Ten years direct experience in professional level talent selection as a National Scout for The Brooklyn Nets NBA franchise. Extensive high school and college level athletics skill set, spanning two decades of experience in athletics, coaching, talent identification and community sports development and AAU. Founder of Brooklyn Bridge Basketball Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established as a sports platform to inspire student athletes and to align them with the positive values inherent in sports. These include the competitive and dynamic nature of athletics and its connection with constructive values such as tenacity, fair play and team spirit.
Keen eye for identifying basketball talent
Young Athlete Mentorship
Team building, leadership and motivation
10/2007 to Current
National ScoutBROOKLYN NETS NBA TEAM － Brooklyn, NY
Travel throughout the U.S.
to college, university campuses, practice sessions and basketball games to observe athletic performance of college level basketball talent and evaluate prospective early career athletes.
Partner with management in executing strategy plan for identifying basketball draft pick talent throughout the U.S.
Make candidate recommendations* prepare scouting reports on draft pick selections for submission to management.
Conduct background checks* perform interviews with athletic high school and college coaches, academic advisors and Amateur Athletic Union coaches.
Rank drafted players* submit ranking reports and recommendations to management.
Conduct candidate interviews.
Collaborate with management on discussions relating to basketball free agent talent, draft picks and trade candidates.
Develop, maintain strong relationships with college and university administrative faculty, working closely with school athletic coaches and other stakeholders across the U.S.
09/2003 to 06/2004
Case Manager / CounselorYMCA － Brooklyn, NY
Performed intakes, risk assessments to identify at risk children, teens and determine service needs.
Developed, implemented, facilitated alternative youth program and activities to empower students and families to reach their fullest potential.
Provided youth with crisis intervention counseling and served as family advocate.
Participated in staff meetings to discuss relevant cases, student progress and modification of service plans in resolution of concerns.
Conducted evaluation surveys to determine client satisfaction and program effectiveness.
Collaborated with staff, social workers and other stakeholders on special projects as assigned.
Made recommendations on improvements to at risk youth program service delivery and enhancements to policies and procedures.
06/2001 to 10/2009
Head Varsity CoachBISHOP LOUGHLIN MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
Managed basketball program operations* Directed individual and athletic team practices, trainings and.
Represented basketball program to media, funding sources and general public.
Developed school basketball program to top ranking status in the country.
09/1996 to 06/1998
Graduate AssistantLONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY － Brooklyn, NY
Assisted Dean in conflict resolution efforts.
Served as mentor to first year students and student mediator* informed.
students of institution policies and procedures.
06/1995 to 06/2005
Founder Program Director/Amateur Athletic Union Basketball CoachBROOKLYN SCHOLASTIC SPORTS ACADEMY － Brooklyn, NY
Directed amateur athletic program with a focus on basketball training and academic preparation for youth 718 years of age.
Prepared students to qualify for and compete in Athletic Association National Championships.
Served as academic high school and college placement coordinator* Organized and facilitated college tours* Collaborated with parents and teachers on program activities.
06/1994 to 07/1994
Student Mediator SummerOPERATION CROSSROADS AFRICA
Coordinated cultural exchange program activities.
Worked on building communities and promoting qualify of life initiatives.
MASTER OF ARTS
BACHELOR OF ARTS: HEALTH SCIENCELong Island University － Brooklyn, NYHEALTH SCIENCE
Morehouse College － Atlanta, GA
Columbia University, New York, NY
Morehouse College Alumni Association Long Island University Alumni Association National Alliance of Black School Educators The National Association of Black Coaches The Amateur Athletic Union