One Team Basketball Organization

Coach Damian Gillespie

Coach Damian Carl Gillespie Sr. background include serving in the Military (ARMY) for 25 years, (Honorable retirement) coached two military basketball teams to post/base championships, coached 5th and 6th grade elementary school basketball teams both to undefeated seasons, coached youth sports basketball for the past 29 years ages 8 thru 14, started a basketball Technique, Skills, and Drills summer camp while stationed in South Korea, coached at Excel Sports Academy 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th grade teams.

       Coach Damian currently has coaching certifications and accreditation from California in basketball, and is a certified USA Gold Coach. He is the Founder, Basketball Coach and Trainer for One Team Basketball. His coaching philosophy emphasizes hard work, basketball discipline, unlimited conditioning, skill development, advance players ability to work together cooperatively through Camaraderie, Teamwork, and Focus, while still having fun playing the game.

       Coach Damian is poised to bring his winning ways, experience and the knowledge necessary to develop his players into exceptional students and reputable athletes, hence preparing them for the next level of basketball, life and academics.

 

"Coaching is a profession of love. You can’t coach people unless you genuinely care for them. Because no one cares what you know until they know that you care! Without love for your players, it will be difficult to build a relationship with them. Without the relationship, it’s going to be tough to get them to work as a team, and to follow you and your instructions. A leader can get by with just respect or fear, but a coach is much more than just a leader of the players. To encourage and to mentor, these things take more than simple authority. My job is not to be easy on my players. My job is to take these great young people and to push them and make them even better!!! Be great today... Lead someone!!!"

 

 

Coach William Nelson

Coach William D. Nelson (Coach Nelson) is currently serving in the United States Military  (Army 13yrs). Coach Nelson has 8 years of experience coaching youth sports, (Basketball, Football, Track) and his passion to teach, coach and mentor young athletes has never changed.  He Coached basketball for 4 & 5 year olds to a championship in El Paso, TX, and coached basketball for 6-8 year olds in Columbus, GA. Coach Nelson talents as a coach don’t stop there; his broad array of coaching ability enabled him to coach championship track and football teams.  Coach Nelson recently coached at Excel Sports Academy 4, 5, 6, and 8th grade teams for the past year, while working with Coach Damian on his staff.

                Coach Nelson is a firm believer in purpose, direction, and motivation in which he executes all practices and training to go above and beyond that standard.  His hard work and dedication to the young athletes is what pushes him to continue to learn and adapt.  His trademark quote is, “Get better or quit, and I see no quitters!” The excitement of being a Coach of young athletes is something you see pouring out of Coach Nelson. 

 

 

Coach Damian Gillespie Jr.

Damian Gillespie Jr. (Coach Jr.) played basketball in El Paso, Texas at Del Valle high school. Coach Jr. was a three year letterman in basketball, and was named to the All-City team his senior year. He also played AAU basketball for the El Paso Titans and won Las Vegas Nationals in 2012.

 

        Coach Jr continued his basketball career by attending the University of Maine at Farmington (Div III). Coach Jr played on the military post team while he was in South Korea. His basketball knowledge extends far beyond his youth. He is a constant student of the game.

 

       Coach Jr. was the lead trainer, during two summer basketball camps in South Korea. He also coached at Excel Sports Academy 4, 5, 6, and 8th grade teams while working with Coach Damian on his staff for two years. He also claims to be the best at 2K. 

 

 

Coach Josh Heng

Coach Josh Heng has competed at the highest level as an Athlete, Assistant Coach, and Head Coach. He brings a wealth of knowledge and international experience to One Team Basketball along with a winning mentality. As an Athlete, Coach Heng was a 1x time M.I.P, 4x time M.V.P in Highschool, All-Team District, and 2x Gold Medal in Basketball Queensland Junior Basketball Competition. Coach Heng has also played professionally in the South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL), during that time he also completed both his bachelor’s degree in Business and his Certificate 3 in Sports Coaching. Coach Heng has spent a number of years coaching basketball at club, representative, regional and state levels in Australia. He has also coached at the semi-professional and professional level with the Runaway Bay Seahawks Men’s team, where he helped lead them to four championships, three of which were three-part from 2011 – 2013 in the Southern Basketball League. He has also been involved as Head Coach against international teams from the U.S, when his 19U Men’s ‘The Saints’ won silver in their first year in 2009 and then won back-toback championships the following years in 2010 and 2011. During the 2010 season, Coach Heng also coached the 19U Women’s team which won their championships that year. Currently living in the U.S., Coach Heng has coached at all levels here as well. He coached at the junior college level before moving to Tacoma. Once he was in Tacoma, he became a Basketball Skills Trainer and coached with the 17U Varsity Boys Adidas Sponsored Team for Excel Sports Academy. He has also coached at the Semi-Professional level as the Lead Assistant Coach in the American Basketball Association (ABA). During the summer, Coach Heng also works and trains with college athletes on the court and in the weight room to help prepare them for their upcoming season. He is excited to be a part of One Team Basketball and to help the program grow. If you are interested in getting better and developing your game, please find Coach Heng’s details provided below.

Contact Details

Email: coachjoshheng15@gmail.com

Cell Number: 425-314-2316