Meet Our Coaches

Josh Dowling

Josh is originally from Greenville, SC and moved to Fort Collins in 1999 after graduating college.  He has been playing basketball since he was in elementary school. Josh played basketball for four years in high school and played his freshman year of college at Division II Lander University in SC.  He has been coaching basketball with the City of Fort Collins for the past four years and is very excited for the opportunity to coach the Runnin’ Herd’s 5th grade team. Josh and his family live in Fort Collins and he has three boys ages 10, 7, and 4.

Caleb Kirkland

Caleb was born and raised in south western Virginia. Majored in Sociology at Virginia Tech and played one year of JV basketball while there. Moved to Laramie Wyoming to pursue a profession in the automotive industry. Found Ft Collins about 18 years ago after finishing at Wyoming Tech. Started coaching as a volunteer at Kinard middle school about ten years ago. Was an assistant there for two seasons before moving on to Fossil Ridge to become the freshman coach. After one year, moved to become JV coach and varsity assistant for the next 6 years. Coached in a 5A state championship game in the 2013-2014 season with Fossil Ridge. Left in fall of 2017 to become the 8th grade coach at Boltz junior high.

Micah Neilson

Micah Nielsen is from Fort Collins Colorado. He has been working and coaching in Poudre School District for 5 years. His hobbies include hiking, coaching a variety of sports and spending time with his wife and 6 month old daughter.

Rob Lewis – Coach/Director of Basketball Operations

Coach Lewis started coaching youth basketball in 1997, with twenty years coaching experience and already having earned a reputation as one of the most successful middle school basketball coaches to ever coach in Northern Colorado. Coach Lewis is a retired teacher from Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School, however Coach Lewis is still the Head Varsity Basketball Coach boys basketball team at Kinard. He is the President of the Colorado Sickle Cell Support Group and Vice President of the Colorado Sickle Cell Association. He also spends his time volunteering at his daughter and son elementary.