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2021 COACHING and SUPPORT:
North Western High School, PG County, Md
Graduate of Loyola University, Maryland
High School – 12 Years
Nike Consultant & Skill Development – 15 Years
NBA Player Alum
James ‘Jay Tee’ Tucker
Graduate of Paris High School, Paris, Kentucky
Graduate of Morehead State University
Elementary – High School – 20+ Years
John G. Gallien
Graduate of Lawtell High School, Lawtell, LA
Graduate of Eastern New Mexico University
Elementary – High School – 10 Years
Graduate of Columbia High School, Buford, Ga.
Graduate of University of Georgia
High School Level – 3 Years
Graduate of Mt Pleasant High School, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Graduate of Aquinas College
Graduate of Mercyhurst University
Elementary – College 10+ years
Devon Cordell Smith
DeVon Smith was born and raised in Allendale, SC. He graduated from Allendale-Fairfax High School in 2006. During his tenure in high school, he was a part of the track, football, and basketball team that won the State Championship in 2002. He went on to attend Francis Marion University where he continued his basketball career while receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing in 2010. During his time in college DeVon met his lovely wife Sarita. They now have two beautiful daughters Camille and Carinne Smith.
DeVon is the founder and owner of CYM, Change Your Mindset, which is an motivational brand that empowers individuals to unleash their full potential. He is also the co-owner of Smith’s In Home licensed Childcare in Greenville, South Carolina.
DeVon joined CPA because he enjoys mentoring youth not only to become better basketball players, but overall better people. By mentoring the youth he not only can help them develop basketball skills, but also teach everyday life lessons.
BA in Finance – University of South Carolina – 1997
Ohio State University – 1992-94
University of South Carolina – 1994-1997
Charlotte Hornets – 1997
Various International Clubs – 1998-2002
Greenville AAU – Elementary (3rd-6th Grade)
Nate Wilbourne is the founder and CEO of Precision Genetics. He has a passion for improving the way we deliver healthcare in the US and focuses on disruptive technologies that can impact the standard of care across multiple disciplines. With over 20 years of experience in global healthcare his specialties include: start-ups, venture capital, private equity, sales and marketing for a diverse platform of solutions and services. Nate’s extensive experience in the healthcare industry has allowed him to develop relationships with the nations’ largest healthcare institutions, physician practices and various providers. Prior to starting Precision Genetics, Nate was responsible for client relations, operations, sales and marketing, and business development for multiple healthcare entities including a large division at Stryker Corporation. Nate was a professional basketball player in the NBA and various international teams. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Finance in 1997.
Dana R. Ray, MD
BS in Biology- Wofford College 1994
Doctor of Medicine- Medical University of South Carolina 1998
Elementary- Middle School 6 years
Additional 2021 Season Coaches (All Bio Info to be installed shortly)
Nate Owens – Mauldin Middle, High School and CPA Head Coach
Adam Roberts – Southside Christian School & CPA Head Coach Coach
Comment from the Coaches
We believe that sports form a foundation of teamwork and confidence building for children that will be needed as they grow older and as they begin to be self-sufficient. Winning is great, but as we do in life, we do not win all of the time and the way one handles losing, as well as winning, will tell a lot about one’s character.
These teams within our CPA Organization are for the children. It is not for adults who wish to live out their childhood fantasy through their children. Whether boy or girl, all must be allowed to play and play with sufficient amount of time that will build confidence. All of the children do not have the same skills but as they practice, they will become a better player, consequently a better team.
We implore you, the parents, to allow our coaches to coach. We will only have them for a few hours a week. We realize that you are the real coach, mentoring your child on how to be successful in real life. Case and point – If someone were to tell you how to do your job at parenting, we are sure you would not appreciate that, so let our coaches do their job.
Again, we ask for your cooperation in helping us to help your child on the basketball court. There is no salary or fanfare for any one within the Organization, just the enjoyment of helping others.
We thank you in advance for your support.