Meet the Team
Matt loves coaching youth sports and working to share his passion for the game of basketball. Matt's love of the game started early as the son of John Clawson, winner of both a gold medal for Team USA at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, and an ABA Championship with the Oakland Oaks in 1969.
Matt played at San Ramon Valley High School under coach John Raynor, leading SRVHS to an NCS Title in 1989. Matt went on to play at Cal Poly, where he finished his career in 1994 among Cal Poly's top-ten career leaders in points, steals, assists and three pointers.
Matt believes youth sports has evolved to a place where there is too much business and not enough fun. Youth sports primarily exist as a vehicle for our children to play. His goal is promote good sportsmanship, strong work ethic, and a love for the sport. Winning is secondary. Half our kids will lose each game, but all should have an opportunity to love playing and enjoy the competition.
VP/Director of Girls' Division
Cindy Stern earned her B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara and teaching certification from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.
Her coaching career began in the year 1999 at Parkway Central High School in St. Louis, where she was a teacher, basketball and softball coach for four years.
After taking a few years off when her children were young, she began coaching youth basketball here in the Tri-Valley area 6 years ago, coaching multiple levels of basketball, including CYO, Town of Danville, YMCA and AAU boys and girls teams.
Cindy has a passion for using the game of basketball to build confidence and teach life lessons to student athletes.
VP/Director of Boys' Division
Director of Coaching
We are pleased to have Kevin Smith join Wolfpack! He brings many years of basketball and coaching experience to the organization. Born into a basketball family, Kevin's father was drafted to the Milwaukee Bucks - the first student drafted to the NBA from the University of Hawaii. Kevin's older brother is currently an assistant coach in the WNBA for the Connecticut Sun. His younger brother played for UNLV and is currently a D1 associate head coach at Cal State Fullerton.
Naturally, Kevin grew up playing basketball in Southern California everyday. He played for Skyline Jr. College while working full time. He headed into business and a family soon followed. He embarked on his youth coaching career 21 years ago when his oldest son turned 5. He's coached in LA City leagues, CYO and AAU leagues. He scouted for both Riverside City and San Bernardino Valley Colleges. His graduating classes of 2015-2016 include 15 kids currently playing college basketball at all levels. This includes his own son and SRV grad, Keith Smith, a freshman at D1 VMI.