All coaches are interviewed, screened, and paid based on the following main criteria:
- Years of experience (head coach, assistant coach, player, or administrator)
- Ability to teach the concepts required by the executive directors
- Level of energy and enthusiasm
- Identifying areas of weakness and promoting areas of strengths(individual and team)
- Reinforcement of the overall guidelines of the program
- Punctuality at practice, games, and meetings
- Ability to conduct structured age-appropriate practices with minimal supervision
- Establishing open lines of communications with staff, student-athletes, and parents
- Meeting with parents on a regular basis
- Inviting new student-athletes to attend an evaluation
Coaches are monitored and evaluated during practices and games. Each coach should have a practice plan to maintain structure, order, discipline, and boundaries. The items being taught should be reflected during competition that every student-athlete should be able to demonstrate. Any adjustments to the coaching staff or team roster are done by the executive staff. All coaches are required to attend regularly scheduled meetings for updates and modifications to the overall program.
Coach Cameron Murray ~ Program Director & Head Coach
Coach Monica Peters ~ Director of Operations, Head Coach, & Certified Personal Training
Coach Daryl Scott ~ Asst. Coach & Academic Advisor
After graduating from John Muir High School as a two-time varsity letter recipient in basketball and track, Daryl participated in the Slam n Jam basketball program. Slam n Jam was on the founders of what we know as travel ball. From that experience Daryl received many scholarship offers and chose San Jose State. Daryl was voted All-Big West team in 1993 averaging 17pts and 7 rebounds per game. He continued his basketball career in Europe and Asia for 5 years (Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, Taiwan and Portugal). He also coached basketball at Rancho San Antonio Boys Town of the West for 6 years, winning four varsity titles. Through that experience, Daryl founded Reach1Teach1 Services in 2000 offering academic mentoring to youth in L.A. County and Maricopa County, AZ. With his outreach experience and drive to help others, he has created a free tutoring program in conjunction with the University of La Verne for Prodigy student-athletes. His son Darius is a two-year Prodigy member and Daryl also conducts the post-player portion of weekly training sessions.
Coach Brandon Lee ~ Head Coach & Recruiting Coordinator
Brandon has assisted in revitalizing our youth program, and now bringing different perspective to our high school division. While at La Verne Lutheran High School (2012-2013), he lead his team to the 4AA finals and the state regional quarter finals. Brandon was voted unanimously the division 4AA coach of the year. As an associate head coach, La Verne Lutheran reached several finals and state appearances from 2007-2012. He has been diligent in keeping student-athletes, regardless of age, relevant and visible throughout the year. Brandon preaches academics and doing the work that makes ready for the next level. Brandon is aggressively vetted for high school coaching positions every year. Coach Lee also has a BS degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Coach Brian Beard, Sr. ~ Head Coach
Coach Phil Brown ~ Head Coach