Hoops U. went “live” for the very first time on September 11, 1999.
A lot has certainly changed over the years!
I originally began Hoops U. as a place to share basketball coaching ideas, X’s and O’s, quotes, and more. Nothing has changed in that regard … we still share — we just have a lot more TO share!
We are certainly not about to sit back and rest … we will continue to strive to be the best that we can become. You will continue to find great basketball coaching and training information and resources such as articles, plays, drills, tactics, strategies and more.
Thank you for checking us out and for riding along this basketball journey with us!
Tony Alfonso is the owner and director of HoopsU.com. Besides running the day-to-day operations of Hoops U, he is currently the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Breck School. Breck is located in the Minneapolis, Minnesota suburb of Golden Valley. In his role as strength coach, Tony is in charge of developing and implementing the strength and speed programs for individual athletes and a majority of team sports. He works most closely with boy’s and girl’s basketball, boy’s and girl’s ice hockey, girl’s volleyball, football, and track & field. Coach ‘Fonz’ has had the opportunity to work with numerous student-athlete’s who have gone on to participate in college athletics as well as professional sports.
Coach Alfonso began his basketball journey when he started playing organized basketball in the 5th grade. He played his varsity basketball at Antigo High School in Antigo, WI. From there, he played his college ball at Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN.
During his final year in college, Tony was hired as the girl’s Junior Varsity coach at Southwest High School in Minneapolis, MN. He continued in that role for 3 years until he was hired as the girl’s varsity head coach. After 1 year, he moved on to his current role at Breck. Throughout the years, Coach Fonz has also coached AAU basketball for both boy’s and girl’s 15U-17U levels.
Tony currently resides in Roseville, MN with his beautiful wife, Christine (Lucci the cat said we can’t forget about her either!)