Executive Director & Founder
Kevin Harris was born in Washington, D.C. He gained a passion for the game of basketball, a competitive edge, and desire to improve from pick up basketball games on various courts at playgrounds throughout the city. His desire to excel drove him to work hard on and off the basketball court, which led to a scholarship to a prep school, Mercersburg Academy.
During Kevin’s four years at Mercersburg Academy, he was able to attain several honors such as 4-Year Basketball Letterman, Basketball Team Captain, and the Athletic Director’s Award. Mercersburg proved to be a valuable experience because Kevin was able to develop athletically through the accessibility of the school’s gym for him to practice by himself for hours and improve his basketball skills. Also, the school benefited him academically through the rigorous curriculum preparing him for the demands of college academics.
Kevin graduated from Mercersburg and went to Troy State University where he red-shirted for one year and transferred to Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College the following year. Kevin continued in his pursuit of excellence on and off the basketball court at Lurleen B. Wallace earning honors such as an Associate’s Degree, making the Dean’s List, getting named team captain, and being ranked as one of the top point guards in the county. Kevin’s performance on the basketball court at Lurleen B. Wallace led to a full basketball scholarship at Alabama State University.
While at Alabama State University Kevin made the Dean’s List for three years, got elected 1st Team Arthur Ashe Student Athlete Scholar, earned an award for Highest G.P.A. for Male Athlete, was elected USAA Academic All-American, received his B.A. in Business Management, earned the Coach’s Award, and became team captain. In addition, the team won the regular season and tournament SWAC (Southwestern Athletic Conference) Championships and earned a 1st Round NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament berth for the first time in school history during Kevin’s years as a player there.
After graduating from Alabama State Kevin went on to pursue his dreams as a professional basketball player. He ended up playing for the Dakota Wizards and trying out for the Washington Wizards. Eventually, he started The House of Hoops, which would be later named Hoop Life, Inc. While operating Hoop Life Kevin has trained many players and coached at many high schools such as T.C. Williams, Bishop Ireton, Mt. Vernon, and ISA.
Directors of Hoop Life