COACH GENE WATTS
Developmental & Advanced Skills Training Academy Director/Trainer
Physical Education Teacher: 2006 -13 All Saints Episcopal School in Ft. Worth, TX.,
Head Clinician Ichiban Sports Training owner and Head Clinician: 1997 – Present
- Train young ladies and young men from 6 years old to current professional players.
- I have personally trained well over 300 high school student athlete’s that have gone on to play college basketball.
- Only trainer in Texas to have 3 players Named MVP in the UIL State Championship game. Tiffany Jackson (03) formerly WNBA player, Danielle Nunn (05) & Brooklyn Pope (05) won NCAA National Championship with Baylor University.
Team Ichiban Boys & Girls Basketball Club Owner and Founder: 1997 – Present: President & Director of Operations
- Directed as many as 15 teams in the club program.
- Organization of all team schedules.
Basketball Coaching Experience:
2013-Present: Episcopal High School Boys Varsity Assistant Coach
2008-11: Head Boys Basketball Coach All Saints’ Episcopal School, Fort Worth, Texas
- Led team to 3 straight years of being ranked in the top 20 for large private schools in the state of Texas by TAPPS and TABC.
- 2010-11 Boys program for the first time in programs history finished first in conference play. Our 4th place finish at the Southwest Preparatory Conference State Tournament was best finish in programs history.
- 2009-10 Led team to best conference finish in school history and team wins for season.
- 2008-09 Led team to best conference finish in school history and team wins for season.
2008-09: Varsity Head Coach for boys and girls basketball programs All Saints’ Episcopal School.
2004-08 & 2011-13: All Saints Episcopal School Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach.
- 2005-06 Made school history by being the first coach to have earned an SPC Division I State Championship in any sport.
- 2004-05 finished 3rd in SPC (Southwest Preparatory Conference) State Tournament (Best finish in school history)
1997-Present Team Ichiban Basketball Club
- Head Coach 2005 SWAAU 17u Super Regional Champions
- Head Coach of 2005 Prime Time Sports National Championship Team in the 9th/10th grade girls division
- Head Coach 2004 SWAAU National Qualifier 14u Runner-up
- Head Coach 2004 SWAAU National Qualifier 18u Champions
- Head Coach 2003 adidas 17u National Championships Runner-up
- Head Coach 2003 SWAAU 18u Regional Champions
- Head Coach 2003 SWAAU 15u Regional Champions
- Head Coach of 2003 Prime Time Sports National Championship Team in the 9th/10th grade girls division
- Head Coach 2002 SWAAU 17u Regional Champions
- Head Coach 2002 Prime Time Sports 9th/10th Grade National Runner-up
- Head Coach 2002 Prime Time Sports 8th Grade National Champions
- Head Coach 2002 BCI (Basketball Congress International) 16u National Champions
- Head Coach 2002 adidas 16u National Championship
- Head Coach West Team 2003 L’adidas All American Game
Pro Basketball Coaching Experience
- 1996 Arlington Texas Semi-Pro Team
- Named Player/Assistant Coach
Coaching Experience in other sports
Cross Country: 2011-13 All Saints’ Episcopal School Varsity Head Coach
Track: 2009 -13 All Saints’ Episcopal School Varsity Assistant Track Coach
Football: 2006 - 09 All Saints’ Episcopal School 7th & 8th Grade Head Football Coach
2006 All Saints’ Episcopal School Varsity Football Offensive Signal Caller.
1996-97 Player/Coach Arlington Texans Semi-Pro Basketball Team
1989-91 Track West Chester University, Pa.
- Ranked 4th on school all-time high jump list
1988-89, 90-91 Basketball West Chester University, Pa.
- Ranked 17th on school all-time 3 pointers made list
- Twice Named PSAC player of week during 1989 season.
1985 South Jersey Middle Weight Golden Gloves Champion
1980-84 Ocean City High School varsity sports career
- School Male Co-Athlete of the Year 1984
- Held school records in Cross Country, High Jump, 4 x 400 relay team, mile run & 800m run.
- 1st Team All Cape May County 1984 for Cross Country, Basketball and Track
- 1st Team Atlantic City Press 1984 for Cross Country, Basketball and Track
- Senior year led basketball team in scoring, rebounding, steals and block shots.