About the Coach 

School Basketball Team

 Virginia Commonwealth University Women's Basketball Head Coach

 Virginia Commonwealth University Men's Basketball Assistant Coach 

 Played Professional Basketball for the New York Knicks

 Virginia Commonwealth University Men's Basketball Player & Hall of Fame Member

Being Coaching for James River Blaze for 20+ Years. 

Coaching Philosophy

​“Our only question is our size,” head coach Ed Sherod said.“We’re not the tallest team but we make up for it because we’re quick and we play well together.”
In his first year with the team, Sherod has tried to instill a think-heavy style of basketball, 
incorporating a lot of different plays along with a stingy, fundamentally sound defense.
“We like to get up and down [the court], we like to run a little bit but we like to set it up too,” 
Sherod said. “But I run a lot of plays because I want people to think because when you’re 
running up and down the court, you don’t have to think and then the basketball part is not 
good. When you run against athletic teams and you don’t make them think, they’re going to 
blow you out. You’ve got to be able to run some stuff.”

Head Coach: Ed Sherod

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To teach the girls how to play within a system
To prepare them for the next level
To get 1 if not all girls ready to play at the college level on a scholarship