Michael Meek

Head Women’s Basketball Coach at George Fox University

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B.J. Dobrkovsky

Head Boy’s Varsity Coach at Sprague High School

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Mike McShane

 

 

Coach Meek, is currently the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at George Fox University.  This 2016-17 season marked his seventh campaign at GFU.  Coach Meek has led the Bruins twice to the Division III National Championship game (2012 and 2015).  During the 2010-2011 season, Coach Meek lead the Bruins to an NCAA Division III Elite 8 appearance and finished with a record of 25-6.  Also at the conclusion of the 2012 season, Coach Meek was named the Northwest Conference Coach of the Year as well as the DIII Hoops National Coach of the Year.  George Fox University also played in the Sweet 16 in the 2015 NCAA Division III tournament.  During his first 7 years at GFU, Coach Meek’s teams have qualified for the NCAA tournament 6 times and has accumulated a record of 180-27 (.870).

Prior to George Fox University, Coach Meek guided Southridge High School of Beaverton, Ore., to five Oregon large-school classification state girls titles in a six-year span between 2005 and 2010.

Meek began his coaching career at La Grande (Ore.) High School, where he went 51-29 (.638) in three years (1997-2000).  In 10 seasons at Southridge (2000-10), he was 213-58 (.786) for a career record of 264-79 (.770).

Southridge captured state titles under Meek in the Oregon 4A classification in 2005 and 2006, the highest level in the state at that time, and in the new 6A level in 2007, 2008, and 2010.  The Skyhawks were regularly listed in the USA Today and MaxPreps national rankings, and this past spring were recognized by MaxPreps as one of the top 10 high school programs in the nation.

Meek earned a slew of coaching awards during his time at Southridge, including the 2006 MaxPrep National Girls’ Basketball Coach of the Year.  He was named the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year four times (‘05, ‘06, ‘07, and ’10), and State Coach of the Year by the Oregoniannewspaper twice (’05 and ’10).  He was league Coach of the Year six times (’00, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘09, and ’10).  Nineteen of his players have gone on to play college basketball.
Meek also developed the Nike Northwest Girls’ Basketball Invitational, which attracts some of the top high school teams on the West Coast.  He has published articles in Women’s Basketball magazine, developed three basketball coaching instructional videos, and was a speaker at the Best of the West Coaches Clinics in Seattle, Wash., for three years (2006-08).


Finishing his 12th year at the helm for the Olys, Coach Dobrkovsky led his 2010-2011 team to a second place finish in the Greater Valley Conference.  Coach Dobrkovsky recieved his bachelors degree (B.A. Economics, minor in psychology) and masters degree from Willamette University.  At Willamette University Coach Dobrkovsky lettered 4 times in both basketball and baseball.  He was a part of an NWC championship team in both basketball and baseball and also a part of two other playoff teams during his tenure at Willamette.  After graduation, coach Dobrkovsky was an assistant coach for Willamette under the all-time winningest coach in bearcat history Coach Gordie James.  Currently, Coach Dobrkovsky is in his 12th year teaching at Sprague where he teaches math.

In his 12th year as Head Boys Basketball Coach at Sprague High School, Coach Dobrkovsky has been named conference coach of the year two times.  Under his tenure the olys have made the playoffs 9 out of 12 years.  He has coached eleven players that have went on and played Division 1, 2, 3, NAIA, and Junior College basketball.  He is currently the longest tenured basketball coach at Sprague High School and one of the longest in the conference.  


Coach Mike McShane enters his ninth consecutive Summer in the role as Camp Director at Cascade Sports Camp.  Coach McShane remembers spending his first Summer at CSC in 1991, working as a statistician at legendary Coach Barry Adams’s All-Star week.  Mike has been returning ever since to enjoy what he calls “basketball heaven” ; spending numerous summers competing as a player before serving thousands of campers as a counselor, coach, and now as Camp Director.

As a player, Coach McShane was awarded Player of the Year in the Mid-Willamette Region and Valley League in 1996.  A First Team All-State point guard, Coach McShane was instrumental in helping lead the South Salem Saxons to their first State Championship in school history.  After finishing First Team at the prestigious Big-Time tournament in Las Vegas, Coach McShane earned a full-ride scholarship to compete for the University of Oregon in the Pac-10.  

At the University of Oregon, Coach McShane started at point guard and led the Ducks in both assists and steals during his sophomore season.  Coach McShane played his senior year at Montana State University-Billings where he led the country in assists per game (8.9) while shooting 59% from the field.  Coach McShane still holds single-game and single-season records for assists and steals at MSU-B.  After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health/Physical Education, Mike continued his playing career overseas.

Professionally, Coach McShane began playing ball in China with the IBL All-Stars during a 3 game – 3 city exhibition against Yao Ming and the Chinese National Team.  During the tour in China, his performance at point guard earned him a spot playing for China Motion in Shenzhen, a major city of the Guangdong Province.  While in China, Mike helped lead China Motion to qualification in the “A Division” of the C.B.A. for the first time in club history.  

Following his year in China, Coach McShane signed with the Rockhampton Rockets of the QABL and spent 3 seasons playing on the Coast of Queensland, Australia.  Mike’s dynamic play at point guard helped lead the Rockets to a 16-4 record in league, a 9-1 record at home, and a spot in the QABL playoffs for the first time in five years.  Coach McShane led the QABL in assists and steals all three seasons, once earning the Golden Hands award, given to the best point guard in Australia at the A.B.A. level.

Over the years, Coach McShane had the opportunity to compete against some of the best in the world at his position; including but not limited to Stephon Marberry, Mike Bibby, Baron Davis, and Jason Terry.

Because of his passion for basketball, and work volunteering in the local schools, the Rockhampton Rockets invited Mike back to Australia this time as the lead development officer in the region.  During his time in Rockhampton, the Learn to Play program grew from 13 participants to over 100+ players.  Coach McShane also served as the Head Coach of the Cyclones (Women’s Professional Team).  In 2012 McShane was named Coach of the Year in Queensland, receiving the 5 Star Community Coach Award, presented each year to the top coach delivering the Australian’s Government's Active After School Program (AASP).


Following his playing days in Australia, Coach McShane returned to San Diego to raise his daughter Stella and complete his Master’s Degree in Education.  While in San Diego Coach McShane worked at the Chopra Center for Well Being, serving as a lead educator and receiving certifications in Yoga, Meditation, and Ayurvedic Health.  Upon completion of his degree Coach McShane moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to raise his daughter Arya.  Coach McShane is currently in his third year working as a Health / P.E. Teacher at McClure Elementary School.  Coach McShane has two daughters, Stella (10) and Arya (2), who he loves bringing to camp every Summer.