Coach Trey Stevenson has been named Director of Player Skills Development for Georgia Kings Basketball effective immediately. Coach Trey is no stranger to the game of basketball. As President of Train Em’ Up, an exclusive youth sports development program for boys seeking to boost their athletic skills, Coach Trey employs a unique training style to motivate, inspire and get the most out of all participants in his program. According to Coach Trey, “The goal is to reach players on a personal level. We believe in developing the competitor from the inside out, giving boys the tools to succeed and reach their full potential on and off the court.”
Originally from Kinston, NC, Trey was the product of a single-family household. “It was hard for me to learn right from wrong”, stated Coach Trey. “I didn’t have the discipline to respect others. I learned the hard way. My devotion to these kids stretches beyond basketball and sports. I connect with them on a spiritual level and instill in them the value of hard work. Just look at me. My hard work is paying off and now it’s time for me to pay it forward.”
Coach Trey relocated to the Atlanta area to play college basketball. A knee injury sidelined him but could not keep him from finding new ways to pursue his passion. Today he trains hundreds of youth through Train Em’ Up and also in his capacity as League Director for the Mount Zion United Methodist Church’s Hoops2Heaven Program. Even with his full schedule, Coach Trey still finds time to serves an Assistant Coach with the East Marietta Basketball League.
According to Glen Davis, President, General Manager for Georgia Kings Basketball, “We are extremely fortunate to have such a competent, skilled and talented trainer to partner with us to help youth in the East Cobb area take their game to the next level. As Director of Player Skills Development, Coach Trey is hosting the first ever Georgia Kings Basketball Skill Development Clinic now through mid February 2015 every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. (private sessions are held on Thursday nights from 8:00 - 10:00). We want to help players take their game to the next level so that they can earn a spot on their schools’ feeder program, high school team or even the Georgia Kings (or other team’s) AAU/YBOA Spring travel basketball program. I started this program 10 years ago and we are continuing to identify new ways to help our youth build character, leadership and respect for others through basketball. Coach Trey’s commitment, passion and dedication to the kids will add value to our organization immediately and help us accomplish our objectives.”
In addition to taking on the position as Director of Player Skills Development, Coach Trey will also be the Head Coach for the Georgia Kings 6th Grade AAU/YBOA Team in the Spring.