OUR TEAM

COACHES

JT ESCOBAR

JT is a native of Tallahassee, Florida.

He was awarded as big bend player of the year in 2013-2014. JT became one of the first players of the decade to sign to a power 5 school in Tallahassee.

 

He went on to play his collegiate career at Ole miss and concluded his career at the University of North Florida where he has scored over 1,000 points while helping lead UNF to a regular-season championship in the 2019-2020 season.

He also was awarded several off the court awards during his tenure at UNF including ASUN Scholar Athlete of the Year (2018-19), ASUN Winter Sports Winner For Life (2018-19), and Arthur Ashe Jr. Award Winner for Basketball and Male Runner-Up Nationally (2018-19). 

JT and his wife Susannah work at Engage Church in Tallahassee.  Susannah serves as the Staff Architect and JT serves as Youth Director.

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ADRIAN CRAWFORD

Adrian Crawford is a skilled entrepreneur with a passion for people, and more specifically, empowering individuals to live authentically. Adrian played his first year of collegiate basketball at University of Tulsa then later moved to Tallahassee, FL where he received a basketball scholarship from Florida State University. Upon graduation, Adrian went on to play professional basketball in Spain.

In 2007, Adrian returned to Tallahassee and founded Gamespeed Basketball, the first local basketball skills training academy, of which he sold in 2018. He also founded Equal Shot Inc., an elite basketball skills training program that gives under-resourced youth the ability to develop a well rounded perspective of athletics, finance, education, and emotional intelligence. Adrian currently serves as Lead Pastor of Engage Church and CEO of New Rules Collective, a human purpose development company created to empower individuals devoted to human flourishing.

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BARRY TAYLOR

Barry played basketball for Brevard Jr. College then transferred on to the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

 

After his playing career, Barry began coaching at Gulf Coast Community College, Tallahassee Community College, and Okaloosa Walton Community.

 

After 12 years of coaching on the collegiate level, he began to coach at the high school level for Lincoln High School, Havana Northside High School, Sail High School, and Florida High.

 

Barry is a retired educator of Leon County Schools of 30 years.

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LINDA E. OLSZEWSKI, PsyD

Linda E. Olszewski, PsyD, is a Florida State Licensed Psychologist (FL State License PY 10966) and a NY State licensed clinical psychologist (NY State License # 02168). Dr. Olszewski is specialized in working with adolescents and their families.

 

As a former NCAA Division 1 athlete, Dr. Olszewski has a strong interest in athletics, sports, and performance psychology. Dr. Olszewski, also has an expertise in trauma and resilience in adolescence. Dr. Olszewski presents on adolescents, parenting, sports, screen time, and trauma, both nationally and internationally.

 

She is also the author of a popular blog for Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/drifting-adulthood

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