Our 2018 Coaching Staff

Michelle Bannerman
Coach Bannerman played four years at the varsity level for Streamwood High School. She earned a Division 1 Women's Basketball scholarship to play for Northern Arizona University where she was named to the All-Big Sky Conference team for three years and was an Academic All-American. Following college, she played basketball with Athletes in Action in South America. Michelle then coached the Boys Varsity basketball team at Horizon High School in Chandler, Arizona for three years before relocating to California with her husband where she coached the Girls Varsity basketball team at Amador High school in Pleasanton, California for three years. Most recently, she has coached the K through 6 grade basketball teams in the Hampshire Park District for six years. Coach Bannerman loves the game of basketball and wants to share that passion with her players. She believes in teaching correct fundamentals, stresses teamwork, and believes that through hard work, effort, attitude, and determination anything is possible. She currently lives in Hampshire, IL where she teaches First grade. Michelle and her husband and have two children who love sports and keep them busy and they are active members of the community through coaching, Scouts, and service projects. She believes you live once, so live BIG!

Donelle Barnes (Bio coming soon)

Paul Collins
Coach Collins has been involved with educational, mentoring, and youth sports programs for over 18 years as a coach, teacher, and program director beginning with regularly working with young students in Chicago Public Schools on the city’s West Side before relocating to Elgin in 2007 and coaching with the Burlington Central girl’s feeder basketball program at both the in-house and travel levels. After becoming aware of the lack of options for girls’ club level basketball in the Fox Valley area and looking back on his own youth experience with its lack of quality programs, Coach Collins founded Illinois Hoop Dreams in 2010 to provide an environment where girls that were dedicated to being successful student-athletes could train and play with and against the best available competition. Today IHD fields teams on several grade levels and has grown to be one of the most successful and competitive programs in Illinois, winning multiple tournament championships, placing several underclassmen players on HS varsity rosters, and helping to secure college scholarships for girls that wish to play collegiately. Coach Collins is devoted to player development and spends countless hours in gyms working with athletes challenging them to improve their fundamental skills. His relationships with some of the best skills trainers in the country have allowed IHD to host multiple elite level clinics. Coach Collins lives in Elgin with his beautiful wife Yvette and is an active member of the local educational and sports community. He is a firm believer that education should be every young person’s top priority, earning his bachelor’s degree at Texas A &M University and an MBA from Indiana University.

Jackie Collins
A 4yr varsity player at Burlington Central HS, Collins was a team leader and an integral member of a group that collectively established the Rockets as one of the premier Class 3A programs in the State of Illinois while completing the most successful era in school history that included setting school records for wins each season, 3 undefeated BN Conference Championships, 3 Regional, 3 Sectional, and 1 Super-Sectional Championship. Jackie decided not to pursue basketball collegiately despite a full academic scholarship offer with an opportunity to walk-on from D1 Florida A & M University and interest from several high academic D3 schools including The University of Chicago, to attend her dream school. Currently in her Junior year at Notre Dame, Jackie is a member of the marching Band of the Fighting Irish and a student manager for the nationally ranked women’s basketball team. In her manager role, she attends every practice and game working with several All-American student-athletes while expanding her knowledge of the game as she learns from an elite coaching staff led by National Basketball HOF Coach Muffet McGraw.

Sarah Miller
Miller was a 4yr varsity player at Mundelein HS and earned full ride scholarship to D1 Western Illinois University where she majored in Biology and Psychology. After her playing career, she earned her MA in Education with endorsements in Health, PE, Biology, and Psychology. One of the best young coaches in the area, Sarah coached for 5 years at Mundelein HS (1 year as head freshman coach, 4 years as the assistant varsity) before taking over as Varsity Head Coach at Dundee-Crown High School 4 years ago where she inherited a struggling program and has transformed it into a successful one, winning back-to-back Regional Championships the last two seasons and being named NW Herald 2016/17 Coach of the Year. Coach Miller is passionate about the game of basketball and loves to teach the dynamics of the game while also teaching players to truly compete at the highest levels. Her gift is pushing our girls and challenging them to be their best while helping them to grow their games both physically and mentally.  In addition to her responsibilities at Crown, Coach Miller also regularly coaches at the annual Doug Bruno Summer Camps and leads an athlete leadership group at Dundee Crown.

 



 

 


Testimonials

I love coming to workout with the Illinois Hoops Dreams club.  They fully understand that if you focus on skill development over game play the wins will take care of themselves. If you are looking for an AAU program for your daughter be sure to check them out!"

Mike Lee
National Lead Trainer

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