COACHES

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Head Coach

Essence Brown

  • • Post university 16' - B.S Sports Management

  • Nightingale School Girls Head Coach 16-17' (Undefeated Season)

  • Compete to Achieve 18u/17u/14u Summer Team - 16-19'

  • Concordia Women's Basketball Assistant Coach - 17-18'

  • College of Mount Saint Vincent Women's Assistant/ Interim Head Coach - 18-19'

  • Brick City Elite AAU (Newark, NJ) 15u Boys Head Coach - 19'

  • Salem College Women's Basketball Graduate AsT. - 19-20'

  • Coach, trainer, and counselor for Fastbreak Sports (N.Y)

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Skills Director

Coach Kevin Butler

  • Former player development coach, scout, talent evaluator, and consultant within the NBA/NBA Affiliate Leagues for 30+ years

  • Former head coach & GM of the (now-defunct) 1986 Louisiana Blues of the National Women's Basketball Association

  • Numerous years of coaching experience within the NBA, ABA, USBL, IBL, collegiate level, and high school level.

  • A 3X Coach of the Year at Knoxville College

  • Currently the Director of Pro Player Development & Scouting with the (WBDA) Women's Basketball Development Association. 

  • A member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, U.S.A. Basketball, Gold Coach Licensed, and Jr. NBA

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Coach

Johnny Darling

  • played and been involved in sports for 40 years

  • assistant coach to the league winning Chicago's Robins Eagles in 2007-2009

  • youth coach for the South Charlotte Panthers and head coach in the C-Meck league from 2013-17

  • coached youth basketball at the YMCA Simmons location in 2018-2020, undefeated season and league champions in 2020

  • currently teaching computer programming at Harding University HS

  • assistant trainer for Player Development all All-Star Basketball & Physical Education Academy