Bio


Josh Oppenheimer has been involved in basketball as a player, coach and trainer for over 35 years.

As a high school player, Josh was named All-State, All-American and one of the top 50 players in the country by numerous publications. After choosing to attend the University of Rhode Island on basketball scholarship, Josh became part of an NCAA Sweet 16 tournament team and was named one of the top freshman of the A10 Conference. Josh then transferred to Northern Arizona University and became one of the top 3pt shooters and assist men in the country, earning all Big Sky honors.

After college, Josh embarked on a professional basketball career that included 9 seasons in the US and in Europe as well as training camp stops with 3 NBA teams. In Europe, Josh was a member of basketball powerhouse, Maccabi Tel Aviv, where he went on to become one of the top shooters in Europe.

When his playing days were over, Josh became a Division I assistant and associate head coach with stops at Duquesne, Delaware, DePaul, and Kent State. As a college coach, Josh recruited and coached some of the top players in the country and coached in a number of conference championship games and the NCAA tournament.

Josh saw a need in the marketplace for personal skill training and embarked on his next basketball venture by starting Excel Basketball. Josh has taken all he has learned as a player and coach and has translated that into training some of the best basketball players and teams in the world. Josh’s skills are highly respected in the training community, such he was selected by NIKE basketball to be the lead clinician in the central US at the famed Nike Skills Academy.

Josh’s playing and teaching experience make him one of the most qualified and experienced personal skills coaches in the country. For any player looking to significantly improve their game, an opportunity to train with Josh is not one to be missed.