Dennis Hopson Institute of Excellence

d_hopson_smallThe Paragon is proud to offer basketball training led by Toledo's finest basketball experts and coaches.  Coach Dennis Hopson is a former NBA player and is the current Ohio State leading scorer. Coach Tandy Bradford brings strong experience with girls and women’s basketball teams at the high school and college levels and has an extensive coaching background. Both Coach Hopson and Coach Bradford enjoy training kids and sharing their basketball tips and tricks with young players!

Hoops Group

Hoops Group is currently in session. 

Hoops Group is an instructional program for players grades 4-8. Two of the BEST clinicians in the area: Dennis Hopson and Tandy Bradford are teaming together to provide this amazing training program on basketball fundamentals for the boys and girls in our area. The Paragon will be the home for this program. If you would like your son or daughter to receive the BEST instruction possible, don’t wait too long as space is limited.

  • PLAYERS: Boys and girls in grades 4 - 8th
  • DATE:  Mondays beginning 4/3/17 for 7 weeks. Each session is 1.5 hours in length.
  • TIME: 4:30 - 6 p.m.
  • COST: $225 per player. Each player receives a training shirt.


Private Lessons

Private lessons are available from many of our skilled coaches. To schedule, please contact Dana Hooper at or 419-261-0067