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 AAAAA 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 Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball coach at Sandia High School.
Coach Loya's Licenses/Certifications:
USA Basketball Gold License (#41794436)
FIBA License (#202000292)
NMPED Level 2 7-12 Athletic Coaching License (#342865)
NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Coach (National Certification)
NFHS Certified Interscholastic Coach (National Certification)
Stephen Miera is currently an assistant coach for the Bakersfield College men's basketball program. “I’m very excited to welcome Coach Miera to the Renegade family, said current Interim Men's Basketball Coach Aaron Chavez. "He comes very highly recommended from Coach Craig Snow (Current University Of New Mexico Assistant Coach) and Coach Mike Dominguez (Current NMHU Head Coach). His work ethic and his desire to help the student athlete is something that fits into our program. We pride ourselves on being hard working and holding ourselves to a “higher standard”
Prior to BC he spent two seasons as the director of operations for the New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) men's basketball program. “Coach Miera was instrumental with our success here at New Mexico Highlands University," said NMHU head men's basketball coach Mike Dominguez. "His work ethic and commitment to our program and the players was second to none. Coach Miera was a big reason we won the 2018 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament and a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Coach Chávez and Bakersfield College are going to be very impressed with Coach Miera’s work ethic and his willingness to always think about the student-athlete.”
Miera has 15 years of basketball experience, including coaching alongside Danny Brown at Albuquerque's Highland High School for six seasons and followed that with three years coaching on the AAU travel circuit. Miera also spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at NMHU.
Coach Miera ventured into the international market for a year as a recruiting specialist and professional trainer working with collegiate and pro athletes in Mexico. He returned to the U.S. and led Robert F. Kennedy High School to an 18-0 record and a Albuquerque Charter School Athletic league title in 2016-17.
Coach Miera received his bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico and an M.A. in Human Performance and Sport from NMHU.