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Kim is a life-long hooper, starting at age 5. Having the privilege of playing with great coaches such as LaToya has molded her into the confident entrepreneur and leader she is today. From elementary to high school, Kim spent countless hours learning the value of discipline, repetition, and always striving for the best. Basketball has taught Kim numerous life skills that she today uses in her personal and professional career. As she has progressed through her career, Kim has often seen the correlation between effectively communicating with teammates and coaches and communicating with clients and colleagues. Similarly, preparing and giving 100% at practice is like performing the daily activities that generate business in preparation for serving clients and closing deals. The life lessons LaToya taught Kim have carried her through her athletic and professional career, helping her to be a great teammate, leader, and now a great real estate broker.
Today, at the age of 26, Kim is a real estate broker practicing in Southern California. She is a two-time Re/Max 100% Club Level recipient and a top producing agent in her Huntington Beach office. In high school, Kim helped her team to a 3rd place state finish, was a 2nd team All-State selection and 2-Time All-League selection. She was also a state doubles tennis champion. After high school, she married her high school sweetheart and she received her undergraduate degree from Wichita State University.
Kimberlee Massey, former AAU player under Coach Randle
Christine N. Elliott discovered a life-long love of basketball when she started playing the game in the second grade. Freshman year at East High school, she averaged 20 points per game and 12 rebounds. As a senior at South High school, where she graduated, Elliott averaged 21 points per game and 10 rebounds.
Following graduation, Elliot played at the collegiate level at Southern Methodist University for four years while earning her bachelor’s degree in sociology.
Following collegiate play, Elliott served as an Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Butler Community College.
Currently, Elliott is the Director of Player Development at the University of Tulsa. Previous to her current position, Elliott served as an intern and Video Coordinator.
Reflecting on her playing days and coaching experiences, Elliott said she gained considerable knowledge but is always eager to learn more. The experiences she’s gained from working as a coach at the junior college level, to the skills she gained as a video coordinator and her current position in player development have allowed her to acquire a more well-rounded perspective of the game.
She attributes her communication skills, high level of organization and athletic ability to the success she’s experienced, thus far, in the basketball world. Her passion for the game lives on as she continues developing her coaching experiences into a profession.
Christine N. Elliott, former AAU player under Coach Randle
Joyea Marshall, former player under Coach Randle
“Aarian Tipton discovered basketball in kindergarten when she started playing for the YMCA. She went on to play basketball in middle school and high school where she was coached by Coach Randle. She also ran track and field where she ultimately had to choose between basketball and track.
Aarian ran track at the collegiate level at both Barton County Community College and Georgia Southern University. Aarian holds conference and school records at Georgia Southern for the 4x1 relay and 200 meter race.
Academically Aarian received her Associates degree in Science in May of 2012, Bachelors in Psychology in May of 2014, and Masters in Social Work in May of 2019. Currently, Tipton is a behavioral health liaison specialist at Stucky Middle School.”
Joyea Marshall started playing basketball at the age of 5. Her inspiration came while listening to WNBA tryout radio advertisements while living in Seattle, Washington. She began playing Biddy Basketball, YMCA basketball, AAU and played in middle and high school. Marshall had the opportunity of being coached by LaToya Randle during high school.
Marshall says she’ll never forget when Coach Randle approached her while shooting on a side rim in the gym before tryouts. Randle asked her what grade she was in and gave Marshall a look she said she’d never forget. From that moment on, Marshall says everything Coach Randle told her would happen to her in basketball actually happened.
Marshall played Division I basketball right out of high school. As a freshman at the University of Texas-Pan American, Marshall earned the Newcomer of the Year and Second team all-conference while leading her team in scoring and rebounds. Marshall transferred to Indiana State during her sophomore year where, she says, her game was put to the test. Among her favorite memories during her time of play: beating a top-25 team, St. Johns, as an underdog in a tournament competition.
Marshall graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelors in Communications- Public Relations. Following graduation, she moved to Dayton, Ohio became engaged and started her family. She’s the proud mother of a beautiful son, Easton Mykel Crider.
Currently, Marshall is a business development lead representative at a Digital Media Marketing Firm and Assistant Head Coach for Women’s Basketball at Ponitz High School. In her free time, Marshall is an advocate for breast feeding and helping to educate mothers. She also runs a Girl empowerment group on Facebook, which has garnered a large following. Marshall says she wants to help educate, support and empower women in every aspect in life, while also gaining wisdom and knowledge along the way.