No Hoops Dreams in 2020

Darren Kohne's Basketball Boot Camp

Typically this time of year, I am still riding the natural high of “One Shining Moment” and the greatest month in sports coming to and end: Basketball Season! However this year is quite different with our country facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hoop Dreams have seemed to come to a near halt. Normally my schedule is already filled with, scouting, trainings, camps, clinics, pre-draft combines, group workouts, motivational presentations, talk radio spots, and anything else that has to do with the game of basketball, but 2020 is going to take a different path. We are all being challenged to take a unique approach in order to be remain productive in actively pursuing our livelihoods.

Since in past years I have received a pretty high amount of requests for my event shirts and apparel, I have teamed up with Jupmode Toledo on their “Here for Good” campaign in their effort to help local businesses stay afloat. So if you would have any interest in one of the ever so popular Darren Kohne’s Basketball Boot Camp T- Shirts please claim yours by clicking the link.  Any proceeds received will be used towards one of my many charitable projects. Please share


NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings – #1


NW Ohio High School Hoops Power Rankings (Boys)

Presented by @CoachDarrenK

1/4/16 – Poll #1

  1. Lima Senior
  2. St. John’s
  3. Springfield
  4. Whitmer
  5. Rogers
  6. Napoleon
  7. Findlay
  8. Scott
  9. Southview
  10. Central Catholic

First Four Out: Swanton, Bowsher, St. Francis, Toledo Christian,

Biggest Surprises: Springfield, Cardinal Stritch, Woodward

Expecting More: Rossford, Bowsher, Perrysburg


Northern Buckeye (8), NLL (8), NWOAL (9), TRAC (8), TAAC, (8) Toledo City League (6) – 47 total teams considered

Disclaimer: This poll is the sole opinion of Coach Darren Kohne who has over 20 years of experience coaching, scouting, recruiting, and evaluating at the high school, collegiate and professional levels. This is an unofficial poll produced in good nature to help provide positive recognition and shed light on the quality basketball teams in NW Ohio as well as promote spirited interscholastic competition.

There’s No Place Like Home


No matter where you are from or where you are now, there is always something special about spending time in the place where you grew up! You may be a permanent resident there or maybe you only get to visit for a couple days each year! Whatever your story, I am sure that you get that special sentimental feeling when the thought of your childhood home pops into your mind. Continue reading