NLBA AAU Basketball Coach/ Trainer
Jared Bledsoe is in his 13th year with The Next Level Basketball Academy as the Program Director. Bledsoe currently is the lead trainer of the NLBA Youth Basketball Training Program. Coach Bledsoe has experience coaching at the collegiate ranks serving as an assistant coach with the Men’s Basketball Team at Minnesota State University Moorhead (2003-04) & the Women’s Basketball Team at Concordia College (2012-13). In his first season as an assistant coach with Concordia College they accumulated a record of 21-7 capturing the 1st MIAC Conference Championship since 1990 as well as receiving an automatic bid to the Women’s NCAA Tournament. Bledsoe still serves in an assistance role with the Men’s & Women’s Basketball Program at Minnesota State University Moorhead as the TV Color Commentor and has been in that role since 2015. With the NLBA AAU Program, Coach Bledsoe has been the Head Coach of the following Next Level Basketball Academy’s AAU Teams: 12U, 13U, 14U & 15U. He has also played a vital role as assistant coach with the other teams in The Next Level Basketball Academy AAU Program while winning multiple tournament championships with each age group that the NLBA AAU Program offers. Bledsoe played 2 years of college basketball at the University of Tennessee at Martin and 2 years at Minnesota State University Moorhead where he graduated with degrees in Public Relations and Advertising. He was named NSIC 1st Team All-Conference twice in his 2 seasons with the Dragons as well as NSIC 1st-Team All-Tournament after leading the Dragons to a conference championship appearance. In addition, Bledsoe has played professional basketball in Saudi Arabia, China, as well as the International Basketball League where he was a 2-Time IBL All-Star.