MANAGEMENT
DAN KRAUSER (OWNER/PRESIDENT):    Coach Krauser has been coaching since 1988 at the youth, feeder, travel and high school levels.  His mentor and the coach who most impacted him as a coach is IHSA Hall of Fame Coach Tom McCormack who he also played for at Conant High School.  Many of his players have gone on to be All Conference, All Area and All State in high school and many of his players have went on to play college basketball at the DI, DII, DIII, NAIA and JUCO levels.  Highlights of some of his teams include his 2002-14U/8th Grade Team winning the American Youth Basketball Tour National Championship in Florida,  his 2005-14U/8th Grade Team winning the State Games of America National Championship in Colorado,  various teams finishing in the Elite 8 in 8 of the last 10 years at AAU Nationals in Florida including a 2nd Place finish in 2013,  his 2012-16U/10th Grade Team winning the NCAA Certified Nike Spring Showdown in Indiana as well as his 2016 and 2017 teams winning the AAU Illinois State Championship (see the Awards section for a complete list of accomplishments).  Coach Krauser is also the Director of Conant Feeder Basketball and owner of Stars of Tomorrow Basketball Tournaments.

COACHING STAFF
MATTHEW HUMPHREY:  Matthew Humphrey was a highly recurited player out of Hales Fransiscan High School.  At the age of 18,  he played for the U18 USA Basketball Team that won the Silver Medal.  Matthew went on to play basketball at Oregon University and played a 5th year for Coach Bob Huggins at West Virginia University.  Matthew had the opportunity to complete training camp with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants NBA Developmental League Team.  Matthew went on to play college basketball in London and Canada.  Matthew will be a coach in the WCBA Program and will be the Program Director in our Chicago location.  He will also lead training in all areas.

jOHN ULRICH SR:   Coach Ulrich has over 40 years of coaching experience at the youth, school, travel and high school levels.  Coach Ulrich is currently in the IHSA Hall of Fame and is the Head Coach at Immauel Lutheran School in Palatine. 

BRIAN ZYRKOWSKI:   Coach Zyrkowski has been coaching in the World Class Basketball Program for the past 12 years.  He was a 4 year player at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates and played college basketball at Harper College.  Coach Zyrkowski is currently the Head Varsity Basketball Coach at Libertyville HIgh School.

MATT WALSH:   Coach Walsh started his coaching career with Conant Feeder Basketball.  He went on to be the Head Sophomore Basketball Coach at Conant High School before becoming the Head Varsity Basketball Coach at Schaumburg High School.  Coach Walsh was an All Conferene and All Area player when he played at Conant High School.

JOHN ULRICH JR:   Coach Ulrich is a former player of World Class Basketball and is the current Head Freshman Basketball Coach at Hoffman Estates High School.  Coach Ulrich was a 4 year Varsity player at Palatine High School and went on to play college basketball at Concordia University in Wisconsin.

TIM STEARNS:   Coach Stearns has been coaching since 1994 and has coached basketball, baseball, soccer and football.  He has coached AHYBA Travel Teams and started the Running Renegades Travel Program.  He played at Rolling Meadows High School from 1986 to 1990 and went downstate his Senior year.  When he is not coaching,  he owns TJ Stearns, Inc. which is a Certified Financial Planning Firm.

ED STADE:   Coach Stade has over 28 years of coaching experience at the youth, jr high and high school levels.  He was Head Coach at St. Mary's School.  Coach Stade has also coached and ran both the Bartlett and South Elgin Feeder Programs.  Coach Stade was a part of the coaching staff that won World Class Basketball's 2nd National Championship in Colorado.

DONN CROPPER:   Coach Cropper has over 30 years of coaching experience at the youth and jr high levels.  He was a part of the World Class Basketball Coaching Staff that won its 1st National Championship in Florida.

JOEL PETERSON:   Coach Peterson has over 20 years of coaching experience.  He was a coach at Conant High School for 5 years.  Coach Peterson was a 3 year Varsity player at Lake Benton High School in Minnesota and was named to the All Area team as a Junior and a Senior.  He went on to play college basketball at Southwest State University.

ED STADE JR:   Coach Stade started his coaching career in 2001 working with legendary high school coach Jim Harrington.  He has coached at Bartlett and South Elgin High Schools.  Coach Stade played 4 years at Bartlett High School.

JESUS ARRIAGA JR:   Coach Arriaga is a former WCBA player and played 4 years at Conant High School.  Coach Arriaga is in his 1st season with World Class Basketball as a coach.

JORDYN CRUZ:    Coach Cruz is a former WCBA player and part of the team that put World Class Basketball on the map with its first Top 10 AAU Nationals finish.  He was a 4 year player at South Elgin High School.  Coach Cruz is in his 1st season with World Class Basketball as a coach.

CONNOR DYKES:  Coach Dykes is a former WCBA National Team player who played for Coach Johnnie Ulrich.  He played high school basketball at Barrington High School.  Coach Dykes is in his 1st season with World Class Basketball as a coach.

JAKE STEARNS:  Coach Stearns is a former WCBA National Team player and son of Tim Stearns.  He played high school basketball at Hersey High School.  Coach Dykes is in his 1st season with World Class Basketball as a coach.