DSO Sports L.D.R.S.H.I.P
DSO Sports’ philosophy and strategy for on and off the court sports development stems from 7 Principles
It is not only our job to develop your son/daughter on the court, but we take great pride in helping them to be loyal, disciplined, respectful, honest people who help their community and remain open-minded to new people, new cultures and new ideas.
DSO Sports Staff
Relying on the experiences and knowledge obtained from coaching and playing at the collegiate and professional level, we develop each athlete to have the work ethic and attitude needed to be successful on the court. By replicating the exact drills, exercises and experiences that made us successful, we ensure that each member of the program gains the skills necessary to compete effectively against other teams and their peers.
DSO Sports Coaching Staff
With the exact same Professionalism, Reliability & Consistency our staff has 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!
Founder of DSO Sports
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). Speed & Agility and Shooting specialist!
Director of Boys Basketball Operations
Doug Lee – Conference Coach of the Year (2001-2). While at Judson College for three years, Coach Lee changed the recruiting methods and focus based on players and their versatility to fit into a motion offense system. Coach Lee has been coaching AAU basketball since 2004, developing great relationships with the players and their coaches in the area. More than 85% of the players that have played for Coach Lee have gotten the opportunity to play college ball with four (4) players playing professionally. His focus is to develop basketball players, not players that just run plays.
Director of Girls Basketball Operations
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. Ball Handling specialist!
Director of Personnel and Standards
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!
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!
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!
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!