Coaching Staff

Head Varsity
Jim McNamara-This will be Coach McNamara's tenth season as the varsity head coach.  He is looking forward to his 29th season coaching basketball in Pine Island, having coached at the youth, junior high and junior varsity level.  He also was the varsity assistant for seven years.  Career Varsity coaching record of 122-114, including the 2017 HVL Gold division title.  Married to Tonja for 39 years and they have 5 children and 8 grandchildren.

Junior Varsity
Ben Bauer-Graduated from Pine Island High School in 2014, where he participated in basketball, baseball and cross country.  He is a graduate of UW-Stout and teaches here at Pine Island.  This will be his third year coaching the JV at Pine Island

C Team


8th Grade


7th Grade
Aaron Maxson-A graduate of Pine Island, currently employed at Land O Lakes.  He has previously coached in the girls program here at PI, including two years as the head coach.  His basketball loving family includes his wife Karizma and their three children.  His favorite all time player is Michael Jordan the last minute and a half of the 1998 NBA finals which included a defensive stop and a game winning basket is his favorite basketball moment.

7-8th Grade Assistant