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Jason Long
Varsity Head Coach

Phone: 801.856.2434

Email: jason.long@wasatch.edu

Coach Long begins his 4th season as the Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach at Wasatch High School. Long brings a lot of experience from various levels to Wasatch. Most recently, Coach Long left his position as lead assistant coach at Westminster College to begin his dream as a high school teacher and coach. Long brings impressive experience learning from several high-level coaches: Adam Hiatt (Montana Tech), Chris Jones (University of Utah), Todd Phillips (Salt Lake Community College) and Tommy Connor (University of Utah).
Long began his coaching journey as a team manager for the Westminster College women’s team; after one season, Long was promoted to assistant coach on Daron Park’s staff for the next three seasons. In 2004, Long graduated from Westminster with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Minor in Spanish.
From 2004-2009 Coach Long joined the men’s side at Westminster learning from current Utah Associate Head Coach Tommy Connor. During that time, the Griffins amassed 117 wins and only 42 losses including 3 Frontier Conference Championships, 1 Frontier Conference Tournament Championship, 4 NAIA National Tournament appearances, 1 NAIA Elite 8 appearance, and, most importantly, 32 NAIA Scholar Athletes – a NAIA record for that five-year span.
Long then took a two-year break from the college scene to obtain a Master’s in the Arts of Teaching from Westminster College graduating in 2011 with at the top of his class with a perfect 4.0 GPA. During this break, Coach Long was the Varsity Assistant Coach at Highland High School for two seasons highlighted by a 20-3 season and 4A State Championship with the Rams in 2010-2011. Long then returned to Westminster for two more seasons working under head coach, Adam Hiatt before making the move to Wasatch.
Since 2003, Coach Long has also been heavily involved in several youth AAU programs including developmental as well as elite level teams. Most recently, Long served as head coach for the 16U Utah Basketball Club Elite team that finished the 2013 summer as one of the premier teams in the west. This experience will help guide the development of the Wasatch Basketball Club moving forward. During this time, Long had the privilege of coaching and developing over 50 eventual collegiate-level players. In the summer of 2013, Long’s team achieved a No. 1 National Ranking as they won 3-consecutive tournament championships in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Since moving to the much more competitive 4A, Long has guided Wasatch to improved Region 8 finishes each season as the Wasp win total has risen from 3-9, to 6-6, and most recently a 9-3 (2nd place) finish just a season ago securing their first-ever state tournament berth since joining 4A. Last season, Long was one of four finalists for 4A Coach of the Year. Coach Long also recently become an Accredited & Certified National Interscholastic Coach – a NFHS Level Two National Certification (AIC).
Coach Long currently teaches Guided Studies, Math and TV Production. Long married his wife, Stacy, on May 18, 2013 and adopted their two sons Carter, 11, and Max, 8, on April 22, 2014. Their only daughter, Abigail, 1, was born Dec. 2, 2014.

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts – Communications
Minor Spanish
Master’s in the Arts of Teaching
Accredited National Interscholastic Coach
Certified National Interscholastic Coach
First Aid & CPR

Office Hours:
Mondays – 1:30 – 2:30
Even Days – 8th Hour Room 115

Dave-LongDave Long
Associate Head Coach

Phone: 801.205.1320

Email: coachdavelong@gmail.com

Coach Long made the jump to Wasatch High School from the college ranks when his son, Jason, was offered the head coaching position for the Wasps. Coach Long brings experience from the collegiate, high school and youth levels in both basketball and lacrosse.
Coach Long began coaching in 2000 as the defensive coordinator for Juan Diego Catholic High School Lacrosse program. During his five seasons under Utah lacrosse legend Mason Goodhand, the Soaring Eagle went to five straight division playoffs.
Long then followed Goodhand to kickstart the lacrosse program at the University of Utah in 2005 where he served as the defensive coordinator for seasons. The Ute program found instant success with Long leading the defense finishing in the MCLA Top 20 both seasons.
Coach Long then became Associate Head Coach at Westminster College from 2007-2012. Long’s defense founded the basis for a powerhouse as the Griffins went to five-straight Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference tournaments and winning a staggering four titles. Long’s tenure at Westminster was highlighted by a 2008 National Championship.
Coach Long has also been coaching basketball for years. After several seasons as an assistant coach and academic advisor for Albion Middle School, Long joined the Westminster Basketball staff as an assistant coach and academic advisor during the 2012-2013 season. That year, Westminster finished with a 22-8 record; moreover, Long helped the Griffins’ tradition of student-athlete success as they posted a NAIA-best seven NAIA scholar athletes and led the Frontier Conference with 10 Academic All-Conference student-athletes.
Besides coaching for Wasatch High School, Coach Long also enjoys helping his other son, Courtney, tutor at-risk students at Brighton High School. Long also has a daughter, Kayla.
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Casey Dudley
Junior Varsity Coach

Phone: 435.322.0504

Email:casey.dudley@wasatch.edu

I am very excited to be part of the coaching staff at Wasatch High School.  I have always loved the game of basketball and I am grateful for the chance I have to share that love with Wasatch High School athletes.

After graduating from Wasatch High School in 1996 I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sao Pualo, Brazil.  Upon returning from my mission I attended Utah Valley University and earned a degree in Mathematics Education.  During my last year at UVU I was the student assistant coach for the girls basketball team.  It was during that year that I knew I wanted to coach basketball.  I also met my wife Angie during that time and now have the blessing of raising two girls, Ashlyn and Kirsten.

I obtained employment at Wasatch High School in 2002 and in 2011 I started coaching boy’s basketball.  I really enjoy getting to know my students in a setting other than the classroom.  In just a few short years of coaching at Wasatch I have learned a lot about the game of basketball and about coaching.  I look forward to learning even more under the direction of Coach Jason Long.

Coach_LangeCory Lange

Assistant Coach

Phone: 435.503.6193

Email:cory.lange@wasatch.edu

Degrees and Certifications:

Business & I.T. Educator

Cory Lange is an educator at Wasatch High School and Utah Valley University with over 15 years of experience coaching basketball.  He has coached various AAU, league and club teams as well as high school teams.  In addition to coaching teams Cory has worked as a private coach for many years and has had numerous players he has worked with go on to play at the next level.  He takes great pride and joy in watching those around him develop and grow.  His love of motivating others, and seeing the development of those around him, is what has led Cory into a career in education and coaching.  With the help and support of his wife, Cory has changed his career and put himself through college where he studied Business and Marketing, Computer Science, Digital Media and Animation.  Cory holds degrees from Full Sail University and Weber State University. He has been happily married for 15 years to Liz Lange and together they have 2 boys and 2 girls

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Audrey Hull

Junior Varsity Head Coach

Coach Hull was born in Kentucky with a Wildcat jersey on and a basketball in her hand. She has always been a student of the game starting when she would watch the Wildcats from her living room with her family trying to coach the Wildcats from the couch. She always had a hoop where she lived and would work on her shot and skills relentlessly.  In high school she would spend a minimum of 2 hours shooting, 1 hour lifting, and 1 hour on footwork each day during the summer.  She played on team that competed for the state tournament each year.  They lost their championship game in triple overtime during one of the most rewarding and at the same time heartbreaking losses.  She continued playing hoops in college and loved the years she spent playing basketball at Ricks college.

She coached a JR High team for one of her required college classes at Idaho State and fell in love with coaching basketball.  After she graduated she began coaching her rival team at Henry Clay High school for 2 years before she left teaching to work for Toyota motor manufacturing.  She left Toyota when a job opportunity came up at Wasatch and has been there ever since.

Her first year at Wasatch she coached with Mr. and Mrs. Pyper.  She assisted with the Freshman team and learned a lot from the Hall of Fame coaches.  She changed to the boys program when Coach Magnusson came to Wasatch and needed help.  She worked with the Sophmore teams and assisted the Varsity squads.  She coached with the boys program for 6 years.  In that span Wasatch won 2 State Championships and 2 Runner up titles.  She had the opportunity to coach some of the best players that have ever came through the Wasatch program in like Logan Magnusson, Josh Cottle, Darren Mahoney, Michael Brown, Mike Pelo, and many more players that went on to have successful college careers. She was able to help coach some of the top females as well like:  Shalee Fackrell, Liz Turner, Rebecca Mawhinney, Kelsey Remund and Ashlyn Coleman to name a few.  Her specialty is defense, shooting, and guard play.  During her years with the boys they always had the top scoring defense in the state by holding opponents to 45 or less.

When Coach Magnusson left the boys program Coach Hull returned to the girls program to work once again with Coach Pyper.  After his retirement she worked with current BYU coach Ray Stewart.  She also coached the last 2 years with Coach Hayter.  She feels very blessed to have had the opportunity to work with so many great coaches and has learned so much from each of the coach’s strengths.  She continually is a student of the game reading books from her favorite coaches and going to clinics.  She may have a day where she is at school and coaching 3 games until 9:00 and go home to watch her Wildcats get another victory before she can sleep soundly.

Coach Hull’s investment in basketball is a lifetime pursuit of being a player, coach, and fan.  She cares about her players and will help them to become the best they possibly can as an individual and most importantly as a teammate. Her philosophy of coaching has been to develop the person as much as the player.  To teach her players to strive for excellence while being a great teammate.  She is excited to continue her career with the boys this season and share her passion and knowledge for the game.

Coach_TyrrellBennett Tyrrell
Sophomore Coach

Phone: 801.698.2837

Email:bennett.tyrrell@gmail.com

Degrees and Certifications:

BYU 2017 Graduation
CPR Certification

Coach_BallstaedtJames Ballstaedt
Freshman Coach

Phone: 435.901.0638

Email: james@resortswest.com

Coach Ballstaedt was born and raised in Midway, Utah.  From an early age he fell in love with sports.  He whole heartedly believed he would play NFL football for the Pittsburg Steelers until the 4th grade when the local youth basketball president allowed him to play basketball a year early and he got to play with the 5th graders.  That season he found his true passion in life…BASKETBALL.

Coach Ballstaedt played three years of Varsity basketball for Wasatch High School as a combo guard.  He earned All-Region awards two years and 2nd Team All-State his senior year.  Although he was recruited by several division 2 college programs he chose to serve an LDS mission and attend the University of Utah upon his return.  While in college he studied Sports Psychology and had the opportunity to help assist Coach Bill Farr for a season working with the Varsity team.  During this time he learned that his passion for basketball was more than just playing, he learned that he loved…COACHING.

Coach Ballstaedt has been successfully coaching at the club basketball level for the last 16 years. In 1996 he and his family moved back to Midway and he helped start the Wasatch Basketball Club. He has coached age groups ranging from 3rd grade to Varsity.

Coach Ballstaedt started a successful lodging business in Park City, Utah with his brother in 1999.  Their company continues to grow and be successful and has allowed him to spend a little more time on the court.  Coach Ballstaedt is married with four sons all of which love basketball.

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