I strive to live a life where God gets the glory on a daily basis by prioritizing things by keeping God first, family second, and ministering to the needs of others as the opportunities present themselves on and off the court. With that being said, I have been playing basketball for over 35 years and I have been coaching basketball for over 25 years. I have been fortunate to coach the game that I love in Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, New York, California, and overseas in Bosnia, South Korea, and Iraq. I have trained student athletes from age 4 to full age adults. I have been training and coaching travel basketball teams since 2012. I hold active certification with the following organizations: Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), USA Basketball (USAB), National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS), and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). I strive to be a continual learning master coach that looks at coaching as a ministry platform to teach, train, coach, and mentor student athletes not only in basketball, but also in life. As a player, I first began actively playing basketball at age 12. I initially learned the game from a cousin (who played AAU basketball) who was two years younger than I was. That is where I learned that no player is necessarily better than another player, but rather some players are simply more experienced than others. From there I developed a love and a passion for the sport that I have shared with countless student athletes over the past 20 years.
As a coach and trainer, I strive to assist every student athlete in their pursuit to become a fundamentally sound student athlete. I learned strength and conditioning from my time playing basketball, running track, and during a 26-year career as a soldier and leader in the United States Army.
As a coach, I was privileged to coach the Memorial Christian Academy Lady Warriors varsity basketball team to their first District Championship, first Regional Runner-Up finish, and State Runner up finish in the Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) in 2015-2016. The Lady Warriors finished the 2016-2017 season by making the playoffs. In 2018-2019, I was selected to begin coaching the Memorial Christian Academy Warriors varsity boys basketball team and lead them to their first District Championship, first Regional Championship, first State Semi-Finals Championship, and the first State Runner-Up finish in the Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship (TCAF) State Playoffs. For 2019-2020, the Memorial Christian Academy Warriors varsity boys basketball team finished the season as the District Champions, Regional Champions, State Semi-Finalist, and third in the TCAF State Playoffs. For 2020-2021, the Memorial Christian Academy Warriors varsity boys basketball team finished the season as the District Champions, Regional Champions, State Semi-Finals Champions, and then completed the season by earning Memorial Christian Academy's first State Championship in the Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship (TCAF) State Playoffs. For 2021-2022, the Memorial Christian Academy Warriors varsity boys basketball team finished the season as the District Champions, Regional Champions, State Semi-Finals Champions, and earned the school's second State Championship in the Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship (TCAF) State Playoffs.
As a travel basketball coach and trainer, I head up the Elite Basketball Academy and Central Texas United Basketball program to assist student athletes in staying top physical shape during the off seasons of school athletics. Our goal is to be the finest and most respected Athletic program in Central Texas, offering quality training for today's student athletes. We continually strive for excellence in academics first, and then in athletics one day at a time. We use the full circle mentoring concept. For example, we believe that if a child is encouraged to do well in school by their parents, teachers, and athletic coaches on a consistent basis that they are more likely to take their education seriously while achieving academic excellence.