Psalm 100:4a - Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise!

Photo Name Position Bio
Boys
B10

Jeff Arenz

Head Coach Jeff was born in Milwaukee, WI but grew up in Novi, Michigan. He currently resides in Whitmore Lake, Michigan with his wife and five children, two of whom are Firebirds. Coach Arenz played high school basketball at Northville High School and played one year of basketball at Kalamazoo College where he received an undergraduate degree in Business with a minor in Religion. Prior to having kids he coached both middle school and high school basketball in Fowlerville, MI. His love for playing basketball continues as he still plays on a weekly basis. In addition to coaching the B10 and B12 Firebirds, coach Arenz assists coach Mark Brandel with the Sports Academy coaching for basketball, baseball and soccer as well. Coach Arenz enjoys not only teaching the young Firebirds the game of basketball, but also hopes to instill life lessons, including how to serve the Lord on the basketball court.
Boys
B12

Dan House

Head Coach Dan hails from Plymouth, MI where he grew up playing baseball, basketball and soccer. Dan played 2 years of Varsity basketball until an unfortunate soccer injury (ACL) ended his basketball career before his Senior year. Coach House still enjoys playing the game. In 2014, he joined the Old School Hoops League (Old man hoops league)-during which time his team won 3 Championships in 3 years! House joined the Firebirds as an assistant coach in 2017 where he learned under the tutelage of Coach Wolf and Coach Arenz. In 2018-19, Dan had the privilege of coaching the State Runner-up B10 Firebird team. He enjoys teaching the boys how to play the game and watching them improve and succeed as players. Coach House enjoys playing sports with his kids, backpacking, golf, learning and traveling (as well as talking basketball and how to increase your vertical)! He is blessed to be married to Shannon- his beautiful wife of nearly 20 years. They have 3 boys and 1 girl who all love the game of basketball. They currently live in South Lyon and attend Oakland Hills Church.
Boys
B12

Tim Scott

Assistant Coach Timothy Scott grew up in Fowlerville, MI and currently lives in South Lyon, MI with his wife Lori and their 5 children. Coach Scott grew up playing soccer, ice hockey, football, basketball, baseball, and running track. In high school at Fowlerville he played Varsity football, basketball, and track where he was the Division 2 State Champion in the 100 meter dash his senior year and still holds his school records in the 100m and 200m dash at 10.5, and 22.0 seconds respectively. He went on to run collegiate track at Michigan State University for 2 years before “retiring” to focus on his education in medicine. He finished is Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Florida and then Master’s degree in medicine Physician Assistant Studies at Wayne State University. He currently practices medicine in Novi and Brighton, MI as an Orthopedic Sports medicine physician assistant. Coach Scott has been coaching Youth sports and basketball for over 3 years. He was the head coach for youth Grades 1-2 basketball team at St. Patrick School, assistant coach for Grades 2-3 Brighton rec basketball team and assistant coach for Grades 4-5 youth travel basketball team. He is currently the assistant coach for B10 HEA Firebirds Red team, and head coach of B10 HEA Firebirds Orange team. Coach Scott played high school basketball at Fowlerville High School as a guard. As a coach, I believe in teaching virtue, forming good habits, and forming servant leaders on a path to becoming Disciples of Christ. Tim and his wife Lori are very proud parents of 5 beautiful children; Christian, Lucas, Jude, Lianna, and Dominic. They enjoy spending their time together playing all sports and recreational activities and they attend Traditional Latin Mass at St. Joseph Shrine in Detroit.
Boys
B14

Kevin Breuker

Head Coach Kevin lives in Commerce Township, where he is married to Stephanie Breuker and they have 4 children: Sierra, Lesli, Isaac and Renae. Their family have been involved with the Firebirds in both girls volleyball and boys and girls basketball. They are committed to raising their kids to model Christ and impact the community for Him.
Boys
B16

Roger Opsommer

Head Coach Roger lives in Clarkston, MI with his beautiful wife Jackie and their 5 blessings: Grace, Roman, Ella, Luke, and Isaac.
Coach Opsommer grew playing basketball as a kid and continued playing in high school and community college He attended Central Michigan University, majoring in education and currently serves as a middle school principal. Roger has also coached basketball for decades. Everything from 1st graders to Varsity with a variety of boys and girls teams. He looks forward to serving the Firebirds community.
Boys
B18

Jim Wolf

Head Coach Jim was born in Waukegan, IL (near Chicago) and has moved 11 times, including Illinois (three times), Kansas, Georgia, New York, Ohio (twice), North Carolina, South Carolina, and Michigan.  He and his wife and 7 kids currently reside in Novi, MI.  Coach Wolf went to high school at St. Joseph\'s Collegiate Institute in Buffalo, NY, where he played Varsity Basketball all 4 years.  During that time, his teams won 3 NY State Class B Catholic State Championships, and finished Runner-up for the Overall State Championship twice.  He obtained a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Dayton, where he met his wife, Debi. Since 2008, he has coached various levels of youth sports.  Coach Wolf believes the game of basketball teaches many life lessons that will benefit the Firebird players their entire lives, including work ethic, how to be a good teammate, sportsmanship, and winning/losing with dignity.  His 7 children are Firebirds, and he greatly enjoys coaching and participating in their overall basketball experience.
Boys
B18

Charlie Koopman

Assistant Coach Charlie loved basketball from an early age. From watching Iowa Hawkeyes games with my dad from as early as I can remember, to a player who helped lead his team to an Iowa High School State final, and now, to coaching the game I have always loved. I married a basketball girl from a basketball family so as you can imagine how intense we are when March roles around. By day (and by night) I serve as a pastor at Oak Pointe church in Novi with my wife Martha. We have four children: Cooper, Claire, Christian and Caleb. I started coaching when my two youngest were in a rec league and they were short coaches. Coaching is much like pastoring; you teach, apply, repeat, and over time, people grow whether it's in their faith or basketball skills. In my case, it's both! I have a passion to see these players grow not only in their skills as basketball players, but as teammates, friends and followers of Christ.
Boys
B18

Tim Brohl

Assistant Coach Tim Brohl was born in Detroit, grew up in Wyandotte and now lives in Northville, with his wife of 18 years (Rachel) and their five children (Zach, Luke, Nathan, Isabella and Ava). Coach Brohl and his family have attended Solid Rock Church of Dearborn since 2002 where they have served in a variety of leadership and support roles, the most recent being Sunday school teachers. Coach Brohl grew up playing football, basketball, baseball and tennis. In high school at Wyandotte Roosevelt, he played Varsity football, Varsity basketball and Varsity baseball. Coach Brohl attended Wayne State University and the University of Michigan where he graduated with a BS and ME in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. Coach Brohl has coached numerous youth baseball and soccer teams and has coached for Firebirds basketball since 2016.
Girls
G12

Jason Rauhe

Head Coach Jason was born in Indianapolis, IN. He and his wife, Carrie, have 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls. They reside in Novi, MI. Coach Rauhe has a master’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.
Girls
G12

Eric Gerwin

Assistant Coach Eric grew up in Beverly Hills, MI and now lives in Wixom, MI with his wife, Sandi and 5 kids. He exceled in football and track during his high school career at Birmingham Groves. Following high school, he played 4 years of Varsity Football at Kalamazoo College, earning League Defensive MVP in 1999. He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Economics and History and has focused his talents on the sales arena. Coaching youth flag football has been his calling for the past 5 years and 2021-2022 is his first venture into coaching basketball. Sports provide kids focus and allow the development of skills learned no where else in the world. His philosophy has always been, "Do your Best and have Fun". The score will take care of itself.
Girls
G16

Jason Valentine

Head Coach Jason comes from Milwaukee, WI where he was a multi-sport athlete throughout his childhood and Highschool. Post High School, Jason began coaching Youth Basketball for a variety of organizations.  Jason's knowledge of the game and interest in developing players, lead him to coaching many teams over the last 20 years. Jason currently lives in Milford, MI with his wife Sandy and 3 children.
Girls
G16

Sandra Valentine

Assistant Coach Sandy grew up near Milwaukee, WI and currently lives in Milford, MI with her husband, Jason, and their 3 children, who all play Firebirds basketball. She played multiple sports in high school and began coaching middle school basketball while in high school, and has coached high school cross country and track and Upward basketball as well. Their whole family has found enjoyment playing, coaching, and being a part of Firebird nation because of the wonderful Christ-centered families that participate in the program.
Girls
G18

Christin Williams

Head Coach Christin, a Detroit native, graduated from Lawrence Tech. University with an architectural degree and shortly after married her highschool sweetheart, Joshua Williams, in 1999. They have 4 children: Caleb, Abigail, Hannah and Lilly. Attending Highland Park Baptist Church, they are both involved in leading the AWANA program and serving as deacon and deaconess. Christin has been around basketball since high school, along with volleyball and soccer. Although she can’t count the number of teams and years assisting on girls basketball teams, 2018 is her inaugural season as a head coach. Her goal is to be able to encourage and teach the girls both on and off the court to be AWARE so that they can ANTICIPATE what is needed in order to correctly take the ACTION needed to help her teammates on the court and her neighbors off the court. Luke 10:27 Some of Christin’s favorite things are photography, doing just about anything outside, reading to her kids, taking morning walks with Joshua, learning and trying new things, dark chocolate, watching my kids play any sports, homeschooling, tea with friends, and cooking. Some items on her bucket list in no particular order are kiteboarding, hiking in the Canadian rockies, memorizing Colossians 3, and becoming an amazing archer.
Girls
G18

Josh Williams

Assistant Coach Josh grew up in Dearborn Heights playing soccer, football and wrestling.  As an eighth grader he was 6’4” and his wrestling coach explained that he was not that good at wrestling and that he might want to try out for basketball.  Three years later Joshua eventually made the varsity team and still had a lot to learn in the game of basketball. Being 6’10” in High school and having a 37” vertical made up for his inability to dribble and shoot.  Joshua played basketball for The Naval Academy and graduated in 1999. He married the most beautiful and amazing woman that he has ever met. Joshua has coached on various teams but enjoys being the assistant much more than the head coach.  Joshua and Christin have four children. Caleb, Abigail ,Hannah and Lilly. He enjoys spending time with his family in sports, playing competitive games, morning walks with Christin and dunking on people.