GameSpeed Basketball | Meet The Team
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Meet The Team





Chief Executive Officer

Adrian Crawford is the CEO and founder of GameSpeed Skills and GameSpeed Basketball. Crawford is originally from Akron, Ohio. He was an All-State performer and Honorable Mention McDonald’s All-American during his high school career. He was selected to be on the All-Freshman Team by Sporting News while at the University of Tulsa. He transferred to Florida State University where Crawford was a two year starter.

While at FSU, he led his team to two NCAA Tourney appearances and is in the Top Ten All-Time for 3-point field goals at FSU. Crawford also played in the Spanish LEB 1 and where he led Caja Sur in scoring, averaging 18 points a game.

Crawford has trained multiple NBA and WNBA draft picks, along with a host of other college and professional basketball players, such as Jacinta Monroe (Spain), Cierra Brevard (San Antonio Silver Stars/Spain), Alexa Deluzio (FSU/1st Team All-ACC), and Leonor Rodriguez (FSU/1st Team All-ACC/Spain) among others. He has coached a High School State Final team, Elite Level AAU teams, and was a Lead Skill Instructor at Under Armour’s Best of the Best Camp.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Adrian’s primary passion is developing proper fundamentals in aspiring basketball players. He started GameSpeed Skills in order to cultivate and develop fundamentally sound players.



Chief Operating Officer

Adrienne was born and raised in Tallahassee. She went to the University of Florida where she received her degree in Psychology with a minor in Business, high honors. She returned to Tallahassee with a her husband Matt, and oldest son. They now have 4 children.

She has worked with Adrian since 2013 as his personal assistant. She joined the GameSpeed team in 2015.



Director of Player Development and Program Director

Coach Matt is a Florida native from Orlando. Basketball was been an integral part of his life since the age of 9 and has continued to be throughout his life.

He attended Apopka High School in Orlando, Florida where he started as shooting guard. He then went on to Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida graduating Summa Cum Laude majoring in Physical Education.

Coach Matt’s love for the game of basketball lead him to coach and train young players reach their full potential. Coach Matt works with players at all levels and coaches the GameSpeed Nation travel team.



Head Coach

Barry Taylor has had a long career in basketball as both a decorated player and coach. In high school, he was an All-State Performer, All Metro Player of the Year, Honorable Mention McDonald’s All-American and JUCO 2nd Team All-American. He played at University of North Carolina – Wilmington as a 2-year starter and played on the All Independent Team.

Taylor has coached at Gulf Coast Community College, Tallahassee Community College and Okaloosa-Walton Community College. He also coached at Havana Northside High School with a team record of 31-3 and was named Coach of the Year. He later coached at Florida State University High School (“Florida High”) which included a team record of 25-3, district championship, and being named District 4 Coach of the Year.

Coach Taylor has extensive experience in training players at all levels, including numerous NBA and international players, and college and high school players, including Kenny Boynton (UF), Eloy Vargas (UK), Jerry Stackhouse (NBA), Brandon Knight (NBA), and Shaun Livingston (NBA). Previously he was the lead instructor for Source Hoops.

Coach Taylor believes that basketball players are made from the end of season to the beginning of your next season on all levels…high school, college and pro.


Expert Shooting Coach

Dan Smith has been a gym rat most of his life. While his family has deep ties to baseball, Dan became a student of the game before middle school. Dan finished his high school career with over 1,800 point and 500 assists. He then went on to play basketball for Trinity College in Jacksonville and remained on as an assistant coach of player development under Coach Pat Milligan for 2 years.

While in Georgia, Dan started South Georgia Basketball Academy and coached multiple teams from the academy. During that time, he conducted camps and private instruction for players from all over the North and Southeast.

Dan has primarily focused his attention and passion on the art of shooting. He has coached over 2,000 lessons in 15 years, and teaches a repeatable process that will dramatically increase consistent shooting at any level.

Dan believes that confidence comes from repeated success. Success means that in any situation, a player will have three things: 1. A repeatable skill. 2. A winning attitude. 3. A will to win.