: Coaching Staff

6.3.10 - Register Guard: Sheldon Names Brancato Girl's Basketball Coach

Brian Brancato
Head Coach

The Irish are led by Head Coach Brian Brancato.  The 2011-2012 season marks his sixth year in the Sheldon program, and second as Head Coach.   

A 1987 Cottage Grove High School graduate, Brancato was a three-sport athlete for the Lions. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2005 (B.A. History) and received his Master's Degree in Education in 2006. 

Coach Brancato has taught at Sheldon for the past six years and is currently a Social Studies teacher at Sheldon. He previously coached in Cottage Grove.

Brancato and his wife, Barbara, currently live in Eugene and have five sons.

Clay Myers
Director of Basketball Operations

Clay Myers returns for his fifth year in the Sheldon Basketball Program as Director of Basketball Operations.  Myers previously served as an assistant at all three levels of the girls basketball program.  He graduated from Sheldon in 1981.  He attended one year at OSU and three years at the University of Alaska.  His collegiate sports experience included participation on the bowling team and serving as the U of A mascot - a whale!  He was an assistant to the basketball coaching staff at the U of A.  Since 1999, Myers has coached Kidsports and YMCA basketball.

Coach Myers is a builder and manager of investment properties and currently works in the University of Oregon Department of Architecture.  He lives in Coburg and has two daughters: Regan 11, and Logan 6.

Lynn Hellwege
JV Coach

Lynn Hellwege is a 1983 graduate of North Eugene High School. He attended Oregon State University and played basketball under Ralph Miller for three years. He finished as the graduate Assistant coach at OSU. Upon graduation in 1989, he began his teaching career at North Bend High School, as well as becoming the head basketball coach for the Boys Varsity for three years. He transferred to Thurston High School in 1992 and spent seven years at Thurston coaching the Freshmen and JV boys basketball teams, as well as assisting Varsity.

In 1999, he arrived at Sheldon High School where he served eight years in the boys basketball program as Freshmen and JV coach and Varsity assistant. His coaching abilities also include Head Coach of the Sheldon Freshmen Football program for the last eight years.

In 2011, Lynn joined the coaching staff of the Sheldon Girls Basketball program and is currently the JV coach.

Irish Coaching Staff:

Kenya Wilkins
Varsity Assistant

John Savage
JV Assistant 

Mike Barclay
Program Assistant - 8th Grade Gold

Curt Rasmussen
Program Assistant - 7th Grade Gold

Rich Walk
Program Assistant - 6th Grade Gold