Staff

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Founder & Owner

Mike Scott, the visionary founder of Hoop Dreams, has been the driving force behind its evolution since 2007. With an extensive background in basketball at all levels, Mike's passion for player development is unparalleled. His commitment to individual improvement, team dynamics, and character growth has transformed Hoop Dreams into a thriving hub for aspiring athletes. Mike's journey through basketball is one of dedication, connections, and the unyielding pursuit of excellence.

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Administrative Director & Owner

Beth Scott, an integral part of Hoop Dreams since its inception, brings a unique blend of coaching expertise and organizational prowess. Initially a coach, Beth now excels in managing back-end operations with her exceptional communication skills and attention to detail. From software services to scheduling and billing, Beth ensures the seamless operation of our programs. Her dedication keeps the gears turning smoothly, facilitating every aspect of the Hoop Dreams experience.

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Club Director

James Alexander, a dynamic figure in basketball, combines a rich playing history with impactful coaching roles. A standout player, James earned acclaim, including being named the 2004 Region XX Division III JUCO Basketball Most Valuable Player and securing a spot on the 2003-2004 2nd Team JUCO All-American list during his time at Montgomery College-Rockville. James concluded his college playing career at Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia. There, he distinguished himself as a 1500-point scorer, a three-year captain, and a three-year starter.

Transitioning to coaching, James...

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Director of Operations

Mark Davidson plays a vital role in the seamless functioning of Hoop Dreams operations. With a diverse skill set and unwavering dedication, Mark contributes significantly to our daily operations. From on-court training to meticulous backend work, Mark's versatility and commitment shine. As a dedicated team player, he helps solve challenges and ensures our digital presence aligns with our training excellence. His holistic approach keeps the organization running smoothly, reflecting his passion for every detail that shapes the Hoop Dreams experience.

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Lead Trainer and Coach

Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, John Batts made a significant impact in basketball from the get-go. As a freshman, he secured a spot in the Adidas top 150 rankings. His high school career saw impressive averages of 17.5 points, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds per game, playing under the guidance of coach Chris Chaney at DME Academy.

Transitioning to junior college at Western Wyoming, Batts led the team to its best-ever finish and earned NJCAA Academic All-American first-team honors. Despite a coaching change at Niagara University, he continued his pursuit of excellence.

Batts has...

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Trainer and Coach

During middle school, Ty'shay spent a year playing AAU basketball with Hoop Dreams in 2015. A Lebanon, KY native, he then dedicated 4 years to Marion County High School, clinching a district title and amassing impressive stats: 1,154 points, 430 assists, and 310 rebounds.

Post-graduation, he continued his basketball journey with 3 years at Danville Area Community College in Danville, Illinois, where he achieved a top-3 national ranking in 2023. Additionally, he earned an associate degree in business from Danville.

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Trainer and Coach

Born in Lexington and raised in the vibrant city of Chicago, Tahiru 'TA" Mohammed is a dynamic individual currently pursuing his academic journey at the esteemed University of Kentucky.

An ardent lover of sports, Tahiru thrives on the energy of physical activity, from intense workouts to simply embracing an active lifestyle. Beyond the realm of sports, he reveals a passion for the extraordinary, wearing his superhero fandom proudly. In the age-old debate of DC versus Marvel, TA proudly stands on the side of DC. TA brings a blend of athleticism, academic pursuit, and a love for the...

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Trainer and Coach

Hailing from Paintsville, Kentucky, Colby Fugate emerged as a basketball enthusiast early on. Transitioning seamlessly from player to mentor, Colby has spent the last six years passionately involved in coaching and training, contributing to the sport he holds dear. With aspirations of becoming a college coach, his journey reflects a continuous pursuit of excellence. Colby's story is a testament to the enduring connection between his high school basketball roots and his unwavering commitment to shaping the future of the game

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Trainer and Coach

Ross Gostomski, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, graduated from the University of Kentucky in May 2023 with a degree in Kinesiology. During his academic journey, he actively contributed to the basketball community, having worked at the University of Kentucky, Alabama, and Oregon men's basketball camps.

In the 2022-23 season, Gostomski served as the men's basketball manager at Georgetown College, showcasing his dedication to the sport and his commitment to contributing to its growth and development.

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Dylan Bratcher, a proud native of Meade County, Kentucky, has embarked on his academic journey as a freshman at Eastern Kentucky University, majoring in Sport Management and Communications.

Dylan not only demonstrated his prowess on the basketball court but also showcased a remarkable commitment to community involvement. While navigating the challenges of high school basketball, he took on the role of a mentor, contributing by coaching youth basketball and organizing training camps during the summer. His dedication to empowering young athletes to achieve their fullest potential on...

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