Vernon T., Olathe, KS Basketball Coach

Vernon T.



I am an excellent teacher/communicator of young people with an emphasis on the fundamentals of the game; learning how to score and rebounding the basketball with authority. View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • Emporia State University (KS)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

  • Agility, Attacking the Rim, Ball Handling, Defense, Footwork, Moving Without the Ball, Passing, Pick and Roll, Post Moves, Reading the Floor, Rebounding, Shooting


  • Emporia State University (KS)

  • 15 years

  • Qualified Private Coach


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Center, Forward, Guard

  • Agility, Attacking the Rim, Ball Handling, Defense, Footwork, Moving Without the Ball, Passing, Pick and Roll, Post Moves, Reading the Floor, Rebounding, Shooting

More About Coach Vernon

I am currently Head Coach & part owner of the Kansas City Warriors (Semi-Pro) basketball team here in Kansas City. I am also the Owner of KCWRS Community Radio (internet radio station); where music & sports are a way of life. I am currently coaching with the KC Xtreme (AAU) basketball team here in Missouri. I coached 7th and 8th grade basketball at Emporia High School as part of my teaching and supervision class while at Emporia State University. I graduated with B S degree in physical education with a minor in health. I was an assistant basketball coach with a semi pro team while I lived in Dallas, Texas. I also coached in the Olathe Youth basketball league for 5 years. I coached 9th and 10th grade boys. We won the championship my 4th year in the league with an 8 and 2 record. At one time we had a 7 game winning streak. I am very skilled in all aspects of the game of basketball and I am very comfortable working with any age group; boys or girls. My first year in the Olathe league I coached the 5th and 6th grade girls team with a winning record.

I played basketball in high school and started all 4 years. I made all district my last 3 years and was named McDonald's All American (Honorable Mention) my senior year. I went on to play junior college ball in Highland, KS and continued my career at Emporia State. After college I played AAU and 1 year of semi-pro basketball. I am currently Head Coach & part Owner of the Kansas City Grillers (Semi-Pro Basketball Team) here in Kansas City, Missouri.

My main focus is fundamentals and discipline, regardless of the age group that I am working with. I like to tailor my practices to the specific skills that the athlete wants to work on. My first focus would be ball handling drills, defensive drills, rebounding, and the terminology of the game. We would work on shooting drills next, with an emphasis on free throw shooting. I would work on teaching them how to score the basketball. I averaged over 18 points a game in high school, therefore I know the ins and outs of scoring the basketball.

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Client Reviews

My son said hat he like the coach teach him

Coach Vernon is the best! His knowledge of the game is great. He gave my son some drills to work on that were perfect for his age level. Well worth it! We look forward to working with Coach Vernon again.

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Coach Vernon did great with my son during the first session. He ran him through some basic drills to size up his skill level, and then provided some really good, meaningful pointers as they progressed. Looking forward to seeing the progress through future sessions.

Great teaching basics.

Really knows his basketball

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I would highly recommend Coach Vernon! He was encouraging and really supportive of my kids. He is knowledgeable and caters to each child’s skill level. My girls had a great workout that was good for their age. I could already see improvement in their shooting and ball handling after our first session. We look forward to more sessions!

Coach Vernon is a great coach. He worked with my 11 year old son today and was positive and motivating. He tailored drills to the position my son plays on his team. We are scheduling more sessions, would definitely recommend.

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Excellent job working with my daughter and recognizing her weak spots. Knowledgeable about the teams in the area and leagues. Would definitely recommend him to others.

I was very impressed watching the training from a distance. Coach Vernon was very tentative & demonstrated concern for the advancement for my granddaughter. After practice, he explained to me in details what they worked on & the things that will be helpful for Jordan until the next session. Jordan demonstrated her newly learned skills with her AAU team members. I am looking forward to Jordan's next practice.


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I watched Coach Vernon has he worked with my son and felt like he is a good coach to help my son improve his basketball skills.

My 8th grade son just completed his 3rd session with Coach T. I chose Coach T. mostly based on the other reviews as well as his experience. I am very happy with my choice. My son - who is relatively new to the game - shows improvement with each session. Coach T. does drills that target the areas my son needs the most work on and he's always very encouraging which is helping to build my son's confidence. I would definitely recommend Coach T. no matter what level your player is at. He knows his stuff and is a great coach. We will be purchasing another package and will continue to train with him.

Coach responds quickly to messages, arrived on time for lesson, is good at what he does with the kid and professional with parents. My kid said he likes Coach Vernon.

I was very pleased with his first coaching session. Coach did things to get a feel for what my grandson needs to work on. My grandson said he is looking forward to more sessions with Coach.

Coach is true teacher of basketball. We always start with fundamental . He help me with my jump shot and how to play the point guard position everyday!

I recommend Coach veronon!

Coach Vernon worked with our daughter on the fundamentals since she was a brand new basketball player. He spent time teaching her proper shooting and dribbling techniques and we saw results right away. He's passionate about training the right way. I highly recommend him and would certainly look him up again if she decides to return to basketball in the future.

He was great with her. A perfect match. We are thrilled with the session and look forward to the rest of them. We would definitely recommend him.

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Great first session. Loved the feedback and direction.

Coach T. Is extremely knowledgeable in the game of basketball. My son thoroughly enjoyed his lesson with him and looks forward to booking more sessions.

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Our son was so happy after training with Coach Vernon and refers to the coach as the "Yoda of Basketball"

My son had his first session tonight with Coach V. When asked how he liked the session, he replied "I didn't like it, I loved it." We were looking for a coach that would train our son on the fundamentals and show a willingness to improve his skills. Coach V took the time to sit down with us after the practice and offered suggestions on things my son could work on at home. This was really appreciated. I look forward to watching my son grow into a better basketball player under the direction of Coach V.

Great experience and good with our son!

Coach Vernon was very professional and patient with my 8 year old son, who needed help improving his technique with ball handling. I am hopeless at sports and was unable to help him much. Coach V was willing to work with me to find the best time and place to meet for a private session. I would definitely recommend him to other parents looking for private lessons.

I have known Vernon for only a short time but he has shown himself to be a loyal friend and an exemplary person. His work ethic will undoubtedly serve as an example for the young student athletes to emulate. His knowledge of the game and his approach to winning are as good as it gets. Vernon is one of the most driven people that I know. Vernon takes his responsibilities very serious when it comes to his job.
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