Galen Gilstrap played for Kimball High School, a traditional basketball power in the Metroplex, and maintained his passion for the game until the opportunity to become a coach came along. Over the last two decades, Gilstrap has coached select basketball teams, winning several state and national tournaments as well as placing 5th and 9th at the AAU Nationals. He currently coaches varsity girls basketball at Pantego Christian Academy and a 2020 (14U) boys squad for Urban DFW Elite.
Richard Lane played baseball and basketball at St. Joseph College Preparatory High School for Boys in Alameda, California. He then played college baseball at Prairie View A&M College from 1969 to 1974. Shortly after graduation, Lane began coaching football, baseball, and basketball. Beginning in 1994, he switched to coaching select basketball exclusively. He is currently an assistant coach for the 17U Urban DFW Elite boys basketball team.
Brandon Ray played high school basketball before moving into coaching in 2005 at the St. Anthony School. Two years later, he also began coaching select basketball, where he has had an opportunity to coach teams from third grade to varsity level. Ray has coached on national circuits sponsored by Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour. He is presently coach of the Urban DFW Elite 16U team.
Derrick Perkins started playing basketball at the age of 5 and continued through South Oak Cliff High School. During that time, he was part of a three-peat state championship run, playing alongside current NBA player Darrell Arthur. Perkins has been coaching for more than a decade, starting with various recreation and YMCA teams. Then he progressed to select teams, where he recently led a seventh grade team to an 8th place finish at AAU Nationals. He has coached all age groups. However, he currently coaches the Urban DFW Elite 17U team with Jazzy.
Bruce Jones began playing football in Pop Warner and continued through middle school and high school (Dallas Skyline), before competing at the collegiate level at Langston University. Jones has more than 30 years of coaching experience with different organizations, such as Dallas Elite, YMCA At-Risk-Youth, the Redbird Raiders, and, of course, Urban DFW Elite. He currently works in the Dallas Independent School District, where is a seventh and eighth grade head football, basketball, and baseball coach at W.E. Greiner Middle School. He is also the assistant head coach for Urban DFW Elite’s 16U team.
Stevin L. Smith
Stevin Smith played his high school basketball at Spruce High School in Dallas, where his accomplishments earned him a basketball scholarship at Arizona State University playing for head coach Bill Frieder. Smith played point guard for ASU from 1991 through 1994 and was a two-time All-Pac-10 selection. Upon graduation, Smith went on to play professional basketball overseas for most of the next decade. He later became the vice president of the N.O.W. Program, a mentoring program for young people in the Dallas area.