Top Flight BasketBall Academy

top flight coaches

    • Ike Nwankwo

    • Nationality : USA
      Hometown : Houston, Texas
      Universities and degree : University of California Los Angeles B.A. Communications 2001
      Pro years : 15
      Coaching years : 7
      Favorite player : Hakeem Olajuwon
      Favorite coach : Pep Claros
      Favorite TV Show : Game of Thrones
      Awards : Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award UCLA 1995. Turkish League All-Star 1999. PBL All-Star 1998. 1992 McDonalds All-American Candidate. Certifications : FIBA Licensed Coach. Jr. NBA Certified Core Coach. USA Basketball Certified Youth Coach.

    • Darongpan Apiromvilaichai (Palm)

    • Nationality : Thai
      Hometown : Sukhothai
      Universities and degree : Bachelor Thammasat University Masters, Dhurajidbuntid University
      Pro years : 7 years
      Coaching years : 2010
      Favorite player : Michael Jordan
      Favorite coach : Steve Kerr
      Favorite TV Show : The Voice
      Awards : Finals MVP Thailand Super League 2015

    • Hitoshi Benson

    • Nationality : Japanese/Australian
      Hometown : Melbourne, Australia
      University and degree : RMIT 2013 - 2014, Bangkok University 2014 - 2017 (Entrepreneurship)
      Pro years : N/A
      Coaching years : 3
      Favorite player : Steve Nash
      Favorite coach : Phil Jackson
      Favorite TV Show : The Walking Dead
      Awards : 80% Athletics Scholarship from The American school of Bangkok, 100% Athletics Scholarship from Bangkok University.

    • Matthew Van Pelt

    • Nationality : United States
      Hometown : Grand Rapids, Michigan
      University and degree : Spring Arbor University Bachelor Degree English/Communications
      Pro years : 4
      Coaching years : 8
      Favorite player : J.J. Barea
      Favorite coach : Tom Izzo
      Favorite TV Show : Law & Order
      Awards : -Pete Maravich National Award Winner Runner-Up League MVP in Australia Defensive Player of the Year Award Spring Arbor University Two time First-Team All-Defense Gold Medal winner for a USA team on pro tour in Italy and Switzerland.
      Certifications : AAU Coaching Certified in USA, Certified Overseas Basketball Consultant, Certified Ordained Minister in the state of Michigan, First Aid Certified in Australia.

    • David John Grice

    • Nationality : British
      Hometown : Birmingham, England
      Universities and degree : Undergrad at Warren Wilson College attaining a degree in Psychology. Currently on a gap year.
      Pro years : Competed for the Europe Basketball Academy and a professional development team in Serbia for 9 months. Collegiate Basketball player for Warren Wilson College.
      Coaching years : I have been working as a basketball coach since the age of 15 where I coached a youth team at the Yardley Basketball Club. Since then I have worked as a freelance personal trainer and as a skills coach for basketball development. Now I have been working for Top Flight since June of 2015 gaining a tremendous amount of experience and skill from our numerous opportunities such as Jr. NBA and visits from guest coaches from all over the world.
      Favorite player : Currently; Chris Paul. All time; Gary Payton
      Favorite coach : Phil Jackson
      Favorite TV Show : Game of Thrones
      Awards : Birmingham City Council Volunteer of the Year Award: For my work coaching basketball and teaching art to children in an underprivileged area; 15 years old. 2015 USCAA Academic All American.

    • Rashad Ali

    • Nationality : USA
      Hometown : Chicago
      Universities and degree : Degree in Sustainable Business at Warren College
      Pro years : N/A
      Coaching years : 1
      Favorite player : Kevin Durant
      Favorite coach : Greg Popovich
      Favorite TV Show : Power & American Horror Story
      Awards : Team Captain & MVP for 2 years at Warren College, he lead his conference in field goal percentage, Division II National Champion, All Tournament Team, and was the first player to break the record of most scored points recorded in his school history. In the states, he played Semi Pro for the Wilkesborough Flames in the UBA league, where he made the All-Star Team and leading scorer of his team. He is now in the process of playing professionally.

    • Tahsinul Haque

    • Nationality : Bangladeshi
      Hometown : Bangkok
      Universities and degree : Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering
      Pro years : N/A
      Coaching years : 4
      Favorite player : Paul George
      Favorite coach : Brad Stevens
      Favorite TV Show : Game of Thrones

    • Onur Altinanahtar

    • Nationality : Turkish
      Hometown : Izmir
      Universities and degree : Ege University B.A. Physical Education and Sports Teaching 2016
      Pro years : N/A
      Coaching years : 5
      Favorite player : LeBron James
      Favorite coach : Zeljko Obradovic
      Favorite TV Show : The Office

    • Alex Cole

    • Nationality : Canadian
      Hometown : Calgary, Canada
      Universities and degree : BA International Relations, MSc Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and MA Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security
      Playing experience : 5 years with the University of Calgary Dinos
      Coaching years : 7
      Favorite player : Kobe Bryant & Candace Parker
      Favorite coach : Pat Summitt
      Favorite TV Show : Shameless

    • Micheal Earl

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    • Eric Perry

    • Nationality : USA
      Hometown : Los Angeles, CA
      Universities and degree : Business Administration w/ minor in sports management
      Pro years : N/A
      Coaching years : 7
      Favorite player : Kobe Bryant
      Favorite coach : Jerry Tarkanian
      Favorite TV Show : The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones.

    • Cullen Donovan

    • Nationality : USA
      Hometown : Wethersfield, Connecticut
      Universities and degree : Bachelors of Science, Business Management, minor in Marketing- Rivier University, Nashua, NH
      Pro years : 2
      Coaching years : 4
      Favorite player : Steve Nash and Jason Kidd
      Favorite coach : Coach K.
      Favorite TV Show : ESPN
      Awards : GNAC All-sportsmanship Team (2016) Jim Domracki Award (2016) Rivier Universtity Scholar Athlete (2013-2015) Captain, Rivier Men's Basketball team, Nashua, NH (2014-2016) Chris Giordano Unsung Hero Basketball Award (2015) Victory Academy Leadership program at Rivier University-Velocity Performance (2014-2015) Rivier University Cross Country Coaches Award (2013)

    • Ronan Jebb

    • Nationality : Scottish
      Hometown : Edinburgh
      Universities and degree : Degree in Nutrition and Health from Abertay University
      Pro years : N/A
      Coaching years : 4
      Favorite player : Kevin Durrant
      Favorite coach : Gregg Poppovich
      Favorite TV Show : Game of Thrones
      Awards : UKCC level 1 & 2 for coaching in the UK

    • Mike Boonak

    • Nationality : USA
      Hometown : Salt Lake City, Utah
      Universities and degree : University of Utah with a BA in Asia Studies
      Pro years : 1 with Mad Goat and Dunkin' Raptors
      Coaching years : 1
      Favorite player : John Stockton
      Favorite coach : Jerry Sloan
      Favorite TV Show : Game of Thrones

    • Posie Samuels

    • Nationality : USA / Thai
      Hometown : Chonburi, Thailand
      Universities and degree : Community Development
      Pro years : N/A
      Coaching years : 3
      Favorite player : Dirk Nowitzki
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      Favorite TV Show : Parks & recreation

    • Jyoti Srikureja

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    • Suwimon Sangtad (JJ)

    • Nationality : Thai
      Hometown : Chonburi
      Universities and degree : Bachelor degree of Dhurakij Pundit University
      Pro years : 2016
      Coaching years : 2 years
      Favorite player : LeBron James
      Favorite coach : Coach Palm
      Favorite TV Show : American got Talent
      Awards : As a Thailand National Team: Gold medal of Seagame 2013 Bronze medal of Seagame 2015 Silver medal of Seagame 2017 As a coach: Bronze medal with U15 Girls with Bangkok Pattana school in BISAC 2016 Coach of the year 2016

    • Kevin Lane

    • Nationality : Thai
      Hometown : Hatyai
      Universities and degree : Bachelors in Hospitality & Masters degree on intergrated marketing at the University of Dhurakij Pundit
      Pro years : 3
      Coaching years : 3
      Favorite player : Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson & Marcus Smart
      Favorite coach : Greg Popovich
      Favorite TV Show : Game of Thrones & Rick and Morty