GAMETIME BASKETBALL

"Practice doesn't make perfect, it makes permanent..."

MEET OUR COACHES

We are proud to offer some of the most experienced, knowledgeable and passionate coaches on our staff. All of whom have extensive basketball backgrounds, as both players and coaches, in the community youth group, competitive club, high school and collegiate level. Many of our coaches manage their own respective teams and programs throughout the Bay Area. Some have been trained through the lessons of GAMETIME Basketball since their early childhood years. It is because of our elite team of coaches and volunteers that we pride ourselves as being one of the top basketball skill development programs in Northern California.

We are proud to offer some of the most experienced, knowledgeable and passionate coaches on our staff. All of whom have extensive basketball backgrounds, as both players and coaches, in the community youth group, competitive club, high school and collegiate level. Many of our coaches manage their own respective teams and programs throughout the Bay Area. Some have been trained through the lessons of GAMETIME Basketball since their early childhood years. It is because of our elite team of coaches and volunteers that we pride ourselves as being one of the top basketball skill development programs in Northern California.


Justin Fujihara - Co-Director

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Justin, Founder and Co-Director of GAMETIME Basketball, has over twenty years of coaching experience on a multi-level capacity. This year, he enters his sixth season as Varsity Head Coach of the Women’s Basketball Program at Wilcox High School, in Santa Clara. 

Prior to his arrival at Wilcox, Justin spent seven seasons on staff at Presentation High School, in San Jose, as Varsity Assistant Coach and Junior Varsity Head Coach. The Panthers were Central Coast Section Division II Champions (2010-11, 2012-13) and West Catholic Athletic League Champions (2010-11). He was coach for the Women’s Basketball Program at Leland High School (2001-07), in San Jose, and Homestead High School (2000-01), in Cupertino. Justin served as both Varsity Assistant Coach and Junior Varsity Head Coach at Leland, and Varsity Assistant Coach at Homestead. He spent one season on staff for the Men’s Basketball Program at San Jose State University (2006-07). 

Since 1997, Justin has coached for several competitive club organizations and non-profit youth groups including Metro San Jose, North South Basketball, San Jose Ninja Youth Group, San Jose Zebra Youth Foundation and Palo Alto Youth Service. He is currently a Tournament Coordinator for the Northern California Region of the North South High School Basketball Tournament, which showcases the top Asian basketball players in the State of California.

Justin played basketball for four years at Lynbrook High School, in San Jose, class of 2000. In 1999-2000, he led the Vikings to its first Santa Clara Valley Athletic League Championship since 1993, and first appearance to the CCS Division II Playoffs since 1997, advancing to the division semi-finals. 

In 2017, Justin and the GT coaching staff entered in a relationship with Facebook and International Secret Agents (ISAtv) to promote an annual celebrity charity basketball game, with several well-known Asian talents and local high school student athletes of the GAMETIME Basketball program.

Justin graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration Management.


Ryan Fujihara - Co-Director

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Ryan, Co-Director of GAMETIME Basketball, was a four year Varsity Point Guard at Lynbrook High School, class of 2002, where he led the Vikings to three consecutive appearances to the CCS Division II Playoffs. In 2000-2001 and 2001-2002, he was awarded First Team All-Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (De Anza Division). 

Ryan continued his playing career at the collegiate level attending Ohlone College (2002-2004), in Fremont, where he led the Renegades to back-to-back North Coast Conference Championships. He then transferred to Dominican University (2004-2006), in San Rafael, leading his team to another pair of back-to-back California Pacific Conference Championships and two consecutive berths to the Men’s Division II National Basketball Championships. Ryan was Team Captain for each of these teams, and awarded numerous accolades including Defensive Player of the Year (2003-2004).

Upon retiring from basketball in 2006, Ryan was on staff as Assistant Coach to the Men’s Basketball Program at Dominican University (2006-2007). He spent two years as Varsity Assistant Coach to the Men’s Basketball Program at Homestead High School, in Cupertino. In 2013-2014, the Mustangs made school history by advancing to the CCS Division I semi-finals under his instruction.  Ryan enters his fifth season as Varsity Assistant Coach to the Wilcox High School Women's Basketball Program.

Ryan graduated from Dominican University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Business Administration.


Keenan Iwamura - Lead Instructor

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Keenan, Lead Instructor for GAMETIME Basketball, is one of the most quality skill development instructors in the local area. He was the Head Coach for the San Jose Zebra Youth Foundation, Boy’s Class of 2018 team, a competitive club group in San Jose. 

He is currently a Northern California Tournament Coordinator for the North South High School Basketball Tournament. For six years, Keenan served as Head Coach (2014-2018) and Assistant Coach (2013) for this event.

In 2011, Keenan spent one year as Head Coach to a 6th Grade Boys team for National Junior Basketball (NJB) in San Jose. He was also Head Coach at the Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation 8th Grade Girls Summer League (1999-2001).

Keenan continues to teach and study the game of basketball. In 2014, he attended and served as coach at the Point Guard College Clinic (PGC), in Santa Barbara. 

Keenan, a Sacramento native, played competitive club basketball for the Sacramento Rebels, class of 2001. He has an undergraduate and post- graduate degree from Santa Clara University.


Janice Chen - Lead Instructor

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Janice was a four year basketball player at Leland High School, in San Jose, class of 2008. In 2005, she was awarded Second Team All-League in the Blossom Valley Athletic League – Mt. Hamilton Division. In 2005-06, she led as Team Captain for Coach Justin for her strong knowledge and understanding of the game, her “lead by example” character and utmost respect from all her peers. Janice was the 2007-08 recipient of the Leland High School Women’s Basketball Coach’s Award. 

Janice enters her sixth season Assistant Coach for the Wilcox High School Women's Basketball Program. She was also an Assistant Coach for the Zebra Youth Foundation – Boy’s Class of 2018 Team, a competitive youth club program in San Jose. 

Janice is a very dedicated young coach and we are lucky to have her as a part of our staff. She brings a wealth of experience on a multi-level capacity and is extremely passionate about the game of basketball. Janice graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering


Joseph MOSQUEDA - Lead Instructor

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Joseph enters his third season as Junior Varsity Head Coach for the Wilcox High School Women's Basketball Program. He is also Head Coach for the Zebra Youth Foundation – Boy’s Class of 2025 Team, an Asian club basketball program in San Jose.

For two years, Joseph was an Assistant Coach for the North South High School Basketball Tournament (2016-2017). He was also an Assistant Coach for the Class of 2018 San Jose Zebra Boy’s Team.

Joseph is a very active young coach with the ability to connect well with young players. He has tremendous potential and a bright future as a Head Coach, as he continues to grow and build his craft. Joseph played high school basketball and graduated from Prospect High School, in San Jose, class of 2016. He also played at the competitive club level for the San Jose Zebras.