Matrix Announces New Coaches for 2011 Season
McKinney to Join Board and Lead High School Program
The Matrix is proud to announce to outstanding additions to the Matrix coaching staff and Board of Directors:
See below for additional information about their addition to the Matrix.
Marcus McKinney, an Arlington native with high school and AAU coaching experience in Virginia and Maryland, has signed on to join the Board of Directors for Matrix Basketball. As part of his new role, McKinney will be responsible for developing all Matrix high school-aged AAU teams, and will be a head coach for the club.
McKinney coached the girls’ varsity team at Wakefield High School for several years, before serving as the girls’ varsity head coach at Bullis for one year. For the last five years, Coach McKinney has been an assistant varsity coach at Edison High School in Alexandria. McKinney has coached AAU teams for many years as well. Overall, he brings over 15 years of high school and AAU coaching experience to the Matrix organization.
“I am very excited to join the Matrix and provide more opportunities for area high school players to play at a high level and gain college exposure in the spring and summer,” said McKinney. “The Matrix has done a tremendous job with developing players, as evidenced by the success and reputation of their teams at the younger age groups. With more top-3 finishes than any other club in the Potomac Valley in 2010, the future is bright for the Matrix, and I am glad to be a part of the club’s continuing efforts to develop girls’ basketball in Northern Virginia and the Potomac Valley District.”
For more information about Coach McKinney, click here to read his coaching bio.
Long-time AAU, county/travel, and high school head coach Dave McRae has joined the coaching staff of Matrix Basketball. For the 2011 AAU season, Coach McRae will be coaching the Matrix 11-Under/6th grade Black team, the two-time defending Potomac Valley silver medalists in the age group.
Coach McRae has been a head coach for BRYC in the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League (FCYBL) since 2001 and is a three-time winner of the FCYBL Most Valuable Coach award, as voted on by his coaching peers. He has coached at Annandale High School, currently as the head JV coach and varsity assistant coach, since 2005. Finally, Coach McRae was a head coach with the Vogues AAU organization from 2003-2009.
Matrix president Liz Reed stated, “We are very excited that Dave McRae has decided to join the Matrix as a coach. We think he’ll be a great addition to our coaching staff and our club, and brings a wealth of coaching experience at many different levels that will help guide our 11U Black team in the upcoming season.”
“I spent a lot of time with Liz discussing our approach to AAU basketball before deciding to join the Matrix. It quickly became apparent that the Matrix’s vision of how to develop their program is right in line with my approach to developing players and developing a program,” said McRae. “I am very impressed with the way that the Matrix has grown as an organization in the past several years. Not only have they been very successful on the court, as demonstrated by their Potomac Valley-leading eight top-3 finishes in 2010, but just as important, they’ve built their program with integrity. Moreover, they have maintained a well-organized, close-knit structure as they’ve grown in a way that shows they have the right priorities in mind when it comes to developing strong players and strong teams as part of a cohesive program.
For more information about Coach McRae, click here to read his coaching bio.
Last Updated: August 24, 2010.