How I got to where I am…
Upon graduating from high school where I was fortunate to play for my father for two seasons, I enrolled at the Emory & Henry College (Emory, VA) to play for the well known coach Bob Johnson. After a semester in Emory, I decided it was not a right fit and transferred home and attended Brevard Community College to figure out the next step of my life.
On my 21st birthday, that next step was determined. People talk about “life changing moments”, this was definitely one of them. I received my letter of admittance to the University of Florida; soon after I would be hired by Matt McCall (whom I now consider to be one of my best friends) to be a manager for the men’s basketball team.
During my five seasons as an undergraduate manager and graduate assistant, I was fortunate to experience many things in basketball that most only dream of. 1 SEC regular season championship, 3 SEC Tournament Championships, and 2 National Championships. The trophies and rings are all nice, but it was much more than that. The number of relationships and memories I formed with such extraordinary individuals was absolutely priceless.
Upon graduation, I accepted a position at FastModel sports and spent five great years at FastModel (2009-2014). During my time at FastModel I was fortunate to create an unimaginable number of relationships with coaches from all around the world at all different levels of basketball.
In June of 2014, I decided to change directions in my life and began an exciting career with Better Basketball. I am extremely excited to work with a number of people that are just as passionate about basketball and learning as I am.
I just finished my third year back on the bench as a Varsity Assistant and 2nd year as the JV Head Coach at Fort Myers High School. Check out our website!
Among those, one very special relationship began to form, little did I know at the time that relationship would be with the love of my life whom I married June 2011. It is amazing how everything happens the way it does. On August 27, we were blessed by God with the most precious angel Kinsley Gilreath. They say fatherhood will change your life and I could not be any happier!
The number of people I owe thanks to for whom and where I am today is unfathomable. As I continue to grow as a professional, a husband, and a father, I do owe everything to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.