Meet Our Team
Our staff is comprised of coaches who have helped to develop hundreds of college basketball players throughout their careers. We have traveled the world playing and coaching basketball, and we know what it takes to develop kids of all skill levels and abilities, no matter what level they choose to aspire to. Our collective backgrounds as players, coaches, administrators, and parents gives us a unique perspective, as well as making us some of the most experienced in the industry.
LJ helped coach the USA Basketball 2013 Men's 16U and 2014 Men's 17U to Gold Medals at the FIBA World Championship Tournaments.
Director of Basketball Operations
Drive5 basketball operations are overseen by John Addison. John has over 20 years of experience working with players and teams at every level, from youth leagues to the professional level. As a coach, he spent 6 years at the NAIA and NCAA DII collegiate levels. John was a decorated high school and D1 college player who finished his career playing professionally in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Academy and Tournament Manager
Damon Brooks has been a coach for KC Run GMC from 2007 - Present. His 2016 15U team went undefeated and won the national championship, making them the #1 team in the country.
Tom has been involved with youth basketball for over 35 years, including coaching multiple teams to National Championships, and serving as an administrator and Assistant Director for the Biddy Basketball program.
Randy grew up immersed in the game of basketball, and has an extensive and diverse background with the sport.
As a player, Randy had the opportunity to play for top tier coaches at several levels. He was a coach for KC Run GMC from 2003 - 2010.