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Our goal from the beginning was to provide a place for passionate people to have careers coaching kids. We dedicate our lives to providing the absolute best instruction possible to you and your family. We pride ourselves at being the most professional organization we possibly can be both on and off the court. Coaching is a way of life for us, something that does not turn off when we leave the gym. Our dedicated staff are driven to impact your community, family, and child's life for the better.  Feel free to browse and get to know our Coaching staff better!

Harry Brown

Harry Brown Regional Managerharry@hotshots4kids.com

Harry Brown

Harry Brown Regional Managerharry@hotshots4kids.com

Coach Harry is a hardworking enthusiastic coach. Born in North Carolina, he is a huge UNC fan.His favorite sports are basketball and football. He prides himself on giving 100% and always displaying sportsmanship!

Nick Rojo

Nick Rojo Assistant Manager and Head Coachnick@hotshots4kids.com

Nick Rojo

Nick Rojo Assistant Manager and Head Coachnick@hotshots4kids.com

Coach Nick has been with hot shots for many years and involved with children’s athletics for most of his adult life. He started at the Skokie Park District and currently helps run the outdoor summer sports camp. Before coaching, Nick served in the United States Marine Corps, where he learned leadership skills and how to be a team player. These are skills Nick applies every day in his classes. When Nick isn't teaching you can find him cruising on his motorcycle or playing football with friends.

Rob Oda

Rob Oda Assistant Manager and Head Coachrob@hotshots4kids.com

Rob Oda

Rob Oda Assistant Manager and Head Coachrob@hotshots4kids.com

Coach Rob played a range of sports growing up in Florida, and participated in recreational and travel soccer, football, and baseball leagues. He moved from Ft. Lauderdale to Chicago, and later graduated from Roosevelt University with a BFA in Musical Theater. In his athletic career, his proudest accomplishment was when he spent time in the Dominican Republic on the USA national baseball team. 

Jimmy Borto

Jimmy Borto Head CoachJimmy@hotshots4kids.com

Jimmy Borto

Jimmy Borto Head CoachJimmy@hotshots4kids.com

A Chicago Native, Jimmy is dedicated to finding and developing young adults interested in bettering themselves through the discipline of Coaching.  Always energetic on the court, Coach Jimmy has become an integral part to the philosophies and culture of Hot Shots Sports.

Steve Duman

Steve Duman Chief Executive Officersteve@hotshots4kids.com

Steve Duman

Steve Duman Chief Executive Officersteve@hotshots4kids.com

As CEO of Hot Shots Sports, Steve Duman has developed youth athletic programs, leagues, tournaments and summer sports camps in Chicago, Denver and New York City. He has coached basketball at the Middle School and High School levels in New York City and Denver. Steve is now pursuing the National expansion of Hot Shots Sports to bring the joy of youth athletics to the entire country.  

Steve Daly

Steve Daly President and Chief Operating Officerstevedaly@hotshots4kids.com

Steve Daly

Steve Daly President and Chief Operating Officerstevedaly@hotshots4kids.com

About Coach Steve:

A veteran Coach with Hot Shots Sports, Steve is always trying to find new and innovative ways to teach fundamentals while keeping class lively and fun.

Coach Steve was a six time varsity letter winner in Baseball and Basketball, team captain, and State Champion. He continued his career playing basketball at Kenyon College. In Junior High, he played seven sports including Lacrosse, Track, Hockey, Soccer, Football, Basketball and Baseball. He also graduated early from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Behavioral Sociology. 

Steve's Mission:

To inspire critical thinking. As a Coach, it is my passion to help players understand the skills they are developing and why they are necessary for their success. My goal is to train players to grasp the mental aspect of the game as much as the physical one. This is the fundamental nature of drive, and the reason our kids want to show up ready to work. 

Anna Dannhausen

Anna Dannhausen Vice President of Operationsanna@hotshots4kids.com

Anna Dannhausen

Anna Dannhausen Vice President of Operationsanna@hotshots4kids.com

About Coach Anna:​

Anna has had a love for sports since she was a child. In high school, she excelled as a three sport athlete in volleyball, basketball, and softball. While studying architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago she competed on the basketball team and served as a student assistant coach. After graduation, Anna remained at IIT as the Assistant Women's Basketball coach and Athletics Business Coordinator. Coach Anna joined Hot Shot Sports in the fall of 2009. Anna is a native of Door County, Wisconsin and currently resides in Evanston with her dog Payton.

Anna's Mission:

My mission is to bring inspiration and a sense of leadership to every young athlete I work with.  As a coach it is my responsibility to provide a safe and constructive environment for any child that steps on the court or field.  Children's athletics is my passion and being able to share that passion with others has always given me a sense of appreciation and respect for the game.

Ryan Sechrest

Ryan Sechrest Assistant Manager and Head Coachryan@hotshots4kids.com

Ryan Sechrest

Ryan Sechrest Assistant Manager and Head Coachryan@hotshots4kids.com

Ryan was raised on the Northside of Chicago, where he grew up playing Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Golf. He attended Walter Payton College Prep where he played Baseball, 16" Boys Softball, and Golf. In 2006/07 he was the Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach at Amundsen High School in Chicago, before he moved to California. Returning to Chicago in 2010, he has since been the Walter Payton 16" Softball Coach. He is an avid Softball and Baseball player, and participates in men's leagues throughout the Chicagoland area. Promoting teamwork and being involved in the positive growth of children’s lives are, among many, the driving forces behind his desire to coach.