We are Mike and Dan Oppland, twin brothers from St. Louis, MO, who have been involved with the game of basketball for over 20 years. Combined we have 20 years of professional basketball playing experience, two years of collegiate coaching experience, and two years of professional basketball coaching experience. We have played and coached at all levels of basketball including youth, high school, college (division 1, 2, 3, and NAIA), and currently professionally. We share a passion for basketball, both playing and coaching, and our goal is to share our passion with others. We are also passionate about helping others live joy-filled and meaningful lives. We hope you have the opportunity to look over the material we provide on the website as well as have the opportunity to receive some individual coaching. We are grateful for the opportunity to share our passions with you!
Mike (pictured above left) recently completed his 1st season as a professional head basketball coach for Lahti Basketball Club in Finland. Prior to that he was head coach for Racing Basketball Club in Luxembourg. Before he took the helm for Racing Basketball Club, he played eight seasons professionally for various clubs throughout Europe: Luxembourg (Black Star Mersch and Racing Basketball Club), Austria (Gmunden), Germany (Ehingen and Kaiserslautern), Finland (Korihait and Lahti), and Denmark (Horsholm).
Throughout his time as a professional player and coach in Europe, Mike has also been a youth coach. He has eight years of experience coaching boys and girls of various ages at the youth level (ages 8-18). During this time he has also worked and coordinated various camps throughout Europe (Austria, Luxembourg, and Finland) and the United States.
Dan (pictured above right) currently plays in Nürnberg, Germany. He is finishing up his 12th professional basketball season; he has previously played in Holland (Groningen), Poland (Koszalin), Sweden (LF Basket), Germany (Bayreuth), Austria (Gmunden), and Finland (Lahti). He has been an Austrian League All Star, All League Player, Cup Champion, and Season Champion. Dan played collegiately at Valparaiso University where he was a three-time All Conference Player including two back to back First Team All Conference Player nominations to end his career. He was also an Academic All American and is one of the all time leading scorers and rebounders in the school’s prestigious basketball history.
Dan, along with Mike, is co-coordinator of the Crossover Nation Basketball Camp in Austria, and he also helped coordinate the Oppland Fundamentals Basketball Camp in 2015.