Randy grew up immersed in the game of basketball, and has an extensive and diverse background with the sport.

As a player, Randy had the opportunity to play for top tier coaches at several levels.

As a high school senior at Wichita South, he was a starting guard on the 1993 25-0 Kansas 6A State Basketball Championship team. He played for Coach Steve Eck, one of the most successful coaches in Kansas history with a 227-15 record in his 10 year high school coaching career. Eck has the highest winning percentage of coaches at the high school level in the country with at least 200 wins.

In college, Randy played under the guidance of legendary coach Eddie Sutton at Oklahoma State University from 1994-1996 and was a member of the 1995 NCAA Final Four OSU basketball team. Sutton is seventh in all-time career coaching victories for men’s basketball with 806. Staats finished his two remaining years of eligibility at Washburn University from 1996-1998. At Washburn, Staats learned from another legendary coach, Bob Chipman. Chipman’s 721 coaching wins is 25th all-time among NCAA coaches at all levels. As a junior, Staats set an MIAA Conference and Washburn school record for hitting eleven 3-pointers in one game. In 1998, Staats was selected for the MIAA Conference First Team his senior season.

Randy was a coach for KC Run GMC (formerly KC Pump N Run) from 2003-2010. KC Run GMC won multiple tournament titles throughout the country during that span. Nearly every KC Run GMC player has advanced to play college basketball at some level, including many at NCAA Division I programs.

Randy has been an Overland Park resident since 2002, where he resides with his wife Ashlie, two daughters, Madi and Brylin, and two sons, Keegan and Kale.