Antoine Thompson is a veteran educator, coach, creative speaker, mentor, most importantly devoted father to son and daughter Brandon and Brooklyn Thompson. Thompson has been a dedicated educator for seven years, spending the previous three years at LBJ as the AVID coordinator, Varsity assistant basketball coach, and a part of the Professional development team. Recipient of the 2018 and 2019 Austin Education Foundation grant for the program “Be The Change” implemented to provide post secondary readiness, financial literacy opportunities, and exposure to institutions of color throughout the state. I pride myself in being a part of a community that helped raise me into the man I am today. It is a true honor to mold and assist young black and brown students at LBJ beyond the classroom with essential life skills. I have always been devoted to giving back to my community, more so, children of low socioeconomic backgrounds. I was one of those students, so providing realistic communication and experiences create everlasting relationships that develop mature black and brown students in a world that does not always easily accept them.
DeVon Odems born and raised in Austin, he attended Lyndon Baines Johnson Highschool and Prairie View A&M University. DeVon has been coaching basketball for 18 Years. DeVon has coached with grassroots programs like the Dallas Mustangs, D1 Ambassador’s, Austin Next Level, and The East Austin Yellow Jackets. He has also been the president of the Youth INC Pop Warner Football Organization. DeVon Is the Youth Pastor @ The St.James Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr.B.W.McClendon Sr. He is married to Teranika Odems and they have a son Daylen
Brad Styles was born in Houston, Texas but was raised in Austin and attended Bowie High School. After high school he attended Sul Ross State University and played basketball for three years before transferring to Concordia University at Austin where he finished his playing career and started his coaching career as a student assistant. After college Brad started coaching select basketball and started his own organization called the Austin Kings. Since then he has coached for the Next Level Cats, D1 Ambassadors, TJ Ford Elite, and UAA Texas Hardwork. “I have been blessed to have coached many great players that went on to the collegiate level and a few that have made it to the pro level.” Brad has also been coaching at the middle school/high school level for over 16 years. He is married to Courtney Styles and they have a nine year old daughter named Aliyah.