John Eagleton

John Eagleton

Executive Director, Tennis

Mark Strickland

Mark Strickland

Executive Director, Basketball

Roberto Borgatti

Roberto Borgatti

Executive Director, Golf

Harvey Newton

Harvey Newton

Executive Director, Weightlifting

Roy Wegerle

Roy Wegerle

Executive Director, Soccer

Gylton Da Matta

Gylton Da Matta

Executive Director, Volleyball

Jeff Salzenstein

Jeff Salzenstein

Tennis Coach/Contributor

Jane Forman

Jane Forman

Tennis Coach/Contributor

Bill Patton

Bill Patton

Tennis Coach/Contributor

Lizl Kotz

Lizl Kotz

Tennis Contributor

Joy Macci

Joy Macci

Tennis Coach/Contributor

Taylor Johnson

Taylor Johnson

Esports Performance Trainer

Bridget Raach

Bridget Raach

Weightlifting/Crossfit Coach

Bob Takano

Bob Takano

Weightlifting Coach

Brian Derwin

Brian Derwin

Weightlifting Coach/Contributor

Derrick Crass

Derrick Crass

Weightlifting Coach/Contributor

TJ Greenstone

TJ Greenstone

Weightlifting Coach/Contributor

Leo Totten

Leo Totten

Weightlifting Coach/Contributor

Frans Cronje

Frans Cronje

Guest Contributor

Cedric Carter

Cedric Carter

Guest Coach

Eric De Sousa

Eric De Sousa

Soccer Coach

Brian Galvin

Brian Galvin

Soccer Coach

Neil McKay

Neil McKay

Soccer Coach

Troy ‘Chopper’ Edwards

Troy ‘Chopper’ Edwards

Soccer Coach

Michael Araujo

Michael Araujo

Soccer Coach

Steve McCrath

Steve McCrath

Soccer Coach

Connie R. Charles

Connie R. Charles

Contributor

Mark Kovacs

Mark Kovacs

Senior Contributor

Javair Gillett

Javair Gillett

Senior Contributor

Sylvain Guimond

Sylvain Guimond

Senior Contributor

Forrest Conoly

Forrest Conoly

Senior Contributor

Warren Pretorius

Warren Pretorius

Senior Contributor

Wendi Weimar

Wendi Weimar

Senior Contributor

Daniel Teixeira

Daniel Teixeira

Senior Contributor

Katherine Aiken

Katherine Aiken

Senior Contributor

Kerri Hanebrink Goodrich

Kerri Hanebrink Goodrich

Senior Contributor

Craig O'Shannessy

Craig O'Shannessy

Senior Contributor

Jeff Bauer

Jeff Bauer

Senior Contributor

Paul Lubbers

Paul Lubbers

Senior Contributor

Olivier Bourquin

Olivier Bourquin

Senior Contributor

Vanessa Yingling

Vanessa Yingling

Senior Contributor

John Garhammer

John Garhammer

Senior Contributor

Gene Coleman

Gene Coleman

Senior Contributor

Trent Nessler

Trent Nessler

Senior Contributor

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Senior Contributor

Roberley Leonaldo

Roberley Leonaldo

Senior Contributor

Deborah L. Stroman

Deborah L. Stroman

Senior Contributor

Ed Downs

Ed Downs

Senior Contributor

Jason Gilliam-Alexander

Jason Gilliam-Alexander

Senior Contributor

Cesar Castaneda

Cesar Castaneda

Senior Contributor

Ricardo Gomes Tabach

Ricardo Gomes Tabach

Senior Contributor

Elisabeth Oehler

Elisabeth Oehler

Senior Contributor

CJ Stewart

CJ Stewart

Senior Contributor

Jason Gilliam-Alexander

JASON GILLIAM-ALEXANDER

SENIOR CONTRIBUTOR

Jason Gilliam-Alexander discovered his love for basketball in his early years in Hollis Queens, New York. After having a distinguished basketball career throughout high school and college, Jason’s skill set as a point guard set him up for a stint with Kalnapalis of the Lithuanian Basketball League. After eight games, Jason declined their contract offer, opting to pursue his academic and entrepreneurial passion of developing an organization predicated upon giving back to student-athletes through education, sports, and professionalism. This decision was pivotal in placing Jason on a path geared toward coaching and mentoring young athletes.

"Protégé", as Coach Gilliam-Alexander is affectionately called, threw himself into developing his organizational mission. Using his gift of public speaking and his natural leadership abilities, Coach Gilliam-Alexander presented pillars of his cutting-edge mission at notable basketball camps like Procamps, Kenny Smith Carolina, Oak Hill Academy, All Star Basketball, and Big Brother Big Sister Norris Cole Camp. He has provided skills training, camp directing, and has served as a special projects assistant to two-time NBA champion and current TNT Analyst, Kenny "The Jet" Smith.

This launched Coach Gilliam-Alexander into establishing his own organizations dedicated to developing young people in five core areas – Leadership, Athletics, Academics, Career Development, and Health & Wellness. Mentoring Valuable Protégé’s, Inc. and its parent company, JGA Protégé LLC uses sports as a tool to prepare young people for the rigors of adulthood. Coach Gilliam-Alexander is still very much involved with this special work.

Jason’s work ethic, his constant need for personal and professional growth, and his innate ability to connect with people propelled him into coaching. It was a natural transition that began with him mentoring at the YMCA and coaching the Boys & Girls Club’s Levine/Slaughter Unit. He moved on to coach the Plantation Power and the Miami Lightning, participants on the grassroots AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) circuit. Then, in 2017, he served as a 9th grade English teacher, boys basketball assistant varsity coach and head junior varsity coach for Nova High School (Fla.).

Coach Gilliam-Alexander also coaches the USA East Coast All-Stars Basketball team, a select group of NCAA Division I/II/III players from various universities. USA East Coast competes internationally every year, most recently in Athens, Greece. He served under the program founder, Guy Rancourt, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at West Connecticut University and Syracuse University Assistant Coaches Adrian Autry and Allen Griffin.

Along Coach Gilliam-Alexander’s path, he has encountered many great teachers and athletes. He has played for coaching legend Jack Curran at Archbishop Molloy High School, where Gilliam-Alexander played alongside future NBA players Robert Werdann and NBA Draft lottery pick, Kenny Anderson. At Oak Hill Academy, under the direction of another legend in Coach Steve Smith, Protégé played alongside three NBA players, including current ESPN/ACC Analyst Cory Alexander. Gilliam-Alexander played for NBA alum Nate "Tiny" Archibald fresh out of high school for the Boston Shootout before heading to the University of Rhode Island to play for another NBA alum, Al Skinner. He was first mentored by NBA All-Star and current ESPN/ABC Analyst, Mark Jackson, who grew up in the same Saint Albans Hollis Queens, New York community.

Coach Jason Gilliam-Alexander, Protégé, is a product of all of his experiences. The relationships he has nurtured over the years through his association with great people and distinguished organizations has been a marker of success along his life path.

Jason currently serves as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Florida Memorial University. He resides in South Florida with his wife, Ingrid, and their three children.