Paul Cain has been at Bend Hoops since 2017. Paul directs all of Bend Hoops basketball and strength training programs. Paul coaches small groups, 1 on 1 lessons, camps, clinics, and travel teams. Born in Illinois, and raised in Arizona, Paul is a lifetime basketball enthusiast, and has always had a passion for fitness and health. Paul attended Northern Arizona University, earning a bachelors degree in Fitness and Wellness. Paul is a certified Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine. Notably, Paul assisted with NAU’s men’s basketball teams over the summer training months where he met professional and college coaches, sparking his interest in coaching. While earning his degree, Paul worked his way through college by teaching fitness classes at local gyms, and by coaching high school basketball at Northern Preparatory Academy. Paul had big hopes of playing basketball at NAU, but several injuries at the community college level held him back. Determined to help young athletes become stronger, better, faster, less prone to injury, and over 8 years of coaching and fitness instruction experience, Paul can help any athlete make the performance gains that will take their game to the next level.