Salem Capitals Basketball Club Staff
President & Team Market Owner (TMO)
“You can not discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore”
– André Gide
Jason was born and raised just outside of the Bay area in Northern California. He lived in Gilroy and Morgan Hill before finding his way to Portland via a full basketball scholarship in 2008. His parents and older sister were all D1 athletes (dad playing baseball and my mom and sister playing volleyball) so it’s safe to say that athletics was ingrained in his DNA. Being the first basketball player of the family, it was quite a learning experience. And after growing from 5’8” to 7’ between 8th grade and freshman year of college, basketball turned out to be a great choice.
Following a successful collegiate experience – having played four years for Chico State – Jason had the opportunity to play professionally overseas. He played all over the world in a total of nine countries from 2013 through 2019.
Basketball is just one of many passions for Jason . When he isn’t playing or coaching, you can find him teaching youth art classes as well as adult wine and paint classes in the community. You can also find him on the front lines advocating for mental health awareness.
Some of his personal interests include being on the river, cooking and BBQing, hanging with fur-baby Cap, exploring local tap houses, running, weekend drives with loud music, and spending time with friends and family.
Jason is excited to be part of a program that will help young men grow and develop on and off the basketball court. He is especially excited to contribute to the Salem, Keizer, and surrounding communities.
Kevin Johnson Jr.