Jason Gipson

CEO/Director of Athletics - Leads our Community Outreach Team, as we partner with numerous organizations striving to empower the youth, in the communities we serve.

Toya Thomas

Basketball Instructor - Instills tenacity and sportsmanship into our student-athletes. 

VOLUNTEER Opportunities

  • To increase the percentage of urban youth attending and graduating from college.
  • To improve the lives of urban youth and the conditions in their communities.
  • To mature the company Athletic Konnection beyond its start-up years to reach an elite status in the market.


Who We Are

    Volunteer Coaches

    Support Staff

    Park Clean UP (TBA)

Derrick UpChurch

Offesive Line Instructor - Teaches skill and footwork amongst the trenches.

Byron Banks

Marketing Director - Main focus is Strengthening and building our brand.

Chris Banks

Baseball Coordinator - Teaches the fundamentals and the keys of the game.


Donnell Brown

Football Coordinator - Passion and knowledge of the game are few of many qualities he brings to the table. 

Our staff

Tre Brown

Director of Operations - Oversees events/tournaments/games.


Marques Hatch

Basketball Coordinator - Teaches  the basic fundamentals of the game, instilling the core values.

Athletic Konnection provides a sports training experience that your child will talk about for years. Each of our coaches has experience and knowledge in the sport(s) we provide. We understand that not all parents are knowledgeable of sports, and in many cases just don't have the time to train their child. Our staff consists of youth, high school and even college coaches that know what it takes to get to the next level. Connect with Athletic Konnection and give your child the advantage and the edge that he/she needs.

“Athletic Konnection, where dedicated coaching combined with a fun environment can make all the difference.”

  • Tutoring
  • Fitness Training
  • Baseball Skills Instruction
  • Basketball Skills Instruction
  • Football Skills Instruction
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Community Service

Jamar Clanton

Baseball Community Relations Director - bridges the gap between community organizations and local business to help enhance baseball activities

  • Develop our student athletes.
  • Sponsor and/or support  community events.
  • Mentor our student athletes, guiding them towards making the right choices.
  • Making a positive impact on our community.