HEAD COACH: IAN NOH
Ian Noh joined French American International School at the start of the 2012-13 school year. Born and raised in Hawaii, Ian has grown up having sports continuously play a major part of his life. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of San Francisco and his master’s degree in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco. He has worked in different capacities in his professional career; ranging from Finance and Banking with Wells Fargo, a General Manager position with a semi-pro basketball called the San Francisco Rumble, as well as working in the Marketing/Game Day Operations Department with the Golden State Warriors. He has also organized, promoted and produced several large scale sporting and entertainment events in the Bay Area over the years.
Coach Ian has coached multiple levels of boys and girls basketball both in San Francisco and Hawaii. Back in Hawaii he coached multiple camps, clinics and youth basketball teams while in high school. He started his coaching in the Bay Area back in 2008 coaching Boys Basketball and Girls Basketball at Stuart Hall and Convent. Since then he has coached Boys and Girls basketball each year and has worked with a varied age range from the 3rd grade level up to the High School Varsity level. Last year he started coaching at Bay City AAU and currently coaches two select teams for Bay City. He is currently the Head JV Basketball Coach at International High School.
ASSISTANT COACH: NICK CARUSO
Coach Nick Caruso grew up outside of Boston where he participated in Basketball, football, soccer, and hockey. After years of playing them all, he grew a passion for basketball when he began to play on the AAU circuit. Playing with Bay State Jaguars Select, Nick earned 5 state championships, 3 New England championships and an 11th place finish at the AAU National Championships. Nick then played 2 years of varsity at Wellesley High School where, unfortunately, his career was cut short due to multiple injuries.
As Nick stepped off the court as a player, he began to realize his passion for coaching through various summer camps and CYO leagues. As a player, Nick emphasized hard work, toughness, and companionship; he hopes to instill all of those values for his teams from the sidelines.
Coach Caruso ventured to San Francisco in 2014 to attend City College of San Francisco, where he majors in business management. He is hoping the skills he learns in the management world can provide a new perspective to his coaching experience. While in San Francisco, Nick has served as a head coach for the past 3 years at Bay City Basketball. Coaching boys grade 7-11, he has enjoys the competitiveness and intensity that comes with the AAU circuit. He has also served 2 years as the JV assistant at University High School in Pacific Heights. Nick hopes to bring his passion for basketball and coaching expertise to the International basketball program.