DSO Sports Philosophy & Coaches

DSO Sports Philosophy

DSO Sports’ philosophy and strategy for Sports and Athletic Improvement relies solely on the Professional and Collegiate experiences each coach possesses.  Using the experiences and knowledge obtained from coaching and playing at the NEXT LEVEL, we develop each athlete to have the work ethic and attitude needed to be successful on and off the court.  Using the exact college/professional drills and exercises that pushed us to the NEXT LEVEL, we believe this will give each member of the program an advantage over other teams and their peers.  Representing over 10 Major Division I, II & III programs & over 3 Professional Sports platforms, DSO Sports has the knowledge to train every type of athlete at any age.  Starting as soon as the first practice or training session, we guarantee that each athlete will improve their skill set, develop a knowledge of exercises to IMPROVE ON THEIR OWN and learn how to utilize the essential skills learned that will take them to the NEXT LEVEL. Though the training will be challenging, hard work will be needed and sometimes demanded to reach the fullest potential of the athlete, as well as the program.

DSO Sports Coaching Staff
With the exact same Professionalism, Reliability & Consistency our trainers embodied in order to compete at the NEXT LEVEL, we feel there is no reason why you and your son/daughter can’t achieve the same!
Jarell Brown- USMA ’08 – Top 10 All-time scoring (1444 pts), Top 10 All-time PPG (18.2 ppg), #2 All-time Career 3-pointers (251), #1 All-time 3-pointers made in a season (101).  Scored 30+ points in 5 games (Navy, VMI, Brown, Cornell and Colgate).  Founder of DSO Sports.  Speed & Agility and  Shooting specialist!
Darryl Hudson- Howard University ’07 – Ranked 11th in All-Time Scoring, Top 20 in rebounding, Over 500 career rebounds!!! Current Professional Basketball Player! Played professionally the last 8 years in Germany, Finland, Israel and Europe averaging over 17ppg and making the all star team in 6 seasons.  Combo Move & All Around Skills Development specialist!
Paul Jacobs – University of Texas A& M – Played and coached basketball at the community college, junior college, Division I, and European league levels.  Two-year Letterman and received the Ryan M. Moody Award for Outstanding Character.  Drafted by the American Basketball Association (ABA) Chicago Skyliners before he took his basketball knowledge and skills to Finland (2001-2002), the Swedish Exhibition/Traveling Team (2002), France (2002-2003), and Croatia (2003-2004).  Post Move, Shooting & Footwork specialist!
Jibri Taylor – Cal State Fullerton – First team All-Defense, Top 5 Point Guard in Big West Conference.  College & High School experience -Rio Hondo University, EWMA High School (Ypsilanti), Pickney High School & Lincoln High School.  DSO Sports Head Girls AAU/Travel Basketball Coordinator.  Ball Handling specialist!
Cathi (Velzen) Powell – Cornerstone University – 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee for Basketball AND Track & Field.  NAIA All-American three years in a row, scoring 1756 points in her career and 538 assists which both are #1 in the Cornerstone record books.  In addition, Cathi holds school records in track and field in the 400m Hurdles, 4x100m relay, Long Jump and Heptathalon.  Shooting & All Around Skills Development specialist!
McKenzie Svirha – Lawrence Tech University ’14 – Recently finishing her freshman season at Lawrence Tech University, where she started in 13 out of 26 games averaging over 6ppg, 2 rpg and shooting 40% and leading her team to 10 wins on the season, improving the record 3 games from last season.  Before playing at LTU, Coach McKenzie lead her Dexter high school team to become regional finals in 2013.  She brings her high level of basketball experience with a nurturing but demanding style of play.  Ball handling & Shooting specialist!
Nya Jordan – University of Michigan – GO BLUE! ’13- All Big Ten Honorable Mention, 4 Year Letter Winner, 2 year starter, Appeared in all games for two years straight!Current Professional Basketball Player!  Played professionally last year in Sweden for Visby where she averaged 17 points per game, 9 rebounds per game, 4 assists per game and 3 steals per game!   Combo Move, Shooting & All Around Skills Development specialist!
Jordan Ebbs – University of Texas-Permian Basin ’10 – Averaged Double Double (12ppg & 10.6 rpg), All-Academic player, High School All American Nominee.
Combo Move, Shooting & All Around Skills Development specialist!
Marv Fox Jr. – Concordia University Coaching Staff 2010-2014 – Performance Elite Trainer (VSP) and Skills development coach.  Coach Marv trains and develops players/teams through 5 pillars, Moving – Catching – Dribbling – Passing – Scoring.  All Around Skills Development & Group Training specialist!
Corey Person – University of Michigan – GO BLUE! ’13- Team Captain, Helped U-M earn the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament South Region and advance to the national championship game for the first time in 20 years, before falling to No. 1 Louisville, 82-76 – Played in 13 games off the bench and shot 42.9 percent.  All Around Skills Development specialist!
Rob Anshila – Ft. Hayes University ’08 – Belleville High School – Took team to the Final Four at the Breslin Center 2007.  Current Professional Basketball Player!  Playing in over 5 different countries in 7 seasons, Rob has averaged a double double every season.  Past two seasons in Uruguay and Saudi Arabia Rob averaged 21ppg and 11 rebounds.  Currently finishing up his 2013-2014 season in Morocco, Rob is a Combo Move, Ball Handling specialist!
Manny Richardson – University of Central Missouri – Tied for career shot blocking leader in school history.  Professional experience in Taiwan, International Basketball Association (IBA), American Basketball Association (ABA) and International Basketball League (IBL).  Career Highlights – 35 pts and 15 rebs for the Battle Creek Knights (2013).  Post Move, Combo Moves, Footwork specialist!
Andrew Patrick & John Shaeffer – Both coaches hailing from Concordia University as players are excited for the opportunity to give back to the community and push local basketball players to the next level!  After an outstanding senior season, Coach John was just selected to play in the 2014 Champions of Character All-Star Game.  After a very successful, junior season Coach Andrew is coming off of a red-shirt season where he is healing a broken foot.  Andrew hails from Goodrich, MI where he was a 1000 pt scorer and a 2 time all-state selection.
Nick Berlage – University of Michigan – GO BLUE! ’14 – Student Assistant Coach.  Nick’s role was in player development for the Men’s and Women’s Basketball program where he helped them achieve a #1 ranking in the Nation in the 2013-2014 season.  All Around Skills Development specialist!