MEET THE STAFF
Michael Gaskins- General Manager
Is the General Manager of CP3 Basketball Academy. He has been managing people and businesses since 1993. He has a Business Administration degree and minor in Psychology from The University of Mount Olive. Michael is a Christian, Husband, and father of four boys. He grew up in Eastern NC and started playing basketball at age 5. He played throughout school and traveled over 10 years with “Hoop it Up” 3 on 3 tour team. Michael coached AAU and YMCA leagues for 15 years.
Brittany Bivens- Head of Business Development/Marketing Director
A native of Lexington, NC and is our Head of Business Development/ Marketing Director. Brittany has been involved with basketball her entire life. Making her mark as top 10 scorer in Davidson country several times in her high school career at Central, playing AAU for over 10 years, and winning a National championship with the Triad Comets. She attended Campbell University where she studied Sports Management. After college Brittany had great success with business development and grassroots in the retail industry before joining the CP3 Basketball Academy Team.
Julian Flack- Program Director
A native from Greensboro, NC. He graduated from North Carolina A&T with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Science and Fitness Management with a concentration in business administration. At A&T he was a manager for three years where he was able to be apart of the 2012-2013 MEAC Championship team. After he graduated from A&T he took on the position of Director of Basketball Operations for the Men’s Basketball Program at A&T. After holding the position for a year he decided to go on and pursue his master’s degree. He moved to Washington, D.C and attended Georgetown University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Sports Industry Management.
Coach Jon Adams- Director of Skill Development
Jon played his college basketball at Belmont-Abbey College, and followed that with his first coaching job at Bishop McGuinness High School. Jon coached there for five years working as the JV Head Coach and Assistant Coach to Varsity. He then coached at Wake Forsyth for five years as Assistant Varsity Coach. He has developed and worked with players at the highest level. He is a coach at Point Guard college and a coach at Nike Elite 100. He is currently the Head Coach of Team CP3. He has also worked with LeBron James as a coach at their Elite basketball camps.
Mike Russell- Lead Developer
Born and raised in Winston Salem, NC. Class of 2001 at R.J.Reynolds High School. Starting PG on Back to Back 4A State Championship teams. (2000, 2001)
Started volunteer coaching at various youth leagues at age 22. Begin coaching in high school in 2007. Since then, coached every level from 9th Grade boys, JV Boys/Girls, as well as varsity boys and girls. (Reagan, RJR, West Forsyth, Mt Tabor, Parkland)
Co Founded and coached Team Winston AAU Basketball in 2009. While coaching age groups 14u-17u from 2009-2017, helped 50+ kids fulfill their goal of playing collegiate basketball.
Worked and volunteered at numerous youth camps including CP3 and Wake Forest Basketball Camp.
Mike is Head of all Team play at the CP3BA and currently the Head Coach of the 5th Grade Select Team.