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Owner / CoachByron Mello

About Coach Mello

Byron Mello has coached boys and girls basketball in the Oahu Interscholastic Association and the Interscholastic League of Honolulu for over 25 years. He has been a head coach at the Intermediate, JV and Varsity Division I levels.

Currently the Program Coordinator & Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach at Moanalua High School, Coach Mello led his team to the 2019 OIA League Championship. In 2018, he was selected as the State Coach of the Year by ScoringLive after guiding Na Menehune to the semi-finals of the HHSAA State Tournament, where they enjoyed their best finish in 20 years.

He has also served as the Program Coordinator and Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach at Maryknoll School and Damien Memorial School. In 2003, Coach Mello was selected by his peers as the ILH Coach of the Year. In 2004, he led Damien to their best won-loss record in 30 years. He was the lead assistant coach for the 2008 Punahou Boys Hawaii State Championship Team.

Coach Mello served on the staff of the Snow Valley Basketball School in Santa Barbara, California for 6 years. Snow Valley is considered by many coaches to be the premier teaching basketball school in the United States.

A member of the 1980 Punahou Boys State Championship team, he holds a Masters Degree in Education from Pepperdine University.

Message From Coach Mello

"Every kid who picks up a basketball has a dream"

At Performance Basketball, our mission goes beyond just teaching the skills of the game. Our greater purpose is to cultivate a life long love of the game for every boy and girl who comes into our gym. I believe that training the body and teaching the mind transforms a young player and moves them towards fulfilling their personal potential.

All of our Clinics offer a solid foundation of fundamental skill development for beginning players and a strong challenge for advanced players. We use a Mastery Approach of teaching, which celebrates effort as much as achievement and focuses on personal development, learning and improving.

"I look forward to providing your child with a great experience at Performance Basketball!"
- Sincerely, Byron Mello

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