Robert ''Jaye'' Floyd
played high school basketball in Gastonia,NC and then collegiately at East Tenn State before playing professionally for 3 seasons in New Zealand!
His professional coaching career started as an assistant coach for the ABA's Carolina Thunder before being named Head Coach of the ABA's Charlotte Krunk in 2005-06.
Robert is now Head of International basketball operations, scouting and training for Rowsom Sports | International Basketball Services.
Has served as head coach the SMC Pioneers' men's basketball team. He arrived from Anderson University, where he served as Assistant Men's Basketball Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for three years and then as Associate Head Coach in 2009-2010.
In the 2009-10 season at Anderson, he helped lead the program to a 24-8 record and to the NCAA Division II Southeast Region Semi-Finals.
Brookman, 34, a native of Charlotte, N.C., has a career college coaching record of 2-0 posting wins against Longwood, while taking over for Dip Metress at Belmont Abbey, and Liberty, while taking over for Byron Samuels at Radford University.
Brookman played at Belmont Abbey College from 1994-98. He was named the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Freshman of the Year after the ’94-95 season, honorable mention All-Conference and was a two-time team MVP.
Brookman scored 1,443 points in his career, which puts him 14th on the all-time scoring list at Belmont Abbey. He also ranks second on the Belmont Abbey career list for 3-point field goals made with 266 and shot 40% for his career from three.
Brookman was also a member of the '97 Belmont Abbey soccer team that won the CVAC regular season championship. He led the team in scoring and was also named to the All-Conference and All-Tournament teams.
After finishing his career at Belmont Abbey, Brookman played in the Switzerland Professional League from ’98-00. During the 1999-2000 season, he averaged 24.5 points per game while shooting 58% from the 3-point line playing for both Ruessbuhl and Viganello.
Brookman started his coaching career in Switzerland where served as the head coach for the Sarnen Basketball Club, which consisted of six teams. The men’s team ended the season with only three losses and moved from the 2nd League to the National 1st League, where it stayed for the next two years.
Brookman returned to Belmont Abbey for the '01-02 season as an assistant coach for a team that ended the year 24-6, won both the CVAC regular-season title and CVAC tournament title and reached the East Regional semi-finals.
From '02-05, Brookman served on the staff at Radford University as an assistant coach. His duties there included recruiting, player development, scouting and film exchange. During the '02-03 season, the Highlanders made it to the Big South Championship game.
He returned to the Charlotte area in ’05 as an assistant coach for the ABA’s Charlotte Krunk. During his time with the Krunk, Brookman had the opportunity to work with a number of great players, including George Leach (Indiana), Ricky Clemmons (Missouri), Scooter Sherrill (NCSU) and Tony Harris (Tenn).
He left the Krunk in January ’06 to join the staff of the Charlotte Royals, a 17-and-under AAU team that sent eight players to Division I schools.
Brookman was inducted into the Charlotte Catholic High School Sports Hall of Fame in February '07. He graduated cum laude with a B.S. degree from Belmont Abbey College in '97. He finished his Masters degree in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in December 2008. He resides in Mauldin, S.C. with his wife Rachel, who is a teacher at Palmetto Elementary School in Williamston, SC.
Tim Anderson has coached all levels of basketball, including the position of Head Coach for the Waterloo Revolution in the Ontario Professional Basketball Association. Coaching in the public and private sector since 1979.
The former Educator, Coach, Athletic Director has conducted, promoted, and taught at numerous basketball clinics and camps. Tim has been a two time Presenter at the NCAAHPERD Convention in Greensboro,NC.
In 2004-05 Tim was named Assistant Coach and Advanced scout for the Carolina Thunder of the ABA and earlier in 2004 was the Head coach of the Waterloo Revolution of the Ontario(Canada) Pro basketball Association.Tim led them to a 2nd place finish losing only one game that season.
A graduate of NC Central University with a degree in Physical Education Tim was born in Boston,MA and resides in Concord,NC.
16 years of coaching , which includes the military, Brevard Community College and most recently, as head coach for the Guam Women’s 22 and Under National Team. Robert was the Head Assistant Coach for the Brevard Blue Ducks for two seasons when the team won 73.3% of it's games.
Lee Academy headmaster Bruce Lindberg would like to announce Deshon Gaither as the new Head Coach of the postgraduate basketball team. In the 2010-2011 year Gaither served as the assistant coach under Andrew Papaefthemiou. With Papaefthemiou moving on Gaither is looking forward to stepping up and taking on the challenge of the new position.
While the role of a prep school head coach is new to Gaither his lengthy experience on the court makes him a natural choice. Before coming to Lee last year he had held a variety of different coaching positions both domestically and internationally. Internationally he worked within the Ontario Professional Basketball League where he helped lead his team to a 36-0 season en route to the OPBA Championship. Currently eight of his former players are playing professionally in Europe.
Coach Gaither’s most recent domestic job was at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI where he was the Head Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach under Head Coach Max Good. While there they led their teams to the NCAA Tournament five years in a row, were the 2005 NCAA runners-up and had three of their players named as All Americans. As well as being the head coach of the post graduate team Gaither will also be a part of our residential life team at Lee.
A native of South Bend, IN Coach Gaither graduated with a Bachelors degree in Social Services and a minor in Literature. He would like to thank Headmaster Lindberg for this opportunity, as well as the community of Lee for being so welcoming and looking after him throughout his first year in Maine.