Breaking news
  1. Omaha’s Finest: Pro basketball prepares for first season in Omaha
  2. Nigel Jones is Drafted #1 by Omaha’s Finest in the 2021 TBL Draft
  3. Omaha’s Finest Head Coach is Announced for the 2021 Inaugural Season!
  4. “Omaha’s Finest” Pro Basketball Team Awarded 35th Team Market in The Basketball League
  5. Former Central, UNO star Tra-Deon Hollins is starting a minor league basketball team in Omaha

ABOUT US

Omaha’s Finest is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to building positive and influential relationships within the community. We thrive in hard times and move gracefully in others. 

We hope to establish a fun, exciting, and friendly environment that will unite the city.  

Omaha’s Finest is located in the heart of Omaha, NE and has built a strong leadership team from members of its own city. We hold many years of experience rooted in basketball, relationships and ties to the community.

 

Mission Statement:

Omaha’s Finest mission is to supply a product and service that enhances the overall well-being of our community.

Tra-Deon Hollins 2019-2020 Season Highlights

Tra-Deon Hollins: Team Market Owner

Tra-Deon Hollins, from Omaha, NE, is the current team market owner of Omaha’s Finest 501c3 non-profit and professional basketball team. He graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha with his bachelors and focus in Sociology.  In his time playing in the Summit League, he led the NCAA in steals, was twice named Defensive Player of the Year and was a 2x All-Summit League First Team player. After graduating, Hollins was drafted 21st overall by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the NBA G-League draft. Last season, he was named to the First-Team All Defense team in the G-League, as well as nominated as the Defensive Player of the Year for the G-League by Ridiculous Upsides.
Photo Cred: Omavs.com

Ryan Stubbe: General Manager

Ryan Stubbe was named General Manager for the Omaha’s Finest Basketball Team which is participating in their first season of The Basketball League (TBL). A Papillion native, Stubbe understands the value and importance of tradition, community, and service. He is dedicated to structuring these values as the team’s foundation.

Stubbe played one year of college basketball at Nebraska Wesleyan University before graduating from the University of Nebraska- Omaha with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. During college, Stubbe began his coaching career- notably coaching Tra’Deon Hollins and Akoy Agau, which are both a part of Omaha’s Finest management team.

Within the last fifteen years, Stubbe has managed in the business field, currently working as the VP of Sales for a robotics company in the sports field line marking industry. He is married to his wife Erin Stubbe of five years, and has two children, Landon and Olivia.

Stubbe hopes to leverage his knowledge of business and basketball to thrive in his role as Omaha’s Finest General Manager. 

“I love basketball, and I love Omaha- put the two together and we can create something special!” – Ryan Stubbe


Brian Hoffman: Head Coach

Credentials:

  • Owner of Hoffman Hoops Academy in Gretna since 2014
  • Pro Skills Trainer
  • Educator in Gretna Public Schools for 13 years
  • Owns and operates Hoffman Hoops Academy Youth Basketball Program with over 140 student-athletes

“The best I have worked with as his dedication to film study and mastering moves of some of the great players to play professionally has really helped me. My ball handling and footwork improved the most when working with Coach Hoffman.” “Nobody puts more time into film study than Hoffman. His dedication to the game is off the charts.” – Doug McDermott, Indiana Pacers


Grant Eberly: Assistant Coach & Head Strength Trainer

Grant has been in the health, fitness, and sports performance industry for over 12 years. From 2008-2017, Grant owned and operated Anytime Fitness West Omaha, and Real Fit Personal Training. During that period, he worked with numerous high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.

Grant is the S&C coach for:

  • Peru State University Men’s Basketball
  • Omaha Westside High School Boys Basketball and Baseball
  • Omaha Central High School Boys Basketball

Grant’s previous S&C work includes:

  • Midland University Men’s Basketball, 2012-2015
  • Omaha Northwest Girls Basketball, 2013-14
  • Omaha Burke Boys Basketball, 2013

Grant is originally from Sydney, NE, and currently resides in Omaha with his fiancé Jen.

Akoy Agau 2018-2019 Highlights

Akoy Agau: Director of Basketball Operations

Credentials: 

  • 4x Boys Basketball State Champion at Omaha Central High School
  • Rivals Top 100 player coming out of high school
  • Received full-ride scholarship from Rick Pitino to attend University of Louisville
  • Received Bachelor’s Degree from Georgetown University while being a part of the men’s basketball program coached by John Thompson III
  • Received Master’s Degree from Southern Methodist University (SMU) while being a part of the SMU men’s basketball program
  • Member of South Sudan’s National Team
  • Former member of TBL’s Jamestown Jackals
Photo Cred: smudailycampus.com


Marty Levinson: Director of Player Development

Credentials:

  • Former Boys Basketball State Champion in 2000 at Bellevue West High School
  • NCAA DII Regional Champion at the University of Nebraska-Kearney in 2003
  • Earned Master’s in Arts from UNK in 2011
  • Head Coach at Central Community College in Columbus, NE and produced a 26-10 season with  a NJCAA Division II National Player of the Year in Tyron Criswell. Tra-Deon Hollins was also a part of this team
  • Currently the Head Coach at Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden, AR