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The Palm Beach Athletic Basketball Camps are owned and operated by Coach David Balza. Coach Balza is in his fifth season as the Head Mens Basketball Coach at Palm Beach Atlantic University, a Christian college in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference.
Coach Balza has spent 30 years in NCAA college basketball, half of those as a head coach at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels. Known foremost for his integrity, Coach Balza has found his niche building and rebuilding programs, cleaning up probation-riddled institutions and turning them into winners both on and off the court. Balza has won over 250 games in his career as well as multiple conference and regional Coach of the Year honors.
For the past 15 years, Coach Balza has run some of the most well-respected basketball camps in the state. His background in education and his knowledge of the sport, along with his joy of assisting children are evident in the camps that he hosts. Coach Balza and Assistant Coach Evan Sizemore are Christian men who incorporate their faith and values into their teaching and coaching.
This years camp director is Coach Evan Sizemore. Coach Sizemore is an Assistant Coach for Coach Balza at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Coach Sizemore assists in all phases of the Sailfish program including recruiting, scouting, travel, camps, academic monitoring and on court coaching.
Sizemore is in his first year at PBA after graduating cum laude from Ohio State with a bachelor’s of science in education. During his time at Ohio State, Sizemore worked with the women’s basketball team, which twice advanced to the Sweet 16. Sizemore has spent the past four summers working the basketball camps at Palm Beach Atlantic. Like Coach Balza, Coach Sizemore is a Christian man who incorporates his faith and values into his coaching.