Coaching Staff Bios
Head Coach: Donnie Bullock
Coach Bullock is a native of Portsmouth,VA and has been coaching basketball for over 20years. He has experience at high school as well as AAU levels with 2 National Championship Teams. He is an active coach with USA basketball and volunteers regularly with USA basketball Youth clinics. He has worked with CTAB for the last 3 years and is extremely supportive of the organizations philosophy. Coach Bullock has an MBA from the University of Texas and has a degree in Chemistry from University of Maryland. He is married with 2 boys.
Assistant Coach: Linn Kanon
Coach Linn has over nine years of coaching competitive basketball (Asst. Varsity Coach at Wheaton high school 2009-2011, middle-high school travel AAU, adult men’s league, individual skills training,) and soccer with a total record percentage over .800 win ratio. Some of his players have continued to play Division I and II basketball and some at the professional level including the NBA. Coach Linn is also the a special education teacher and an athletic director at a middle school in Maryland. He has earned a bachelor’s degree is in Psychology from University of MD Baltimore County (where he also played club level in his junior and senior year,) and a master’s degree is in Transition into Secondary Education/Teaching students with Emotional Behavioral Disabilities). Coach Linn is in his second with CTAB. He coached our 14u team and now our 15u team.
When you see him, be sure to shout out one of his many nicknames!
Assistant Coach: Bouba Cisse
Hi, I am Coach Bouba Cisse. I’m an assistant coach for our CTAB Elite 17 U team. My current role is handling our administrative duties for the team (i.e, emails, itineraries, etc...) and of course help out with the game plan. As for myself, I’m very energetic and passionate about helping people reach their goals and full potential, which is why I love CTAB and admire our beliefs. My goal is to see these kids grow to become positive contributing members of our society while impacting their lives positively
16U BOYS PWC DIVISION
Head Coach: Kendra Haskins
Coach Kendra Haskins is entering her 6th year as a Basketball coach. Her coaching experience includes playing basketball at the middle, high, and collegiate levels. Coach Haskins previously was the assistant varsity coach at Manassas Park High School for four years and currently is in her 3rd year coaching boys and girls basketball at Fred Lynn Middle school. Coach Haskins holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Education and a Masters in Special Education. She teaches 8th grade Math at Fred Lynn Middle School.
Assistant Coach: Darian Mims
Darian Mims (Coach D) is coaching with CTAB Woodbridge for his second year. He is currently an assistant coach for the Boys Varsity Basketball Team at Woodbridge Senior High School (WSHS). He has been an assistant to Courtney Coffer for the past three years at WSHS. Prior to this, Mims was a head coach for seven years at the elementary and middle school level at various AAU organizations. A graduate of Virginia State University, Mims’ passion for coaching
developed there as he coached intermural sports for three years. Even then, his peers and faculty at VSU called him Coach D. If you have ever seen Coach D on the sideline, you have definitely seen his passion for the game and his team. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from
focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey
Head Coach: Julius Crawford
Coach Julius Crawford comes from a basketball family from high school, college and professional. Julius is entering his twenty-fourth year as a youth coach. Julius started playing basketball in elementary school at Scott Montgomery. He began playing organized basketball in junior high school at Holy Redeemer Catholic School in Washington D.C., from 1988-1991. During this time, he was as dynamic point guard averaging 15 points, 7 assist, 2 steals per game. Julius was an
integral part of the first team to make it to the playoffs in consecutive years at Holy Redeemer. Julius attended Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, MD from 1992-1993 and transferred to his home school Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School in Washington D.C, from 1994-1996. In 1994 while playing in a summer league, Julius broke his hip and didn’t return to basketball until February 1996. Julius began training and playing again only to break his tibia in October 1996. Injuries kept him sidelined for the next three years. Julius spent two years in rehab learning to walk, run, and jump. The doctors did not think he would be able to walk without a limp and running would be out of the question. Julius was determined to get back on the court and worked hard to prove the doctors wrong.
While rehabbing and on crutches Julius was very active in the community coaching, mentoring and sponsored the White and Colors Summer Tournament to get kids off the streets from different neighborhoods to compete. Julius begin coaching in 1996 winning 5 team championships from 1996-1999 at the boys and girls club #2 and summer tournaments. Julius continue to support communities over the years in Prince Georges County, Maryland and Prince William County, Virginia coaching youth sports for the Bowie community center, Game Time
Sportz, Ready Set Sports and American Pride Youth Football League (APYFL), winning a championship as head coach in 2018.
Julius join the United States Air Force (USAF) in September 1999 and while serving he played semi-pro football for the Saarland Hurricanes, and basketball for the base team in Germany competing playing against Europe’s professional teams from Germany, France, Belgium, Austria, Poland, Italy, and Spain. Julius was a key player winning a championship in Heidelberg, Germany in 2000.
Today, Julius is a head coach and trainer for Cross Training Athletes Into Believers (CTAB) Elite13U basketball team in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2020 he coached the CTAB Elite team as assistant coach and lead the 11U to a Jr. NBA Slam City championship. At CTAB, Julius fulfills his mission in life to mentor the next generation of student athletes ensuring all youth can reach their full potential both on and off the court. Julius believes in the philosophy that out of the
abundance of the hear the moth speaks. Which is to say, what is truly on the inside of a person, you simply need to watch their actions.
Assistant Coach: Toney Mooney
Head Coach: Jason Kirby
Jason Kirby is entering his second season as a coach for the CTAB Elite AAU program, coaching 16U in 2019. He is also an Assistant Coach of the Hayfield Secondary School Girls Varsity Basketball team.
Jason is a native Washington DC, with most of his childhood spent in Fort Washington, Maryland. He would begin his journey through sports at the age at 10, playing multiple sports for the Oxon Hill Boys & Girls Club. This would lead to standout high school career at Riverdale Baptist School, graduating in 1996.
Prior to joining the CTAB ELITE organization, Jason coached 17U Girls for the B.L.A.S.T. AAU program during the 2017 and 2018 seasons. As a member of the SYC Youth Organization, he coached the 2016 10U Boys county team and the 2015 14U Girls summer team. Between 2011 – 2014, Jason coached multiple teams for the Maryland Lady Heat and Team Takeover girls AAU organizations. In 2003, he founded the Fort Washington FORTRESS, a sports and learning organization focused on at-risk male youth throughout the DMV region. Jason began his coaching career as a volunteer for the Oxon Hill Boys & Girls Club from 2000 – 2008, coaching multiple boys and girls youth teams.
Assistant Coach: Pamela Kirby
Pamela Payne began her love for basketball career at the age of 10. She continued feeding her passion in high school, leading her school to state and national championships. Pamela graduated high school as a conference MVP, tournament MVP, school scoring leader, and as a Washington Post All-Met Honorable Mention player. After high school, Pamela decided not to continue a career in basketball.
Pamela received a B.S. in Telecommunication from Morgan State University and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore. During her college career, Pamela played for various intramural leagues and coached boys-n-girls club teams. In 2018, Pamela was inducted into Riverdale Baptist School’s Basketball Hall of Fame for her contributions to the schools’ basketball program.
Pamela joined the Hayfield Secondary School (Alexandria, VA) girls’ basketball program during the 2019-2020 as the Assistant JV Coach; where the team had a winning season.Pamela has over 17 years of experience in youth programming, mentoring, and coaching. She also has 13 years of service with the Federal Government. Pamela has a passion for mentoring and coaching youth. She has served as an AmeriCorps Member in Baltimore City Police Athletic Leagues Centers, Baltimore City Public Schools, and as a Youth Coordinator for local faith-based ministries. For the last seven years, Pamela has served as a Program Coordinator for College Bound, a program that prepares middle and high school students to enter college or vocational programs.
Pamela has a passion for coaching youth and through her previous experiences has the unique ability to tap into the players and help them develop and reach their goals. This is her second year with CTAB and she enjoys coaching with the organization because she is able to teach players more than the game of
Head Coach: James Taylor
Coach Taylor was born and raised in King George, VA and introduced to the game of basketball at the age of 7. He comes from a basketball family which boasts two Virginia State High School Championships, and multiple talented and professional players & coaches. A graduate of KGHS, he excelled in football and basketball being recognized by FLS All Area Selection Team. Attended Norfolk State University while proudly serving in the Army National Guard. Currently employed in Business Management. He is now in his 3rd year as a basketball referee under the BBOA organization. He has ten successful years in coaching youth basketball for boys and girls. Coach Taylor not only possesses in-depth knowledge and expertise in the area of sports, skill development training, teaching technical and life skills, but he is also passionate about helping players develop into respectful, responsible young men and women. He takes his role as coach, skill development specialist, mentor, and role model very serious and brings a great deal of enthusiasm to his craft. In his spare time Coach Taylor enjoys spending time with his wife CJ Taylor and their four children, drag racing motorcycles, and still playing the game he loves so much - BASKETBALL.
- Finished 1st place @ Virginia Tech Invitational Tournament 7th grade girls 2018
- Finished 1st place in Virginia D2 AAU State Championship for girls 2018
- Held #2 ranking in the country for Zero Gravity basketball tournaments 2016
- Finished 3rd place in Virginia D1 AAU State championship for girls in 2016
- Maryland Invitational Tournament (MIT) Champions Boys division 2015
- Finished 2nd place runner -up in Virginia D1 AAU State Championship boys 2015
- Held #2 Virginia State AAU 8th grade boys team in 2015
- Spotsylvania County Boys Championship 2012
Assistant Coach: Barbara Burgess
Coach Barbara Burgess has a combined 28 yrs of coaching on the collegiate as well as high level.
She coached for Boo Williams B team for several years and has helped young ladies continue their dream to basketball on Division I,II, and III.
Barbara truly enjoy watching the players she coach's grow into productive citizens within their communities.
Head Coach: Le Towe
Assistant Coach: Kathy Couthino
Kathy Coutinho is a local sports chiropractor who has been coaching competitive youth basketball for 5 years. Kathy is very excited to make her move to joining CTAB and Coach Le as the assistant coach to the 7th grade girls AAU team, a team that will ROCK the planet to it's very core 2021.
Head Coach: Michael Day
Michael Day is a long-time resident of Alexandria, Virginia. He has been coaching basketball for more than 30 years. He started coaching middle school teams while he attended Temple University in Philadelphia. Most recently, Michael has coached CYO basketball and travel basketball for Lee Mt Vernon Sports Club (LMVSC) in Alexandria, VA.
After attending Temple and playing rugby for two years, he transferred to Elon University. He played basketball for two years for the Phoenix. Before his time in college, he played for Fort Hunt High School (now West Potomac) where he was All-District and named one of the Top 100 players in the Washington DC Metro area.
Michael graduated from Elon with a BA in Mass Communications and earned his MBA in Business Administration from Marymount University in Arlington, VA. He is married with 3 boys.
Michael is excited to join the CTAB family. His coaching approach aligns well with the organization’s philosophy. He emphasizes an up-tempo style, stressing defense and teamwork.
Lead: Daryl Towe
Assistant: Stephon Lawrence
Stephon Lawrence is a purpose driven entrepreneur and CEO with focus on servicing the community and core values. In this fast changing marketplace, he develops brand identities and creates innovative marketing solutions that enhance the visual of corporate and small businesses using audio, apparel, advertising, campaign, digital illustration and multimedia products that are highly competitive but cost efficient.
“Good Values. Great Results.”
The South Carolina native who has been surround by high level youth, collegiate & professional basketball since birth in the late 70’s is a former student athlete (playing both basketball and track)with notable accolades.
Stephon now resides in Richmond, VA where he uses his basketball IQ & passion for HOOPS (Harmony. Observation. Optimizing. Phonics. Sowing Seeds.) to overtly mentor, counsel or teach life and basketball etiquette as a skill trainer and coach for both AAU and Recreational athletes.
Accolades aside; For Stephon having at least one recreational player make an official school rooster for 6 out of my 8 years coaching, makes sacrifice worth it.
Advisor: Courtney Coffer