Adrian is well-known in the Austin basketball community for his passion for Player Development. A home-grown local talent, he was a standout player at Del Valle High School. In college, he was honored as the #1 point guard in the NJCAA in 2010 and is the All-Time Assist Leader at Kishwaukee College in Illinois. Adrian finished his college career at Missouri Western State University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management.
After college, Adrian played professional basketball in Sweden, Turkey, and Spain, where he later discovered his passion for training youth basketball players. He has worked with youth basketball programs in many states and international, in Turkey, Spain, Bulgaria, Germany, and the list continues. Adrian’s high energy, ability to inspire others, and commitment to making a difference makes him a vital asset to the Austin basketball community.
“Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
– Lou Holtz
Coach & Trainer
Frances Carvajal, a Covington, VA native, used Basketball to take her many places in the world, and it still continues to be her passion today. A graduate in the class of 2001, she received several district, regional, and state honors as a student/athlete. She also is a part of 1,000 point club and first member of the 1,000 rebound club. Carvajal went on to play at West Virginia Wesleyan College on a full athletic scholarship. At Wesleyan, she received All-Conference honors all four years and regional honors her junior and senior year. Coach Carvajal has also been inducted in both her high school and college’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014 and 2016.
After college, she went on to play professionally for seven years in Europe and Australia. While playing in Australia, Frances started coaching the youth in the community and found that to be her true passion. Once she stopped playing professional basketball, Coach Carvajal has truly devoted herself to coaching. She completed 7 seasons coaching AAU in the Dallas area, an extremely competitive metroplex for girls basketball. Coach Frances is a firm believer in the fundamentals, dedication, and doing the little things. As a coach, she takes pride in offering any knowledge that makes a basketball player’s journey easier than her own.
Richard Barbee Jr
Coach & Trainer
Richard has a strong background in sports as he has traveled the world playing and training players in basketball. A Virginia Beach native, Richard attended Salem High School where he blossomed into an All-State basketball performer.
He played college ball at Belmont Abbey College, where he
earned his degree in Business Management. A ferocious scorer, Richard finished his college career as the
programs #4 all-time leading scorer with 2,000 plus points.
He followed a successful career with a trip to
England to play professionally. A very passionate guy, he believes in hard work and determination as being the cornerstone to achieving your goals. Richard’s fun personality makes him an ideal coach for the TWE family.
Coach & Trainer
Coach Mattox is from Southeast Texas. Her high energy, competitive mentality instantly becomes contagious. Coach Mattox has made a tremendous impact in the basketball community back home, and now in Austin. The TWE family is glad to have her.
District MVP (all 4 years)
Received a scholarship to The University of Texas in Austin
Played college basketball at The University of Texas , Texas State and finished at Oklahoma Baptist University ( Bachelor's degree : Kinesiology & minor in Sociology)
Newcomer of the year
Third Team all - conference
Oklahoma Baptist University
First team All -conference
First Team All-American
Bero 07 Stara Zagora (European Women’s Basketball League)
Neosho Junior college and St. Gregory University)
Middle School and High Girls Select for four years
“Hard work brings great reward”
Coach & Trainer
Coach Courtney graduated from Westlake High School in 2010. Attended the University of Central Arkansas. She was the Southland Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. Coach Courtney has played professionally for 6 seasons in Montana, Bulgaria, and Australia. During her professional career, she has earned 2X MVP of the League and Finals MVP.
Courtney is also a Player Development coach that specializes in shooting and post-work. We look forward to Courtney making a big impact in the basketball community.
Coach & Trainer
Bre Taylor, a native of Houston, was a four-year letter winner and 3-year starter at the University of Texas from 2013 – 2017. She earned Academic All-Big 12 honors each year while at UT. As a senior, Taylor shot 46% from the field. She was awarded Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, First Team All-Defense, and most importantly, a 2017 University of Texas graduate. Coach Bre helped lead Texas to four NCAA Tournament Appearances, three Sweet 16 showings, and an Elite 8 run in 2015-2016.
After graduating, Bre went on to join the Women’s Basketball Staff at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Taylor’s strong leadership and high-level coaching style have made a great impact on the athletes.
Coach & Trainer
Coach Christian Spencer, Mobile, Alabama native, played 3 years of Varsity Basketball at Baker High School. From Baker HS, he received a scholarship to play at Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in Puerto Rico. He majored in Secondary Education.
While in Puerto Rico, Christian played 6 years of professional basketball with the Carolina Pumas. In addition, he did skill development training with the Point Guard Academy. He has been coaching Select Basketball in Austin for 3 years now. His attention to detail and positive coaching style is a perfect match for the TWE program.
Cecilee Perez has a passion for coaching and developing youth athletes into competitive, thriving players. A former dynamic point-guard, Cecilee received a scholarship to play at Abilene Christian University in 2009. She was named Team Captain in 2010, 2011. Cecilee went on to complete her Master's (MBA) degree at Concordia University in Austin, Texas.
For the past three seasons, Cecilee has made a great impact with TWE, assisting with various skill development trainingCecilee Perez has the passion for coaching and developing youth athletes into competitive, thriving players. A former dynamic point-guard, Cecilee received a scholarship to play at Abilene Christian University in 2009. She was named Team Captain 2010, 2011. Cecilee went on to complete her Master's (MBA) degree at Concordia University in Austin, Texas.
For the past three seasons, Cecilee has made a great impact with TWE, assisting with various skill development trainings, camps, and coaching MS and HS Girls. She is a licensed and certified member of USA Basketball, the national governing body for youth basketball in America. She is also trained and certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance. Cecilee has a passion for coaching young athletes and takes pride in creating a fun, energetic environment to develop in., camps, and coaching MS and HS Girls. She is a licensed and certified member of USA Basketball, the national governing body for youth basketball in America. She is also trained and certified through the Positive Coaching Alliance. Cecilee has a passion for coaching young athletes and takes pride in creating a fun, energetic environment to develop in.
Coach & Trainer
Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Coach Aimee Longoria has been impacted by the game for many years. She moved to Wimberley, Texas, where he played Varsity Basketball multiple seasons. After HS she attended Texas State University, graduating in 2017 with a B.S in Nutrition and Foods, and a Minor in Exercise Sport Science.
Coach Aimee began coaching in 2013. She coached the Middle School girls team at Hill Country Christian School in San Marcos, TX for 4 seasons. Within those 4 years, she also became the Varsity Girls assistant coach. In 2017, she was named the Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach at Hill Country Christian School. Her first year they finished 2nd in district and advanced to the second round in playoffs.
After her time at Hill Country Christian, she started coaching at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School, 5th Grade Boys, and MS Girls. In the last 4 years she has also assisted with the Texas State Men’s Basketball (Danny Kaspar) Team Camp.
“My mission is to stay involved with the game as much as I can. I love the game and the opportunities it has given me. I’ll forever encourage and inspire as many lives as I can through this game.”
Coach Ponce played High School Basketball at Kings Park High School. He has great experience in coaching with youth and select programs such as LI Lutheran and LI Lightning. He has a great knowledge of different systems, both offensive and defensive, and has an absolute love for the game. His philosophy is about tenacity, hard work, and playing as one single unit that can adjust to any opponent.
"Work hard, and then keep working hard because there are other players that are working just as hard or even harder than you are right
now at this moment"
Coach Chris grew up in New England and played basketball at Dartmouth College. New to Austin, he comes to the Warriors after years of coaching AAU in NJ where his teams won titles including the NJ State Championship and more importantly helped many players get to the college level
His teams are known for playing aggressive running basketball- a style developed through tough practices focussed on learning “how to play” over “running plays”
“My ego demands- for myself- the success of my TEAM”
- Bill Russell
“Be quick, but don’t hurry”
- John Wooden