FOUNDER & NATIONAL DIRECTOR, VA HEAD COACH
Louis Graham, Founder and National Director of Basketball Operations established TLAP Sports Academy in 2013 with a mission to be the premier training and educational basketball institution program based in Florida. And to be recognized as one of the top training and educational basketball institution throughout the United States. A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Coach Graham has been involved with basketball for more than 20 years. From his youth days playing basketball and playing an (8) year pro career. Throughout the years Coach Graham has developed relationships that have trickled back to the primary mission of TLAP Sports Academy.
Coach Graham has coached TLAP Sports Academy basketball for more than 8 years. The 2019-20 season will be Coach Graham 8th consecutive season as the Head Coach for TLAP Sports Academy national team. Founded in 2013 with the mission to establish a premier training and educational basketball institution program based in South Florida area. Throughout the years the academy is known for producing elite level student athletes. With over 4.5 million dollar of college scholarship earnings, the program has now become one of the more prominent programs within the nation and has gained national recognition from the elite level collegiate programs.
Founder & National Director
Coach Rodney Carmichael He brings extensive coaching experience to the TLAP Sports Academy bench including a stint as head coach of several DII professional teams in German after his playing career. Coach Carmichael formally coached seven (7) division 1 players with Virginia Elite to include Grant Golden, James Butler and Ronald Alston. Understanding the commitment to achieving and results, Coach Carmichael brings the level of experience to continuing the TLAP Sports Academy tradition.
Coach Carmichael also serves as Hayfield High School Varsity Assistant Head Coach. Additionally, Coach Carmichael served as assistant coach at Marymount University (DIII) under Coach Chris Rodgers. As a player, Carmichael played professionally on the international stage, spending time with the Winnepeg Cyclones and Germany Oberelshingen where he holds a club record for three pointers in a single season with 68.
Before his professional tenure, Carmichael helped Norfolk State to an 82-13 record from 1994-97. During his time with the Spartans, Carmichael was named to the Black Conference All-American team, All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and completed his collegiate career scoring over 1,000 points and recording 500 rebounds.
Coach Carmichael has been named head coach of the TLAP Sports Academy DMV Postgraduate National team for the 2020/2021 basketball season.
TLAP Sports Academy
Postgraduate Head Coach
Coaching Bio coming soon..... !!