Coaches

    Coach Sandra Garcia

    NC Reign Coach/Shooting Specialist/Certified Personal Trainer & Nutritionist

    Sandra Garcia grew up in Miami, Fl where she was one of the top prospects in her class. She is a Wake Forest graduate. In 2009 she was named to the ACC All-Freshmen Team. Her senior year she became just one of six players in school history to record 1,000 career points and 700 career rebounds. During the 2010 March, Madness 3 Point Shoot-Out Sandra took home the crown, beating out both men and women NCAA Division 1 athlete. Sandra represented her Island from 2009-2016 as the standout post player for the Puerto Rican National Team. During her 8 years playing experience, she played in the Pan American games, Centrobasket, and other national tournaments. Sandra also played professionally overseas for 8 years for Puerto Rico, Finland, Dubai, and Jordan. Her hard work and dedication to the game of basketball allowed her to play in various countries such as China, Cuba, Turkey, Amsterdam, Mexico, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Czech Republic, Serbia, and Canada.

    Coach Sandra specializes in being a shooting post player. Every team needs post players with size that can dominate with their back to the basket, run the floor, and stretch the defense by being a deadly shooter. Her success inspired her to take pride in being able to teach young girls that “you don’t have to be limited just because you are a post player.” Coach Sandra will be in the gym all summer leading shooting clinics, private lessons, and coaching NC Reign girls.

    Don’t miss your chance to shoot and dominate like a pro.

    “I am proud to be apart of Alexis Hornbuckle Basketball and North Carolina Reign Girls AAU, and teach the fundamentals to these young girls. We are here to change the culture and get back to making hard work fun on the girls’ side. It’s important for our girls to earn everything they can so that they have the same opportunity to play in college and the pros.” — Sandra Garcia

    Contact Coach Sandra – sandritawf@gmail.com

    Coach Jerome Hornbuckle

    NC Reign Coach &  Skills Trainer/Evaluator

    Jerome Hornbuckle, the father of Alexis Hornbuckle, has coached for over 38 years in basketball.  His desire has always been to be in a position where his basketball and other sports experience related to athletic development, would hopefully be an added value to a program. Alexis immediately brought him over to Jay M Robinson High School and NC Reign because she knows his value. Alexis says, “My dad taught me the game of basketball, and I turned out more than ok. God has blessed him with an eye for unforeseen talent, as well as a knowledge of the game that competes with the top coaches in the world in my opinion. If he was given an opportunity on a bigger stage to showcase his coaching style and the winning results he produces, then you would easily see he is a great coach and mentor to have. I love my dad and I’m more than happy he is a part of the team, and we can grow this program and other business opportunities together.”

    Below is an overview of his career highlights:

    2019-2020 Asst Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at Jay M Robinson, 2017-2018 Head JV Girls Basketball Coach at Cox Mills High School, 2016-2017 Head JV Girls Basketball Coach at JM Robinson High School. Nike Grass-Root Girls Basketball Coach 6 years (1 of only 24 coaches in the country).  One of the original coaches of the development of Nike Skills Academy,  Coached four players that went to the WNBA,  2013- Asst. Head Coach Our Lady Queen of Peace Girls Basketball Team Lake Jackson, Texas,  2012- Trainer for Brazosport High School Girls Basketball Team Freeport, Texas,  2010-  Trainer for Fort Benn AAU Shooting Stars,  2009 2010 Trainer for West Columbia High School Girls Basketball Team, Texas (AAU Coaches are not allowed to be head coaches in WV), South Charleston High School- Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (2003-2006) AAA State Champions in 2003 and 2004, and runner up in 2005. Capital High School- Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (2001-2002),  AAA State Champions in 2001 and 2002 Dunbar Middle School- Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (2000),  County Championship in 2000,  WV Tornadoes Head Coach (1997 – 2003), 53 Division 1 Scholarships in Girls Basketball Schools: Tennessee, UConn, Ohio State, Georgia, Va. Tech, Radford, Elon, Cleveland State, WVU, Akron, Ohio University, Marshall, Dayton, University Cincinnati, Corneal, Radford, 12 Division II basketball scholarships Huntington YMCA Biddy Basketball (1976-1993), 2002 4th Rank  Nike National Travel Team, 2002 2nd Place USJN 16 team, 2001 3rd Rank Nike National Travel Team, 2001 1st Place USJN 15 team, 2000-2005 Coached in 5 Nike American Camps, 2000-2004 Coached in University of North Carolina Summer Camp, 2005 Coached in University of Tennessee Summer Camp, 1999 2nd Rank  AAU, Four AAU State Championships, Coached – All -Americans Allison Bailes (Duke University), Candice Parker (University of Tennessee), Alexis Hornbuckle (University of Tennessee), Marcella Parkard (Ohio State), Tasha Humphreys (University of Georgia), Renee Montgomery (University of Connecticut), Jill Stephens (University of Cincinnati), Brittiny Cook (Virginia  Tech), Sarah  Takoite  (University of Akron).

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    JOSH SHEHAN
    NC Reign Coach/Post Specialist/Skills Trainer

    Josh Shehan graduated from Appalachian State University where he played from 1999-2003.  He helped lead his team to the NCAA Tournament as a freshman for only the second time in school history.  As a sophomore, he was an All-Conference selection for the Southern Conference and was also voted team MVP by his teammates and coaches.  Josh was a three-year starter during his career, and helped lead his team to two conference regular-season championships as a freshman and again as a senior.  After college, Josh had a brief pro career in France.  For the past 13 years, Josh has utilized his past playing experience to coach young boys and girls.  Josh has coached boys and girls from the ages of 4 all the way to high school age.  Josh wants to make sure each player that he coaches is able to get the most out of his potential, and he believes that this starts and ends with hard work and no excuses.  Josh is currently coaching at Lakeshore Middle School.


    DENNIS HOBBS
    Youth Coach/Principal/ Skills Trainer

    Dennis Hobbs played his high school basketball career at the national powerhouse Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, PA. He furthered his basketball career and education at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA where he finished 12th all-time in scoring with 1,130 points. Dennis was a two-time 1st team Mid Atlantic Conference and conference MVP. He led the team to 22-7 record his senior year, which at the time was the most wins in school history. Dennis has provided individual and group training, summer camps and clinics over the last 17 years. In addition, he ran his own AAU basketball organization, coached youth sports on both the high and middle school level.


    Michael “Mikki” Allen

    TN Reign Basketball/TN Flight

     

    Tennessee Volunteers Mikki Allen VFL programming

    (Photo: Courtesy of Tennessee Athletics)

    Dr. Michael “Mikki” Allen, a member of the 1998 Tennessee national championship football team, recently joined the UT athletic department senior staff and will oversee the VFL program.

    Mikki, one of the cofounders of a premier youth girls basketball organization the Tennessee Reign affiliated with Nike EYBL team TN Flight. The Reign, also cofound by Shane Carnes He is also in charge of the program that aims to provide assistance for Tennessee football student-athletes that guides them from enrollment through their transition to post-football professional careers.

    “Under Mikki’s leadership, our student-athletes’ time at Tennessee should serve as a launchpad that exposes them to countless growth opportunities and allows them to really take off and achieve success in life long after their collegiate careers conclude.”  –Phillip Fulmer, UT Athletic Director

    “My goal is to have a positive impact on our student-athletes that aids their transition into life after competitive football,” Allen said in a school release. “Additionally, my No. 1 goal in this role is for Knoxville to always feel like ‘home sweet home’ to both current and former student-athletes, regardless of where they came from.”


    Coach Shane Carnes

    TN Reign Basketball/TN Flight

    Shane Carnes has been mentoring youth for over 1a decade and founded Hoops Avenue in 2008, an organization that focuses on developing student-athletes for success, both on and off the court. He currently is the cofounder of TN Reign, affiliated with Nike EYBL team TN Flight.

    Shane holds an impressive record on the court as well. He was the starting PG on the 1994 National Champions, Oak Hill Academy team, and was also a starting Basketball player at the University of Tennessee, where he remains tied second for the all-time 3pt goals rank for a freshman with 52 3-pointers. He is only surpassed by Allen Houston who had 83 in 1990. Carnes finished his playing career at Eastern Kentucky University before receiving a Business Degree from Sullivan University.

    During the 2008-09 season, Shane served as Head Coach for the Douglas County High School Junior Varsity Boys Basketball team as well as Assistant Coach for the Varsity Boys Basketball team, before transferring to Lithia Springs High School as the Head Junior Varsity Boys Basketball Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach for two seasons. In 2014, Shane returned to Douglas County High School and was the Head Coach for the Junior Varsity Boys Basketball team and the Assistant Coach for Varsity. Shane gives back through his AAU and youth sports programs that helped him grow as a student-athlete, Shane is focused on giving back to the community and states that basketball has been good to me, and has taken me around the world. Now I want to be good for basketball.


    Coach Peerless Price

    Georgia Reign Basketball (formally North GA Lady Vols)
    
    

     

     

     

     

     

    Peerless Price has competed at the highest level in sports as a professional football player.

    He is the Founder of the AAU Organization – North Georgia Lady Vols, which now known as the Georgia Reign. Using his experience and knowledge of the game of basketball growing up, mixed with the competitive edge he gained playing football from a young age all the way up to the NFL, Peerless is able to develop young girls into intelligent, hard-working, selfless, leaders and competitors.

    His North Georgia Lady Vols have been successful on the AAU circuit winning multiple AAU National Championships in multiple age divisions. The decision to join the Reign family was one that came down to family and the Tennessee Way.

    Peerless Price Football Accolades

      • NFL Pro Bowl Selection
      • NFL Record – Longest 4th Down Reception
      • Drafted 2nd Round by the Buffalo Bills
      • BCS Fiesta Bowl MVP 1999
      • SEC Championship MVP 1998
      • All-SEC Academic Player
      • Holds National Championship record for yards in a game (199) and yards per catch (49.75)