U16 (11th) Showcase
Coach Maurice Ellison (Head Coach)
Coach Maurice Ellison is from St. Louis, Mo. and made his way to the Northern Va. area via the military.
He has over 14 years of coaching experience at the AAU level as well as various recreation leagues. His military background has also afforded him the opportunity to coach several unit teams while stationed throughout the world during his career.
This is his 4th year with the Fairfax Stars program. Coach Ellison’s philosophy is insuring the girls play together, as a team, play hard, and reach their ultimate potential while having fun. He wants to instill in every player the belief that hard work pays off, and the harder players work, the more they will achieve. While being successful is a goal for everyone, at the same time each player should focus on effort – not outcome. He is very thankful to the Fairfax Stars for giving him the opportunity to coach in such an established organization.
Assistant Coach – Tyrone Woods
Coach Woods has over 12 years’ experience coaching and developing athletes. He is currently a 5th year Junior Varsity and Freshmen High School Basketball Coach at W.T.Woodson High school with a 70-7 record. Coach Wood’s philosophy is to teach young student athletes the game of basketball through confidence building and individual skill development, using the formula of hard work and the implementation of the basic fundamentals of the game. His aim is to prepare each and every student-athlete to be productive at their next level of endeavor.