COACHES

Coach Dwight Shaw

Coach Shaw has been a major presence in New York City’s girls Grassroots, collegiate and scholastic basketball scene for many years.  Before joining Castle Athletics in 2021, Coach Shaw spent 2016-2020 as a coach with the New Heights girls AAU program, patrolling the sidelines with the 16U and 17U teams and producing countless Division One scholarship players.  Besides Grassroots, Coach Shaw currently serves as the Hostos College Womens’ Head Coach.  Prior to that, Coach Shaw spent the 2020-2021 season as the Head Coach at Bronx Community College, where he over saw a successful recruitment effort to rebuild the program, and the 2018-2020 seasons as an assistant coach for the Hostos Mens’ basketball program.  Coach Shaw also helped lead the Nazareth Regional High School Girls’ Basketball program from 2010-2018 as the varsity assistant and head JV coach. Coach Shaw was responsible for player development at Nazareth where he oversaw the growth of a nationally prominent scholastic basketball program.  While there, he developed dozens of college players including eight McDonalds All-Americans that would go on to play Division One basketball.  Coach Shaw, presently a Physical Education teacher at Nazareth Regional High School in Brooklyn, New York graduated from Brooklyn College in 2010 with a dual degree in Physical Education and Exercise Science.

 

Coach Ahmad Thomas

Coach Thomas played scholastically for East Orange Campus High and collegiately for Niagara County Community College, earning a degree in Sports Management.  Upon graduation, Coach Thomas immediately turned to coaching and, within four years, became an assistant coach at The Patrick School, where the program won two Union County championships and he developed nine D1 players.  He moved on to Morris Catholic High School, becoming Assistant Varsity Coach and Head Junior Varsity Coach, and to also lead New Heights 16U girls team.  Recently, Coach Thomas has developed his own New Jersey programs, The Unity Lady Legends and Sh3Elite Basketball, and has worked with over thirty D1 college players.

 

Schedule

March 19-20, 2022: Rose Classic Tournament, New York, New York
April 9-10, 2022: Gym Rat Live, Albany, New York
April 23-24, 2022: Apache Memorial Showcase, Indian Trail, North Carolina
May 21-22, 2022: Adidas 3SSB, Spartanburg, South Carolina
June 11-12, 2022: Gym Rat Challenge, Albany, New York
June 18-19, 2022: Select Events, Prime Event East, Manheim Pennsylvania
June 25-26, 2022: Rumble in the Bronx, New York, New York
July 5-8, 2022: Insider Exposure Hoosier Heat, Indianapolis, Indiana
July 9-12, 2022: Adidas 3SSB, Rock Hill, South Carolina
July 21-23, 2022: Adidas 3SSB, Orange County, California
July 23-26, 2022: End of Trails, Orange County, California