Jamey Petree was a standout dual-sport athlete at Utica High School. Petree turned down a number of NCAA Division I soccer scholarship offers to accept a basketball scholarship at Iowa Central College. Following his time in Iowa, Petree returned to Detroit to run the basketball program at Perfecting Church.
While at Perfecting Church, Petree made a name for himself in player development, and the demand for his services grew, and his Get Skillz Basketball Training Company was formed in 2002. Petree’s unique ability to come up and demonstrate drills for players is incredible. Petree’s ability to communicate and listen to what the player and parent want is comforting, refreshing, insightful, and leaves them with a clear plan to improve toward their goal. Petree’s ability, experience, and approach have now worked for over 15,000 players that have been trained at Get Skillz with over 800 of those pupils moving on to the collegiate ranks and Pro level from 2002 – Current. Numerous teams trained by Petree at all levels of basketball have gone on to win championships.
Petree has also trained NBA lottery pick and BIG EAST Player of the Year Wesley Johnson (Syracuse University). Johnson is currently playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. On the women’s side, Petree also helped develop Eastern Michigan University’s career scoring leader Tavelyn James. James played for Team USA in the Pan American games before signing with the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx. Petree worked with EMU during to the team’s 2012 Mid-American Conference championship season.
• Youth Basketball Coordinator Perfecting Church
• Founder, Owner, & Head Trainer of Get Skillz Basketball Training – One of the largest basketball training companies in Michigan
• Organized & ran NBA Player Trey Burke Summer Camp (180 kids)
• Five years as a Collegiate Assistant Coach (Concordia University – Ann Arbor) – 106-59 record
• Three years as Collegiate Assistant Coach (Madonna University) – 12-18 first year 19-11 second year 17- 11 third year
• Trained over 15,000 basketball players in which over 800 have gone on to play Collegiately or Professionally. Trained Eastern Michigan Women’s Basketball Team 2011-12 MAC Championship Team. Trained Concordia University Women’s Basketball Team 2010-11 WHAC Champions, 2011-12 WHAC Champions, Trained OLV Men’s Basketball Team 2011-12 CYO Champions.
• Run Fundraising Clinics for Public Schools, CYO Schools, Organizations & AAU Teams
• Basketball Consultant to NBA/WNBA, College, Grade School Basketball Players, AAU Teams, High School, College Programs & Coaches.
Get Skillz Basketball Training Company 2003-Present Owner, Founder & Head Basketball Trainer
• Responsibilities- Founded Get Skillz Basketball Training Company, Specializing in skill development of all positions, Training basketball teams, assisting coaches in structuring competitive practice, and improving offensive, and defensive concepts & plays. Schedule & direct day-to-day operations to develop & improve Get Skillz Basketball Trainers’ abilities & skills to train and teach clients, in charge of social media & marketing. Develop, direct and operate camps/clinics and fundraising events.
• Notable Players Trained – Wesley Johnson (4th Overall Pick 2010 NBA Draft, Big East Player of The Year), Tavelyn James (MAC Player of Year, All Time Leader in Points at EMU, Naismith Award Winner, USA Women’s Team 2011, Pro) I have trained numerous players from the NBA, Over Seas, College & High School players who have achieved many awards & accolades.
Madonna University – Livonia, MI 2013-Present
Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
• Responsibilities – recruiting, player development, strength & conditioning coach, defensive coach.
• Program Improvement – joined staff in 2013-14, in which Madonna had a 12-18 record. After first recruiting class. This included Lindsey Hernden (NAIA All American Honor), Becca Sabol (WHAC Player of Year, All American Honor), Michelle Hayes (2013-14 WHAC Player of Year, All American Honors) assisted Madonna & Coach Graves to 17-5 Conference record finishing third. 2015-16 season started youngest team in WHAC & team went 16-6 record & will return 2014-15 WHAC Player of The Year Michelle Hayes for 2016-17 season while signing two top recruits to 2016-17 season Beth Dzekian (Brighton HS), Cierra Von zittwitz (Utica HS).
• Player Development – Responsible for creating & executing in season & out of season team skill drills & workouts.
• Student-Athlete Recognition – Coached four All American’s, Two WHAC Conference Player of The Year, Nine All Academic players, Four All Conference First Team, Two All-Conference Honorable Mention, Three Champions of Character, Three All Newcomer’s. In just 3 years at Madonna.
Concordia University – Ann Arbor 2008 – 2013 Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (Overall Record: 106-59)
• Assisted Coach Gorski in acquiring the most wins in Concordia’s history within five years.
• Assisted team to a #4 NAIA national ranking, three trips to the National Tournament, and two Sweet 16 appearances. Assisted in transforming the program from eight wins in the first season to 57 total wins in the last two seasons.
• Recruited & coached three first-team All Americans, an Honorable mention All American, three conference Players of The Year winners, and several All-Conference & All Academic award winners.
• Responsibilities included recruiting coordinator, offensive development coach & scouting.
• Captain of Sport Club Travel Soccer Team (State Champions)
• Captain of Utica High School Varsity Soccer Team
• Foreman Petree Building Company
• Program Director, Skills Coordinator, Head Trainer and Owner of Get Skillz Basketball Training
• Head Trainer, Camp Coordinator for Basketball Planet, Board of Directors
• Get Skillz Basketball Training Marketing director, Head Basketball Trainer, Camp/Clinic Director
• Perfecting Church Youth Basketball Program Director (2000-2003)
• Graduated Utica High School 1994, 2 year Varsity Player Men’s Basketball, 3 year Varsity Soccer Player
• Scholarship at Iowa Central College in Fort Dodge, Played for Men’s Basketball
• Get Skillz Basketball Owner 2003-Present
• Basketball Planet Owner 2006-2008