WORK HARD. STAY HUMBLE.
Coach DaShawn received his formal education from West Texas A&M University earning his bachelor's and master's degrees with a focus in Sports and Exercise Sciences. In addition to his college and post graduate education, he earned a Physical Fitness Certification from The Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas.
DaShawn is a former full scholarship Division II basketball player (West Texas A&M University - WTAMU). Before arriving at WTAMU, he competed at the junior college level at Southeastern Illinois College. He has served as a fundamental basketball trainer and team coach for 7 years and is the Director for The North Fort Worth Centurions Basketball Club.
DaShawn and his wife, Dara, founded the non-profit organization in the winter of 2012 with the purpose to develop young men and women from the North Fort Worth area into fundamentally sound basketball players. DaShawn is the father of Bryce and Caleb Harris.
After 23 years of service, Coach Shannon retired from the Air Force. He earned his bachelors of science from The University of Maryland and his MBA - Project Management from Grantham University. He has served as a coach for the NFWC organization since the summer of 2018.
He truly has a passion for serving others. It's demonstrated in his willingness to volunteer. He has been an active servant in Big Brother and Sisters as a mentor, he serves in his church's children ministry plus he has coached youth soccer and football for more than 5 years.
Shannon and his wife, Stephanie share two children, Trinity and Micah Rivers.
Coach Tomas completed his bachelor's degree from West Texas A&M University; where, he played basketball. He was a part of one of the most successful seasons in the university's history. The 1997-98 team completed their season as Elite 8 qualifiers in the NCAA Division II National Championship. In addition to his undergraduate degree, he also earned a MBA from Southern Nazarene University.
One of Tomas' many passions is teaching young men the game of basketball and developing them to be servant leaders for the Lord. He feels a duty to inspire the next generation of leaders and decision makers. He sees basketball as an avenue to achieve this task. Through basketball, he hopes to teach life lessons that young men can carry on throughout school, work endeavors, and their own families someday.
Since the inception of NFWC, Tomas has been an assistant coach. His major responsibilities includes life skills mentoring, team building, analyzing basketball skills and assistant coaching.
He and his wife, Sarah share two daughters, Saylor and Maryn Wrotten.
Coach Wade joined the organization in the winter of 2018. He has served as an assistant and head coach guiding the 5th grade team to two 3rd place finishes in the spring and summer league.
Coach Wade has been a voice of reason among our coaching staff. His well thought out and prayerful ideas and concepts truly help bring sense to our relational and technical approach.
He and his wife, Christine share four children; Hannah, Noah, Rachel and Rebekah Reyes.
THE MARCUS NORWOOD PATCH
Marcus Norwood passed on June 20, 2018, while playing pickup basketball with his son, Nick Norwood and his peers at Eaton High School.
He was a proud supporter of The North Fort Worth Centurions Basketball Club, a "dad" to many of our trainees and a dear friend to many parents who kids competed for our organization.
We proudly wear this patch to honor his legacy of support, service and faith. We pay homage to Marcus by encouraging all our sports parents and team members to be supportive, serve and believe in each other and themselves.