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 (11) and Jace (8).

Brandon Cameron

Junior Varsity Coach

Coach Cameron is from Hutchinson, Kansas, and he attended Buhler High School. After high school, he attended Hutchinson Community College and played basketball for the Blue Dragons. Next, he attended Mid America Nazarene and played on the 07-08 Final Four team. He completed his college education at McPherson College where he earned his degree in Physical Education and Health while playing basketball. In 2010, he was selected for the First Team All-Conference team. After graduation, he started coaching basketball at Blue Valley North, and the following year, he began teaching Physical Education at Sunset Ridge Elementary in the Blue Valley School District. During his time as a coach at Blue Valley North, he has served as the Freshman A Coach, Varsity Assistant, and is currently serving as JV Coach. In his seven seasons with the Mustangs, Coach Cameron has been a part of three state tournament teams, finishing 3rd in 2012, 2nd in 2014, and 4th in 2017. He is married to Aunya, who is an Internal Medicine and Pediatric Physician at Truman, Saint Lukes, and Children's Mercy. Together, they have three sons, Dune (3) Roddie (8 months), and Knowles (8 months).

Ben Doll

Varsity / Junior Varsity Assistant 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 4th 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 (6) and Colin (5).

Mitch Sundquist

Sophomore Coach

Coach Sundquist is from Overland Park, Kansas. He attended and played basketball at Blue Valley High School. After high school, he attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, where he played basketball for three and a half seasons and spent half a season as a student-assistant coach. While he was at Nebraska Wesleyan, the Prairie Wolves reached their first postseason tournament since 2001 and finished ranked 15th in the final NAIA II poll of 2016. The following year, they won their first regular season conference championship since 2000. Coach Sundquist earned Academic-All Conference awards all four years and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Secondary Education Endorsement in the spring of 2017. This is his first season on the Blue Valley North coaching staff.

Sean Birdsong

Freshmen A Coach

Coach Birdsong was born in Westwood, New Jersey. He attended and played basketball at Bonner Springs High School from 1999-2002 where he was a three year starter, and earned three All-Conference selections. After high school Sean attended Highland Community College from 2002-2004 where he received Jayhawk Conference Honors his sophomore season. Sean would complete his collegiate career at NCAA Division II Lincoln University during the 2006-2007 season. In 2008 Sean would go on to play professionally in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) and Premier Basketball League (PBL). After playing Sean began coaching NBA camps such as Ball Stars Youth Camp, Dallas Mavericks Basketball Academy, and the NBA D-League Combine. This is his first season on the Blue Valley North coaching staff. Sean is a SPED Educator at Blue Valley North, and is a graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University with a Business Degree in Organizational Leadership.

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 3rd season here at Blue Valley North. Coach Wasinger teaches Web Design and Sports Marketing at Blue Valley North and is the proud father of two sons, Cooper (12) and Carson (11).