Originally from Aurora, Colorado, Coach Hodges played and coached in the Denver area. Coach Hodges graduated from the University of Denver with a BA in sociology. Coach Hodges began his coaching career, in 1979, as the head coach for football, basketball and baseball at Peetz High School where he turned around a struggling athletic program as he earned Coach of the Year Honors, in football and basketball garnering a pair of league championships and state tournament appearances in all three sports. Coach Hodges came to the Phoenix area in 1985 where he assumed control of the Deer Valley boy’s basketball program turning it into a fixture in the state tournament as he earned several coach of the year awards and region championships. Coach Hodges earned an MC in Community Mental Health Counseling at the University of Phoenix. Coach Hodges also taught part time at both Grand Canyon University (14 years) and Rio Salado College (15 years) where he was the lead statistics professor. While at Grand Canyon University Coach Hodges taught various undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychology, Research and Statistics. He also created four courses while at employed at GCU. In 1999, Coach Hodges was recognized as the Rio Salado College faculty member of the year. Coach Hodges also served as the men’s basketball coach at Glendale College for 10 years and retired as the winningest coach in program history. While at Glendale College, coach Hodges produced several Division I players and 6 players who eventually played professionally. Coach Hodges basketball program was among the national leaders in Academic All-Americans where he had eight players achieve academic All-American status in his tenure. Coach Hodges has also served as an NBA scout for two years. Coach Hodges lives with his wife and son, Nora and JT. Coach Hodges is looking forward to building the Heroes basketball program into a contender
Head JV / Varsity Assistant Coach
Coach Grafsgaard graduated from Ulen-Hitterdal High School in 2004 and went on to attend the University of Minnesota, Crookston. While attending UMC Coach Grafsgaard played 4 years of Division 2 basketball and football for the Golden Eagles. He transferred to Southwest Minnesota State University after his eligibility was completed at UMC and ended up graduating from SMSU in the fall of 2012. Coach Grafsgaard’s previous basketball coaching experience includes one season as a student assistant on the SMSU Men’s Basketball team that went to the Division 2 Elite 8. He also has 5 years experience as assistant basketball coach for both boys and girls teams as well as 2 years of head coaching experience.