Throughout his 20 years coaching youth basketball in Irvine, Coach Jeff has been fortunate to work with some other terrific coaches as well.   Mark Owen, Jeff Konstanzer, Tom Borsuk, Mark Wolf, Mel Cry, Fidel Vargas, Kenny Nash, and Jeremiah Allianic all put in countless hours and helped to create the system that has become Irvine Flight Basketball.​

Jeff Swartz 
Head Coach

Jason Holte

Assistant Coach

Lisa Swartz

Assistant Coach

Irvine Flight Basketball expects our players to show respect for teammates, parents, coaches, opponents and the officials.

If you or your son would like to know how to become part of the Flight Family, please send us a message via the Contact page 

Coach Lisa is a vocal bench coach, stat keeper & game film analyst, and is Mom #2 for the 3 years each group of "her" boys play Flight Basketball.  

Always a sports girl, she played 11 years of league, travel, and then high school softball and basketball. She was part of the most successful girl's Varsity Basketball team in Walnut High School history, advancing through the CIF playoffs until being knocked out in the semi-finals by perennial basketball powerhouse Brea-Olinda.  She would have loved to continue playing competitively but sustained an injury that made that impossible.

Coach Lisa attended Chaffey College and Cal Poly Pomona majoring in Political Science with a minor in Journalism.  She loves a strong, active defense that creates fast break baskets and preaches that free throws shouldn't be missed.  Don't argue rules or stats with Coach Lisa.  She's got 15 years of coaching under her belt and facts & figures are her thing!

 Coach Jason played IYBL through the 8th grade while also playing Irvine Charger Football before moving on to Northwood High School where he made a full time commitment to Timberwolf Football.  He was a member of the only team in Northwood High School history to go to the Division 9 CIF SS Football Championship.

While attending Rancho Santiago Community College, Jason was offered the Freshman Basketball Head Coach position at Irvine High School, where he was able to coach a group of our first Flight players.  He spent 2 years Coaching at Irvine before moving on to Concordia University where he completed his degree and minored in a very unique program offered at Concordia: Coaching and Athletic Administration. 

The Winter 2015-2016 Basketball Season officially marks Coach Jeff's 20th year coaching youth basketball in the city of Irvine.    

In 2005, after 10 years of coaching divisional and All-Stars (even long after his son had moved on to high school) Coach Jeff teamed with his son Jason, and his friend & fellow basketball fanatic, Tom Borsuk, and began coaching an All-Net team in need of a coach. That team became the first Irvine Flight.

When he is not coaching Flight Basketball, Coach Jeff spends his off court time with his wife and son enjoying work outs in the gym, travel to warm places, their 3 Labs & Cat, and the home football games of his Alma Mater (USC '87) the USC Trojans as well as any away games the basketball schedule allows.