Alaska Quake

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Alaska Quake
Founded 2011
League ABA
Team history Alaska Quake (2011-present)
Based in Anchorage, Alaska
Arena Begich Middle School
Colors Black, gold, white
Owner(s) Shana Harris & Carol Taylor
Head coach Adam Lewis
Championships 0
Division titles 0
Dancers Quake Girls

The Alaska Quake is a franchise of the American Basketball Association which began play in the 2010-11 season. Based in Anchorage, Alaska, the Quake play its home games on the campus of Begich Middle School.[1]

The Quake are the second ABA team based in Alaska, following the Alaska Dream which only played two months in the 2008-09 season before folding.

In the 2012-13 ABA season, they were at one point ranked in the league's top 32 teams ranking at #19, with a 4-2 record.


The Alaska Quake Basketball Team is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization formed in 2011 to use basketball to help build confidence and moral character based on sport principles. Chief Executive Officer Shana Harris was born in South Carolina and grew up in a military family that was stationed around the world. Finally settling in Charlotte NC, after graduating from high school, Mrs. Harris joined the US Army and was stationed at Fort Richardson Alaska. After leaving active duty in 2005, she joined the Alaska National Guard and in 2009 transitioned to the Alaska Air National Guard and is currently serving. She furthered her education by obtaining a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and started a touring business named Alaska Dine Around.

Co Chief Executive Officer Carol Taylor was born in Puerto Rico and has lived in Alaska since 1985. After graduating high school, she attended Alaska Career Academy obtaining a Certified Medical Assistant Certification. Serving as a military spouse, Mrs. Taylor dedicates her time volunteering and assisting with military family programs and the American Red Cross; she has also assisted and volunteered as Alaskan semi-pro sports medical trainer and currently works in the gastroenterology clinic at Alaska Regional Hospital located in Anchorage.

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