SCS BASKETBALL Staff
Our staff is COMMITTED to the highest degree of coaching. Coaches represent a FAMILY that empowers the players to reach their highest potential with INTEGRITY. In addition our coaches are educators in the school system and involved in the COMMUNITY. We are a well RESPECTED coaching staff that has over 20 years of professional experience. Above all we embrace our ideas, VALUES and TRUST one another to continue to improve.
Eli Torres - President of SCS Travel Basketball
Mr. Eli has been running the Space Coast Select travel Basketball organization since 2014. He is a Operations Manager for over 10 years and has worked in the engineering field for over 20 years. He has a big interest in providing a path to college or professional career in basketball. He has worked as an Educator for Eastern Florida College in the Engineering department. Mr. Eli brings great vision and structure to the program.
Terrence Shannon Sr. - Basketball Operations Manager
Terrence Shannon Sr. has always pursued his passion, playing professional basketball for 20 years. Including stops with the Memphis Grizzlies and Detroit Pistons and global experiences in Europe, Asia, and South America. He has retired and focused on training athletes of all ages in sports.
His coaching philosophy is built around developing fundamentals and IQ, bringing out the athlete's highest potential, and applying a dynamic team approach for all players.
He was born and raised in Chicago before settling down in Central Florida. Terrence is the proud father of five.
Terrence brings perseverance to the game and the organization.
Corey Williams - Space Coast Stars President
Corey Williams was born in Stuttgart, Germany, and moved to the United States were he has lived in the Space Coast area for the majority of his life.
During his senior year of high school at Astronaut High School in Titusville, he earned a basketball scholarship to the State College of Florida (formally known as Manatee Community College).
He later transferred to Allen University, located in South Carolina, where he graduated Cum Laude in 2011, with a bachelor’s degree in Human Services.
Corey is the owner of the Space Coast Stars and a community leader helping to pave the way for our next generation. Corey has spent years motivating and inspiring youth to get out of their comfort zone and get a front-row seat in life. His goal is to develop/improve their leadership, build teamwork and communication skills, and ultimately achieve better results for their future.
In 2019 he won the Jr. NBA coach of the year award for the Orlando Magic. His coaching philosophies build a high basketball IQ and giving life experiences of sports through life. He looks to continue to work and develop Brevard County more.
Danni Espling - Community Relations Director
Danni Espling is the Community Relations Director for SCS Basketball and the Event/Community Coordinator and Game Day Relations for the Space Coast Stars NBL-US Men's Basketball Team here in Brevard County.
Danni's involvement with the community began several years ago in Brevard County, contributing to the SCS basketball league and the Space Coast Stars. Danni has organized numerous charity games, involving local leaders and securing many sponsors. Some of these included the annual BackPack, Bash giveaway, interviews with Brevard Sports Network for our media coverage, game day events, and entertainment for the kids during these games.
Danni has also worked alongside the Jr. NBA to organize camps and clinics affiliated with the Space Coast Stars.
Danni is exceptionally passionate about her community, helping to improve children's lives and working with our local leaders of Brevard county.
Jeremy Byrd - Head Coach for Space Coast Stars
Jeremy Byrd is a native to Melbourne, Florida, where he attended Rockledge and Melbourne High school. Jeremy is a father with five beautiful children. Jeremy and his family have been involved in the community their entire lives in different aspects. He loves to see the smile on young athletes faces and giving back to the community.
He has been coaching for several years, starting in 2015 in the FIBA professional league. During his time with Fiba, he has had four winning seasons, in which four out of five made it to the Fiba championship. Jeremy was also invited to the Orlando Pro-Am in 2016 and made it to the championship game and invited to the Mountain Dew invitationals hosted by the NBA.
Jeremy's coaching style is energetic, passionate, and stays prepared in any situation. He is very adaptive and well organized for any situation that shows on the court.
Jeremy has gained his knowledge by mentoring and training professionals, coaches, and trainers. He has high expectations for his players and teams he coaches and supports throughout their development.
We are happy to have Jeremy in all that he brings to SCS Basketball.
Coach Soto - Middle School Coach
Coach Soto has been coaching youth basketball in Brevard County for over 10 years at all age levels and at a recreational and High school level. His teams have continually had success on the field and on the court winning multiple championships while preparing the kids for the next steps in their middle school or high school careers.
His coaching philosophy is built around developing the fundamentals, motivating to bring out the highest possible individual effort and requiring a team approach from all players. Coach Soto’s most recently coached a U12 boys team this rec season and is coaching an AAU 7th grade team Space Coast Select travel team.
We are so glad to have Coach Soto join the Space Coast Select family.
Coach Derrick- High School Coach
Coach Derrick has been coaching basketball for over 20 years at all age levels. He has coached at Florida Prep and has been coaching AAU for over 7 years, as well as 15 years in community leagues. His coaching philosophy is built around developing the fundamentals, motivating to bring out the highest possible individual effort and requiring a team approach from all players. Coach Derrick believes in the philosophy of building players up while showing them what true sportsmanship is all about. Coach Derrick is coaching our High Schools teams for Space Coast Select travel team.
We are so glad to have Coach Derrick join our Space Coast Select family.
Coach Reynolds- High School Coach
Coach Reynolds has been coaching youth basketball for over 10 years at all age levels. His coaching philosophy is built around developing the fundamentals, motivating to bring out the highest possible individual effort and requiring a team approach from all players. Coach Reynolds is coaching our 10th grade team Space Coast Select travel team.
We are so glad to have Coach Reynolds join our Space Coast Select family.
Coach Miller- High School Coach
Coach Miller has over 20 years of coaching experience at multiple levels. He is well known in the community and brings a great strategy that propels each team in our organization. He is always providing his players with an avenue to be better on and off the court. Coach Miller has been with Space Coast Select for several years now and we are happy to have as part of Space Coast Select Coaching staff.