Eagle Basketball Academy is a grassroots program that aims to organize competitive youth basketball teams and basketball training programs for elementary through middle school boys & girls in the Albuquerque metro area.
Our teams and programs seek to teach solid fundamentals and team concepts. We stress the importance of education, sportsmanship, respect, competitiveness and toughness. ON & OFF the court.
Our coaching staff is experienced, well trained and committed to promoting our club culture. There is a core system of offensive and defensive schemes taught at all levels to provide a common foundation for our players and coaches.
MEET YOUR COACH!!
Ismael "Ish" Loya
A graduate of Valley High School. Three year Letterman under Joe Coleman. Was an All City, All District, All State performer 2002-2003. Albuquerque Metro Player of the Year 2002-2003. Coach Loya went on to play at New Mexico Highlands from 2003-2006
In 2006 made the jump to the professional ranks playing in Puebla, Oaxaca, Veracruz and Chiapas. Winning two national championships between 2006-2010.
Coach Loya began his coaching career in 2010 at Valley High School as Head JV coach and Assistant Coach on Varsity. From 2010-2016 Coach Loya helped Valley to a 114-54 record, including a State Championship in 2014.
In 2016 Coach Loya returned to play professionally in Mexico. In 2017 he became the youngest head coach in the “LBE Chihuahua” history becoming Head Coach and GM for Nueceros de Camargo. Founded “Warriors Camargo” a basketball club in 2016. “Warriors Camargo” focused on developing youth players on and off the court. Providing scholarship opportunities for players in the US and Mexico for High School and College.
Along with his duties at EBA , Coach Loya is Head JV Coach/Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball coach at Sandia High School.
Coach Loya has a USA Basketball Gold License (#41794436) and NMPED Level 1 7-12 Athletic Coaching License (#342865).