About Us

Our History: In the 1980's, a few coaches in Colorado started Shot Doctor . A few years later, Ed Stahl, former player at the Univesity of North Carolina under Dean Smith, took over Shot Doctor as owner and director. In 2007, Ed asked Bob Topp to be the National Director for Shot Doctor, but continued as owner. Sadly, Ed passed away in 2017, but Shot Doctor Basketball Shooting Camps live on through the experienced and dedicated shooting coaches listed below, who have impacted thousands of young basketball players in shooting skills, offensive moves, concentration and confidence.


Bob Topp

 of Annapolis, MD, has been a Shot Doctor since 1997, having led camps in 15 different states.  He revised the Shot Doctor curriculum when he became the National Director.   He has coached teams and individuals on middle school, high school, community college and semi-professional levels. He has been teaching and coaching at Annapolis Area Christian School since 1990.  He can travel to camps in most any  Eastern Time Zone state and perhaps beyond.  Contact him at bobtopp.sd@gmail.com or at 443-254-6007.

Lyle Hicks

is a retired women's basketball coach and accounting professor at Danville (IL) Area Community College.  His teams there lead the nation in free throw percentage twice and was in the top ten in the nation in field goal shooting percentage in seven of his nine seasons.  He has also coached boys high school varsity for ten years.  He has been a Shot Doctor since 2000 and can travel for camps in the Central and Mountain Time Zones and Great Lakes states.  Contact him at teachdacc@gmail.com or 217-260-4528.

Rick Rienks

has been coaching high school and college teams since the 1980's and has been a Shot Doctor camp director since 1997, having led camps in 19 different states, mostly in the Pacific and Mountain Time zones.  He teaches and coaches in Colorado Springs, CO.  He can be reached at rarienks@yahoo.com or 970-216-3923.

Matt Sanders


 has been head men’s basketball head coach at Calvary University near Kansas City, MO. since 2016.  Before coming to Calvary, Coach Sanders was the head Women’s Basketball coach at Truett-McConnell College.  From 2008-2011 Sanders spent time as an assistant coach for both the men and the women at Lee University. 

While he was on staff at Heirway Christian Academy from 2001-2007, he took Heirway to two state titles, one state runner-up finish, and one state final four finish.

He is an accomplished instructor with Shot Doctor  and travels across the country teaching proper shooting technique.  Contact him at

matt.sanders@calvary.edu or 678-478-7212.  He can travel for camps in the

Midwest-Kansas,Missouri,Nebraska,Oklahoma,Arkansas,Texas,Illinois,Colorado, and Minnesota.


Setting up a camp...

...is an individual arrangement between the coach and your school/organization, NOT with Shot Doctor as a business entity.  Each coach is an independent contractor.  Camps can be one to four days in length.  Camper tuition is set by the Shot Doctor, but Shot Doctor has been a very reasonably priced program for years.  

At a Shot Doctor camp.....


Our camps teach the basics and advanced details of good shooting form, off the catch or off the dribble, as well as offensive moves used to create one's shot.  Campers will also develop free throw shooting, and will learn how to extend shooting range as well as good concentration techniques.  Drills and  contests are mixed together to make a fun, memorable time.


How many need to sign up to make the camp viable?  

Usually 20.

To whom are camper tuition checks written?  

The host school or organization, who will then pay the Shot Doctor coach.

Where else can I go to learn more about Shot Doctor?

Go to the Shot Doctor Basketball Facebook page.

Do you have promotional materials for us to distribute?

Yes, the Shot Doctor you work with will generate a sign-up brochure as an email attachment that you can copy andgive out to your players.