Meet the Iron Courts Team

Meet the team the fuels Iron Courts with extensive experience in sports training, medicine, and coaching. 

Michael Wirth

Director of Basketball

Coach Wirth grew up hooping in the cornfields of Northern Iowa. He was an All-State High School player and played two years of collegiate basketball. He has been an Arizona resident since 2002. He has 19 years experience as a High School Head Varsity Basketball Coach. He also received the 2023 FCA Coach of Impact Award.

He enjoys golf, fishing, movies, spending time with his family and all things basketball.

For Iron Courts, he is looking forward to the opportunity to impact athletes to become their very best in all areas of their life and to provide an electric environment for basketball development from recreation to the professional level.

Diego Poore

Basketball Trainer

Diego Poore is originally from Crossville, TN. He spent five years playing at the NCAA D2 level at Tusculum University and Southern Wesleyen University. He graduated in 2020 with a Master’s Degree in Sport Management. Most recently, he spent the 2021 – 2022 season playing in Fondi, Italy averaging 16.5ppg. He is a 1 Percent Basketball Owner and Skills Trainer and assistant to NBA Trainer Vaughn Compton. He is a PGC Basketball Director and a PGC skills trainer.

For Iron Courts, he is excited about having the opportunity to develop players of all ages to achieve their dreams and reach their full potential within the game of basketball.

Isaiah Easaw

Basketball Trainer

Isaiah was born in Fairbanks, Alaska but considers Gilbert, AZ his hometown. He played NCAA D2 basketball from 2017 – 2019 and then professionally in TBL Semi-Professional (2020 – 2021) and then Europe – Poland II Liga from 2022 – 2023. He loves sharing his love for Jesus Christ and the gospel.

For Iron Courts, he is most excited about using his passion, skills, and the unique experiences God has blessed him with to serve the next generation of hoopers. His goal is to assist athletes in reaching the top of their game and supporting them in anyway along the journey.

Andy Valadez

Basketball Trainer

Andy Valadez is from San Fernando, California; he moved to Arizona in 2006. He is now in his 8th year of coaching Youth and High School Basketball here in Gilbert, Arizona. He has been a part of 2 State Championship teams (Campo Verde HS – 2023 5A Championship / Perry HS – 2024 Open State Championship). He is currently a Varsity Assistant Coach for the Perry Boys Basketball Program.

Andy graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Justice Studies. He is currently a Life Skills/ Movement Learning teacher at AZ Aspire Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona.

For Iron Courts, Andy is looking forward to helping players master the fundamentals of the game and learn how to play winning basketball. Along with teaching players how to be successful on the court, Andy wants to teach players skills and lessons that will help them be successful off the court as well.

Chuck Howard, MS, CPT, CWPM

Director of Performance Training

Chuck Howard, with 37 years of experience, has been a dedicated trainer for numerous athletes in the field of strength and conditioning. He obtained his Exercise Science degree from IU in 1986. In August 2009, he joined GCU and eventually became the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for all 22 teams. Chuck then established the Champions Training Center, where he motivated individuals of all ages to enhance their health and athletic performance through dedicated training in a Christian environment.

Chuck has trained numerous athletes, including high school and college All-Americans and Professional Athletes. Notable individuals include: Kayla Petersen (WNBA), Dalen Terry (Bulls), Ochi Abaji (Jazz), Jericho Sims (Knicks), David Roddy (Grizzlies), Dillon Brooks (Rockets), Markus Howard (Marquette and Big East All Time Leading Scorer), Jordan Howard (University of Arkansas All Time Leading Scorer) and Koa Peat #4 Ranked High School Basketball player. Football players include Josh McCown (Jets), LeGarrette Blount (Eagles), DeeJay Dallas (Seahawks), and Rashaad White (Bucs).

Chuck holds Philippians 4:13 as his most cherished Bible verse, which states, “I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.” He firmly believes that regardless of one’s current health condition, if they genuinely desire to honor God, they will prioritize taking care of their body as a way of honoring their temple.

Phreddie Minnifield

Performance Trainer

Phreddie Minnifield will now lead Adult Fitness classes at Iron Courts.

Phreddie is a Certified Personal Trainer, a 5th Degree Black Belt, and an Ordained Pastor. Phreddie and his wife Terrilyn have been married for 28 years, they have 6 children and 6 grandchildren. They are the founders of WordLife Church in Chandler, AZ. Phreddie has been inspiring, teaching and training people for over two decades. 

Phreddie combines the scientific approach of Performance Training with the Ancient Art of Tang Soo Do. The combined skills allow him to coach with maximum results.

Coltan Page

Performance Trainer

Coltan is an Arizona native and a recent college grad! He attended Trinity Bible College in North Dakota, where he played 4 years of collegiate basketball and 1 year of collegiate soccer. He graduated from Trinity in May 2023 with two BAs, one in Biblical Studies and the other in Exercise Science. Coltan loves all things sports and exercise but above that he loves to spread the Good News that is Christ!For Iron Courts, he is excited to be able to use both of his degrees to elevate people’s games and faith while being surrounded by an awesome community!


Rochelle Clendenin

Administrator / Manager

Rochelle is from Gilbert, AZ. She is interested in anything that has to do with her family. She has a huge love for watching her boys play sports and watching her daughter dance. She enjoys reading and has a love for cooking and baking.

For Iron Courts, she is excited that her kids can have a home base for training. She believes in kids having stability and an outlet which Iron Courts provides. Iron Courts gives them something to be excited about and gives them a place to grow. She is excited to be a part of this amazing opportunity and feels blessed to be a part of the Iron Courts family.

Joshua Collier, NASM-CES


Joshua was born in Glendale, CA and moved to Queen Creek, AZ in 2005. He attended Grand Canyon University graduating in Dec 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Sports Performance. Joshua is certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist.

For his free time, he enjoys hiking/camping/kayaking and any other ways to explore the outdoors. He is adventurous and loves experiencing new foods/cultures. He grew up competing in several sports, including Taekwondo (2nd degree Black Belt) and basketball. He serves at his church (Calvary East Valley) in the youth, children, and worship ministries.

For Iron Courts, he is passionate about being holistic and individualized with his clients. He is excited to partner with them by creating specific programs designed to help them reach and surpass their goals. He is looking forward to being a part of a community that glorifies God with health, wellness, and performance.

Diane Amini, FNP

Sports Medicine Nurse Practitioner

Diane grew up in Chicago but has lived in Chandler for the last 9 years. She loves dogs and has three of them. She enjoys volunteering and loves helping people. As a nurse and now nurse practitioner, her favorite part is building relationships with people and helping them achieve their health goals. She believes knowledge is power, so it is really important to take time educating patients.

For Iron Courts, she looks forward to helping people feel their best and to helping them achieve their health and athletic goals with all we have to offer.

Stefanie Dawson, BSN, RN

Hydration / Recovery, Nurse Coach

Stefanie moved to Gilbert in 2020 from Texas. She is a wife, a mother of 3 humans, 2 dogs, 1 cat, &, lastly, a bearded dragon. She has been a nurse since 1992, working primarily in neonatal ICU. She LOVES starting IV’s and has been actively starting them for over 30 years.  She enjoys health and nutrition and helping people achieve their wellness goals through diet and lifestyle changes. She is very passionate about learning new things every day. Stefanie is a podcast junkie, learning about health, fitness, marriage, parenting, & the Bible.For Iron Courts, she is excited about helping people feel better & supporting their bodies through IV hydration and cryotherapy. If you are hesitant about needles or IV’s, she would love to support you through that!


Shauna Weller, CWC, CSH

Health and wellness Coach

Shauna is a wife, mother, grandmother and teacher. As a professional educator of over 25 years, she is passionate about life-long learning. Her motto as a teacher has always been to never stop being a student. A few years ago, Shauna decided to leave the classroom and took what she refers to as a ‘Sabbatical of Self-care.’ This journey led her into a deep dive into the study of HEALTH & WELLNESS COACHING, QIGONG [chi-gung], TAICHI, and FREQUENCY HEALING. As a Christian Health and Wellness coach, she soon found herself leading classes again but in the health and wellness field. Being able to focus on aspects of health and wellness as a career is truly a dream come-true for Shauna. Not only has she learned and taught others the amazing healing principles of these practices, but she has witnessed her own BODY, MIND and SPIRIT transform by way of implementing these Christ-focused practices into her life. Shauna has training, instruction and credit hours as a certified HEALTH and WELLNESS COACH, a SOUND HEALER, as well as a FITNESS INSTRUCTOR for QIGONG, TAICHI, and YOGA. 

Keaton Harris

Assistant Manager

Keaton was born and raised in Gilbert, AZ. He played collegiate basketball at Chandler-Gilbert community college before getting injured. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in sports management from Grand Canyon University. He has been coaching and training youth basketball since 2021. Keaton enjoys working out, watching tv series, spending time with family and all things basketball!

For Iron Courts, he is excited to build a positive and impactful culture at Iron Courts as we continue to promote a healthy lifestyle through sports and fitness.


Arabella Bizak

Front Desk Staff

Arabella is a senior in high school. She grew up in Hawaii but has been in Gilbert, Arizona for the past five years. She loves living in AZ. When not working or doing homework, she plays competitive soccer and volleyball.

For Iron Courts, she is excited to work in a sports environment and wants to learn and grow as an employee.

Luke Urban

Front Desk Staff

Luke was born in Indianapolis, Indiana but was raised in Queen Creek, Arizona. He loves to lift weights, play basketball, and hang out with friends.

For Iron Courts, he is super excited to be around basketball and loves what the Iron Courts mission is and excited to see it grow.

Autumn Lucero

Front Desk Staff

Autumn was born and raised in Chandler, AZ. In her free time, she likes to dance, play sports with her siblings, volunteer at her church, and to go on hikes with her family.

For Iron Courts, she hopes to meet and interact with new people as well as grow in her knowledge of sports and sports medicine.

Madalyn Bizak

Front Desk Staff

Madalyn is a Junior at Grand Canyon University. She is studying business administration, with a minor in social media. Madalyn has lived in Arizona since 2018, and absolutely loves it. Aside from working and studying, she loves being active in anything from coaching volleyball to playing Pickleball!