Coaching Victory Founder Bios



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.

Notable Achievements:

  • 2000 & 2001 All-State Pennsylvania
  • 2001 Parade Magazine 2nd Team All-American
  • 2001 McDonald's All-American Honorable Mention
  • 2001 USA Today 3rd Team All USA
  • 2001 SLAM Magazine All-American Honorable Mention
  • 2001 EA Sports Roundball Classic (leading scorer)
  • 2200 Career Points Scored at Coatesville HS
  • 2002 All Big East Rookie Team
  • 2003 Metropolitan 2nd Team
  • 1500 Career Points Scored at Seton Hall Univ.
  • 2005 USBL Rookie of the Year
  • 2012 Defensive Player of the Year (Poland)


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. 


Coaching Victory Basketball Clinics are the best!  Events are well organized with an awesome, professional staff.  The children learn and have fun.  I highly recommend enrolling your children in any Coaching Victory program!


- Sherry Ben

Davin Domurat (9), Chloe Domurat (8), Drew Domurat (8)

I believe that the program really helped out the kids and showed them serveral skills to be developed. The activities were also fun for not only the kids but the parents as well.  We truely appreciate Coaching Victory and will continue to be involved in any events or trainings they have in the future.


- Melissa Rivera

Jaeden Brickus (9)


I dont really have any comments, it's just good!


- Alan Bateman

Daniel Bateman (13)

I would like to thank Coaching Victory for thier hardwork and dedication to the children they work with.  They teach kids a lot about the game of basketball and support good grades in school.  The lessons and skills they teach are transferable from the basketball court to real life situations.  They promote success and do a great job doing it.


- Stevie Pugh Jr.

Zilas Pugh (9)

Great staff and great programs!  My son has shown an abundance of improvement in his game since becoming involved with Coaching Victory.  He was already good but they really focus on fundamentals and player development.  I wish I had more hands so I could give these guys four thumbs up!


- Eric McCain.

Damonte Reason (11)

Coaching Victory in the Daily Local

Very good camp!  My son has learned a lot of fundamental basketball as well as ball handling and defensive skills.


- Frank Miles III

Frank Miles IV (7)

I really appreciate what the Skills & Drills Clinics have done for my son.  It is a great opportunity and great way to keep youths active.  I intend to sign my child up for any future Coaching Victory events.  Keep up the good work guys! CV 4Life!


- Erika Trowery

Clarence Bacon (9)

We really enjoy coming out and learning the basics of basketball with Coaching Victory.  They have taught Jaden a lot about the game and we are always ready for more from these great programs!


- Keisha White

Jaden Gallimore (9)

The way that Coaching Victory handles my child and teaches him the game is outstanding.  When you walk through the gym doors there are a lot of parents and children but only one family.


- Craig C

Chase Coleman (8)

My daughter has been a part of two Coaching Victory Clinics.  The coaches have done an outstanding job of teaching basic skills.  All the drills were solid and Lena can practice them at home.  Teaching the game of basketball in a fun way has been a very positive experience for my daughter.  Keep up the good work!


- Luke Gibson

Lena Serrin Gibson (6)

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