3D Fitness & Training

by Terry Watson | August 28th, 2017
Photos by Jason Coleman

Photos by Jason Coleman

Jason is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina by way of Chicago Illinois. After moving here around the age of 5, he has spent the bulk of his life in Raleigh and surrounding areas. Coach Jay graduated from Sanderson High School in 2002. While playing varsity basketball he was voted to the CAP 8 All-Conference Team his junior and senior year while averaging 18 ppg and 19 ppg, respectively. While playing for Shaw University he was named to the 2004-2005 CIAA All-Freshman Team. He strives to provide the fundamental skills of basketball, build strong ties within the community and encourages athletes to always give their best in every area of life.

Coach Jay has two sons, Jamyr and Jakairi, who are his most prized possessions and a major part of his life. He takes pride in being apart of their lives daily and does not miss anything that involves them. He coached both of their basketball teams and volunteers at their school for various activities throughout the year. He affectionately calls them his “BodyGuards”.

Since 2011 Coach Jay has coached in various capacities. He has coached in youth basketball leagues for Raleigh Parks and Recreation, and helped coach Triangle Elite AAU junior team. Last season he was hired as Head Coach of boys basketball at Lowes Grove Middle School in Durham, North Carolina. He is currently a USA Basketball Gold Licensed coach and is head coach of the 4th grade and 8th grade AAU basketball teams for Carolina Elite basketball organization that is an affiliate of Under Armour basketball. Coach Jay is sought out in the basketball community to train athletes 1-on-1 and in small group settings. He has trained players ranging from 5 years old all the way up to college and professional basketball players. As an advocate for athletes, coach and trainer Jay takes his commitment serious in developing a well-rounded player. He does not stop once his participants leaves the court, he ensures academic success, encourages community involvement, and assists with the transition to middle/high school and onto college all the way to professional basketball.

Coach Jay lives by the motto of “With Discipline, Dedication, and Determination (3Ds) you can achieve anything in life on and off the court!”

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