Meet the Team


Cindy Stern


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.



Michelle Clawson

Director of Operations

Michelle graduated from Cal Poly, SLO with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.

Upon graduating, she and Matt Clawson turned their Cal Poly senior projects into a business plan. Securing investors, they moved to Florida and opened Xtreme Juice in Orlando. Over the next five years, they opened three more smoothies restaurants in Orlando and Tampa areas.

Michelle also began teaching history and coaching high school dance team during this time. Her dancers not only won the Florida State Championship in Pom, but secured a UDA National Finalist title for the first time in school history.

Coupling her entrepreneurial experience with passion for helping student athletes reach their full potential, Michelle is thrilled to support Wolfpack Norcal operations.



Matt Clawson

VP/Director of Girls' Division

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.


Michael Herrerias

VP/Director of Boys' Division

Michael Herrerias is a PCA Double-Goal Certified Coach with over 25+ years of high school head coaching experience.  He has coached throughout the East Bay including stints at San Ramon Valley, Monte Vista and Piedmont High School.
Switching over to youth sports after the birth of his sons, he has over 8+ years youth coaching including St. Isidore CYO, summer camps in Danville and Wolfpack.
Michael specializes in player development with emphasis on offensive and defensive footwork.  He coaches with a positive style always remembering that sports should be fun.