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NOVA 94 Feet 10th Grade Team-Orange

Schedule TBD

Head Coach:  Jim Seale

I am an attorney and a CPA and practiced as both.  For the last 20 years, I have owned and operated an investment banking firm where I have led teams of highly successful professionals. 

In my younger days, I played a lot of basketball.  For some 25+ years, I played highly competitive basketball against many college and pro players.  I have played well over 10,000 hours of basketball in my lifetime.  As a freshman in high school, I was so uncoordinated and out of shape that I couldn’t touch the bottom of the net.  Eventually, I could jump high enough to put my head on the rim.  I played my HS basketball at Bishop O'Connell.  

I was not a genetically gifted athlete.  Instead, those results came through hard work and commitment.  Along the way, I became a very good basketball player.  In addition to playing a lot of basketball, I have watched well over 10,000 hours of basketball games.   Needless to say, I fell in love with the game and I know a lot about the game. 

As for coaching, I have coached 10+ seasons in McLean Youth (the same league where my father coached me as a kid) and 5 seasons of summer/county/AAU basketball.  My teams have always done well, but more importantly, my players always improved and many are playing at a high level now.  While I take a lot of pride in seeing young players get better, I hope to teach the kids a different lesson and one that they may not understand for many years but it is very simple---effort and results are perfectly correlated.    Success is a choice and while it is unlikely to happen right away especially in youth basketball, I want to coach kids who have a burning desire to succeed because I can make those kids a lot better.  I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BS in accounting.  I have a JD from the University of Virginia.

Team Roster:


John Jin

Woodson HS


Marcus Cruz

Oakton HS


Alex Walker

Robinson HS


Alex Pigeon

Marshall HS


Laitrell Xayachak

Madison HS


XiXi Chang

Madison HS


Zachary Dondershine

Marshall HS


Ryan Robinson

Marshall HS


AJ Arnolie

Madison HS


Matt Sherman

Woodson HS