Meet our Coaching Staff East

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GRANT WILSON

Director of Basketball

  • Current Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach: Beachwood High School

  • All Conference, District, and All State at Maple Heights

  • Played for United States All Army
    Basketball Team

  • Assistant coach at Villa Angela St. Joseph

  • Former Head coach at Lutheran High School East

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Freeman is a master trainer of basketball skills and personal development. He was the last cut by the Phoenix Suns in his day & played professionally in Europe. Randy White considers him his mentor.

FREEMAN BLADE

Freeman is developing a Sports Ethics Curriculum to be taught in school systems, recreation centers and community centers in Northeast Ohio and beyond with emphasis on coach, player and parent relationship in the training and development of youth athletes.

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Coach Macon started coaching in 1993 at Tri-C Community College and one of his players was current NBA player Ben Wallace. He joined the DG Warriors family in 2009 as a coach.

JEROME MACON

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2007-2008 Shaw High School :
2008-Present, Warrensville Hts. High School Assistant Coach Varsity/J.V.

  • Defensive /Backcourt Coach

  • Game Plan development and halftime adjustments.

  • Scouting
     

1996 Head Coach of P.A.L. sponsored team in John Carroll Summer League
 

  • Offensive/Defensive stategy, game planning and halftime adjustments.

  • Won the Championship
     

1992-1993 Cuyahoga Community College Metro, Cleveland, Ohio, Assistant Coach
 

  • Defensive/Backcourt Coach

  • Assistant of Offensive Concepts.

  • Game Plan development and halftime adjustments.

Education

  • 1980-1984 Atalnta Devry Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Associates Degree Electronic Engineering Technology
     

Interests: Counseling at White Basketball Skills Clinic in Twinsburg ,cycling and traveling.

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  • Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Four year varsity letterman in both basketball & softball. Team captain for both sports.

  • Awarded four year basketball scholarship to Edinboro University, 

DONNA DUFFY

​       Division II; Senior captain and named 1st team All PSAC WEST

  • Coached Twinsburg girls travel basketball

  • Coached both boys and girls for 15 years in the Twinsburg Recreational Program

  • Ten year board member for Twinsburg Community Basketball Program

  • Married with 4 children who have all played in the Twinsburg Programs
     

I have a true passion for the game of basketball and love to work with kids of all ages. The game has evolved over the years but the philosophy has remained the same. It is built on fundamentals and being brilliant at the basics. As a coach I stress fundamentals, commitment and sportsmanship.

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I love the role sports can play in character development. I have a competitive nature and have shown leader qualities throughout my sports career. 

EMMITT MOSELY

  • Played four years at Solon High
    School - AAU with DG Warriors

  • Played four years at Southern Virginia University. 

  • Trained upcoming players and became an assistant coach for the Southern Virginia girls basketball team

  • Graduated with a bachelors degree in Business management; currently a licensed insurance agent with Bankers Life Insurance company. 

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Coach Ron Estes Jr. has coached youth basketball, football, soccer and volleyball. He is the current Director of Youth Basketball Streetsboro and was the Head Coach there from 2015-2019. 

RON ESTES JR.

Ron also served as Head Coach at
Summit Christian School coaching 7th
and 8th boys from 2014-2015.

 

Ron is married to Shannon and has two kids and works as a safe technician. He has been the family pastor at West 58th St. Church of God in Cleveland, OH for four years. Prior to that, Ron served as a youth/children’s pastor for 14 years in the area and has been a licensed minister in the Church of God for 18 yrs.

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  • 5th year Beachwood Middle School 8th grade head coach

  • Division 1 Wagner Seahawks

  • Crafty lefthander and one of the top offensive talents in the NEC

JORDYN PECK

  • Enters her senior season having
    scored 1,208 points, which ranks 16th
    on the Seahawk all-time scoring list

  • Sixth in school history in three-point field goals made (162)

  • T-9th in school history in free throws made (260)

Known for the deep range on her jump shot, Peck averaged a robust 20.4 points per game as a senior in 2011-12 and is Shaker Heights’ all-time leading scorer. As a senior, she led Shaker Heights to a 15-8 record and a 10-2 division mark in helping the Raiders make their fourth consecutive appearance in the district final. Over the last three seasons, Peck was the catalyst in Shaker Heights compiling a 44-25 record, a Lake Erie League championship and three Division I district runner-up finishes.

In the OHSAA Division I District Semifinals last season, Peck tallied 14 of her game-high 26 points in the final 16 minutes in leading the Raiders to a come-from-behind win over rival Cleveland Heights. Peck’s night was highlighted by a three-pointer that gave the Raiders the lead for good. She topped the 1,000-point mark vs. Euclid HS on Jan. 25 and, following the season, she was named to the 2011-12 Division I Associated Special Mention All-Ohio Team following her senior season. She also earned First-Team All-Northeast Ohio Coaches Association and First-Team All-Lake Erie honors. In April, Peck participated in the prestigious 19th Annual Greater Cleveland Basketball Coaches Association Girls All-Star game.

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RANDY WHITE

Trainer

  • All city, all district, all state player at John Adams High School

  • Played at Edinboro State University, Captain, all Erie area all star

  • University of Pittsburgh Assistant
    Head Coach, women

  • Former Cuyahoga Community College Head Coach, men

  • Former Assistant Varsity Coach: Maple Heights, Bedford Heights & Brush High School

  • Coached years of AAU basketball at all age and grade levels: boys & girls

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An accomplished basketball coach for over 20 years developing the skills, fitness, and character of young athletes, Coach Joan Gallagher consistently motivates and inspires players to bring their best game and 

JOAN GALLAGHER

fosters an atmosphere of trust, honesty,
and respect to create a winning culture.

Joan has overseen two undefeated seasons, many district and regional championships, and a 9th place finish at nationals. She helped develop four college division one players as well as multiple scholarship offers for her players. Joan received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Capella University.

COACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Head Coach, Orange Christian Academy, Orange, OH, 1996-1998

  • JV Girls/Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, Oakland Christian School, Auburn, MI, 1999-2006

  • Assistant/Head Coach, Detroit Shock AAU Organization, Aubrn Hills, MI, 2002-2006

  • Athletic Director/Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, Christian High School, Ofallon, MO, 2007-2011

  • Head Coach Varsity Girls Basketball/Head of Program, Westminster Christian Academy, Chesterfield, MO, 08/2013 - 03/2015

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As a player Ron was a three year letterman at Lutheran East. He was the winner of the Travis Air Force Base One on One Competition, and was selected as a walk-on to the Cleveland State Men’s Basketball team, and earned the Euclid Church League Christian Athlete Award.

RONALD CALHOUN

As a member of the United States Air force Ron was the head coach from 1974-1976 for the Travis Air Force Base Hawks. Over the next several years Ron held the head coaching position at St. John South Euclid Middle School, Lutheran High School East, Cornerstone Christian Academy, and was Freshmen Coach at Lakewood High School. Under his coaching tutelage, his teams have been blessed with numerous awards: Northern California Martin Luther King Tournament Runner-up; Lutheran Middle School All-Ohio Championship; East Suburban Conference Coach of the Year; O.H.S.A.A. District Championship; and O.H.S.A.A. Regional Runner-up.

Coach Calhoun loves to share his knowledge and experience to players who dream big and work hard. His ultimate goal is to produce a high level of skills in basketball coincided with a high quality, productive member of our community.

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  • Graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelors degree in Business Information Systems.

  • Currently employed by Verizon Communications as a network engineer.

  • 4 years coaching at the youth basketball level; 1st-3rd grade boys

ED SMITH

Twinsburg Recreational Basketball league. Twinsburg 3rd grade tournament team; 3rd grade AAU with DG Warriors.

  • Current head coach of the Hawken boys 4th grade travel team

"As a licensed USA Basketball Youth Development coach, I take seriously the opportunity I have to influence children through basketball. Helping players grow and develop while contributing to their overall happiness is why I coach."

Married to his best friend, DeOndra, they have two amazing children, Shayla (12) and Justin (10) who keep them busy with their school studies, string instruments, swimming, volleyball and, of course, basketball.

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HOME: Uniontown, Ohio
 

CHURCH: Jerusalem Baptist Church, Akron Ohio
 

HIGH SCHOOL: Akron St. Vincent St. Mary's, 3 yr. Letterman in Basketball

MICHAEL WILLIAMS

COLLEGE: West Virginia, Basketball Scholarship - 4 yr. Letterman


DEGREE: Major - Psychology; Minor - Sociology

WORK: Safety Coordinator, General Die Caster, Inc. Twinsburg Ohio, (Over 20 yrs of service)

BASKETBALL REVIEW:

  • High School basketball coach for Akron North High School for 9 yrs.

  • Assistant coach for Buchtel High School for 10 yrs.

  • Coaching for the Akron Public Schools for over 20 yrs.
     

AAU PROGRAM: Assistant director for Founder (Rashawn Dent) for UP STRONG AAU BASKETBALL PROGRAM, Akron Ohio.

BEN RUSSELL

ARIKA JONES

RYAN PARKS

Coach Parks has been a head coach ages 7-14 for local AAU and Streetsboro's basketball program for several years.  He also has numerous years of experience on both the high school and collegiate level. This season will be his third year as an AAU basketball coach for the DG Warrior organization. 

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Coach Parks was born and raised in Cleveland, OH where he played high school basketball and Football. He went on to play Division II basketball for Cuyahoga Community College as well as for the University of Toledo. Coach Parks has a passion for coaching youth sports and instilling a love for the game and a focus on fundamentals in his players while maintaining a competitive yet fun environment.

*Basketball Achievements*

 

2010-11: Men’s Basketball Conference Champion *Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC)

2010-11: Second team All-conference player *Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC)

2010-11: Offensive player of the year *Cuyahoga Community College

2006-07: Honorable Mentioned All OHIO *Portage Trail Conference (PTC)

2006-07: Most Valuable Player of the team *Streetsboro High School

2006-07: Offensive player of the year *Streetsboro High School

2005-06: Offensive player of the year *Streetsboro High School

ALICE KHOL

Education

  • John Adams High School, 1968

  • Kent State University Honors College, B.S. 1972

  • Kent State University, M.A., 1975

Job History

  • Mentor High School, 1972-1980 

  • Taught Health and Physical Education 

  • Coached basketball, softball and field hockey 

  • Coached basketball team to 4 Sectional, 2 District and 1 Regional Championship 

  • Coached team to 1977 State Championship appearance (state championships for girls only began in 1976)

Cleveland State University, 1980-2007 

  • Assistant Athletic Director, 1980-1991 Associate Athletic Director, 1991-2007 Head Women's Basketball Coach, 1980-1991 

  • Won the 1983 Miami Florida Dial Championship, defeating Seton Hall, Wisconsin

  • Kansas and Cal-state Fullerton in a five-day span Head Women's Softball Coach, 1982-1984 

  • Won Collegiate State Championship both years

  • Honored as Ohio Collegiate Softball Coach of the Year in both 1982 and 1983

Additional Activities

  • 1967-1980, Competed with Women's Major Softball League, advancing to Women's World Series five times

  • 1968, Won National Sokol Gymnastic All-Around Championship

  • 1984-86, Elected as Collegiate District 4 representative to the National Coaches Legislative Committee, focusing on the passing of Title IX, which allowed for more equal support of girls' and women's sports in the United States

  • 1987, Selected as USA Olympic Development Team Coach

  • 1988, Selected as an Assistant Coach for the USA Olympic Select Basketball Team for the Jones Cup Tournament competing in the Republic of China

  • 1993, Key member of the Team Cleveland Committee which brought the 2007 Women's Basketball Final Four to Cleveland

  • 1994, Tournament Director for NCAA Volleyball Championship in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1994, Assistant Tournament Director, NCAA Wrestling Championship in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1995, Assistant Tournament Director, NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament first and second rounds, Cleveland Ohio 

  • 1996, Atlanta Olympic Games, Volleyball Field of Play Marshall 

  • 2006, Tournament Director, NCAA Women's Basketball Regional Championship 

  • 2007, Tournament Director, NCAA Women's Basketball National Championship