About CHP

Cincinnati Heat Premier Basketball

Cincinnati Heat Premier was founded in 1997 and is a non-profit fundamental development basketball academy serving the greater Cincinnati area. Our mission is to improve each athlete’s basketball IQ, athleticism, discipline, and overall skill level. In return, we expect high character, talented, dedicated, and hard-working players. Each player should have a good attitude and a desire to get better that equals their love for the game.

Our dedicated coaching staff is comprised of qualified high school and youth coaches.  We serve community schools and emphasize an athlete’s loyalty and commitment to their respective school team.

CHP Administrators

Coach Andy Fishman
Andy Fishman
Founder/Director/Head Coach
* CHP Coach & Founder since 97′
* Head Varsity coach at Lakota West HS
* 400+ wins at Lakota West High School
* English Special Ed. Teacher at Lakota West High School
*Ohio AAU Basketball Director and National Executive Committee Member 
Andrea Schwartz
Associate Director
* CHP Coach
* Lakota West Varsity Assistant
* Ohio AAU registrar
* Played basketball at University of Indianapolis and Ohio Dominican
* CHP alum
Todd Key
Equipment Director / Coach
*Cincinnati Heat Premier Coach since 2015
*NCAA and OHSAA certified coach
*Multi-Sport Coach in Lakota Area Sports since 2008
*2019 AAU State Champion
*JV2 Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Lakota West HS

Coaches - Girls

Coach Blake Fishman
Blake Fishman
2029 Girls
Rob Mahaffey
2027 Girls
*Cincinnati Heat Premier Coach since 2020
*Lakota Thunderbirds coach since 2016
*Played basketball at Mount Vernon Nazarene University
*Owner/President of 3rd Street Financial Corp
Keishia Barber
2026 Girls
*Cincinnati Heat Premier 6th grade girls Head Coach since 2020
*Lakota Flight 6th grade girls Coach since 2018
*Assistant Coach - CPYBL 6th girls championship team 2018-19
*NCAA Div.I Softball - Florida A&M University
Coach Fox
Christina Fox
2026 Girls
*Heat Premier Coach since 2016
*Lakota T-birds Coach from 2006-2014
*Varsity Coach at Landmark Christian 1993-1994
*College of Mount St. Joesph 1988-1992
- (1992 Final Four Team)
*Landmark Christian OHSAA DIV Player of the Year
Jules Howard
2025 Girls
*Heat Premier Coach since 2016
*Thomas Moore College Player since 2018
*Cincinnati Heat Premier player since 2012
*Lakota West Varsity Girls player 2013-2017
*OHSAA State Champion 2015
Ken Jones
2024 Girls
*Cincinnati Heat Premier 7th grade Coach since 2016
*8th Grade Lakota Ridge Girls Basketball Coach
*Lakota Area Youth Sports Coach since 2006
- (T-Birds, Wolves, Stallions, LFC)
*All Conference Lineman at The College of Mount St. Joseph (2002)
Coach Darnell Parker
Darnell Parker
2024 Girls
*Head Varsity Coach at Loveland HS
*2020 District 16 and ECC Coach of the year
*USA Basketball Certified Coach
* Former Bluffton University Point Guard

Mike Knellinger
2023 Girls 
Todd Key
2022 Girls / Equipment Director
*Cincinnati Heat Premier Coach since 2015
*NCAA and OHSAA certified coach
*Multi-Sport Coach in Lakota Area Sports since 2008
*2019 AAU State Champion
*JV2 Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Lakota West HS

Nevaeh Dean
2030 Girls

Coaches - Boys

Mike Cooper
2028 Boys
*Cincinnati Heat Premier Coach since 2017
*Local Area Youth Sports Coach since 2013 ( Patriots Select Baseball, Lakota Tomahawks Football, PYO)

Shawn Mason
2025 Boys
*Mulit-sport youth coach since 2008 (Lakota & YMCA)
*Lakota Thunderbirds and Lakota Flight basketball coach 10+ years
*Lakota Thunderbirds boys basketball grade-level coordinator (2016-2019)
*23+ year P&G Finance & Accounting leader

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