NAME: TYSON AYE
POSITION: HEAD COACH
SCHOOL: CONCORDIA-IRVINE '00
Tyson Aye, 35 is entering his twelfth year of collegiate coaching, seventh as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Imperial Valley college. Coach Aye led the IVC Men's Basketball Program to back to back Pacific Coast Conference Championships, 2007 and 2008. A California native, Coach Aye attended and played two years for coach Rick Francis at Sonora High School in Sonora, California, then played his senior season under Coach Mike Bartee at J.W. North High School in Riverside, California where his team finished 27-5 and the CIF Southern California Runner-up. Upon graduation, Coach Aye played two years for his father, Denny Aye. His sophomore year at Fresno City College, his team compiled 26-8 record, and an 11th ranking in the state of California. After FCC, Aye earned a scholarship to Concordia University, Irvine where he was a two time Academic All-American and helped lead the Eagles to their first ever GSAC Conference Tournament Championship and trip to the NAIA National Tournament where his team eventually reached the Elite 8. In 2000, Aye graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. Aye immediately began his coaching career at San Jose State University as an assistant coach for two seasons. In 2003, Aye received his Master's Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Human Performance/Sports Management from San Jose State University. Aye also had coaching stints for two season at San Jose city college where he coached under Hall of Fame Coach Percy Carr. While there, his team compiled a 47-17 record and earned a Coast South Conference Championship in 2004. Aye then coached one season under his father Denny Aye at Marshalltown Community college in Iowa, where his team finished with a 25-9 record and a NJCAA region XI runner-up finish, which was the best season in the school history. In addition, all 7 sophomores from that team graduated, of which 6 received scholarships, 5 of them to NCAA Division I schools. Aye has years of mentoring, coaching, and recruiting some of the best junior college player in the country and internationally. Aye has coached 34 All-Conference players, 9 All-state players, and has helped 47 former players transfer on to four-year institutions to continue playing basketball. Coach Aye, his wife Stefanie, and their daughter Avery reside in Imperial, Ca.
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