Marty Levinson- Rockets Head Coach-Levinson, an avid basketball player, and former high school player, played for Bellevue West in Nebraska and helped lead them to a state championship in 2000. As a player in 2003 for the University of Nebraska Kearney, Levinson was part of the team that were NCAA D2 Regional Champions and Elite 8 qualifiers with a 30-3 record. Levinson has experience at all levels of the game, as an assistant coach, head coach, manager and player. His work history covers positions in California and Nebraska at both high schools and colleges. He earned a Masters of Art in Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2011 and has lived in California since 2014.
Levinson coached Tyrone Criswell who was the NJCAA Division 2 Junior College Player of the Year and in 2002, Levinson was the head coach for Central Community College in California which finished with a record of 26-10 and placed 3rd nationally. Levinson also coached at the University of the Pacific which is a NCAA Division 1 college. Levinson is currently working with the South Sudan basketball team to help them qualify for the 2020 Olympics in head to head qualifying match-ups.
Levinson enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his family. He says he is especially proud that he is an uncle as his brother now has a son and daughter.
Aramie Brooks-Rockets Volunteer Assistant Coach, played overseas from August 2011-October 2017. Brooks played in the Dominican Republic, Canada, Peru, Uruguay, Columbia, Nicaragua, Argentina, and the Euro summer league. Brooks was part of a championship team while in Dominican Republic. While overseas, Coach Brooks did a lot of community work in the different countries and spent time in schools doing motivational speaking and running basketball camps.
When Brooks came home, he coached at St. Leo Middle school in Lafayette Louisiana, leading to the conference finals.
Coach Brooks is from Earle, Arkansas, where he excelled in high school basketball earning All Conference, All Regional, Regional MVP, and All State awards. Brooks was invited to play in the division's statewide High School All-Star game.
Coach Brooks furthered his education getting a scholarship to University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. After two years, he then transferred to Northwestern State University "D1" where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in General Studies.