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Derrick Taylor Sr. (GTH) Director of Program Development (Grassroots) 1st - 8th Grade

09/23/2019, 12:30pm CDT
By Roy Pinder

Gym Time Hoops proud to introduce Derrick Taylor Sr. as our Program Director of Development for Grassroots (1st – 8th) grade Boys & Girls in Northeast Oklahoma. 

Mr. Taylor brings a wealth of experience and knowledge. Played Varsity Basketball all 4 years in High School, (Tulsa McLain) one of the top-ranked players in the state and nationally. During high school, he Dominated on the basketball court and also excelled academically and had several Division I basketball scholarship offers. Averaging over 20ppg and grabbing every rebound in sight he quickly became every opponent’s nightmare. AAU All American, All-State, Conference scoring leader and rebounder, are just a few of many awards. 

He decided to Attend ORU Univ. to further his education and basketball career becoming ORU’s 10th player in history to score over 1000 points and 500 rebounds. Playing for Great coaches like Bill Self, Barry Henson, and Scott Sutton. Coach Taylor learned a lot from his former coaches and still uses a lot of those techniques in his teaching today. After College, DT had a promising basketball career ahead of him, playing in the NBA summer league, & Semi-Pro until knee injuries ended his playing days.

We are excited to have Derrick as a  part of the GTH family, he will help us to develop our youth teams girls and boys in Northeast Oklahoma, primarily Tulsa and surrounding areas.  "DT", as he is called, has a connection with the Tulsa Community and people respond to him in a positive way. We are looking to synergize on various projects, more announcemnets will be coming soon. Please help us to welcome Coach Taylor to the GTH Fam!

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