Basketball

Koa Prep

 
What is Koa Prep Basketball?

Koa Prep is a Basketball Post-Graduate School for student-athletes looking to keep all of their college

eligibility. Student-athletes will have a rigorous schedule which includes daily individual skill work, team

practice, lifting, and academics. The extra year of basketball development will allow players to mature on and off the court and fill gaps in their game.

 

We develop our players spiritually, mentally, and physically through on and off the court experiences to prepare for college and beyond. This program allows our student-athletes to develop as players, men, and provide options on how and where to continue their basketball career.
 

Development Includes:
• Sat Prep
• College courses (3 credit hours per semester)
• Weight training & Conditioning
• Individualized Nutrition Plans
• Weekly Lectures (from guest speakers)
• Team prayer (optional bible study)
• Preparation for success such as- time management skills, social media do’s & dont’s, financial literacy, how to write a resume, etc...)

Our approach

Fitness

Individual weight lifting and nutrition programs for all of our athletes.  BIGGER, FASTER, STRONGER will happen for you at Koa Prep.

basketball

Professional coaching and personalized on court training, will take your son's game to new heights.

Academics

SAT Prep, online college courses, and required reading your son's mind and body will be challenged at Koa Prep.

$30,500 - full year board (includes housing and food). Partial scholarships and payment plans are available.

$39,500- International Players (including housing and food) payment plans are available.

The Investment

 

Head Coach

Maurice

Whitehurst

Before we called him "Coach Moe," Maurice attended Frederick Douglass High School where he played basketball for the varsity team. His talents stood out as he earned a roster spot at the collegiate level at PG Community College where he led the teams in points and rebounds. His standout performance earned the squad a national ranking and individually! He later transferred to C.W. Post Long Island University where he helped lead the team to the NCAA conference final game his senior season. Coach Moe had dreams of playing professional hoops so he signed with his agent at AI Sports Management to take on his next chapter. After numerous opportunities, Coach Moe found his enjoyment in coaching and mentoring kids. He joins Koa's basketball staff with numerous years of experience in coaching, training, and mentoring kids in the game that he loves.

Head of School

Tony Korson

Tony grew up loving and playing sports. His first memory of competitive sports was a 10U club soccer team, he wasn’t the worst player, but definitely bottom third on the team. Fast forward eight years (and a sport change later) there were a dozen division-1 players including the Maryland Gatorade State Player on that squad.  He was a late bloomer, Tony did not have any scholarship offers for baseball until late June after he already graduated high school.  He accepted an offer to play baseball at UMBC and transferred to Florida Gulf Coast University after his first year in college.  To read more, click here.

Robert Roman

Assistant Coach

Robert is a DC native that graduated from Walt Whitman High School and grew up in a basketball household. He attended Towson University, and was highly involved on campus in the community and served as the vice president for the Boxing Club. Robert began his basketball coaching career in 2011 as head coach at High Road High School and in 2012 served as an assistant JV coach at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School (BCC). During the off-season, Robert took head coaching roles in various summer leagues. In 2013, he began coaching AAU for Adidas Uprising and trained multiple high major student-athletes. He is currently the head basketball coach at Herbert Hoover middle school. To read more, click here.

Executive Recruiting &

Basketball Operations Consultant 

Justin Brantley

There was never a season that wasn’t spent on a court, field, etc. As a high school athlete at St. Martin DePorres H.S. (Detroit, MI); I had the pleasure of learning what it took to be a champion and have since applied those principles to every phase of my life. I utilized the sport of football to earn my education (University of Illinois & Howard University) and took the lessons of teamwork, perseverance, and leadership learned between the lines on the field and turned them into standards that I live my life by. After a brief stint in professional football, I transitioned to Coaching & Student Athlete Development and began working with athletes from youth to the professional levels.

 

Some people flip houses, I flip Athletic Programs. In 580 days at SPIRE Institute as Academy Director, we were able to accomplish the unthinkable/unimaginable. 16 players (and counting) earned NCAA Division 1 Scholarships, we played in an ESPN Nationally Televised game and became one of the most popular and recognizable brands High School Basketball. Prior to my tenure at SPIRE, I served as the National Scouting Director at NCSA Athletic Recruiting; where I assisted thousands of families in navigating the recruiting process.

 

I have spent the last decade cultivating, developing and marketing student athletes, athletic programs and corporations of all sizes. I’ve demonstrated an innate ability to grow brands from unknown to unforgettable. I've created a blueprint for success and am excited to add Koa Prep to the long list of success stories and accomplishments currently attributed to my professional portfolio!

Assistant Coach

Vincent Mims

Coach Vinny is a Basketball Trainer, Personal Trainer, Basketball Coach and former player. He brings a positive mindset to Koa Prep and an expectation of dedication and discipline. Born in raised in Baltimore, MD (Saint Frances Academy) and went onto graduate from Full Sail University in Orlando, Fl., Coach Vinny always dreamed of being a Basketball Coach, so he started his own AAU Basketball Program in 2015.  His niche is helping High School athletes that "fly under the radar" and give them a chance of placement. Coach Vinny brings his knowledge, passion and leadership to Koa with the same goal of placement. I want to not only help these kids reach the next level but help them grow from boys to men while using basketball as a vehicle for success. Coach Vinny joins Koa with 10+ years of experience coaching/training and a lifetime of knowledge of the game of basketball. 

Chiropractor &

Physical Therapist

DILLON BALKIN

Dr. Dillon Balkin is a chiropractor and owner of Optimal Performance Rehab located in Rockville, Maryland. Dr. Balkin specializes in sport injury rehabilitation and has a passion for treating athletes of all ages. Dr. Balkin in board certified and licensed by the Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Dr. Balkin is also certified in selective functional movement assessment (SFMA), active release technique (ART), instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) and kinesiology taping. Dr. Balkin currently lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He enjoys working out, playing sports, traveling, spending time with his loved ones and rooting for the Redskins, Nationals, Capitals and Maryland Terrapins.

Take Your Game to the next level

Address

4960 Boiling Brook Pkwy
North Bethesda, MD 20852, USA

Email: info@koasports.org
Tel: (301) 229-7529