Director of Basketball Scouting and Consulting
Don Sicko joins COURT VISION with literally a lifetime of diverse basketball experience at multiple levels. Starting with a highly successful 16 year high school coaching career (14 as head coach), Sicko won many honors capped by the Michigan HS Coach of the Year in 1978 after his Royal Oak Shrine (Mi.) team was undefeated and the number one team in the state. From there, Sicko went on to the college ranks where he served as an assistant at Kent St. University (now Kent) and the University of Michigan. At Michigan, he coached future NBA players, Tim McCormick and Mike McGee and helped recruit future NBA standout, Roy Tarpley. From Michigan, Sicko moved on to the head coaching position at the University of Detroit where he was named Midwestern Collegiate (now Horizon) Coach of the Year in 1986. In 1985, Sicko’s Titans defeated then 4th ranked Memphis St. Tigers, who went on four weeks later to the Final Four. At U of D, Sicko coached international pro standouts, Keith Gray and Greg Wendt, who both had distinguished careers in Germany. Sicko then spent several years writing for the prestigious national publication, Basketball Times, and serving as the expert analyst on WWJ radio for the University of Michigan basketball broadcasts while concurrently working in sales and sports marketing for over 25 years. Among other brands, Sicko has represented Adidas, Reebok and CCM at Top Cat Sales with his former standout basketball player at Shrine H.S., John Wangler, who went on to quarterback the Michigan Wolverines to the Big Ten championship and the Rose Bowl. Sicko then joined Marty Blake, the NBA’s long time Director of Scouting, with his son Ryan Blake ran the NBA’s auxiliary scouting division. For four years, Sicko was primarily responsible for scouting prospects in assigned games at the seven D1 colleges in Michigan but was also assigned games in Florida, California and Utah. Sicko filed prospect reports to the Blakes, who then disseminated them to every NBA team and all other professional international teams in the world. Sicko currently files similar high level college player prospect reports for Netscouts Basketball, who then makes these reports available to the International professional community, among their many services.
Director of Basketball Technology
Andy Dold was a four year college basketball player at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mi where he was awarded the 2002 Warrior Award. After his playing career he began his coaching career under Don Sicko at his alma mater Harper Woods Notre Dame High School. Dold has been the head coach at Divine Child High School for the last 7 season. In his time at DC his teams:
- Won the first District Championship in 16 years
- Won the first Regional Championship in 19 years
- Won the Catholic League Central Division
- Won the Catholic League AA Division
Along with his team’s accomplishments, Coach Dold was the 2007-08 CHSL Central Division Coach of the Year, 2010-11 Detroit News All-Metro West Coach of the Year and the 2012 CHSL AA Division Coach of the Year. In addition to Court Vision, Dold is the owner and operator of HoopCoach.org, a basketball coaching website and newsletter with over 14,000 subscribers.