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Meet The Team

OUR MISSION IS TO PUT FUNDAMENTALLY

SOUND PLAYERS BACK INTO SPORTS

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ADRIAN CRAWFORD

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.

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ADRIENNE JOHNSON

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 in 2005. She has 4 children, that keep her busy. She joined the GameSpeed team in 2015.

 

 

BARRY TAYLOR

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.