U13 (7th) Black
Ariel Gonzalez (Head Coach)
Ariel Gonzalez, or Coach “A”, has been involved with the game of basketball for over 30 years and has coached for close to 15 years. A true point guard and coach by nature, he has played basketball on a variety of levels since the age of seven. Ariel learned to play organized basketball first in New York City then later developed his understanding and passion for the game in northern Virginia. He played basketball at the AAU level for several years, as well as middle school and Woodbridge High School then later attended college at James Madison University. Ariel has coached children and teenagers in basketball since 2003 in Alexandria City and in Fairfax County. He has coached various levels including recreation, County, and AAU/Travel teams. Ariel is excited to return to the Fairfax Stars program and looks forward to competing at the highest levels while developing his players in all facets on and off the court. He later earned his masters and law degree and currently works in the healthcare and political arenas. Ariel currently resides in Burke with his wife, two stepsons, and his baby boy.
Assistant Coach – Edwin Mejia
Edwin Mejia lives in Fairfax County, and has coached for nine years as both an assistant and head coach. He has coached on many different House leagues as well as travel programs such as Arlington Travel Basketball. This will be his first season with the Stars, but has coached a number of teams which participated in their various Summer and Winter leagues with the Stars.