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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. Elliott served as an intern and Video Coordinator at the University of Tulsa. Previous to her current position Eilliot was the Director of Player Development and Director of Basketball Operations at Tulsa. Currently Elliot is a coach and teacher at Crandall ISD and resides in Texas.
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 (Crowley), former Varsity High School player under Coach Randle
Joyea Crowley 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.
Crowley 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.
Crowley 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.
Joyea Crowley is happily married and currently resides in Wichita, KS. She’s the proud mother of a beautiful son and daughter. (Easton and Emmarie)
Currently, Marshall is a former 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.
Aarian Tipton, former Varsity High School 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.”
ShaQiyla Banks, former Varsity High School player under Coach Randle
ShaQiyla Banks was born and raised in Northeast Wichita, Kansas. She is an ambitious entrepreneur, humanitarian, and youth advocate that believes it is positive relationships that leave a lasting influence in young people's lives. Healthy youth-adult connections are what supported ShaQiyla through her middle school and high school career. She participated in Hoop it Up tournaments at the Lynette Woodard Center, Biddy basketball at the Garvey Sports Center, and played basketball for Coleman middle school and Southeast High school--where she was coached and mentored by LaToya Randle (2007-2010). ShaQiyla was certainly a scholar, she was the definition of a student-athlete as she graduated top of her high school class and also lettered academically. After high school, ShaQiyla attended Wichita State University where she graduated with honors earning both a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Arts in Criminal Justice. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and finds fulfillment in public service and community engagement.
ShaQiyla has a decade of experience working with young people in the state of Kansas through her service with community organizations and national foundations. She has served as an advisor on the Youth Advisory Council (2020-2021), served as an advisor to National Crittenton Board of Directors (2020-2021), served on the Wichita Airport Advisory board (2020-2022), served on the McAdam Academy Board of Directors (2022-2023), and was recently appointed by Councilmember Brandon Johnson, to serve on District 1 Advisory Board for the term 2023-2024.
Professionally, ShaQiyla has an eight year career with the Department of Corrections, Juvenile Services. She is the Founder and Executive Director for Wichita, Kansas youth development organization, Equity Initiative, Inc. She has had the opportunity professionally, academically, and through life experiences to see the positive influence of mentorship and the impact of target issues Equity Initiative, Inc. was developed to address. Her knowledge and fortitude is used daily to strengthen the lives of young people and prepare them for the future.