Meet The Blue Valley North Basketball Coaches

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Ryan Phifer

Head Varsity Coach


Ryan Phifer - Head Coach - Coach Phifer is from North Platte, Nebraska. After high school, he attended Mid-Plains Community College and played basketball for the Knights while earning his Associate of Arts Degree. Next, he attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and played basketball for the Huskers from 1996-1998. Coach Phifer received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree and earned a Master’s in Education Degree from the University of Nebraska. After graduation he taught math and coached multiple sports at Lincoln Southeast High School in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was the boys’ basketball varsity assistant for four seasons and the junior varsity coach for three seasons. He was also the head girls’ golf coach for three seasons. During his time at Lincoln Southeast High School, the team qualified for the state tournament every season and he was able to coach three players that were named the Player of the Year in Nebraska along with several All-State players. In 2006 Coach Phifer became the head coach for the Blue Valley North Mustangs. He has helped guide the Mustangs to four state tournament appearances in his eleven seasons. They finished 3rd place in 2010 and 2012, 2nd place in 2014, and 4th place in 2017. Eight players have been named either 1st or 2nd team all-state during his tenure and many more have been selected all-conference. He was also name the Eastern Kansas League Coach of the Year in 2014. His teaching duties include Algebra 2, Team Sports and General PE. He is married to Michelle who also teaches in the Blue Valley District. Together they have two children, Ayden (13) and Jace (10).

Ricky-Joshua Joghee

Varsity/JV Assistant


Coach Joghee is from Chicago, Illinois. He currently is serving in the Army National Guard. His prior coaching experience includes time as the varsity assistant coach at Life Prep Academy & as a student manager at UMKC. He has also served as the Athletic Director for the Wyandotte County Boys & Girls Club. During his time there he coached very successful teams & spent tremendous time mentoring and impacting the youth. He also served as the assistant coach for Mokan 2020 & as the head coach for a Mokan 8thgrade team. In 2017, Coach Joghee started his organization called Faith Over Fear which helps develop the youth through educational and sports programing.

Ben Doll

Junior Varsity Coach


Coach Doll was born and raised in the Johnson County area graduating from Shawnee Mission North in 1995. After high school he attended Emporia State University, obtaining a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education in 1999 as well as a Master’s in History Degree from Pittsburg State University in 2013. Since graduation from ESU, Coach Doll has taught social studies at three different high schools and coached basketball in some form each year as well beginning with four seasons as the freshman coach at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. He then moved on to a two-year stint as an assistant coach for the men’s team at Johnson County Community College. In 2006, Coach Doll accepted the position of boys’ basketball varsity assistant and junior varsity head coach at Lansing High School. During his time there, the Lions went to the Kansas 5A State Tournament five of six seasons and four in a row from 2011 to 2014. That run was capped by a perfect 25-0 season and 5A State Championship in 2014. Coach Doll enters his 7th season on the Mustang staff along with teaching AP Human Geography and American History at Blue Valley North. He is married to Amanda and the together they have two children, Cooper (8) and Colin (7).

Jared Ford

Sophomore Coach


Coach Ford was born in Las Vegas, NV and graduated High school from Galena High School in Reno, NV. There, he was a two-year starter and captain for a highly successful Grizzly basketball squad. After high school Coach Ford made the decision to play basketball at Monterey Peninsula College in California. Following a year at MPC, he decided to make the move to KC and play baseball at Avila University, where his two older brothers had played prior. He is now in his last year at Avila pursuing his Business Admin degree.

Josh Davey

Freshmen A Coach


Coach Davey was born and raised in Sycamore, IL. He played football and basketball in high school. After high school, he attended Kishwaukee Community College for two years and then transferred to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He received his degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in physical education. After working as a physical education teacher and coach (junior high basketball) for various districts in Illinois, he made the move to the Kansas City area in the summer of 2018 (mostly to be closer to his girlfriend now fiance). He always had an interest in being a police officer, so after moving to the area he decided to pursue a career in law enforcement. After serving the city of Leawood as a police officer for a year, he decided his true passion was for education and coaching. He is now employed at Valley Park Elementary School as an instructional para for reading and math. In the near future, he would love to find a physical education position in the district.

Rick Wasinger

Freshmen B Coach


Coach Wasinger was born and raised in Russell, Kansas and graduated from Russell High School in 1990 where he was a 3 year starter on their basketball team. After high school he graduated from the University Of Kansas in 1995 with a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education. Since graduation, Coach Wasinger taught 9 years in the Park Hill and North Kansas City School Districts where he coached varsity baseball and football. Coach Wasinger left teaching and coaching for 12 years to pursue business ventures and is excited to start his 6th season here at Blue Valley North. Coach Wasinger teaches Web Design and Sports Marketing as well as coaching football and baseball at Blue Valley North and is the proud father of two sons, Cooper (16) and Carson (14).