Meet Our Developers

Meet Our Skill Developers

Our skill developers are mature, patient, have extensive basketball knowledge and commit a great amount of time to our organization. They know that young athletes need teaching but also need the opportunity and freedom to make mistakes. Their role as coach is to teach and then help your players learn from their mistakes. Rather than expecting players to play flawlessly, they allow them to demonstrate mistakes. This approach requires a substantial amount of patience but will maximize long-term player and team development.

Coach Taylor Jarvis

  • Hometown: Eureka, MO
  • High School: Eureka High School
  • College: St. Louis Community College, University of Arkansas, Central Methodist University, Lindenwood University
  • Basketball Background: 
    • High School 2-year varsity player 2012-12
    • Suburban West All-Defensive Team
    • #8 All-time in 3 point percentage at Eureka High School
    • 2013-2014 University of Arkansas Manager
    • 2014-2015 played at Central Methodist University
    • 2016-2017 Player Development Coach for Women’s Basketball at Jefferson College
    • 2014-2015 played at Central Methodist University2016-2017 Player Development Coach for Women’s Basketball at Jefferson College
    • 2016-2017 Player Development Coach for Women’s Basketball at Jefferson College
  • His Love of Basketball:  It’a been in my life since I can remember. Dad was/is a coach and showed me the game. Fell in love with it. I love everything about it.  
  • Why Did You Join LHBA? I want every athlete I work with to maximize their potential. I believe that skill development can help players become highly skilled along with helping them understand the game. I pride myself on being more skilled than any athlete I work with. Any skill or drill I put in front of the athletes I want them to be able to do it, understand it, and be able to apply it. Skill development can help introduce new innovative ways to improve. This allows the athlete to look at the game in different ways along with different challenges.  
  • Multisport Player: Baseball and Track

Coach 3 Harris

  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • High School:  Vashon High School
  • Basketball Background: Played in high school
  • His Love of Basketball:  It gives me an opportunity to teach the youth the game I so very love.
  • Why He Joined LHBA: So The youth will become better basketball players and teammates.
  • Multisport Player: Football | Track | Tennis | Baseball
  • Passion: Loves working with kids

Coach Sedric Kimple

  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • High School:  Soldan International Studies High School
  • Basketball Background: I’ve been playing since I was 6 years of age and played throughout high school, won state champion in 2012 and coached at Seagal elementary.
  • His Love of Basketball:  I’m a shooter so I love it when the ball hits nothing but net. However the competitive vibe, the networking and what all basketball can do for you that don’t include you ever touching a ball.
  • The Importance of Skill Development: Everybody doesn’t have talent but they may have the desire to be great and. The teaching, the structure, and the willingness to learn means a player is coachable which is a skill, and not just able to play.
  • Why He Joined HBA: So The youth will become better basketball players and teammates.
  • Multisport Player: Track
  • Other Interests: I am a chef, so food is always on my mind.

Coach Matt

  • The Importance of Skill Development:  Skill development helps athletes build, fine-tune and reinforce the intangibles needed to excel in a team setting. It also helps athletes create a sense of discipline and hard work which can translate to other facets of their life.
  • Why Did You Join LHBA?  I joined LHBA to be a part of not just a basketball organization, but a family that utilizes the game of basketball to instill characteristics of leadership, positivity and hard work for the young people in our community.

Coach Aletor Beresford-Cole

  • Hometown: Tulsa, OK
  • High School:  Tulsa Memorial Highschool
  • College: Oklahoma State University
  • Basketball Background: Played basketball from four years old throughout high school and played on several AAU circuits as well. Coached league teams through all four years of college.
  • His Love of Basketball:  Basketball equips you with skills that transfer into all aspects of life. You get to be creative and free on the court like it’s another world.
  • The Importance of Skill Development: Basic skills or the cornerstone and foundation of basketball. Mastering skills sets you above and beyond your competitors.
  • Why He Joined LHBA: I joined because I believed in the mission of LHBA as well as the family-friendly environment surrounding the program.
  • Other Occupation: Software Development Data Analyst