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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

  • Entreprenuer

  • Author

  • Youth Residential Health Counselor

  • Community Support Counselor

  • Summer Camp Director

  • Mentor

  • AAU Coach

  • Young Adult Ministry Leader

  • Player for NSU, Professional in Argentina and Semi Pro

Daryl Towe |

Co-Founder

Leia "Le" Towe |

Co-Founder

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 Director

  • Camp Director

  • Office Manager

  • Financial Advisor

  • Event Planner

  • AAU Coach

  • DII college player, Semi-Pro Tidewater Team

CORTNI GRANGE |

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Cortni Grange is an eclectic businessman with a passion for uplifting humanity along the way. A Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumnus, Cortni “bleeds orange & green” and advocates for Historically Black Colleges & Universities to continually have a place in America. Cortni’s fire for social good and entrepreneurship started while at FAMU when he helped to found Young Rattler Nation. A 501c3 organization which created scholarships for current students and fundraised events for young alumni. Upon graduation, Cortni went on to have a fruitful career in sales, consulting and business process outsourcing. Cortni has been afforded the opportunity to work and build in every aspect of the business life cycle process through over ten years of experience with companies like Procter & Gamble, American Express and CVS Health. Now, he uses the knowledge he has garnered to assist others in developing in a manner that prepares them to create and grow at the highest levels. Cortni learned early that his mark on this world would be by merits he helps others realize. This lead him to foundFuture Leaders & Young Entrepreneurs(FLYE). A 501c3 organization that creates an intersection between athletics, entrepreneurship and academics for student-athletes. Through Cortni’s work in FLYE he has been recognized in publications such as Black Enterprise and USA Today and has been named a 2017 Top Millennial Influencer by The Next Big Thing Movement. In 2016, Cortni launched Grange Enterprises, a "for-purpose" consulting company that helps social entrepreneurs solve problems and make greater impact. When he is not working, Cortni loves pick-up basketball, going back home to visit his family in Jamaica, co-raising his son Jameson Mosiah, and all things jerk chicken. 

DANIELLE ROBINSON |

PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL TRAINER AND COACH

Danielle Robinson is a graduate of Potomac Senior High School in Dumfries, VA and a product of Morgan State University where she played three years of collegiate basketball.  Her love for the
game began at age 10, and from there her passion grew.  Before embarking on her collegiate career, Danielle was a highly ranked recruit for the class of 2012 in the DMV region. She was also ranked #31 nationally via ESPN Hoopgurlz, and ranked #2 in the DC Metropolitan area.  After concluding her playing career, Danielle looked to give back and help the next generation reach their goals.  She joined the Potomac Lady Panther staff as an Assistant Coach for a season before teaming up with Coach Le at Lee High School and the CTAB Elite AAU program. Danielle is currently in her 2nd season alongside Coach Le.  Her devotion for playing the game quickly transitioned to developing players and building relationships bigger than basketball.

 

Outside the lines, ‘Coach Rob’ likes to shop, eat, and shop some more!

CORIN TURNER |

PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL TRAINER AND COACH

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.

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