Coach Gary Newsome

Coach Gary Newsome

Founder/Owner, Director of Basketball Operations and Head Coach for Girls and Boys

Coach Newsome is a graduate of Shawnee Mission West High School where he was a three year varsity starter and letter winner in basketball and track earning all state honors his junior and senior years. Gary turned down opportunities to play college basketball, football and track to pursue his ministerial calling and to tend to his newly acquired family. He has attended Johnson County Community College and DeVry Institute but is currently pursuing a Bachelor degree in Sports Ministry at Faith Bible College. After previously dropping basketball from his life, in October of 1996 Coach Newsome began to have an itch to get back to the game he loves. He began to coach various AAU and competitive basketball teams within the KC Metro. In August of 2006, Coach Newsome was hired as the Varsity Girl’s Head Coach at Olathe Christian School while also serving as Assistant Athletic Director. Under Coach Newsome's leadership, the Olathe Christian Lady Warriors amassed an overall three year record of 91-14 (.867) while collecting two NACA National Championships (’08, ’07), one MAAC Midwest Regional Championship (’07) and three KCAA Kansas State Championships (’09, ’08, ’07). At Olathe Christian Coach Newsome developed and produced two NACA All-Americans (Leah Cotton-University of Minnesota and Amy Green-Washburn University) while graduating and placing every one of his players in various colleges.

Coach Newsome is married to the beautiful, LaPortia Newsome, for the past 26 years. He is blessed to have (3) sons: Donte Newsome-26 (coaches @ Warrior Hoops); Dexter Newsome-24 (coaches @ Warrior Hoops) and Devin Newsome-20 (sophomore point guard @ University of Nebraska-Omaha).

LaPortia Newsome

LaPortia Newsome

Co-Owner and Executive Administrative Assistant

LaPortia Newsome works alongside her husband, Coach Gary Newsome, to help fulfill the vision of Warrior Hoops of reaching youth by any means necessary. She handles the administrative duties of the company so that Coach Newsome can do what he loves to do and that is coach, develop and equip kids in the game of basketball and life.

LaPortia Newsome interned at International House of Prayer in Sept of 2014. She has served in several capacities in ministry in the local church as well as running her own ministry, ``The Prayer Room, Inc.`` to establish prayer back into the hearts of God's people. She is a bright up and coming author featuring her debut book, ``Prayers from the Prayer Room, Volume 1`` that released December 2014.

Donte Newsome

Donte Newsome

Director of Player Development, Boys Head Coach

Coach Donte Newsome is a Kansas native who played varsity basketball his entire high school career. Coach Donte finished his senior year winning the 3A State Championship at Olathe Christian, and earning 1st Team All Conference and 1st Team All Tournament Team at the 3A State Tournament in 2007-08 . Coach Donte went on to play in college at Oklahoma Wesleyan University where he won the NAIA DII National Championship in 2008-09. He also played at Manhattan Christian College where he won the NCCAA Regional Tournament in 2009-2010. Coach Donte Newsome, aka Coach Tay, has been coaching for 8 years in the Warrior Hoops program, and coaches all age groups and levels. In addition, Coach Tay has established himself as one of the Premier Basketball Skills Trainers in the Kansas City Metro. Basketball is more than just a game to Coach Tay, but rather a passion, and a vehicle to impact peoples' lives in a positive manner.

Dexter Newsome

Dexter Newsome

Boys Head Coach and Skills Development Lead Trainer

Coach Dexter Newsome is a Kansas native that has played basketball since he was a young boy. He played in the AAU circuit and went on to play at the Varsity level in High School. In Coach Dexters' junior year in High School he played along side his brother, Coach Donte Newsome, to win a 3A State Championship at Olathe Christian. In his senior year, he lead Gardner-Edgerton High School to make an appeareance in the 5A State Tournament, finishing 3rd place. Coach Dexter had to forgo college basketball opportunities due to some major injuries. Coach Dexter didn't waste the knowledge and experiences gained as a player but rather uses that as his fuel as a coach. Coach Dexter has a special gift to reach youngs kids with his lively personality. He wants to make a difference and impact the lives of children in his sphere of influence.

Devin Newsome

Devin Newsome

Skills Development Lead Trainer

Devin committed to University of Omaha Nebraska the beginning of his senior year where he currently plays the point guard position. His major at UNO is Communications. Devin played for Coach Brett McFall at Shawnee Mission South High School his sophomore thru senior yr winning a state title his junior year...As a junior in 2012-13, earned second-team all-state and second-team All-Sunflower League honors...Averaged 9.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.5 steals per game with a 2.1 assist-to-turnover ratio...His 89 percent free throw shooting was the second best in school history. He also played AAU ball for his father, Coach Gary Newsome at Warrior Hoops since the age of 12.

Elise Cotton

Elise Cotton

Administrative Assistant

Micah Blosser

Micah Blosser

Media Director

Micah was born and raised in a small town just outside of Dayton, Ohio. During his high school years he attended a vocational school and specialized in Media and Marketing. Upon graduation in 2007, Micah moved to Kansas City, Missouri and joined the newly formed Media Department of the International House Of Prayer in Kansas City. After participating in a Media Apprenticeship, Micah went on to lead his own team of apprentices. Following his time in the apprenticeship, he had the opportunity to travel abroad to work on a documentary, Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, which unveils the depths of sex slavery across the world. Micah is now a Kansas City based videographer and the Media Director for Warrior Hoops. He has been married for 5 years, and he and his wife Kaitlyn have 3 amazing little ones who will probably be little basketball players very soon. Micah's dream is to grow a media company that will tell stories that need to be told, to produce high quality films, and to see Jesus glorified through media.

Maurice King

Maurice King

Boys Head Coach and Skills Development Trainer

Coach Maurice King-Clark, aka Coach K, grew up in Kansas City, MO and played AAU ball for the KC Heat and KC Magic. After moving to Texas to finish High School, he attended Cisco Jr. College on a basketball and football scholarship. From there he walked on at Texas Tech University and also went to play at North Western Oklahoma State University. He has always loved the game of basketball as well as passing on valuable knowledge so coaching comes natural to him. He also believes in giving back and teaching valuable tools such as mental toughness, discipline, and the power of positive thinking which can also be applied in and off the court.