2024 Coaches

2024 Coaches


Connor Cunningham – 17U Head Coach 


Coach Connor is going into his 11th year of coaching youth basketball. His prior coaching experience entails all 3 high school levels (Freshman, JV, and Varsity), Nova Cavs, as well as youth recreational travel teams. He has coached for the Nova Cavs the past 3 seasons where he coached his team to 10 championships. His experience at the collegiate level was walking on a division 1 program, working with a coaching staff for scouting, film sessions, and game preparation. 

Tyler Young – 17U Head Coach

Coach Young is starting his third season with the NOVA Cavs.  He has many years of experience coaching Travel League and AAU Basketball around the local Northern VA area.

Coach Young believes passionately in teaching fundamental defense.  He is committed to teach young players about playing basketball with heart and strong effort, which will bring positive life lessons through sports experience.

Durmia Marshall – 17U Head Coach

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Joe Corish – 16U Head Coach

Joe grew up on Arlington, Virginia, having attended and played varsity  basketball for Bishop O’Connell High School.  He began coaching both girls and boys travel and AAU basketball teams in 2001 including Vienna and Chantilly travel teams at all ages.  In 2002 he formed two boys AAU teams and has coached them in local and  national tournaments throughout the past decade.   Between 2013 and 2015 he was the head coach of the boys varsity high school team at Trinity Christian High School in Fairfax, Virginia.  Joe practices law for Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C. in Arlington, Virginia,  focusing on commercial lending, real estate and corporate matters by day.  His  primary goals during the AAU season are to teach players how to play  together as a team, continue to develop their individual skills, and stretch them to play beyond their comfort zone so they get the most improvement as possible out of the season.  He wants players to learn to compete to their best ability and with their best effort at all times, and love doing so.

Shannon Byrnes – 15U Head Coach

 6th year as NOVA Cavaliers AAU Head Coach (winning multiple tournament championships)                 14U Marquee Hoops Spring Select Circuit Champions
 13U Shots Up Summer League Champions (Playing Up in 14U)
 Back to Back FCYBL Division 1 Travel Champions (6th and 7th Grade)
 2022 FCYBL Division 1 Most Valuable Coach (7th Grade)
 11U RYC Summer League Coach of the Year
 17 plus years coaching at South Lakes High School:
• 5 years as Varsity Assistant Coach
• 5 years as Junior Varsity Head Coach
• 5 years as Freshman Head Coach
• 2 years as Freshman Assistant Coach
 2 seasons Nova 94 AAU Assistant Coach – 9U D2 National Champions, Orlando
 South Lakes, Virginia Tech, Marymount University Graduate
 Current 6th Grade Teacher at Navy Elementary and South Lakes High Freshman Head Coach

Adrien Bermudez – 15U Head Coach

As A Coach:
– Herndon Select FCYBL Head Coach 5th Grade 2019
– NOVA94 Assistant Coach – Goldberg Teams 2017-2020
– NOVA94 Orange Head Coach c/o 2027 2020-2022
– CYA Elite AAU Head Coach c/o 2027 2018-2022
– CYA AAU Program Director 2018-Present
– Katherine Johnson MS Basketball Head Coach 2021-2022
– Mt Vernon HS JV Assistant Coach – 2022
– Centreville HS JV Head Coach – 2022-Present

As A Player:
– 3 year Starter at PG for HS Varsity at La Salle (Highly Ranked Private School Program in the Philippines)
– Won a few individual awards as a 4 year Varsity HS player
– Recruited by 3 universities in Manila after HS
– Played 1 conference in a Commercial/Semi-Pro league (Manila)
– Played in a few city leagues in Los Angeles

Ray Baltazar – 14U Head Coach

Bio and Photo coming soon!

Darren Davis – 13U Head Coach

Basketball has been an integral part of Darren’s life for more than three decades. With his father as his first coach, a path of success on the hardwood was destined from day one.

In 2012-2013, Davis was named Head Freshman Basketball Coach at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2011, Darren earned his first championship as a coach with a U13 Division II Title, while also garnering ‘Coach of the Year’ from his peers. Now in his second season coaching with the NOVA Cavs.

As a promising athlete in Northern Virginia, Davis was fortunate to have been surrounded by several great coaches, including, but not limited to, Win Palmer, Jimmy Fitzpatrick and Brian Bobo; all from Flint Hill,Cliff Cooks and Shirvan Joseph from the Stars. The coaches from his past have shaped him into the coach he is today, not just as an athlete, but as a son, brother, coach, and member of his community.

Coach Davis graduated from Radford University in 2009. In 2005 he was one of the founding members of the Radford University Club Basketball team and also was a practice player for the Women’s Varsity Basketball team. Prior to attending Radford University, Davis played Varsity basketball at James Madison High School from 2003-2005 and was the starting point guard in 2004. 

Rob Ochsendorf – 13U Head Coach

Rob has been coaching youth sports in Northern Virginia for over a decade.  He has coached youth AAU basketball for three seasons in tournaments in the DMV area and beyond.  He believes strongly in a developmental and positive coaching philosophy, helping his players to learn, develop, and mature in their approach to the game.  He promotes a strong collaborative philosophy and his players will learn defensive fundamentals and key offensive principles in preparation for success in high school basketball. Rob was a standout varsity player in high school basketball, soccer, and football in WV, with all-state selections in both soccer and football.

Taylor Davis – 12U Head Coach

Bio and Photo coming soon.