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Coach Coley Profile

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Created in 1991, t.coley believed the premise that young people could benefit from making athletics a foundational building block of their lives.  Sports and its recreational and entertainment values play such a significant role in our society that t.coley believes it makes sense to promote the institution of SPORTS through a positive entity to enhance the benefits of being involved in athletics.  Striving to help all those who cross my path believe in themselves and fulfill their potential - maximizing  the belief and fulfillment of both entities.


High School 

Concord High School 1981-1985
2 year Varsity Letter winner
Earned Basketball Scholarship to Grace College, IN (NAIA)

College

4 year letter winner
2 year All-Conference Player
1,000 Point Club
3 National Tournament Appearances at NAIA Level
Earned Overseas Contract to play in Australia 

Professional

Basketball Development Officer for Gilgandra Basketball Association, Australia
Director of Youth Basketball Development
Head Coach of Women’s Professional Team
Assistant Coach and Player for Men’s Professional Team
Avg. 43 ppg, 15 rpg, 5 apg, 3 spg
Career High 71 points in single Contest - 10 3pt baskets
Men’s team took 2nd place in State League Championship Game
Coached 10U girls team won Australian State Championship
Coached 16U boys team won Australian State Championshi
Coached 16U girls won Australian State Championship
Toured and Competed in Germany, Belgium, France, & Luxembourg
Completed in Semi-Pro ABA in Pennsylvania & Delaware

Coach Coley History

Summer of 1985 thru Summer of 1989: Basketball Camp Counselor at one the top Fundamentals basketball camps in the country lead by Coach James Kessler of Grace College 

1989-1990: Heritage Christian Boy Basketball 1989-1990 - Located outside of Milwaukee, performed the duties as Boys assistant coach before departing for Australia in the Spring of 1990 to play professionally

1990-1991: Concord High School Girls assistant coach during the 1990-1991 season

1991-1993: Moved to Minneapolis, MN and started TC Hoops Academy and began training basketball on a small scale as I played in the Pro-Am Leagues in Minneapolis 

1993-1994: Moved to Milwaukee, WI and and became the Riverside University Boys assistant coach for one season 

1994-1997: Moved to New York City to work for NBC Sports Network - while working for NBC Sports, I played in the Semi-Pro ABA for the Delaware Blue Bombers. 

1997-Present: Returned to Minneapolis to work in local Television and re-started TC Hoops Academy for training; Currently a Classroom Teacher at Harvest/BEST Acacdemy Charter School in Minneapolis

1999-2000: Took Head Coaching job at Arlington H.S., St. Paul, MN

2000-2006: Stepped away from full-time coaching to be a new Dad - trained TC Hoops Academy on the side

2006-2008: Returned to coaching via youth developmental basketball thru YMCA, Urban Stars, and Eastview Traveling Basketball

2008-2009: Varsity Girls' Assistant at Minnesota Transitions High School

2009-2016: Girls' Varsity Head Coach at Minneapolis Washburn High School

2016-2020: Stepped away to watch daughter play High School basketball and coach AAU


Coach Coley at Minneapolis Washburn H.S.

In the 7 years Coach Coley was at the helm of Washburn Girls Basketball there was steady growth (2009-10 thru 2016-17):
  • A sub-section championship runner-up team in 2009-10 season
  • A section championship runner-up team in 2011-12 season
  • A section championship team in 2013 and a Birth to the MSHSL State Tournament for the first time in 29 years
  • A 2013 Conference Championship and undefeated conference season at 12-0 - Sole Conference Champions for the first time in 29 years
  • A 2014 Conference Championship and undefeated conference season at 12-0
  • Led Lady Millers to Back-To-Back State Tournament Appearances in Two Different Classes
  • A 4th place finish in the MSHSL State Tournament in Class AA 2013
  • A 4th place finish in the MSHSL State Tournament in Class AAA 2014

2013 Class AA Section 4 Coach of the Year for Coach Coley and Assistant Coach of the Year for Coach Wilson

2014 Class AAA Section 6 Coach of the Year for Coach Coley

2014 Minneapolis City Conference Coach of the Year for Coach Coley

2014 MGBCA All-Star Game Coaches - Coach Coley and Coach Wilson

Most Decorated Miller: Chase Coley, 2014 Alum

  • 2014 Mpls City Conference Player of the Year;
  • Star Tribune 2014 Metro Player of the Year;
  • 2014 MN Gatorade Player of the Year;
  • 2014 MN Miss Basketball Finalist;
  • 2014 ESPN HoopGurlz Top 100 Player (#80);
  • First Division 1 Basketball player since 2005 

2013-15 Minneapolis City Conference Champions - 3 years Straight (35-1)
2015 State Section Championship Runners-Up - 4 years Straight (Minnesota's Sweet Sixteen)

AAU Coaching 

4th Grade (2013): 5th Grade B Division MYAS State Champions
5th Grade (2014): MN AAU 5th Grade State Champions
6th Grade (2015): MN AAU 6th Grade State Champions
7th Grade (2016): MN AAU 7th Grade 3rd Place
8th Grade (2017): MN AAU 8th Grade 5th Place
9th Grade (2018): MN AAU 9th Grade 4th Place
10th Grade (2019): MN AAU 10th Grade 6th Place
11th Grade (2020): MN AAU 11th Grade (Projected #1 Squad)