Organization

Blaze Founders

Torey Jamal Thomas – Chairman

  • Trinity Catholic High School 2003
  • Holy Cross College 2007
  • Bachelor arts in Sociology and Pre-Law
  • Professional Basketball Player in Europe
  • Co-Founder and CEO of New York Blaze Athletic Club
  • Handles all adminstrative work including permits, insurances, and sponsorships

 

Lawrence White Jr - Executive Director

  • White Plains High School Graduate 1989
  • College of Westchester
  • Associates Degree in Business and Marketing 2007
  • Co-Founder of New York Blaze Athletic Club
  • President of New York Blaze Athletic Club
  • Handles all daily operations including registrations, parental information, tournament information

 

Jeffrey Lee - Director of Basketball Operations

  • White Plains High School Graduate 2002
  • Letter winners in Football and Basketball
  • Dean College Basketball Scholarship
  • Director of Basketball Operations
  • for New York Blaze Athletic Club
  • Coaches the High School Select Team
  • and the 3rd and 4th Grade Select Team
  • Handles all individual workouts for players

 

Lamont Watson – New York Blaze Athletic Club Head Coach

  • First-team ALL ECAC Line Backer in 1997 & 1998 at the University of Delaware
  • Graduated in May 2000
  • New jersey Institute of Technology-Masters in Construction Management 2003
  • Occupation: Currently work as Superintendent of Facilities & Operations at CUNY-Bronx Community College
  • Have worked at BCC for 5 years
  • Has coached youth sports for over 15 years in Pop Warner, Boys & Girls Club, and AAU Basketball
  • Coaches New York Blaze 7th and 8th grade Select Teams

 

Kevin Higgs - Co-Founder New York Blaze Athletic Club

  • Co-Founder New York Blaze Athletic Club
  • White Plains High School 1991
  • Varsity Basketball Player
  • Strength, Conditioning and Fundamentals Coach
  • Played throughout NYC with premier program of Young Life
  • Now Running the High School Division for White Plains Parks and Recreation
  • Works at keeping the youth in good physical condition

 

Ivan Jones - Co-Founder of New York Blaze Athletic Club

  • Co-Founder of New York Blaze Athletic Club
  • White Plains High School
  • Letter winner in Football for WPHS Tigers
  • Born and Raise on Ferris Avenue in White Plains, NY
  • with Co-Founders Kevin, Lawrence, and later Torey
  • Currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Scott Cummings

  • Head coach New York blaze high school select team
  • Has been coaching with New York Blaze for the past 10 years
  • Works diligently in helping kids go to college and play basketball