Joey Simmons has been involved in youth and high school coaching for 47 years. He has over 2000 wins over the span of those 47 years. He has been married for 45 years and has three children and 15 grandchildren. His select basketball success includes sixteen National Championships as well as six National Runner-up Championships and four Final 4 finishes. In five short years of coaching high school basketball he won over 127 games, with three Final 4 appearances in the TAPPS State Finals and two Elite 8 finishes.
In 2001 his Junior Olympic team traveled to Europe, representing AAU, to compete against European Olympians. The team went 4-0 in their travels around Europe. He is presently the owner of Premier Basketball Report, a national scouting service and runs the Premier Basketball Tournaments which includes the Heart of Texas Showcase in April and Super 64 National Championship Tournament in July. He is also formerly the Athletic Director and Girls Head Basketball Coach at St. Joseph High School in Bryan.
Joey Simmons is also on the McDonald’s All-American Committee. He is a representitive for the State of Texas girls and serves on the selection committee of the McDonald’s All-American girls teams. Joey is also the Regional Director for adidas Grassroots Basketball. In just ten short years the Premier Basketball Report Scouting Service has become one of the leading scouting services in the country. Premier Basketball now is a Global Scouting Service that travels the world evaluating girls basketball.
Texas Express and Texas Elite adidas Basketball Club Founder/Head Coach – AAU Girls Basketball Team – 1995-Present
2-time Adidas JR Grassroots National Champions (2019, 2018)
3-time Adidas National Champions (2015, 2017, 2019)
1-Time Adidas National Runner-Up (2014)
2-Time Super 64 National Runner-Up (2017, 2013)
6-time Super 64 National Champions (2019, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2010)
5-time AAU National Champions (2004, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1998)
3-time AAU National Runner-ups (2002, 2001, 2000)
9-time AAU National Elite Eight Finalists (1998-2007)
12-time AAU National Sweet Sixteen Finalists (1995-2007)
13-time AAU National Tournament Finalists (1995-2007)
Junior Olympics Team Head Coach – Texas Junior Olympic Team – 1999-2001
Traveled to Europe and defeated the German, Austrian, & two Italian Olympic teams (2001)
1-time AAU Junior Olympic National Champions (2000)
1-time AAU Junior Olympic National Runner-Up (1999)
St. Joseph Catholic High School Team Head Coach – St. Joseph Catholic High School Team –2008-present
Tapps 3A State Final 4 – Took team to State Final 4 first year at St. Joseph (2009)
Nolan Catholic High School Team Head Coach – Nolan Catholic High School Team –2004-2008
Tapps 6A State Regionals – Took team to State Play-off for fourth year in a row (2008)
Tapps 6A State Final 4 – Took team to State Final 4 for second year in a row (2007)
Tapps 6A State Final 4 – Took team to State Final 4 in just second year at Nolan Catholic High School. School had not been to Final 4 since 1988. (2006)
Tapps 6A State Regionals – Took team to State Regionals first year at Nolan Catholic High School (2005)
Founder and Director – Play Ball Nation Boys Basketball program (2018-present)
Founder and Director – Attack Basketball Academy (2018-Present)
Founder and Director – Texas Elite adidas Basketball Club (2011-Present)
Founder and Director – Texas JUCO Slam Jam (2010-Present)
Founder and Director – Heart of Texas Invitational Showcase (2000-Present)
Founder and Director – Super 64 and Super 32 National Championship Tournament (2009-Present)
President / Founder – Texas Express Basketball Club (1995-2007)
President / Director – Southwestern AAU Girls Basketball (2002-2005)
Co-President – USA Hoops / Texas Shooting Stars Basketball Club (2003-2005)
President – Texas Shooting Stars Basketball Club (2001-2002
Board of Directors – Texas Shooting Stars Basketball Club (1997-1999)
Other Coaching Successes
His clubs have produced over 200 players that have gone on to play Division I basketball and many players who have played junior college basketball, and 4 players made it to the WNBA. Two of his players, Stacy Stephens and Jalie Mitchell are head coaches at the college level.
Successfully coached youth sports and high school basketball for 47 years with over 2000 victories.
Coaching experience in several sports including girl’s basketball, boy’s basketball, boy’s soccer, girl’s soccer, boy’s baseball, and girl’s softball.
Director of Teams & Basketball Operations Administrator
Married ( chris Jackson) 1 son ( Eliaz Jackson) , owns printing and design business ( ikon custom designs est. 2020)
Tom Leverton has coached girls’ basketball from Kindergarten through High School in DFW area. His girls teams have achieved Final 4 or better in 2 Adidas National Championships, 3 Primetime National Championships 2 AAU D2 National Championships and he has had numerous players invited to Elite Girls Basketball and Bluestar’s All American camps. Tom is passionate about developing girl’s basketball IQ along with skills – and building a culture that emphasizes teamwork, integrity and good sportsmanship.
Outside of basketball, Tom has been married 20 years and is father to 2 children. He is a local DFW executive, most recently CEO of Topgolf and CEC Entertainment.
Coach / Trainer
Coach Kenny has been apart of the Texas Elite program since 2013. He originally began coaching on the Boy’s side and moved over to the Girl’s side in the summer of 2017. Coach Kenny was apart of the 2017 National Champions Texas Elite Premier team in ATL adidas Nationals. In addition his Texas Elite Choice team placed first in several tournaments that year including Minnesota, Phoenix Adidas Gauntlets, and Heart of Texas. Coach Kenny has been an assistant and under the mentorship of Cary Noble for the last 5 summers. Coach Kenny coaches at Liberty Christian School in Argyle,TX. He serves as the Head Boys MS Coach and HS assistant for Basketball and Varsity Football Assistant. Coach Kenny is the proud owner of the skills training company NXT LVL Training. Coach Kenny is always ready to help young people learn this the game and be the best individuals possible. We are glad to have him apart of our program.
Coach / 3rd/4th Grade (2032,2033)
August 2013- August 2023
Coach / 2nd Grade (2034)
Coach / Trainer
Coach Eric Pollard is entering his 2nd season with Texas Elite. I currently serve as the General Manager of Texas Elite Ft.Worth franchise. Coach Pollard is a retired Army Infantrymen. He also served as the Athletic Director for Fellowship Christian Academy for 4 yrs before joining Texas Elite. My mission is to teach, train and develop our youth to become great human being on and off the court!
“Texas Elite, not just basketball, but it’s a family”!
Head Coach / Assistant Coach
Bio Coming Soon!
Alvin “Bo” Wright
Coach “Bo” has been coaching for over 20 years. He will be entering his 2nd year with Texas Elite Organization. I love working with kids and live by the philosophy it’s more than just basketball for me. My goal is to make them better people first, and then good basketball players second.