I am a happily married father of three children (a 5-year old boy and two girls, ages 17 and 23). While I practice construction law by day and spend my fair share of time in court, I love to be on the court playing and coaching hoops whenever I can.
Basketball has been my favorite sport to play for as long as I can remember. I first began playing organized, competitive basketball more than 30 years ago in the Hampton Roads area against the likes of Allen Iverson (NBA player from 1996-2010) and Tony Rutland (4-year starter at Wake Forest University). I played one year of high school basketball as a freshman for Hampton Roads Academy and otherwise played in recreation leagues between the 7th Grade and my senior year in high school, including a Boo Williams summer camp (the local AAU organizer). I have continued to play basketball ever since, including intramurals while attending William & Mary’s Law School, where my co-ed team won the intramural championship. Depending on the time of year, I usually play basketball between two to four times a week.
I first began coaching as an assistant for a varsity girls basketball team while still in law school in 2000. Led primarily by freshmen and sophomores, the team improved by five wins compared to the previous season. Seven years later, I returned to coaching when my daughter began to play house basketball as a first grader. After coaching her teams in House for five years, I spent two years coaching Chantilly’s “A” Travel team before focusing on coaching the Vogues Regional Teams beginning in 2013. Since being with the Vogues, I have coached players in the 6th, 7th and 8th Grades. Most of these players have gone onto play high school basketball at all levels (Freshman, JV and Varsity). I have enjoyed seeing the players I coach improve each season, both individually and as a team.