & passion for Indiana High School Basketball - as adults