Basketball Coaches - Bios

Instructor Bio’s

Glenn Phillips – Lesson Director 

Glenn Phillips was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois up until he entered high school, when he moved to Des Moines, Iowa. Glenn attended and graduated from Des Moines North High in 1995. Glenn lettered in football and basketball, and received MVP honors in both sports as well. Glenn was also named First Team All-Conference three straight years in Basketball and First Team All-State in football his senior year.

After high school, he attended St. Catharine College in Springfield, Kentucky on a Basketball scholarship and graduated with an associates’ degree. While attending St. Catharine College, Glenn was a member of the St. Catharines team that went 30-5 and reached the NJCAA tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas for the first time in school history.

Glenn went on to play basketball in the WVIAC conference at Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia where he received his Bachelors degree in Leadership in May of 2000. While attending Alderson-Broaddus, College Glenn led his team in scoring and rebounding his senior year. Averaging 19 points and 10 rebounds. Glenn also led the WVIAC conference in rebounding his senior year.

Glenn has been coaching youth basketball since 2009. Two years coaching at Kingdom Hoops, and one year with Legacy Basketball Academy. Glenn started the Iowa Battlers program in 2011, and up until this year it was only for high school boys.

Matt Reinhold – Basketball Instructor

Matt grew up in Iowa City and played for Hall of Fame coach, Denny Thiessen at City High. At 19, while attending UNI, he started coaching at Cedar Falls High School with another Hall of Fame coach, Jerry Slykhuis. During his six years on staff in Cedar Falls, he also worked many summers at Snow Valley Basketball Camp with Don Showalter, the current Director of Youth Coach Development for USA Basketball.

After moving to the Des Moines area in 2008, Matt made coaching stops as a varsity assistant at Waukee, Dowling, and Van Meter, before resigning in 2015 following the birth of he and his wife’s (Kelly) third child. At that point, he began crafting a program for individual and small group skill development. A current middle school math teaching in Waukee Schools, Matt brings over a dozen years of varsity and underclass coaching experience.

He believes that perfection of the most basic fundamentals is the key to reaching your potential as a basketball player. He feels this is best accomplished by combining individual skill repetition with 1on1, 2on2, and 3on3 application of those skills.

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