Our Coaches

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Russ Corley

Head Trainer

Baskets Academy was created by Russ Corley, Head Trainer, as a result of his passion and love for the game of basketball. He has a desire to help today's youth reach their goals, much like he was coached as a youth in his native home of San Antonio, Texas. Russ graduated in 1998 with a BA in Business Administration from The University of Incarnate Word, where he also started and was the MVP of the basketball team. Russ is a father of two young sons that have inherited his love for the game.
With 20 years of experience Russ has continued to enhance and develop his skills and knowledge of the game which has been incorporated into the Baskets Academy program. Below are some of his achievements in the sport.

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    1st Team All City San Antonio, Winston Churchill High School
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    Texas All-State Team, Winston Churchill High School
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    2x Team Captain/ MVP at the University of Incarnate Word
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    2x Collegiate All American
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    NBA San Antonio Spurs Youth Summer Camp Coach
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    University of Incarnate Word Youth Summer Camp Coach
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Joe Baldridge

Coach

In 2001, Joseph Walls Baldridge Jr started Scholar Athletes of Texas in Houston. Taking the philosophies and lessons learned from his father the program now has programs for all skill levels. Like his father, his greatest pride comes from developing not only fundamentally sound athletes but leaders in the community.

Throughout the years the program produced several professional players, numerous collegiate athletes but more importantly leaders in society.

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Shay Selby

Coach

A former Duke University and professional basketball player who loves the game and is very passionate about helping others reach their full potential as basketball players and human beings.

Awards and honors

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    Gatorade State Player of the Year (Ohio)
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    2008 Gatorade All-American[3]
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    2008 Parade Magazine All-America third team
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    2008 WBCA All-American
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    2008 Ohio Division III Player of the Year
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    2008 Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Cuyahoga County Player of the Year
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    Second team EA Sports and third team Slam Magazine All-America