Our Trainers

Anthony Gurley


Currently playing in NBCL (National Basketball League of Canada) for the Moncton Miracles.
A highly touted player out of Newton North High School ranked 68th in the nation. Gurley won 2 state championships for Newton North while averaging 27 points per game and becoming Newton North’s leading scorer in history with 1,820 points. He was named the Bay State conference MVP twice and was selected as the Massachusetts Player of the Year in 2006. Gurley was a two-time member of the Boston Herald’s Dream Team, two-time member of the Boston Globe’s Super Team, and three-time member of the Boston Herald’s All-Scholastic Team. He chose to attend Wake Forest in 2006 and transferred to UMass to play for the 2008-2011 seasons. Following college, Gurley was invited to the Boston Celtics pre-draft workout but opted to play professionally in New Zealand, Hungary, Israel and France where he averaged 20 points per game.

Lex Mongo


Roxbury, Ma native. Lex is the CEO and co-founder of iHoop. He is former Div.1 player at UMass-Amherst earning his spot as a walk-on. Won back-to-back state champion at Newton North High school alongside Anthony Gurley. Currently trains Professional players (Ricky Harris, Chaz Williams, Raphiel Putney, Sampson Carter, Sean Carter), UMass players (Trey Davis, Jabari Hinds), several BABC players, and many others. Lex constantly is bringing new and innovative drills to each session of training and loves to see the results pay off from hard work.

Dana "Coach D" Harris


Current Assistant Coach for Suffolk University Men’s Basketball team.
Played his high school basketball at the Jeremiah E. Burke, where he was a 3-year member of the varsity team. During high school, he was the a talent evaluator for the now defunct BostonPreps website. As a student at UMass-Amherst, Harris decided to join the men’s basketball team as a student manager and practice player. With having always wanting to be a head coach someday, Harris worked very closely with Vance Wahlberg (Philadelphia 76ers assistant coach) and Derek Kellogg (UMass Head coach) to learn what it takes to be a leader. After finishing school at UMass in 2011, he was hired to become the assistant coach for the Burke Boys High School varsity team. Harris coached the MABC Bengals AAU 5th grade team to a Massachusetts State Championship in May 2012. He currently coaches AAU for the 8th grade Mass Commanders and was recently hired as an assistant for the Academy of Pacific Rim Boys Varsity team where he helped lead them to the Massachusetts Charter School state championship in March 2014. Harris is in his 3rd year as a program coordinator for Playworks Massachusetts at the Tobin K-8 School in Roxbury, MA.

Deshawn Gibbons


Won the Massachusetts State Championship in 2006 at Cathedral High school where he averaged 21 points per game and was selected to the Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic team as a senior. Gibbons went on to Mass Bay where he was a NJCAA state champion and selected to the NJCAA First team All American. He was also selected for the NABC/State Farm Coaches All-American First Team and was a member of the 1,000 point club. He then earned a scholarship to play D2 for CW Post Long Island. Gibbons also participated in the 2011 Euro Basket Summer League Las Vegas. During the same year Gibbons was voted one of the top 20 players in the Canadian Showcase and made the All-Star team where he was invited to play for Oshawa Power in Canada.
Last stint was in Reus Spain playing in the Copa Catalyn League.
“I was not born a Pro, I made myself one”

Tyreik Mosley


Former Freshman Brookline boys coach and had three winning seasons including a 19-0 season in 2017. Former player at Brookline HS. An iHoop trainer for the last 3 Years and counting. Ty specializes in fundamentals and working with younger ages for boys & girls. Currently Bay State Jaguar AAU coach- Boys 5th, 8th, 10th, and Girls 7th grade.

Darren Martinez


Currently Darren is an AAU Coach (Both boys and girls 7th Grade).

In high school, Darren was named to the Bay State Conference Team his senior year of high school in 2006 while attending Brookline High. He still holds the record for most assist in a single game with 16 assist (and 0 turnovers). After graduating from Brookline he went to Umass-Dartmouth (D3) for one year before transferring to Mount Ida College (D3) and becoming a 3 year starter and 2 year captain. In his senior year at Mount Ida Darren averaged 15 pts, 5 rebs, 5 assists and was named to the GNAC All-Conference 3rd Team.

After graduating college in 2011 (BA in Sports Management), Darren coached at his alma mater Brookline High School from 2011-2017: 2011 as the Freshman Assistant on undefeated (21-0) Freshman team, 2012-14 JV assistant and Varsity Assistant.