Hard-Working, Enthusiastic, and committed to success, John “Tootie” Allen is back in Coatesville where it all began. Long before the days of high school state championships, there were countless hours in the gym tirelessly working on improving every facet of his game. No stranger to perseverance, John led the Red Raiders of Coatesville to their only state championship in 2001, before pursuing his collegiate career as a four year starter at Seton Hall University. Fresh off of his seven year professional career in Europe, culminating with 2012 Defensive Player of the Year in Poland, John found himself comfortably reacquainted with the sideline as the Assistant Coach for the Red Raiders. He is currently the Athletic Director at Collegium School.
John Allen was inducted into the Coatesville Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Determined to rebuild the lasting tradition of Coatesville Basketball, John Allen is excited to promote passion and knowledge of the game of basketball with the community that gave him such tremendous support over the years.
Tyrone "TJ" Boggs was raised in the gym and basketball has always been a major part of his life. He played basketball adamantly until tearing his ACL and breaking his tibia in High School. His mother was a men's and women's basketball coach for several years and helped lead the Coatesville Lady Raiders to their only State Championship in 1996. Tyrone has taken the "Coach Boggs" title on as his own as the current head coach of Coatesville Basketball's 9th grade boys team and Coaching Victory 15U traveling team. Coach Boggs is also Assistant Coach for JV and Varsity at Coatesville and the Rip City AAU Team. He spent 3 years as South Brandywine Middle School's 8th grade girls head coach prior to his current coaching responsibilities. Committed to serving the youth of his community, he also coaches at basketball camps and has volunteered as League Administrator for the 8-10 year old division of the Rip City summer and winter basketball leagues since 2008. He has several years of working with children as an employee of the Coatesville Area School District since 2008 and a volunteer at the Bridge Academy and Community Center since 2009. Ty was also Camp Director of the Coatesville Recreation Department's summer camp from 2009-2011.
Coach Boggs has studied the game and is a certified PIAA oficial. Other academic achievements include a B.S. in Computer Science from Hampton University (2005), two PA State Teaching Certifications (K-12 Business & Computers and K-12 Special Ed), and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University (2014). With a mother as a coach he became an early student of the game from years of exposure to various coaches and their knowledge at camps and practices. His dedication and the desire to have a positive impact on today's youth help drive Ty to be the best coach that he can be.
Josh has played basketball his whole life. He is inspired by his dad, Jack Crans, who raised him to love Jesus, Coatesville, and Basketball. Jack, worked with many of the Red Raider players throughout the 80’s and 90’s and Coach Crans has carried on that tradition to this day. Josh has been the Director of Best Shot Basketball Camp for 10 years (a sponsored camp of the Atlanta Hawks’ Kyle Korver). He played varsity basketball from 9th-12th grade in High School. Coach Crans continued his education and playing career as point guard in college for Cairns University in Philadelphia.
Josh and his wife Jordan are directors of The Bridge Academy and Community Center in Coatesville. He also serves as Program Director at The Camp at Old Mill, an establishment dedicated to building character and spiritual growth. Josh has been a pivotal person in the revitalization of the Coatesville Adult Summer League as a co-director there for 3 years. Josh has had years of experience working with kids on and off the basketball court through camps and leagues including the YMCA and the Rip City. Coach Crans is currently an Assistant Coach for Coatesville's JV and Varsity teams. He brings an excellent knowledge of the game, a love for kids, and a desire to see young people reach their fullest potential.