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Coaching Life & Game development

2017-19 City of Raleigh Parks & Recreation Biltmore Hills Free Love & Learn Basketball & Stem  Clinic

Camp Director & Head Trainer


2015- Bob Mackinon NBA Skills Camp for Kids (NBA Gatorade League Head Coach  Texas Legends) 

Coach & Assistant

2008-2009- Donald Williams Camp (University of North Carolina).
Coach & Assistant

2012-2014- NCAA Minot State University Men's Basketball Skills Camp
Team Head Coach & Assistant 

2012-2014- NCAA Minot State University Women's Basketball Skills Camp

Team Head Coach & Assistant 

2012-2014- NCAA Minot State University Men's and Women's Team Camp  
Team Head Coach & Assistant 

2015- AAU Carolina Flash
Head Assistant Coach

and more.

In 2017, EJ became a father and entrepreneur, he was looking for a way to blend his passions for faith, fitness, and basketball he says.


"I started to create a program where I can help others and have my children involved all at the same time. I didn't want to miss any moment with my youngest son." He recalled.


It was heaven sent! EJ created a personal training routine which included doctors, educators, entrepreneurs, single mothers, families, and most importantly children. His mission was to help others reach goals by instilling awareness about emotional intelligence. For example; The word "can't" is prohibited from being used at RPT, if and when it is used mandatory fitness exercises are required to continue. Coach EJ explains;

"Reconnecting oneself in totality to love starts from within, so prohibiting negative words can help trigger behavioral changes, something as simple as a push up can seem like a mountain to climb which will make you think twice about saying a negative word.


In some situations this might be true, but for most it's a battle that starts in your mind. The way we think plays a huge role in reaching your goals.


"For me I had to understand that I didn't understand, that battle mentally was the main factor I was angry all the time, it hindered me from moving forward. When it is was time for me to get certified I was looking for ways to incorporate the mental aspect as to why over half of the United States is overweight: the answer was the lack of awareness, "emotionally". It is difficult for one to make the right decision when they're not in comfort and reaching your goals is not comfortable. If that was the case we all would be successful according to out own standards." Coach EJ explained;

Now he has helped thousands over the years partnering with individuals and businesses including the City of Raleigh Cultural and Resources by directing the "Love and Learn" free co-ed basketball clinic. Helping numerous of families. giving back through various training and emotional support by having guest speakers from the NFL, NBA, or philanthropies throughout the community. Also creating "Soul Camps" to bring families and kids together to build confidence, resiliency, and faith.


Coach E's passion gives top priority to the spreading love through various programs that helps develop one's mentality. "Our instructors are not just for professionals, they are for everyone!" From fathers, to moms, to people who love helping others, not only physically and mentally but also spiritually.

Coach "E" graduated from Minot State University in Business Management with a minor in both Coaching and Kinesiology. He is also certified by NASM (National Academy Sports & Medicine) as a personal trainer, specializing in behavior change & basketball player development. And also has high education from Harvard University in Financial Technology. He also designed AOBMM (Academy of Business, Media and Marketing) a workshop and an internship program that allows students and business owners learn how to be successful in business marketing as an entrepreneur.

He was voted for the City of Raleigh Coach of the Year in 2019 and plans to publish his book named "From Felon to Father" telling his story to help with habitual betterment. Also hosting workshops across the nation and speaking engagements to help others "Train the mind right" by helping children, families, and business owners to make faith, family, and fitness there top priorities.

After falling in love with the basketball and named a McDonald's All-American Nominee, in high school which lead to multiple scholarship offers. Throughout college "Coach E" struggled with injuries, yet still being voted captain on every collegiate program by his fierce work ethic and competitive nature. After graduating college in 2014, Coach E was voted the #1 point guard during the 2015 Gatorade League National Tryouts and 6th overall earning a NBA Gatorade League contract. He played through injuries to avoid being labeled "injure prone," but a lack of understanding ultimately left him unable to play professional basketball.


Coach E has years of experience in fitness and coaching in 2 countries, over the course of which, he has been privileged to work and play with some of the best athletes and coaches around the world.

Coach EJ bleeds the Righteous Personal Training mission statement "Training the mind right & the body will follow mentally through fitness we will be emotionally aware". Putting righteous principles into various wellness programs that increase faith, family, and unity. 

Education & Certifications

Harvard University Vice Provost Financial Technology 2021

Minot State University 2014  Bachelors in Business Management 

Cape Fear Community College Associates 2012

National Academy of Sports Medicine: Certified Personal Trainer 2018

CPR & AED Certified 2009 

NASM Behavior Change Specialist 2018  

National Federation HS Interscholastic 2020

and more.

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