Meet the New SOCO Basketball League Commissioner
We would like to welcome our new General Manager, Brian Blanc. He will be taking over for Kyle Maring, who has been with SoCo for the past two seasons. Congratulations Kyle on your brand new, 7 pound, 21 inch future All Star!! Thanks to Kyle for his key role as we emerged from the Covid lockdowns.
As the SOCO General Manger, Brian’s focus is on the planning and execution of SOCO Basketball youth leagues, including team recruitment and training, venue needs, game schedules, awards, event operations, and coordination of officials. He also oversees team registration and coordination of the SOCO Basketball League. Brian will also assist with the planning and on-site operational duties for a variety of youth events, including coach enrichment, camps, and Nuggets Experience.
Brian began coaching Basketball in 1996 in Grand Junction Colorado where he founded the West Region Basketball Congress International area basketball program (BCI). He has been a coach and partner with SoCo for several years.
Brian has been a long-time Basketball coach in the Colorado Springs area at both the High School and youth basketball levels. Brian has coached with several Colorado Hall of Fame coaches in the area including Gary Childress, Al Blanc, and Dan McKeirnan. Most recently as an Assistant coach for the Doherty Girls Basketball program. Brian has served at every level of basketball and has represented Southern Colorado in many AAU and youth tournaments as a youth coach.
Currently, Brian is a Special Education teacher in Colorado Springs School District 11. Brian also has experience as a School and District administrator and has a passion for youth sports. He brings a wealth of knowledge and systems-level experience in relation to running leagues and tournaments for SOCO Basketball.
Brian is a former college Division II basketball player and has a Master of Administration Leadership (Grand Canyon University) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Performance and Wellness (Colorado Mesa University). He also has an accreditation in Special Education (Western Colorado University).
We are excited and fortunate to have Brian on board! You can contact Brian at:
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