COACHES

HIGH SCHOOL - VARSITY

VARSITY HEAD COACH

Shaun Busick

Coach Busick is beginning his eleventh year as Boys Basketball Coach at Zionsville Community High School. He ia 143-78 at ZCHS and 318-196 in his 24th year overall.

Coach Busick has won five Conference Championships, five Sectional Championships, one Regional Championship, one Semi-state Championship, and his 2004 team finished as State Runner-up in 3A.

VARSITY ASSISTANT

Kevin Branigan

Coach Branigan is beginning his fourth year as the Varsity Assistant for Coach Busick and 15th year of high school coaching overall.

 

Prior to Zionsville, Coach Branigan was the Varsity Assistant at Center Grove for 2 years, JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant at Fishers for 3 years, JV/Varsity Assistant at Guerin for 1 year, Freshman and JV Head Coach and Varsity Assistant at Brebeuf Jesuit for 3 years, and JV and Varsity Assistant at Cardinal Ritter High School for 2 years.

Joe Nidey

Coach Nidey is beginning his first year as Boys Basketball Assistant Coach at Zionsville Community High School. This will be his 17th season as a High School basketball coach.

 

Coach Nidey was the Varsity Assistant at Indianapolis Lutheran for 15 seasons. In 2008 Lutheran went to the state finals. He also coached at Madison High School for one season and was the Head Coach at Waldron for one season.

VARSITY ASSISTANT

VARSITY ASSISTANT

VARSITY ASSISTANT

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT

Basil Mawbey

HIGH SCHOOL - JV

JV HEAD COACH

Brian Heerdt

Coach Heerdt is beginning his 7th year as JV coach at Zionsville Community High School. Coach Heerdt is in his 21st year overall with previous positions of Freshman and JV coach at Perry Meridian High School. 

 

Coach Heerdt teaches 8th grade PE/Health at Southport Middle School and is married to his wife Amber. Together, they have 4 children: Benton 13, Mallory 11, Edie 3, and Noelle 1.
 

HIGH SCHOOL - FRESHMAN

FRESHMAN HEAD COACH

Rick Hackler

Coach Hackler is beginning his 19th year as a basketball coach and his first year as Freshman Boys Basketball Coach at Zionsville Community High School.

 

His past experience include 6 years Varsity and JV Assistant at Roncalli High School, 3 years Freshman Head Coach at Westfield High School and 12 years of AAU coaching. Most recently, Coach Hackler served as the 8th grade ZMS Head Coach for the past 5 years.

 

FRESHMAN ASSISTANT

Scott Hackler

Coach Hackler is also beginning his 19th year as a basketball coach and his first year as Freshman Assistant at Zionsville Community High School.

 

For the past 5 years, Coach Hackler was the ZMS 8th Grade Assistant. He has also served as Freshman Assistant at Roncalli High School, Westfield High School and now at Zionsville. This season will begin Scott's 9th season as a Freshman Assistant.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL - ZMS

8th GRADE HEAD COACH

Kris Jackson

Coach Jackson is beginning his first year as the 8th grade Boys Basketball Head Coach at Zionsville Middle School.

Prior to Zionsville, Coach Kris has played three years of varsity basketball. He also played collegiate basketball at Wiley College and Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis. Coach Kris has worked alongside Indiana Fever for the past 4 seasons.

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8th GRADE ASSISTANT

Aaron Vining

Aaron Vining enters his first year within the Zionsville coaching community as the boys 8th grade assistant coach. Prior experience includes a 3 year varsity basketball career for Crestview High School in Convoy, OH and 1 year of college at Wright State University Lake Campus in Celina, OH. His wife, Rachel, is the Zionsville (PAC) Performing Arts Director and Father-in-Law, Mike Shafer, is the Chief Financial Officer for Zionsville Community Schools. Aaron is currently employed full time as an HR Generalist for the LIDS corporate office in Zionsville. He also received his bachelor of science from Ball State University in HR Management. 

7th GRADE HEAD COACH

Calvin Bryant

After serving as the 7th grade Assistant Coach last season,  Coach Bryant is beginning his first year as the 7th grade Boys Basketball Head Coach at Zionsville Middle School. This will be his third year coaching middle school basketball.  He previously coached 7th grade basketball in Ohio as well as 8th grade baseball at ZMS this past spring.

 

7th GRADE ASSISTANT

Marcus Fredwell

Marcus "Freddy" Fredwell Is in his first year at Zionsville Community Schools as a member of the special education staff at Z West MS. Freddy brings a wealth of coaching experience to the ZMS 7th grade basketball team as coach Bryant's assistant. He served as assistant 7th & 8th grade basketball coach at Brownsburg West Middle School, before coaching baseball at BWMS, and for the Indiana Bulls travel program. Freddy has coached baseball and basketball for 6 years now and is currently is the Head Coach of the Indiana Bulls 14u White Team, as well as Head Coach for the ZMS 8th grade Baseball team in 2017.

MIDDLE SCHOOL - Z'WEST

8th GRADE HEAD COACH

Dustin Coomes

Coach Coomes is entering into his 5th season with Zionsville basketball and his 4th as the Zionsville West Middle School 8th grade head coach.  He also was the assistant 8th grade baseball coach at ZWEST in 2016.

 

8th GRADE ASSISTANT

Tom Summers

Coach Summers is entering his 3rd year as an assistant coach for Zionsville West Middle School.  He spent his first season with the 7th grade and since has been helping with the 8th grade.  Coach Summers has also assisted with boys and girls track for the past two seasons at ZWEST.

7th GRADE HEAD COACH

Zack Loudenburg

Coach Loudenburg is beginning his 5th season coaching basketball and his second season as the 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach at Zionsville West Middle School.


Coach Loudenburg previously was the Head 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach at Northview Middle School and he was also an Assistant Boys Basketball Coach at Zionsville West Middle School for 2 seasons. Coach Loudenburg is also currently the Assistant 7th grade Baseball Coach at ZWMS.

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7th GRADE ASSISTANT

Johnny Richardson

Coach Richardson is beginning his 2nd year as the 7th grade Boys Basketball Assistant at Zionsville West Middle School. Last season Coach Richardson held the same position as his first coaching experience.

 

Between the years of 2009-2015 Coach Richardson was active duty Army serving in Afghanistan twice, and is now pursuing a college degree.

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