Coaching Staff

Jamie Johnson

Jamie Johnson

Barnstormers Founder

319-321-5607

jamie@gostormers.com

Coach Johnson is the founder of Barnstormers Basketball and also the owner of Elite Sports, USA.  Through Elite Sports, Jamie organizes basketball events throughout Iowa, including spring individual “Showcases”, and team tournaments.  Prior to coaching with the Barnstormers, Jamie assisted in the operation of events for FutureStars Basketball, while also working as a national talent scout and recruiting analyst.  Through his experience in scouting, coach Johnson has developed relationships with countless college coaches at a variety of playing levels. He has also written for online publications like Hoopmasters.com, and Rivals.com, among others.  Jamie is a graduate of the University of Iowa, with a degree in Media.  Jamie is an administrator at the VA Hospital in Iowa City, and lives in Solon with his wife, Makenzie and three boys, Drayden, Logan and Landon.

 

Jamie Pettigrew

Jamie Pettigrew

Executive Director/17u Gold Coach

319-640-4264

jamiep@gostormers.com

← 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 11th grade boys for the 2021-22 season.

Tanner Carlson

Tanner Carlson

HS Co-Director/Recruiting Coordinator/16u Gold Coach

309-945-5694

tanner@barnstormersbasketball.com

Tanner was the Director of Sauk Valley Magic for 8+ years and was also the 17U Elite Coach. He is also the Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach at Central City High School.

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 & daughter Rose and will coach the 10th grade gold team this spring/summer and continue his outstanding efforts helping our young men achieve their collegiate basketball dreams!

Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly

Skills Coach

Coach Kelly is in his ninth year as a member of the Barnstormers coaching staff.  This season, Coach Kelly will transition into a skills coach role working with both our youth and HS programs.  Ryan has worked for several years in skill development with Dubuque area athletes so this is a natural progression as Coach Kelly grows in his HS coaching career as the head varsity Basketball coach at Iowa City Liberty High School.

Ryan graduated from Clarke University with a major in Math and Education, where he was a standout on the Clarke College Baseball team.  Originally from the south side of Chicago, Ryan currently lives in Coralville where he is a math teacher at Liberty High School and recently married his wife Allie (sister to Stormer Alum Trey Hutcheson).

Carlos Brown

Carlos Brown

12u Coach

Coach Los is in his second year coaching for the Stormers.  He is no stranger to the program as his son, Dadrian Homebreaker is a former Stormer.  Carlos is known for his high-energy/enthusiasm on the sidelines, instilling confidence in his players while also holding them accountable and to a high standard.

Carlos lives in Burlington with his wife Sara and son Cayson who is a member of the 12 Stormer team.

Reggie Shipp

Reggie Shipp

9th Grade Black Coach

reggie@gostormers.com

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.

Nick Schauf

Nick Schauf

8th Gold Coach

Coach Schauf is entering his 3rd year as a Stormers coach leading our 7th grade Gold team.  Coach Schauf was a long-time Head Varsity Coach at Oelwein HS and has recently moved into a Principal role at Monticello HS.  His son Conley is a member of the class of 2026.

Nick Ramos

Nick Ramos

15u Black Coach

Coach Ramos is entering his second year on the Barnstormers Staff.  Nick is a young energetic coach who is an assistant coach at Marshalltown CC.  Nick is a talented offensive mind and does a great job relating to our young student-athletes.

Coach Nick will be coaching our 15 Black team this spring/summer.

Nate Buss

Nate Buss

17u Black Coach

buss@gostormers.com

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 currently resides in Cedar Falls with his wife, Alexis and will be coaching our 17u Black team this spring/summer.

Hal Bateman

Hal Bateman

Coach and Recruiter

Hal is a former Barnstormer player himself. He played junior college basketball at DMACC, and then Division 1 basketball at Stephen F. Austin. He now lives and works as a police officer in Davenport. Hal is a high school coach and recruiter for the program. He previously has coached high school basketball at Davenport Central.

AJ Sharp

AJ Sharp

16u Black Coach

Coach Sharp is entering his second year as a member of the Stormers Staff.  Coach Sharp is the Head Coach at Sauk Valley Community College  a Division 1 Junior College in Dixon, IL.  Coach Sharp brings a valued coaching and recruiting perspective as a college head coach that is an invaluable insight for our program and our young men.

Coach AJ will lead our 16u black team this spring/summer!

Alexander Coleman

Alexander Coleman

Youth Director

Alex@gostormers.com

Alex will be in his first full year as our Youth Director after serving in that role for the 5-6th grade program in the spring/summer of 2021.  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.