James Paul was born in Bakersfield, CA and raised in Stockton, CA. James played football, basketball, and was on the swimming team at Bear Creek High School in Stockton. James also attended Kern Valley High School in Lake Isabella, CA where he met his wife Norene and started their journey as a family.
After obtaining an Associates of Science in Agricultural Business from San Joaquin Delta College, James went on to graduate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s of Science in International Business management, from the College of Agriculture.
Having an extensive career with multiple corporations in the fresh produce industry, James and Norene moved back to his hometown of Stockton after the birth of their first child. Now James is the Senior category manager of Asparagus for Grower Direct Marketing, a large-scale international fresh produce supplier specializing in fresh Cherries from CA and WA, as well as fresh Asparagus from CA and MX. He is also the Director of Sales and Marketing for Greg Paul Produce Sales which specializes in fresh Potatoes and Asparagus from CA. James is a well-known source of high-quality fresh produce offerings to retailers and foodservice suppliers, worldwide.
In his spare time, James is also a very competitive Race car driver. He started driving in 2014 after finding that he was very talented in this sport. This is when he decided to start racing in the top classes of grassroots sports car racing in the nation, not only as a competitor but as a hobby with his father. NASA’s Super Unlimited, and SCCA’s Prototype 1. Finding success his rookie year, he won the SFR SCCA Championship going head to head with teammate and National Champion, Jim Davenport. James will be competing for a National Championship Title in 2018 in a no rules, no restrictions format of Extreme Sports Car Racing.
James is eager and excited to bring his passion to the ABA and the Stockton Community, allowing the multitudes of basketball fans in the community an amazing opportunity to enjoy a fast-paced, high Octane professional basketball experience here in their hometown.
Born in Los Angeles, CA. Raised in Stockton. Attended Lincoln High School & Bear Creek High School in Stockton, where he played football at Lincoln and basketball at Bear Creek. He then went to the University of the Pacific.
Currently, Jovan works at Blue Shield Of CA under their Producer Priority team where he deals with escalated issues of members whom have directed their complaints to managers and above. He is married to his wife, Jill with their three children whom volunteer in the community.
In his spare time Jovan coaches football with the North Stockton Bengals, also the Vice President of Football Operations and is a board member for Delta Youth Football League as their North Conference Weighmaster. He also coaches basketball for the Stockton parks and recreation in the spring.
Jovan is determined to make sure our ROKITS Team Trouble is successful in the inaugural season in the ABA.
George Hernandez, has been named head basketball coach for the American Basketball Association Stockton ROKITS Team Trouble. Hernandez has a wealth of coaching experience. Hernandez was the associate head coach at Folsom Lake College and former head Varsity boys coach at Rio Linda High school. Hernandez has 16 years of experience as a basketball coach, including 12 as an assistant coach at the college level for Napa Valley college, San Joaquin Delta College and William Jessup University (2005-15), head Varsity coach at Rio Linda High School (2015-17) and Associate Head coach at Folsom Lake College. In his 12 years as an assistant at the college level Hernandez has accumulated 5 conference championships and 7 playoff appearances. Primary responsibilities included on-court coaching, player development, recruiting and scouting. He was also involved with the program’s off-season strength and conditioning program.
Hernandez prior to coaching at Folsom Lake College completed two years as the Varsity boys head coach at Rio Linda High School (2015-17). While at Rio Linda Hernandez’s team won two back to back TCC league championships and made it to the post season each of the two years and qualified for the California state tournament in 2017. Hernandez had a combined record of 42-16 in his two year stint at Rio Linda.
Coach Hernandez played at Cabrillo College and was an all conference player. Hernandez completed a Bachelor of Arts at Sacramento State University. He currently resides in Roseville with his wife Bridget and their two children Sienna (6) and Nehemiah (3).
Conor McGill is the Social Media Intern for Team Trouble Basketball.
Andy’s basketball experience started with four years at Lincoln High School. He was All City, All Section, and All State his senior year (1972). Averaged 27 ppg and scored 24 ppg as one of the top twenty two players at the All State game held at the Oakland Coliseum.
Andy was fortunate to be recruited by 100 plus colleges and chose UOP for my freshman year. He transferred his sophomore year and red shirted at UC Santa Barbara where he started the last three years; this led to being recruited to play in the NBA’s developmental league for one year.
Andy chose to go to Mexico and play his final season in their international league. Averaged 22.5 ppg and our team was fortunate to win the championship (1980). Viva la Mexico! Andy retired after 28+ years of teaching elementary school and coaching basketball along the way periodically at Nazarene Christian School, Lincoln High School, Brookside High School, and Tokay High School. Andy enjoyed his basketball experience and feel fortunate to have this opportunity as an assistant coach for Team Trouble. This organization is top notch from the players, coaching staff, and management. Our goal is to bring a top quality professional entertainment to the Stockton community.