2020 titans staff

General Manager - Gerald Williams

 

Mr. Williams was a Major League Baseball player for 14 years. He is a two-time World Series champion with the New York Yankees and Florida Marlins. His six hits in a single game in 1996 is a Yankees’ franchise record.

 

He played for four other franchises during the course of his career including the Tampa Bay Rays. In 2000, he was named Rays’ Player of the Year after a fantastic season where he set career highs in home runs, walks, RBIs, hits, runs, and doubles.

 

In 1997, he appeared alongside two of his teammates on an episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by actress Helen Hunt.

Head Coach - Lazarus Sims

 

Coach Sims played professional basketball for over 12 years. He competed in the CBA, ABA, USBL, and is a former Harlem Globetrotter. 

A McDonald's All American player in high school, Sims went on to become a 4 year letterman for Syracuse University. His senior year, he achieved a rare feat by notching a triple-double in a game against St. John’s, with 17 points, 10 assists, and 11rebounds. Playing professionally for the ABA’s Rochester RazorSharks, he was a three-time all-star, six-time minor league champion and was twice named to the All Play-Off Team.

 

Mr. Sims is a huge staple in Syracuse basketball community and beyond. After his playing career, he returned to his alma mater to serve on the staff of legendary coach Jim Boeheim.  He also spent time as an assistant coach for the Binghamton University Bearcats.
 

Director of Basketball Operations - Grant Johnson

 

Grant played college basketball at Kalamazoo Valley Community College (MI) 2015-2016. He received All-Conference Honors and recorded 16 assists in a game as well as 3 double-doubles. He ultimately transferred and completed his collegiate career at Governors State University (IL). 

 

He directed and developed Elite Skills AAU Program in southwest Michigan (2 Seasons). He also worked a assistant Varsity Coach at Vicksburg High School (2016). He directed the Skills Academies throughout southwest Michigan and various High School programs. 

 

Grant Worked in Sales, specializing in customizable basketball gear, warmups, and Jerseys. He recently relocated to Florida in 2019 and began working in Sales and Marketing for Florida Home Improvement.

Director of Events & Branding - Sarina Phrathep

Sarina Phrathep has a basketball background that includes playing at the collegiate level for Rainy River Community College in Minnesota. She then received an athletic scholarship to Lindenwood University-Belleville.

 

Sarina has worked with organizations at all levels. The Orlando Magic’s G-League team, the Lakeland Magic brought her on to work during their 2019-20 season.

 

She holds a certification as a Fitness Specialist, as well as a certification in Basketball General Management & Scouting through Sports Management Worldwide.

Basketball Scout - Frank Cacioppo

Frank graduated Summa Cum Laude from Southern New Hampshire University in 2019 with a B.A. in General Studies and an emphasis in Sports Management. He became a basketball scout with Sports Management Worldwide in March 2019.

He previously worked as a Student Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana. 

 

Frank has six years of experience as an AAU Elite basketball player and was the team captain of his AAU Junior Olympic Teams from 1981-1987.

 

Photographer - Alex Walworth

Alex graduated Marchman Technical College with a Digital Cinema Production degree in April of 2019. He previously graduated high school in New Port Richey as valedictorian. 

 

He has experience with College Baseball Daily, the University of South Florida varsity baseball program, as well as the 2019 American Athletic Conference College Baseball Championships.

 

Alex also works with The Scrum Sports. He also has done work with the Tampa Bay Lightning as well as the Tampa Bay Rays.

 

In addition, Alex does photography for Big County Preps, working high school athletics around the Pasco County area.

2019 TITANS ROSTER

Pedro Pabon

D.O.B: August 20, 1994

Experience: Florida College

Position: 6’4 Guard

Hometown: New York

Tampa Bay Resident

Bassel Harfouch

D.O.B: December 16, 1993

Experience: FIBA 4 years

Position: 6'4 Guard

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Tampa Bay Resident 

Malcolm St. Louis

D.O.B: May 8th, 1994

Experience: King University

Position: 6’8 Forward

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Tampa Bay Resident 

Tyshawn Edwards 

D.O.B: September 23, 1990

Experience: Mexico LNBP League

Position: 6’5 Guard/Forward

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Tampa Bay Resident 

Aluk Adub

D.O.B: November 15, 1991

Experience: FIBA Spain

Position: 6’6 Guard/Forward

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

Tampa Bay Resident

TaMarrick Boans

D.O.B: December 17, 1995

Experience: Pasco Hernando CC

Position: 6’3 Guard

Hometown: Largo, FL

Tampa Bay Resident

Romello Walker

D.O.B: February 25, 1995

Experience: Binghamton University

Position: 6’6 Guard

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tampa Bay Resident

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