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Our Staff

Ani Umana | Athletic Director + Head Coach 

 Stepen Spurlock Sr. | Head Coach - Varsity Black

Raymond Henry | Head Coach - 12u + 14u

Raymond Henry aka Coach Redd aka Rev. Redd was born in Kingston, Jamaica and came to the United States at the age of 8 years old.

He attended St Anthony Catholic School where he learned and played basketball for the first time in his life. He became the leading scorer, over 30 points per game, and led his team to the District and City Championship.

He attended Bishop Lynch High school for the next 4 years. Led BL to their first freshman district championship with a 26-3 record.

The next 3 years started on varsity, won Soph of the year, and was awarded, all state, all 3 years. He also lead Bishop Lynch in their first-ever state championship in 1980. He was inducted into Bishop Lynch hall of fame for not only basketball but also for his accomplishments in track & field. Due to a major knee condition, he couldn’t continue his playing career at UNT. But played in the NBA pro-am league in the early ’80s, Po Bill’s all-star, and k-104 all-stars. His coaching career spanned over 25 years, and in Sept of 2009, he founded Mighty Kings Basketball AAU Organization.

He has coached Mighty Kings to 3 National Championships and 4 runner-up positions on the AAU circuit.

Coaching is his life and his dream.

A survivor of prostate cancer, and he won’t allow that to stop him from coaching young Kings.

Gabriel Steele | Assistant Coach  

Gabriel Steele served as TACA's first student assistant since our organization's inception.  He's a former TACA player, and he also played homeschool football.  He spent his first year at Hendrix College in Arkansas where he played football until suffering a season-ending injury.  While rehabbing and commuting to Tyler Junior College in 2022-2023, Gabriel committed the year to serving and assisting all of our coaches at every level (12U-Varsity Gold).  His dedication, commitment, and love for our players and this organization helped us have a winning season.  Gabriel will graduate with his General Studies Associate degree this May and attend a university in the fall to pursue his Bachelor's degree. 

Mekeisha Steele | Founder + Operational Director

Mekeisha Steele started TACA basketball alongside her sister, Chemille Benton, in 2016 after agonizing in prayer for direction with her son, nephew and other homeschooled players desiring to play competitive basketball as aspiring collegiate players.  As a dual-credit and Christ-centered advocate regarding education, Mrs. Steele's vision included a partnership with parents, coaches, spiritual leaders, and advisors which would allow players to flourish as homeschooled students in all aspects of life before leaving for college or the next phase of life.  Originally, she encouraged Doyle Moncrief to take the lead as the athletic director, but after his passing, Coach Ani Umana made the commitment to follow in Coach Moncrief's footstep.  Under his leadership, the program has flourished and currently includes middle school, junior varsity, and TWO varsity teams.  Mrs. Steele's commitment and dedication to Christ is primarily what continues to be the driving force behind Texas Alliance of Christian Athletes Basketball.  

Chemille Benton | Co-Founder & Assistant Program Director

Joyc'lynne Williams | Photographer + Social Media Coordinator

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