Athletes First Champions
Athletes First Boys Basketball is an Nike affiliated summer team

Athletes First
Gary Vick, Executive Director
Email us at:

5830 NW Expressway
PO Box 350
Oklahoma City, Ok 73132

Gary (Coach) Vick has over 40 years of basketball coaching experience at the amateur and professional levels.

Looking to share his knowledge and life experiences of the game of basketball, he co-founded in 1999 Athletes First Foundation a youth organization designed to prepare young kids both physically and academically for the rigors of college basketball.

Since that time every player that has participated in the program has been offered a college scholarship.

Coach Vick currently serves as the Director of Basketball at the Santa Fe Family Life Center in Oklahoma City.

Larry Orton
Director of Basketball Operations

 Founded the Athletes First basketball program in 1997

Terry Long
Elite Team Head Coach

 2015 Super 5 Coach of the Year
 Won three consecutive Class 4A State Championships at Douglass High School, OKC
 Won 2015 6A State Championship at Mustang High School, Mustang, OK

Leonard Jackson
Elite Team Assistant Coach

 Coach “Jack” has been a fixture in the AAU basketball culture in Oklahoma for 40 years

Eli Brown
Elite Team Assistant Coach

 Won 2015 Class 4A State Championship at Tulsa Central, Tulsa, OK

Don Bly
15’s – 16’s Elite Team Coach

 Coach “Bly” has been on the Athletes First staff since 2010. He currently serves as the Deer Creek boys basketball staff

Johnny Vick
Elite Team Coach

 Former assistant coach at Oklahoma Baptist University and current boys/girls head coach at Luther High School, Luther, OK

JFred Montgomery
Player Development Director

 Founded “Big Bad Training Skills” LLC

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