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Our 2015-16 coaching staff has the necessary qualifications, years of actual division 1 and professional experience and understanding of players physical, mental and game skill development, college recruiting, practice planning and execution and game preparation and game execution to foster positive results in elite competition. Our team of coaches has many hours of sports education, grassroots competition at the Elite level that enables our staff to expect nothing more than the best effort from our players.

 

 

Thomas Gadson

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Gadson, Program Director, U17 Head Coach  

 

Director of Basketball Operations and Recruiting Virginia Elite in 2008, the organizationís mission then and still remains the same, to choose top basketball talent, boys and girls 8-17 years of age in the Washington,D.C. area (Northern Virginia). 

 

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Thomas Gadson has been involved with basketball for more than 30 years, from his youth days playing basketball and football in the YMCA and Police Athletic Leagues (PAL) youth leagues in Savannah through high school and college. After high school he attended Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina which competes in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). 

 

After his freshmen year transferred and graduated from Morris College in Sumter, South Carolina. Mr. Gadson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Computer Information Systems as well as several technical and professional management certifications As the director of Virginia Elite He is responsible for all aspects for program development.  

U17: Anthony Pringle, Assistant Head Coach 

Graduate of Wayland Baptist University in Planview Texas, with a Associates degree in Religious Studies and Associates in Christian Education. He also has earned a Associates of Applied Sciences Degree in Criminal Justice from Northern Virginia Community College (Woodbridge, VA) and an Bachelors of Science in  Theology from George Mason University.

Coach Pringle has 8 years of experience coaching basketball at the high school level and AAU level. He has coached at Admiral Arthur W. Radford High School, High school in Honolulu County, Hawaii. He currently serves as Varsity Assistant and Head JV Coach at St John Paul Catholic High School, Dumfries, Va. He is responsible for the development of players, scouting, off season workouts, recruiting and coaching JV team. Recently coaching the class of 2015 Virginia Elite U17 to a 32-10 record, and 4 players moved on to play next level basketball at Division 1,2,3 level. 

In addition to his duties as a basketball coach, Coach Pringle also serves as the Director of Player Personnel for the ESBC High School All Star event. Coach Pringle a proud veteran of 8 years of US Army Service, a war veteran applying those experiences to basketball and teaching life lessons. He also serves as a license ordained Minister, playing a vital role in the development of people's faith.    

U16: Maurice Hubbard, Head Coach 

Coach Hubbard was born in Cleveland, Ohio but was raised in Northern Virginia. Coach Hubbard attended Westfield High School where he lettered all 4 years. During his time at Westfield he led the Bulldogs to two Concorde District titles.  His accomplishment included first team all-district and all-region from his sophomore to his senior year. Upon graduation Coach Hubbard departed Westfield as their all-time leader in points, rebounds, and blocks. During the summer of 2005 and 2006 Hubbard attended the prestigious Reebokís ABCD for the nationís top 150 high school prospects.

While at Westfield High School, Coach Hubbard received many Division I scholarship offers. He decided to commit to Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He played two years at Ball State University before transferring to University of South Carolina-Aiken (USC-A) to finish is Collegiate Career. At Ball State, he helped lead the Cardinals to two (2) MAC West Championships. While at USC-A Coach Hubbard helped the Pacers win two regular season championships, conference tournament championship, two Division II NCAA appearances and an Elite 8 appearance.

Coach Hubbard graduated with a Bachelorís Degree in Communication with a minor in Marketing. He is the son of former National Basketball Association (NBA) player and current Golden State Warriors Assistant Coach Phil Hubbard. Coach Hubbard has been around the game of basketball his entire life and will pass on his knowledge of the game to the Virginia Elite players.  

U15: Troy Lowe, Assistant Coach  

Native of Ossining, New York, coach Lowe spent 14 years in the United States Army, currently working for the federal government as an operations specialist. Coach Lowe has been involved in basketball as a player and coach for 23 years at the High School, Amateur Athletic Union, and All Army levels.

Coach Lowe evaluated high school basketball players within the Mid-Atlantic Region for placement with various Under Armour (UA) sponsored basketball programs. Also have trained, mentored, developed and guided players on an individual basis at the high school varsity level.  A veteran of the United States Army, While in the Army he was appointed as head coach, leading the Camp Stanley (Uijongbo) Dragons Menís Team in the Republic of South Korea.

James Fleet, 14-Fleet and Under, Head Coach James Fleet, DMVElite West Director joins Virginia Elite Coaching staff as Head Coach of the Virginia Elite 14U team. Coach Fleet has been part of DMVElite for several years primarily focused on extending DMVElite brand of high school camps, clinics and showcase events in the western parts of Maryland and Virginia such as the DMVElite Freshman Showcase, DMVElite West H.S. Showcase and other events.  

 

Because of his extensive visibility throughout the Washington, D.C. market and his keen evaluation of talent Virginia Elite is very fortunate to have his experience as part of our continued development of the program and coaching staff. 

 

 

 

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