Volcanoes Staff

Front Office

Curtis Hill: President and Associate Head Coach

Curtis Hill will serve as an Assistant Coach for the Vancouver Volcanoes. In the 2019-20 season Hill was Head Coach for the Portland Storm in their expansion season. The Storm finished with a record of 4-4 in The American Basketball Association as the team fielded one of the youngest teams in the league.

Hill served as an assistant coach at Portland Community College for the 2011-2012 season where he coached fellow Volcanoes assistant coach Maxwell D’ Auvergne. Hill served for 2 seasons as an assistant for the Volcanoes Head Coach Jeff Perrault for Team Fly Select 17U AAU team.

As a player, Hill played varsity at Newark Tech in high school for 3 seasons. After high school Hill played Passaic County Community College for the 2001-2002 season. Passaic would finish the seasonwith a 27-5 record and named NJCAA Division 3 Region 19 Champions. The team finished ranked 9thnationally.

Hill committed to play for Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia but started his professional basketball career with the Volcanoes in 2006. Playing professionally for 5 seasons in the ABA, IBL, UBA, and the EBA he was recognized as one of the top perimeter defenders in all of minor league basketball during his professional career.

Brad Lechtenberg: President of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships

Brad Lechtenberg joins the Volcanoes front office with history and connection to the Vancouver business community.

As a former player for the team, Brad was also the Marketing Director for Big Al’s where he helped their expansion into Beaverton, OR and Meridian, ID.  Later he became a Product Manager for CloudOne, a digital advertising agency owned by former Volcano owner Bryan Hunter.   Brad has experience working with many of Portland’s professional sports organizations, media companies, and largest foundations.

Brad played college basketball at University of San Diego from 2001 – 2004.  In 2003, he helped the Toreros win the West Coast Conference Championship and earn a birth into the NCAA tournament.  His senior year, Brad was the 2004 NCAA Div 1 3pt% Statistical Champion and was drafted into the CBA by the Dakota Wizards (Santa Cruz).  Brad joined the Volcanoes in 2006 and was a member of the 2011 IBL Championship team.  He played 10 seasons for the team, becoming an IBL All Star, 3pt Champion, and retired Top 10 all time on the IBL scoring list.


Calvin Hampton: Associate Head Coach & Director of Player Development

Calvin Hampton is the Vancouver Volcanoes Associate Head Coach and Director of Player Development and has been a part of the Volcanoes for several years, once as a player, and now as a member of the front office/coaching staff.

Calvin is a DC native, who started his player career at famed Oxon Hill High School at age 15.  He then transferred to Friendly High School, a top school in the DC area, where he graduated.  Before moving on to Oregon State University, he played an additional year of ball at New Hampton School.

As a Beaver, Calvin played from 2005-2010, which was only the start of his basketball career.  After this, he began what would be his 6-year professional career.  From 2010 to 2016, he played in a total of 7 countries, as well as tallying 2 seasons for your Vancouver Volcanoes (2012, and 2014).  These countries include China, Columbia, Bahrain, Italy, Turkey, Thailand, and Japan.

“As a late bloomer, I relied on my ability to be taught the game by some of the area’s best teachers in Mike White, Bebe Duren, and Curtis Yarbrough, Hampton says.  I’ve molded the second part of my coaching and training career behind the teachings these guys were able to provide for me while I was learning the game.”  Towards the end of his playing career, Calvin transitioned into a coaching/training role.  From coaching and training in Sydney, Australia, to starting his own training business (Ming Of Da Block), Calvin is now your Vancouver Volcanoes Associate Head Coach and Director of Player Development!

Porter Troupe: Associate Head Coach & Director of Youth Basketball

Porter Troupe returns to the Vancouver Volcanoes as an Assistant Coach and Director of Youth Basketball.  Porter has a rich and long history with the Volcanoes as one of the original players, and now moving to the front office.

Born in Harlem, New York, Porter moved with family to San Diego California, and had a successful high school career being nominated as a McDonald’s All American.  After High School, Porter played at University of Portland before joining the Volcanoes in 2006.  After the 2008 season with the Volcanoes, Porter started a 17-year career in Europe playing in 7 different countries (Romania, Finland, Poland, Lithuania, Cyprus, Lebanon, and Portugal) before retiring in 2023.  In 2014-2015 He helped Energia Targu Jiu reach the final 4 of Fiba Eurochallenge (rebranded – Basketball Champions League) finishing in 3rd place in Europe.  Porter was known as a great shooter, fierce competitor, and a great leader during his career.  During his last season he was team captain and acting head coach for CSM Targu Jiu.

In addition to his playing career, Porter has over 15 years of coaching and mentoring youth, experience he will bring into his role as Director of Youth Basketball.

Tyler West Jr.: Assistant Coach

Tyler West Jr. is joining the Volcanoes Coaching Staff this year as the Head of Player Development Coach! Tyler played for the Salem Capitals in 2022, and started the season with the Capitals last season before coming up to Vancouver and finishing the season with us. Ty will be a part of the coaching staff, and his leadership will surely make an impact this season.


Sara Hill : Team Market Owner

Bobby Pallotta : Production Lead

Kim Blahnik : Game Day Ops Director

Mike Koreski : Commentator

James Crockett : Commentor

David Mase : Commentator


Josh Newton - Assistant General Manager

Jae Waddell - Photo/Videography Specialist

Gaige Ainslie - Sales/Partnerships/Promotions

Mason Chasteen - Production/Operations

Matthew Welsh - Media Coordinator