Las Vegas, NV
The Coaches

The Coaches

Regional Director Laura Gonsalves has been playing basketball since the 5th grade. She has been lucky enough to travel all over the world playing basketball. In High School in Sparks Nevada she was a Parade and Gatorade All-American for Reed High School. She won a state Championship in 1991.

In College she went to the University of Washington in Seattle Washington, and in her time there they were in the AP top 25 all four years They competed in the NCAA Tournament 3 times. In her Sophmore season, they lost in the 2nd round to eventual champioin Texas Tech.

After college Laura played overseas in Eruope, Israel, and China. "It was a wonderful way to see the world, and continue in the sport that I love. I am looking forward to sharing my love of basketball with people of all ages in my beloved Nevada, in the beautiful city of Las Vegas!"

Laura has been coaching college basketball for the past nine years. She worked with 10 all league or all conference performers. One of her post players is currently playing in Denmark. "Coaching is my passion, I love watching the transformation of players. The empowerment and delight you can watch grow in someone with positive direction that allows them to succeed."