Founded by Alvin Williams,

10-year NBA player, Villanova Hall of Famer and Player Development Coach for Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers


For more information on basketball  development and education activities for players and coaches contact scramer@theacademyofhoops.com or 484-535-3055

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OUR COACHES

Alvin Williams, Founder & Executive Director

  • Born and raised in Philadelphia

  • Graduated from Germantown Academy (1993)

  • Attended Villanova University

  • Majored in Elementary Education and earned a Bachelors of Arts (1997)

  • Played as a Member of Villanova Men’s Basketball Team (1993 – 1997)

  • Drafted in 1997 by the Portland Trailblazers

  • Played 8 seasons in the NBA for the Toronto Raptors

  • Villanova Hall of Famer

  • Formerly Toronto Raptors Scout

  • Currently Philadelpia 76ers Player Development Coach

Shawn Cramer, Director of Basketball Operations

  • Shawn played his collegiate basketball at Purdue University Northwest.

  • He currently serves as an assistant coach for the Wissahickon Trojans varsity and jv boy's basketball teams.

Jonathan Haynes, Co-Founder and Coach

  • Born and raised in Philadelphia

  • 1990 High School McDonald’s All-American

  • Graduated from Germantown Friends School

  • Attended Villanova University

  • Played as a Member of Villanova Men’s Basketball Team (1993 – 1995)

  • Played 10 Years professional basketball in Italy, Spain, Turkey, Israel

  • Currently works as Assistant Coach for Germantown Academy Varsity Boys Basketball Team

Augustine Woodlin, Co-Founder and Coach

  • Born and raised in Philadelphia

  • Graduated from Simon Gratz H.S.

  • Majored in Sports Management at Coppin State University

  • Played Member of the basketball program at Coppin State University (2003 – 2007)

  • Currently serves as an Assistant Coach for Harrington High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team

Michael Smith, Co-Founder and Coach

  • Played for Pennsauken, NJ High School Varsity

  • Led Pennsauken to its first ever Group 4 South Jersey Title

  • Attended East Stroudsburg University

  • Played as a Member of East Stroudsburg University and named First Team All PA State Athletic Conference

  • Served as Assistant Coach to Timber Creek High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team where he helped lead the team to the Group 3 State Championship

  • Served as Assistant Coach at Pennsauken High School Boys Varsity Basketball Team

  • Currently works with at-risk youth at VisionQuest as an Admissions Manager

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