11th Grade Boys Head Coach (2021 Team)
Marcellus Thomas Sr.
I began with Filling The Lane in 2019.
4yrs. United States Marines Corp
3yrs. Assistant Coach George Jenkins High School
3yrs. Head Coach Lakeland Select Girls
2yrs. Head Coach Lakeland Select Boys
23yrs Head and Assistant coaching Positions with The Lakeland Fire Basketball
I hold 2 State Titles in YBOA, 2 State Titles in USSSA, 1 National Runner up in YBOA, 1 State Runner up AAU, 1 Youth National NCAA certified Event Runner up, and 20+ National Qualifying Championships
Alake Jackson played high school basketball in Orlando at Cypress Creek High School.
She went on to play at the collegiate level at Warner University. She has coached youth basketball with Winter Haven’s Hoops Haven for 5 years. Currently, she is serving as a volunteer coach with the Winter Haven Lady Blue Devils.
COACH DEVAUGHN GREEN
Coach Dev has been coaching youth basketball for over 10 years at all age levels. He started coaching at the Pee-Wee level as a youth coach and worked his way up. His teams have continually had success on the court, winning multiple championships and because he is committed to seeing young players succeed in life, is also a motivational speaker. He loves the game of basketball and has seen it from all sides; as a player, referee and coach. Dev currently works with high school, college and professional basketball players with skills develpment and player mentorship.
Coach Dev was a standout homeschooled high school player who received scholarships to play college basketball in New Jersey and Illinois before deciding to go pro. He has been playing professionally since 2016; has had tryouts and private workouts with NBA G-League teams, teams overseas, and was accepted into the 2017 NBA Draft class. His most recent signing to play overseas in China was terminated due to COVID.
ELLIOTT BACONVALDES SR.
HEAD COACH FOR 10TH GRADE
Coach Elliott aka as “Coach E” is a Retired Law Enforcement Officer, State of Florida, from Key West Florida.
I am a driven High School Basketball Coach, who wants to build winning teams, with strong character.
I come with years of experience, as a former High School and College player. Adept at developing systems to accommodate player's, while creating successful game plans. Making sure that players focus on academics. I have Specialized in community and public high school programs.
My core qualifications are, exceptional communication and organization skills. Excellent listening skill. I’m able to maintain strong connections with players and their parents.
Offering counseling to players entering into collegiate level sports. I have several players I’ve trained go on to make teams overseas, EURO league, Puerto Rico, CBA as well as The D League.
I was also the Head Coach at Somerset Academy South, Homestead, Fl.
I assumed ALL coaching responsibilities .
I have facilitated multiple independent “skills and drills” training sessions in and around the South Florida area. I also ran basketball programs for Florida City Gym, (The Razorbacks) Homestead Fl. Also was a part of the original Police Athletic League Board (PAL) in Key West Florida.
I’ve developed training aids, to assist my players in their “skills and drills” development.
Basketball is my passion. I continue to play the game and I am on the court with my players. Showing them what it takes to be the best.