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

    • Patrick Kona

    • Nationality : Cameroonian
      Hometown : Douala Cameroon
      Universities and degree : Dhurakij Pundit University (DPU) Thailand and Siam University, IMBA in business management
      Pro years : 8
      Coaching years : 6
      Favorite player : Lebron James
      Favorite coach : Phil Jackson
      Favorite TV Show : Prison break
      Awards : 2 times MVP Thai University Games

    • Kevin Van Hook

    • Hometown : Silverdale, WA
      University and degree : Corban University (exercise science)
      Pro years : 9
      Coaching years : 5
      Favorite player : Kobe Bryant
      Favorite coach : Mike Krzyzewski
      Favorite TV Show : Rob & Big
      Awards : Drafted in the 2010 KBL Draft (South Korea) 2009 Thailand Open MVP

    • Rasheed Stewart

    • Nationality : USA
      Hometown : Philadelphia
      Universities and degree : Temple University, B.A. Political Science
      Coaching years : 1 year
      Favorite player : Allen Iverson
      Favorite coach : Larry Brown
      Favorite TV Show : First Take

    • Michael Fey

    • Hometown : Seattle,Washington
      Universities and degree : UCLA, History
      Pro years : 10 years
      Coaching years : 10 years
      Favorite player : Michael Jordan
      Favorite coach : Steve Lavin
      Favorite TV Show : Inside the NBA
      Awards : Narrows League MVP, UCLA Most Improved Player 2004 Eurobasket.com player of the week Hungary, BJ league player of the week (Japan) TBL champion, finals MVP 2014 (Thailand) BTSL leading scorer 2015 (Thailand) BTSL invitational champions (Thailand)

    • Kevin Yurkus

    • Nationality : American
      Hometown : Phoenix, AZ (Bangkok now)
      University and degree : Arizona State University, B.A. Political Science
      Pro years : N/A
      Coaching years : 23
      Favorite player : Larry Bird
      Favorite coach : Chuck Daly
      Favorite TV Show : Breaking Bad
      Awards : N/A

    • 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.

    • Joe Etame

    • Nationality : Cameroonian
      University and degree : Jose Rizal University Of Manila Ramkhamhaeng International Institute Bachelor International Business
      Pro years : 5 years
      Coaching years : 4 years
      Favorite player : Lebron James
      Favorite TV Show : Game of Thrones
      Awards : Thailand Kings Cup Champion 2011

    • 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.

    • Ian Lewis

    • Nationality : USA
      Hometown : Philadelphia, Pa
      Universities and degree : Temple University N/A
      Pro years : 0
      Coaching years : 2
      Favorite player : Allen Iverson
      Favorite coach : John Chaney
      Favorite TV Show : Fresh Price of Bel Air
      Awards : none

    • Louise Gillespie

    • Nationality : Scottish
      Hometown : Edinburgh
      Universities and degree : Glasgow Caledonian University - BSc (hons) Physiotherapy
      Pro years : N/A
      Coaching years : 12
      Favorite player : Ricky Rubio
      Favorite coach : Becky Hammon
      Favorite TV Show : New Girl
      Awards : basketballscotland Volunteer of the Year 2011.