Go Skyhawks! - Fear the Feathers

Men's Basketball Coaches

Skyhawk Men's Basketball Coaches

Head Coach, A.J. Sharp '16 coach1.JPG


AJ Sharp enters his third season as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach. Last season, the Skyhawks battled the weather, but still achieved a 20-10 record under the second year coach. Coach Sharp graduated from Newman Central Catholic High School in 2014 and continued his basketball career at SVCC. At Newman, Sharp led his team to a school record of 29-3 during his senior year, while receiving All-State and All-Area awards. At Sauk, Sharp 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 coach2.JPG


Russ Damhoff enters his third year as Assistant Men's Basketball Coach for the Skyhawks, but he's certainly not new to Sauk Basketball. Damhoff served as Head Coach for the Skyhawks for 31 years before retiring in May of 2017.

"It has been exciting working under Coach Sharp, and hopefully I can help him be successful during his third season as head coach. I look forward to working with each of our players and helping them reach their goals," said Damhoff.

Damhoff received both his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Northern Illinois University. He and his wife Jackie, live in Dixon.