Executive Director/17u Black Coach
← Coach Pettigrew with the Barnstormers Class of 2020 in Atlanta at the adidas Gauntlet
Coach Pettigrew joined the ‘Stormers in 2008 after spending 3 years as the founder/director of the Iowa Triple Threat Hoops AAU program. In addition to his coaching duties with the Barnstormers, Coach Pettigrew also is in charge of overall finances, scheduling, traveling, communication and works in concert w/the HS & Youth program leadership team. Coach JP manages the HS coaching staff and also spends a lot of time helping our recruiting coordinator with college recruiting efforts for all our young men. Jamie is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a bachelors degree in Sports Management. He lives in Cedar Rapids with his wife Annie and is a proud father of five; including two boys who played for the Barnstormers (Alex Coleman, 2006-2009 and Jo Coleman, 2007-2011).
Coach Pettigrew will coach the 17U Black team for the 2023 season.
HS Co-Director/Recruiting Coordinator/17u Gold Coach
Tanner was the Director of Sauk Valley Magic for 8+ years and was also the 17U Elite Coach. He was the Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach at Central City High School for 10 years. He now serves as the 7-12 Principal at North Cedar Schools.
Tanner scored over 2,000 career high school points (Annawan High School and Lincoln Trail Conference’s career points record holder), and was named All-State 3 years. He played college basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Knox College. He was awarded All-Conference recognition for 2 years as a Point Guard for Knox College.
Tanner joined the Stormers in 2018 and has made a huge impact in a very short time helping a multitude of players get recruited at all collegiate levels from high-major to D2/D3 & NAIA as our recruiting coordinator, helping to recruit players into the program and being a great coach/mentor to young men from all walks of life! Tanner will also step into the HS program Co-Director role and help manage all aspects of the HS program.
Coach Tanner lives with his wife Nichole, & daughters Rose and Saige and will coach the 17U gold team this spring/summer and continue his outstanding efforts helping our young men achieve their collegiate basketball dreams!
16U Gold Coach
Coach Shipp joined the program in 2020-21 and is a welcome addition to the Stormers Staff. Reggie is a former player at Iowa Wesleyan College & former Varsity Head coach at Burlington Community HS as well as an educator in the school district where he resides with his daughter.
Reggie will coach the 16u Gold team for the 2023 season
16u Black Coach
Coach Ramos is entering his third year on the Barnstormers Staff. Nick is a young energetic coach who is an assistant coach at Rock Valley CC. Nick is a talented offensive mind and does a great job relating to our young student-athletes.
Coach Nick will be coaching our 16U Black team this spring/summer.
15u Gold Coach
Coach Buss is in his third year coaching w/the Stormers but no stranger to the program. Nate is a Stormer Alum who went on to have a very successful playing career at UNI and professionally overseas. Nate is a student of the game and loves to talk X’s & O’s and is always willing to workout players who want to put in some extra work. Nate is very keen on the details of the game and is a great asset to the program and our student-athletes.
Nate is a new father and is enjoying the joys of being a #girldad with his wife, Alexis and will be coaching our 15U Gold team this spring/summer.
Alex will be in his 3rd year as our Youth Director and also our 8th grade coach. Alex immediately instilled a level of accountability, high level work ethic, and passion for details that allowed for visible growth in our young men over a short period of time. Alex is a former Barnstormer who went on to play collegiately at Kirkwood CC and then Mt Mercy. Alex was a 4 year college starter and participated in 3 national tournaments (2 at Kirkwood/1 Mt Mercy) in his 4 year playing career. Alex was the ultimate teammate/winner willing to guard any position and make all the winning plays to help his team and he brings that same mentality and passion to our youth program!!Alex lives in Cedar Rapids with his wife Erika and adorable son LJ.
HS Assistant Coach
Brady joins us after finishing his collegiate career at Grinnell this season. He has spent time coaching at the HS level previously and brings a new energy to our staff with fresh ideas and a players perspective. Brady will be assisting with all our HS teams.
14u Assistant Coach
15u Black Coach
Wali is a Barnstormer Alum who played collegiately at DMACC and then Bethune-Cookman after a stellar career at Iowa City West. Wali brings an enthusiastic energy to our youth program and is really invested in giving back to the program that gave so much to him and helping the next generation of Stormers on their journey. We couldn’t be happier to have Wali back in the program!!