Founder and President of DMV Grasshoops basketball

Ron E. Winbush


Ron Winbush is President and Director of Player Personnel for DMV Grassroots Hoops Basketball Academy, which has provided over 150 student athletes with NCAA divisions one, two, three,  junior college and prep school training which resulted in several players receiving scholarships.  Ron has many years of basketball coaching experience as the director of basketball operations and player development at BrightStar Youth Services in Largo, MD. He is sought after to conduct one on one sessions to development elite high school, college and professional players.

He was the associate head basketball coach at St John’s College High School Washington, DC  from 2003 through 2006.  Assistant head coach and director of player development at Bowie State University  from 2006 through 2008. He Ron has worked as an assistant coach with several varsity teams in WCAC that have competed for championships.  Then several years later returned to St John’s College High School as the associate head basketball coach and director of player development. Throughout his career Ron has trained countless high NCAA Division 1 players:  Darion Atkins, Denzel Primus, Tywon lawson, Chris Wright, Kenny Wormley, Oumar Barry, Tre' Campbell. Lennard Freeman, BeeJay Anaya, Lenard Freeman, Nate Britt, Darian Anderson, James Palmer, Darian Bryant, Micheal Morsell, Victor Oladipo, Jerian Grant, Jeremy Grant, and several other NBA athletes. 
Ron has over 20 years of experience as an high school coach, AAU basketball coach which include, the famed Five Star Camp led by Howard Garfinkle, Nike AAU Team Takeover, PG Jaguars, Reebok Triple Threat and Gonzaga Prep High school.  Also Ron obtained a degree in Business Administration from Robert Morris University after leading his team in scoring 1986 through 1988. His sophomore year he  averaged 16 points and 8 rebounds per game at Scottsdale Community College in 1984-1985 and was 1st team all conference.  Additionally, he played with Johnny Dawkins an All-American who went on to play at Duke University at Mackin Catholic High School in Washington DC from 1980-1981, which the team was 4th in the nation. During Ron's high school career  His senior year he played for Calvin Coolidge High School and was All- American 12th in the nation. Ron played at he led his team in scoring 24.0 per game and 9 rebounds. Scottsdale Community College his  sophomore year with 16 points and 8 rebounds and was the leading scorer at R He is a driven basketball coach who empowers and builds student-athletes with strong character. Adept at developing systems to accommodate players and ensuring that players focus on academics.  


Meet our Coaching Staff and TRAINERS

Dula Jalloh



Dula Jalloh spent 2018-19 season as an assistant coach on the Bowie State University men’s basketball staff. His primary responsibilities with the Bulldogs include scouting opponents, recruiting, game preparation and player development.

Prior to coaching, Jalloh played professionally in the NBA’s Developmental League and in Doha, Qatar.

As a collegiate player he was a standout at St. Joseph’s and James Madison University, earning all-conference honors in both the Atlantic 10 and CAA conferences.

As a high school player at National Christian Academy, in Fort Washington (Md.), Jalloh earned several honors, including being named All-County First Team in Prince George's County and All-Metropolitan First Team by the Washington Post.

He earned his bachelor's degree in Sociology from James Madison University in 2009 and Master’s in Sport Management from American Public University in 2013.

Kevin Wormley


 Kevin Wormley has coached athletes from ages 7-18. I started over 20 years ago working with the South Bowie Community Center as a basketball coach and have continued throughout my career. He has have coached students one on one including power house AAU organizations, Nike DC Blue Devils as well as Nike Team Takeover. Has a high success rate in sending kids to college under athletic scholarships. With years of experience as a volunteer and assistant basketball coach with middle school and high school athletes. He firmly believes that all players are capable and carry their own unique skills to compete. I like to focus on my players weaknesses and help turn them into a strength. Kevin believes communication is key and is always doing his best to be aware of whom his players are. He quotes "What works for one might not work for another so I try to use the right communication in finding ways to motivate my players. Teamwork is key." 

John Short


 John Short, has over 25 years of coaching experience at the varsity high school level. His experience includes stents at Oxon Hill, Friendly, and Grace Brethren Christian High School’s. Coach Short has also coached AAU basketball at the highest level. He has been a NCAA certified coach for over 10 years. 

Throughout his coaching career, he has been instrumental in helping numerous athletes receive full academic and or athletic scholarships. Coach Short’s extensive knowledge, skill and love for basketball  has been exemplified in his mentorship of young men having served as a positive role model in the DC Metropolitan and surrounding areas. 

Charles "Charlie Moe" Harrison


 Charles Harrison is a High School All-metropolitan and All-American out of Archbishop Carroll High School, Mr. Harrison is known for his college career in which he attended Georgetown University and Wake Forest University. He teamed up with future NBA stars  Alonzo Morning, Dikembe Mutombo, Tim Duncan and Rodney Rogers.  In 2008, Charles joined longtime friend Malcolm Battle’s coaching staff at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School. He would serve as Associate Head coach until 2012, when he was named Head Coach at Cardozo High School. Harrison has currently returned to the Chavez Staff. Since 2013, he has coached with the nationally renowned D.C. Premier AAU organization. Mentoring and developing a plethora of Division 1 talent, while winning national tournaments. Charles is currently a Human Resource Specialist for the Architect of the Capitol and launching a Basketball TV Show entitled “In the Nets”.  

Edwin L. Atlas



Edwin Atlas is a dedicated coach who wants to build student athletes with strong character. He can adept at developing systems to accommodate players creating successful personalized game plans and ensuring that players focus on academics.  Formerly the assistant High School Junior Varsity Basketball Coach at Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, MD and assistant High School Freshman Basketball Coach at St John’s College High School Washington, DC. Has been a AAU Basketball Coach for over 20 years. He has also coached US Army Company and dependent youth league basketball.  As President and Director of Player Personnel, Hoop Mountain Mid Atlantic Boys College Basketball Exposure program provided over 150 student athletes with NCAA division 2/3, junior college and prep school exposure, resulting in several players receiving scholarships. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC
and a Master of Education Degree, National Louis University, Washington, DC 

Denzel Primus-Devonish


 Denzel Primus-Devonish grew up in Maryland where he attended St. Johns College High School.  Played AAU basketball with Team Takeover out of DC. Then he went on to college to play for the Pace University Setters from 2010-14. For his career, he averaged 13.2 points per game, and
still ranks among Pace's career leaders in points (1,369), assists (429) and steals (154). He was named to the Northeast-10 Conference
All-Rookie Team in 2011, Northeast-10 All Conference Team in 2013 and the All-Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Team in 2014. After school, he coached with Team Takeover coaching and mentoring the players 13U and 15U. From 2016 to 2018 was a graduate assistant for Pace University. Were his duties included coaching, individual skill development, mentoring, academic oversight, and scouting. He then graduated with his Masters in Public Administration from Pace

Elijah David


Elijah David played basketball at Methodist University in North Carolina. He has trained student athletes for 5 years with the BrightStar Youth Basketball program.