• Academy Directory

The Timberwolves & Lynx Basketball Academy Squad

Jeff Munneke is VP of Fan Experience and the Timberwolves & Lynx Basketball Academy. Jeff is from Lake City, MN and the longest tenured and day one employee of the team beginning in June 1988. Jeff overseas all areas of youth basketball and fan experience for the Wolves and Lynx

Matt Bare is our Basketball Academy Sales Manager. Matt is from Aitkin, MN and is entering his 13th season with the Wolves and Lynx. Matt works with all areas of youth basketball, including team nights, play where the pros play, camps, clinics, and the Timberwolves Shootout.

Steve Brown is our Basketball Academy Manager. Steve is from Bryant, SD and is entering his 8th year with the Wolves. Steve is a former University of Minnesota Men’s Basketball Coach. He also is in the South Dakota State University Hall of Fame. Steve directs our youth basketball camps, clinics, and training for athletes of all ages.

Pat Freeman is our Basketball Academy Supervisor. Pat is from Brooklyn Park, MN and is entering his 4th season with the Wolves. Pat has 10 years of basketball skills training experience and leads many of our small group and team training sessions. Pat also oversees our Play Where the Pro’s Play Program.

Troy Pearson is the Basketball Academy Executive. He has been directing Wolves and Lynx camps & clinics for 20 years. Troy has been an award-winning college coach and Athletics Director, and sought after clinician, event speaker who has authored a well-regarded coaching book – Dare to Drill. His versatility allows him to work with youth, high school, collegiate players and coaches. Troy is also involved in developing Academy partners and events.

Troy Pearson

Basketball Academy Executive

Direct: 612.673.1207


Jeff Munneke

VP of Fan Experience & Basketball Academy

Direct: 612.673.1639


Steve Brown

Basketball Academy Manager

Cell: 763.438.9511


Matt Bare

Basketball Academy Sales Manager

Office: 612.673.8441


Pat Freeman

Basketball Academy Coordinator

Office: 612.673.1206


Camps and Clinics

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