Our Staff

Maurice Jones

President/Head Coach
(719) 459-1897
NCAA Cert: 20110323-74HY368WEX

Maurice Jones has served as the Head coach for the past nine years as well as President/Vice President since the inception of the Club. Coach Jones has an impressive coaching path working with Division I athletes, junior college players, as well as high school teams. His resume includes coaching stops at Arizona, Pima CC, USAFA Prep School, USAFA, Pine Creek High School, and Woodland Park High School. Coach Jones has garnered scholarships for over 30 high school athletes, men and women. While at the USAF he worked with college athletes on skill progression and worked with the recruiting office to place athletes. Coach Jones also leads our player development program for middle/high school athletes. The stellar accomplishments of Coach Jones have the Stars primed for tremendous growth and success on the floor. Coach Jones is a proud 20 year AF retiree.

Jake Helsham

Vice President/Head Coach
NCAA Cert: 20110324-GCSPE3B9K8

Jake Helsham brings over fourteen years of coaching experience to the Stars program, with coaching stops in Arizona, Hawaii, and Germany. He is in charge of the girls program; and starting on his fifth year as a Stars coach. Coach Helsham has an outstanding basketball history, including representing American Samoa in the 1983 South Pacific Games as a Gold Medalist winner! Jake has 8 years of NCAA recruiting expertise through his position at the United States Air Force Academy. Coach Helsham is a proud 20 year Air Force retiree.

Gerald Romero

Head Coach
(719) 637-8585
NCAA Cert: 20110214-SQZ5LW48VY

Gerald Romero will start his fifth year coaching for the Stars. He has over eight years of experience in individual player development with a strong focus at the guard positions. His previous experience includes coaching and mentoring in various youth programs in the local area. Gerald's love and passion for basketball and youth leadership experience is a great asset to the program. Gerald is also a local product graduating from Palmer High School.

Cayla DeGeorge

Head Coach

Coach De George is also a local product, having graduated from Rampart High School in 2007. Cayla was a 3 year varsity starter, serving as captain for her last 2 seasons. She received a scholarship and played college basketball at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology for two years. Coach De George has international experience by playing in Germany and Belgium against National Elite teams in those countries. She has also coached camps and clinics overseas as well as in the United States.