Tyson M. Schrecengost
Coach Schrec is entering his first year as Head Coach and eighth season coaching at Standley Lake HS. Coach Schrec played basketball and graduated from Standley Lake HS in 1998. After graduating from Standley Lake, he went on to receive an appointment to the US Air Force Academy. There he played two seasons on the Air Force Basketball Practice Team. Upon graduating from USAFA in 2002 with a degree in Human Factors Engineering, he was commissioned as an Officer in the Air Force and married his wife, Amy.
During his time on active duty, Coach Schrec competed at the semi-pro level on the Tyndall AFB Basketball Team and Edwards AFB Basketball Team. During his AF time he deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq as an Airfield Operations Officer. While stationed at Edwards AFB, Coach Schrec also got his first opportunity in coaching as an Assistant Varsity Coach at Desert HS (2004-2006). After his time on active duty with the Air Force, Coach Schrec moved home to Westminster, CO and continued his coaching at Standley Lake HS (2007-2013). Due to a job change, Coach Schrec and his family moved to Wisconsin taking him away from Gator Basketball. However, he is excited to be back at the Swamp working with these young men and coaching the Gators as the first Alumni Coach in school history.
Coach Schrec enjoys his full-time job of serving individuals and families as they plan for their future with Thrivent Financial – Front Range Group. He also still serves as a Major in the Air Force Reserves working with high school students as an Air Force Academy Liaison Officer.
Coach Schrec most enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children.
Junior Varsity Head Coach
Coach Jason “Nando” Hernandez is entering his first season at Standley Lake. Coach Nando played his high school football, basketball, and baseball at nearby Arvada High School. Following high school, he served in the United States Air Force at Whiteman AFB. While at Whiteman AFB, he played and coached multiple years of basketball and helped organize youth basketball camps for local athletes. Following the end of his enlistment as a decorated Staff Sergeant, he and his family returned home to Colorado.
Coach Nando graduated summa cum laude from Regis University with a bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security. He loves spending time with his wife and three sons. He received his first opportunity to coach in the Gator Feeder program for the 7th and 8th grade levels. Since then he has followed his passion for coaching and working with young adults. He strives to lead by way of example through hard work, commitment, and dedication for those he encounters to become successful adults.
Level III Head Coach
Coach Ty is entering his first season at Standley Lake. Coach Ty played basketball and graduated from Standley Lake in 2012. Following high school he began studies and graduated from Colorado State University. He loves working with young men and coaching basketball. He most recently has been coaching in the Gator Feeder Program and AAU basketball teams.
Varsity Assistant Coach
Program Assistant Coaches
Coach Austin is entering his second season coaching at Standley Lake. He loves SLHS as he both played basketball and graduated from Standley Lake in 2017. Coach Austin has served our great country honorably in the US Army. He assisted coaching Level 3 in the past and loves working with young men and coaching basketball.
Coach Almond is entering his first season at Standley Lake. Coach Almond played basketball and graduated from Standley Lake in 2002. He has helped coach in the SL Feeder program in the past and loves working with young men and coaching basketball.
THOSE WHO ARE DEEPLY MISSED…
Matt Williams Obituary
Matthew Williams surprised everyone when he arrived in this world, and did so, again, when he departed. He made his debut on September 19, 1980, a matter of minutes after his twin brother Benjamin, nearly two months preterm, and tipping the scales at just less than four pounds. A much welcomed, if unexpected, addition to the Al and Jane Williams family, Matt’s appearance left the attending physician apologizing to the OB nurse, who had insisted throughout labor she was hearing two heartbeats. The tiny boys had shared not only their first room, but their blood supply…so the initial hours of their lives saw a major transfusion effort to give each his own. They would remain blood brothers and best friends for 37 years.
Matt’s early life was filled with the experiences shaping his life-long philosophy that family and tradition are treasures. His grandmother, Yolanda, a cellist with the Brico Symphony, gave him music lessons and shared her love of “The Nutcracker,” which Matt continued to see nearly every year. There were trips to Arizona to visit his other grandmother Bertha, summers at Geneva Glen camp with Ben, family appearances in Lakewood on Parade and more.
Matt attended Lakewood High School. He swam with the swim team, becoming captain and lettering in sports as well as scholastics. He then graduated from CSU as a business major and IT emphasis, the latter setting the course of his career.
Matt loved Spiderman and Kid Rock. Cholula hot sauce and his dad’s cooking. His cats, Sunny and Luca, and his dog Maya. The Nuggets. Hiking with the Hager family in Estes. Solving computer issues. Biking Colorado with his Uncle Doug. His TKE brothers. Coaching the feeder and freshman basketball teams at Standley Lake High School. And always, his extended family. He leaves his mother and stepfather, Jane and Terry; his father and partner, Al and Carla; brothers Ben, Jeff and Doug and their families; aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Matt was an original.
He will be deeply missed.