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Our Staff is Committed, Dedicated, and Passionate about Training our Student-Athletes



Daryl is a former Virginia State Player of year who went on to win a state championship with Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach. Towe continued his basketball career at Allegany Community College, the top rank junior college in the nation, where his team went 65-3 in two years, and competed for the junior college national title. After graduating from Allegany, Towe was recruited by Norfolk State University to continue his education and complete his final college basketball eligibility. Once graduating with his bachelors, he was fortunate to continue his basketball career professionally overseas in Argentina and various Semi-Pro teams across the United States. Daryl has played against great players such as Jason Williams, Kirk Hinrich, Josh Smith, Jarrett Jack, and Allen Iverson, all whom entered the NBA. Towe is known for his great basketball career, as well as his passion to give back to the community. His has worked with the youth since his high school days; mentoring and teaching them basketball skills as well as life lessons.  He current career has lead him to counsel many at-risk children, and focus their lives into a better direction. He has over 5 years experience in mentorship and training.  His roles include the following:


  • Motivational Speaker

  • Author

  • Filmmaker

  • Mentor

  • AAU Coach and Director

  • Player for NSU, Professional in Argentina and Semi Pro


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Leia Towe began her basketball career at the age of 9.  She received many accolades as a youngster and continued her career into high school, where she played alongside a future WNBA mogul, and went on to win a state title.  Towe was recruited by a division II school in North Carolina, where she unfortunately incurred setbacks due to her ACL tear.  She took a six-month break from basketball, while transferring to Old Dominion University.  After gaining back her mental toughness, she eventually played for a travel team through the university and upon graduation, was picked up by a local Tidewater Semi-Pro team.  Leia continued her basketball career while conducting her own adult and youth basketball leagues and camps in the Virginia Beach area.  She eventually moved back to the DC area where she coached and continued to play in leagues around the city.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Sports Management with a minor in Marketing, as well as completed her MBA.  She has over 10 years experience in business and sports marketing. She has managed finances as well as worked heavily in administrative roles.  Her career includes the following:


  • Sports and Camp Director

  • Office Manager

  • Event Planner

  • AAU and High School Coach (WT Woodson)

  • DII college player, Semi-Pro Tidewater Team



Corin Turner is a native of Alexandria, Va. His love for basketball began at Nannie J. Lee recreation center where he honed his skills and love for the game while compiling multiple city championships, one Virginia State championship (1990) and numerous individual awards at the youth level.

Corin then attended West Potomac High School where he was a starting point (1995-1998)and guided his team to three District championship appearances (96’ champions) three Northern Va. Region appearances (98’ champions) and one VHSL appearance in 98’ his senior but fell short to eventual state champions G.W. Danville. Corin’s individual accolades at West Potomac included All District, All District Tournament, All Northern Va. Region Tournament, All VHSL Tournament and Team MVP in 98’.

Following high school Corin continued his basketball career on the Junior College level (1998-2000)at both Potomac State College of West Virginia and Garrett Community Colleges where he was the point guard earning All Region XX Tournament selections both seasons before transferring to Virginia Union for his final two years. 

Corin shared the lead guard role at VUU. As the floor general he lead the team in assist and steals both seasons while capturing the Eastern Division regular season championship his junior year 00-01’. Corin was able to further his career by playing with the Alexandria Avengers of the ABA and EBA.

After finishing his playing career, Corin began counseling youth in the DMV area where he remains passionate in his craft. Currently Corin is state certified counselor and a licensed trainee in the field. Corin earned his Bachelors' in Criminal Justice/Criminology from Virginia Union in 2003 and his Masters Degree in Counseling from Lincoln University in 2013.

Corin is married to Anja Turner. Together they have two children Corinne (Daughter) and Corin Turner Jr.



Eric is a proud US Veteran of the United States Navy. He is a Certified Sports Performance Trainer. He has a background in health and fitness with over 20 years of certification and experience in the field. His passion for fitness began through his love of sports and developed as a varsity athlete in basketball and football. His approach to fitness emphasizes age-appropriate programming with a specific focus given to cardiovascular and strength training in combination with balance and flexibility, proper form and mobility training. He establishes long-term client interactions with the goal of integrating exercise and optimal wellness into the demands of daily life.



Braelon Canada is a native of Columbus, Georgia and a CTAB Alumni. His love for basketball started at the Fort Belvoir, VA Youth Center, when he joined the “Teeny Tiny Ballers” at age 6.  The lovecontinued throughout the years as he worked towards improving his game.

Braelon made his middle school basketball team as the star and then moved on attend CD Hylton High School where he played varsity football (as a freshmen), and JV basketball eventually leading him to the varsity basketball squad.  Braelon was also member of various AAU Basketball Clubs, eventually landing with CTAB where he worked hard and excelled.

Following high school, Braelon continued to play basketball but was plague with being unknown and without scholarships. He came back home and attended Northern Virginia Community College where he
joined the Nighthawks and had a successful season prior to COVID. 

Braelon is currently a working college student.



Coach Pate is a Native Washingtonian, educated in the parochial schools. She played CYO and Middle School Basketball for Nativity, and served as co-captain from 6 th -8 th grade. From there, she went on to become 4-yr. Varsity letterman at the Academy of the Holy Names in the WCAC and named co-captain Senior yr. Once graduated, she walked on to Louisiana State University (LSU) Women’s
Basketball team, after being named to their practice squad. Upon graduating from LSU Medical Center/Southern University and A&M College with a B.S in Medical Technology, she returned to the DC area to participate in the Semi-Pro Women’s league under Coach
Patricia Harris; and served as a trainer of the Western HS Girls’ basketball team.  Coach Pate recently has been named as a coach for Camp Wootten’s, under Joe Wooten, where she coached teams
(both girls and boys) and won their league championship (2017, 2018).  She continued her coaching through the Charles County Recreational leagues in 2018, 2019 and 2021. As of 2022, Coach Terry Pate became involved with the CTAB organization as a developer/trainer of 9-10th grade Elite team, and also a trainer for the organization.


CTAB Life Skills Instructor

Coach Pilson was born in Lynchburg, VA and moved to Northern VA at the age of 10.  In his younger years, he was involved in Jack & Jill, Church Youth Group and Choir.  Athletically, Pilson played football, basketball and track at Lake Braddock High School and continued a football career at Towson University and Virginia State University.  There he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree at Virginia State University in Information Systems and Decision Science.  Eric is also a licensed Minister and Former Youth Minister.  He is a Certified Christian Counselor with American Association of Christian Counselors
and is currently Employed with Fairfax County Schools as an Educator and Football Coach at Woodson High School. Coach Eric Pilson coached football for 18 years; basketball for 3 years; and Head track coach for 1 year.  For him, coaching is geared towards leadership and the mental/emotional/psychological development of student-athletes.



Thomas Watson started his basketball career at John R Lewis (formerly known as Robert E. Lee); graduated and moved onto Northern VA Community College where he graduated in 2013 finishing with an associate degree.  Shortly after, he became a practice player for Norfolk State and ODU between 2013-2015.  He returned back to the Northern VA area, where he played semi pro basketball and began his career as a HS coach.


Coach Watson has a strong desire for basketball and giving back to the youth/community.   Coach T has been coaching High School girls basketball for 4 years starting at John R. Lewis, and now at W.T. Woodson.  His passion and mission is to develop student-athletes on and off the court, focusing a lot of the game on skills development.  

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Jeremiah Brooks is a Springfield, Virginia native and graduate of Bishop Ireton High School and Virginia State University. Jeremiah has played high-level and travel basketball and has experience playing JV and varsity basketball in high school. He then attended and played at
Wheeling Jesuit University for three years, then transferred to Virginia State.
Jeremiah is a CTAB alum looking to work with young athletes to improve their game on and off the court. His focus is to help improve students’ character, coaching ability, footwork, and overall sustainability of their future. Jeremiah is politically active in local and state government, earning his master's in Public Policy at George Mason University.

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Coach Sam grew up in the small town of Clinton, MS where he played City League and AAU basketball.  He went on to join the Marine Corps in 2012 after one year of college and took the opportunity to coach or train basketball at his different duty stations, domestic and abroad, across his 12 year military career.  In 2017, while stationed in Guatemala, he played point guard for various semi-pro FIBA teams.  Following that, he served as the Boys Varsity Head Basketball Coach for The American School of Yaoundé (ASOY) in Cameroon where he led the ASOY Parrots to the West African International Schools Activities League Championship in Nigeria competing against 12 international teams across West Africa.  Here, he also ran a weekend basketball camp for the local community kids and volunteered as a coach for the Jr. NBA Africa continent-wide tournament held in Yaoundé, Cameroon.  Upon arriving in the DMV area in 2021, he ran a clinic in Arlington, VA providing individual and group basketball training to the local community.  He simultaneously worked as a head coach and assistant coach for the Player Progression Academy based out of Washington D.C. leading his teams to multiple league-wide and regional championships.  Coach Sam has always had a passion for volunteering and passing on the knowledge he's obtained to the next generation through basketball training.  This includes physical and mental resilience as well as foundational basketball skills with the hopes of influencing positive change in the lives of those he coaches. 

CTAB has other affiliates that will assist with clinic and training needs for our youth

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