High school director Rich Prospero is a former head AAU, high school, and college (Chapman) head coach. HE is known as a very good TEACHER of the fundamentals.
Played high school at SVC. Graduated with 16 school records. Played college at Trinity International University in Chicago. 2nd season as assistant coach at SVC. 2nd season coaching AAU under Rich Prospero. Lives in Mission Viejo with his wife Dania.
Played 2 years of varsity at Millikan high school. All league senior year and cif finalist junior year. Was a red shirt at Xavier my freshman year. Transferred to Prairie View, then Cal State Dominguez Hills. I graduated with BA in Sociology and play 3 years for csudh. Started coaching as a varsity assistant and lower level coach at Long Beach Wilson. Over the last twenty year I’ve been a head varsity coach at several high schools in Los Angeles and Long Beach. Won league titles and helped numerous players earn scholarships to 4 year colleges/universities. I also started Spring and Fall leagues for high school programs in LA. I’m currently in my 2nd season as Lead Assistant for the men’s basketball program at LA Harbor College.
Lewis Nelson was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and spent summers growing up visiting family in Southern California since his parents are both from the Los Angeles area. The son of a former NBA basketball player and a teacher, growing up, Lewis excelled in the classroom and on the court. He earned All-Metro 1st team honors his junior and senior seasons at Cleveland High School in Seattle. Lewis spent one year at LA Harbor College, where he played and started on the basketball team. He then transferred to Cal State Dominguez Hills University where he played and started three years of basketball, senior season as a captain, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with a teaching option.
Mr. Nelson has been coaching at high schools in South LA for the last 15 years. He won a LA City CIF Div. 4 Championship as head coach at Animo South LA high for boys’ basketball in 2012. He also won a LA City CIF Div. 5 Championship at Middle College High in 2015 in boys’ basketball and was named LA City CIF Coach of the Year as well. Lewis currently is an assistant coach at LA Harbor College and head of recruiting.