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Michael J. Allen

 

Career Statistics: 430 Games Won | 2 Championships Won | 1 Coach of the Year Award | 1000 Athletes Coached

Currently the head basketball coach at De Anza College, Mike is an experienced basketball coach who has been coaching on every level. He uses interpersonal and influential skills both on and off the court to encourage student-athletes to always perform at the highest level. He is skilled at developing and keeping budgets and fundraising and carries an extensive of experience with team and private coaching, group and individual training, and league and camp coordination. A three time All-American player and MVP on his college team, Mike is also an experienced college and professional player and basketball entrepreneur.

When Mike is not with the team or recruiting the future of our program, he enjoys Traveling with Family, Running, Lifting Weights, Feeding Homeless, Helping Out at Church, Mentoring High School-College-Professional Athletes and Training Players.


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Luis Plascencia

Luis has been coaching for both Ballin Ambassadors Travel Basketball Club and Junior Warriors League for Mike Allen Sports for the past 6 years. When coaching, Luis pushes each player to be the best they can be even if they don’t see their potential.

He does this with a passion because he wants to impact the kids lives in a positive way. Luis is an undergraduate student in the department of Kinesiology at San Jose State University. His emphasis within Kinesiology is in sports management and a minor in business. He is in his third semester of the undergraduate program and planning on graduating in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree.


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Lira Ndifon

Originally from Cameroon, Lira Ndifon has made a name for herself playing at Foothill College and Sonoma State. She is known as an active and athletic guard who makes a lot of scoring plays both in transition and in the half court. A solid ball handler who loves to set up teammates, she is a true competitor. Her accomplishments include: 2nd Team All-Conference, attended Sophomore Showcase (JUCO – 2017), and worked in 2017-18 as Training & Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at De Anza College.

Lira is active in the community, coaching & mentoring players in Nike Basketball Camps and Junior Warriors Basketball Leagues.


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Ray Cowels III

Bio coming soon!


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Chris Cotton

Chris has been a coach for both Ballin Ambassadors Travel Basketball Club and On-Site Director for the Junior Warriors League for the past 10 years. Coach Chris, originally from Houston, Texas, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the game of basketball. As a player, Chris was a 3 time All-American at William Jessup University and still currently holds multiple scoring records. During college, Chris developed a deep passion for working with youth both on the court with the game of basketball and also off the court as mentor. After college, Chris went on to play professionally for the Harlem Ambassadors and and later the San Jose Ballers in the International Basketball League. During this time, Chris never lost his drive and passion to give back to the youth, often visiting children’s hospitals and schools to interact with youth.

Coach Chris’ teaching, development, and training style has proven to be successful. “Repetitiveness and attention to details helped me go from a player being cut from my high school team my freshman year, to a college’s all time leading scorer. My coaching and training methods mirror what worked for me.”


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William Hawley

Will  is a former B3 Ambassador players who has found his passion not only in playing the game but now coaching. Since 7th grade Coach Will has been helping out as a volunteer coaches helper. He started coaching the game just in his time at my middle school helping the 2nd and 3rd graders. Now in his 2nd year at Foothill College he has received his coaching license and certificate in which has qualified him to coach/train our younger age players and assist with the older players under Coach Mike's direction. Coach Will's experience as a player and now coach has moved him up through assisting at camps, clinics and training sessions with various age groups including some adults. He now coaches Travel Basketball and travel across the state teaching kids the game of basketball at the higher level. 

Coach Will's words, "I love this game so much and hope to keep growing on and off the court to challenge and inspire players to achieve great heights and achieve their dreams."


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Brian Braxton

Bio Coming Soon!