Coach Winter played high school basketball for his father and NBBA Executive Director, Rick Winter, at Marin Catholic. In his senior year, Coach Winter led his team in scoring, served as a team captain and earned the honors of MCAL All-League Second Team and Honorable Mention All-Bay Area.
After graduating from Marin Catholic High School, Coach Winter attended Ithaca College (IC) in Ithaca, NY to study Sport Management. Throughout his time at IC, he served on the Athletics Game Day Event Staff and worked alongside Assistant Athletic Director, Michelle Manning, managing Ben Light Gymnasium scheduling and aiding with special projects, such as team budgets and organizing bus contracts / proposals for multiple intercollegiate teams. In January 2013, he was named a Game Day Supervisor where he oversaw game operations for 27 intercollegiate athletic teams at campus facilities (including one the country’s top facilities, the Athletics & Events Center). He also managed a student staff of about eight students during game days, served as a liaison for away teams and officials, and worked multiple postseason and NCAA Division III Championship events.
While serving as a student worker at IC, Coach Winter also served as a student manager for Cornell University Men’s Basketball team from August 2012 through December 2013. With Cornell he was an active participant during practices and games, worked out players before and after practices as well as during the offseason, and assisted with travel plans for team road trips. He also aided coaches with organizing their recruiting databases and creating itineraries for recruiting trips.
In December 2013, Coach Winter graduated a semester early with Magna Cum Laude honors from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and a minor in Economics. On January 1st, 2014, he began working for NBBA’s sister program in Miami, the Erik Spoelstra Basketball Academy (ESBA) as the Associate Director. With ESBA he was in charge of all day-to-day duties with skill clinics, camps, and travel teams. While in Miami he helped place numerous players at the next level, whether it be at the Junior College, NAIA, or NCAA level. He finished working with ESBA in November 2015.
Coach Winter has been working with NBBA on and off since 2010. He was an active participant in the opening of NBBA and created the Academy’s logo. During the summers while he was home from college, Coach Winter was in charge and oversaw the summer high school tournaments and incoming freshman league, coached travel teams, ran skill clinics, and also worked out college players preparing them for their upcoming seasons. In November 2015, he moved back to Northern California and was named the Director of Business Development and Director of the HS Showcase Teams & Team Travel.