COACHES

Coaching with the San Diego Soldiers is a privilege. We understand that our responsibilities as youth basketball coaches are of great importance and that our actions have the potential to significantly influence the young athletes of SD Soldiers. We treat each athlete, opposing coach, official, parent, and administrator with respect and dignity and always push our athletes hard to get the best from them and acknowledge that to do this effectively different approaches may be needed for different players. We believe that we are role models for all the players in the program. We look forward to getting to know you and your athlete.
BRANDON DOWDY - PRESIDENT
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‘Success in life comes when you simply REFUSE to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure and loss only act as motivation’

Brandon Dowdy

CEO, Coach

Brandon was a D1 Collegiate athlete and played in the NBA D-

League before injury ended his playing career. He has coached

for the past 9 years and is the current Varsity Head Coach at

Sage Creek HS (2016-17 CIF Champions).

Brandon previously ran the PCH basketball program at

Carlsbad BGC.

Coach Donna played at Florida International

University and Pensacola Junior College. She coached

for over 10 years in College and is currently the Varsity

Girls Head Coach at Carlsbad HS.

Donna is a mother of four and has three of her

children in the San Diego Soldiers program.

Donna Huhn

Head of Girls Basketball

Tracy Brown

Boys Coach

Coach Tracy has a distinguished career of coaching

youth basketball since 1997 with Vista Boys and Girls

Club, San Diego Prestige Travel Basketball Club and

California Bearcats.

Matt Johnston

Girls Coach

Rejean Ellis

Boys Coach

Coach RJ played basketball for his command in the

Navy and is the father of 2019 guard Boogie Ellis (full

ride scholar, Duke University). RJ previously coached

AAU basketball  at San Diego Bulldogs and San Diego

All- Stars Club; at High School level he has coached at

Mission Bay HS and San Diego HS

COACHES

Coaching with the San Diego Soldiers is a privilege. We understand that our responsibilities as youth basketball coaches are of great importance and that our actions have the potential to significantly influence the young athletes of SD Soldiers. We treat each athlete, opposing coach, official, parent, and administrator with respect and dignity and always push our athletes hard to get the best from them and acknowledge that to do this effectively different approaches may be needed for different players. We believe that we are role models for all the players in the program. We look forward to getting to know you and your athlete.
BRANDON DOWDY - PRESIDENT
© EDUCATION THROUGH SPORTS - all rights reserved
‘Success in life comes when you simply REFUSE to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failure and loss only act as motivation’

Brandon Dowdy

CEO, Coach

Brandon was a D1 Collegiate athlete

and played in the NBA D-League

before injury ended his playing

career. He has coached for the past

9 years and is the current Varsity

Head Coach at Sage Creek HS (2016-

17 CIF Champions).

Brandon previously ran the PCH

basketball program at Carlsbad

BGC.

Coach Donna played at Florida

International University and

Pensacola Junior College. She

coached for over 10 years in

College and is currently the Varsity

Girls Head Coach at Carlsbad HS.

Donna is a mother of four and has

three of her children in the San

Diego Soldiers program.

Donna Huhn

Head of Girls Basketball

Tracy Brown

Boys Coach

Coach Tracy has a distinguished

career of coaching youth

basketball since 1997 with Vista

Boys and Girls Club, San Diego

Prestige Travel Basketball Club and

California Bearcats.

Matt Johnston

Girls Coach

Rejean Ellis

Boys Coach

Coach RJ played basketball for

his command in the Navy and is

the father of 2019 guard Boogie

Ellis (full ride scholar, Duke

University). RJ previously

coached AAU basketball  at San

Diego Bulldogs and San Diego

All- Stars Club; at High School

level he has coached at Mission

Bay HS and San Diego HS