Skyhawk Men's Basketball Coaches
Head Coach A.J. Sharp
AJ Sharp enters his 1st season as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach. AJ graduated from Newman in 2014, and then continued his basketball career at Sauk Valley. At Newman AJ led his team to a school record of 29-3 his senior year while receiving All-State and All-Area awards. At Sauk AJ was starting Point Guard and Captain on the 2016 Regional Championship team. He is now working on his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Analytics at Benedictine University.
Assistant Coach Russ Damhoff
Russ Damhoff starts his first year as Assistant Coach for the Skyhawks, but is not new to Sauk Valley Basketball. Damhoff served as head Coach for the Skyhawks for 31 years before retiring in May.
" It will be exciting working under new Head Coach A.J.Sharp and hopefully I can help him be successful during his first season as head coach". "I look forward to working with each of our players
and helping them reach their goals". Damhoff received both his Bachelor and Master Degrees from Northern Illinois University and he and his wife Jackie live in Dixon.