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Founder & CEO / Head Basketball Coach




  • Capella University-Doctoral Program (2011), Education

  • American Intercontinental University (2007), Masters Degree- Instructional Design

  • Chicago State University (2005), Certificate in Special Education

  • Saint Xavier University (1990), Bachelors Degree-Business concentration in Marketing



  • CEO Victory Rock Prep (April 2013- Present)

  • IMG Assistant Director of Basketball (March 2013- August 2012)

  • IMG Interim Director (March 2012-August 2012)

  • IMG Academies (2010-2013), Head Coach Post-Graduate Basketball Program

  • Chicago Public Schools (2007-2010)

  • Boys to Men Math and English Academy (2005-2007), Founder and CEO

  • Chicago Public Schools (Julian High School) (1993-2005), Special Education Teacher/Assistant Basketball Coach(1993), Head Basketball Coach(1994-2005)

  • Chicago Public Schools (Randolph Elementary) (1992-1994), Special Education Teacher/Head Basketball Coach

  • Five-Star Basketball Director



  • SIAA Champions (2021)

  • Grind Session Coach of the Year (2018)

  • Grind Session National Champions (2016/2018)

  • Had three Round Ball All American Participants

  • One McDonald’s All American Participant, and many All State and All Area Players

  • As a prep school coach at Boys to Men, Jackson’s team won the National Christian Invitational Championship (2005)

  • His teams also participated in four Chicago Public School Final Fours

  • Founder and CEO of Boys to Men Math and English Academy (2005/2007)

  • Coach of the Year (2002/2003)

  • Chicago Public League Coach of the Year

  • Chicago Public Schools Final Four (1997/1999/2000/2003)

  • Regional Championship (2003/2004)

  • Illinois State Board Public School Representative

  • Head Coach of Meanstreets, a Nike Elite Basketball Youth League (2009/2010) 

  • Head Coach of Mac Irvin Fire (1993-1997)

  • One of the head coaches in the last Sonny Vaccaro Round Ball Classic

  • Coached grade school, high school, and prep school basketball for over twenty years.

  •  Produced over one hundred Division I basketball players who have become successful individuals within their communities

  • Won over three hundred fifty games and has a winning percentage of seventy- five percent over his coaching career


Players Produced:

  • Sean Dockery (Duke), Lance Williams, Mac Koshwal, Jeremiah Kelly, Thinjin Moses (DePaul), Waiteri Marsh (Tulane University), Ousmane Barro (Marquette), DeMario Eddins (UAB), James Peters (UNLV), Brandon Ewing (Wyoming), DeShaun Williams (University of Houston), Alvin Abreu (New Hampshire), and Djibril Coulibaly (Manhattan College) Deandre Daniels (UCONN), Jamari Traylor (Kansas), Walter Lemon Jr. and Shayok Shayok (Bradley), Phillip Greene Jr. and Christian Jones (St. Johns University), Chris Fowler (Central Michigan), Brian Greene and Nick Pellar (Auburn), Kamari Murphy and Ford Steun (Oklahoma State), Aubrey Williams Jr. (Toledo), Mangok Mathiang, Deng Adel (Louisville), Jordan Dickerson (SMU), Ran Tut(), Loren Cristian Jackson, Deng Riak, Khadim Gueye, and Jeremy Roscoe(Akron), Safir Daow(NIU), Mayan Kiir, Madut Akec, and Michael Durr(USF)


Trained Professional Players:

  • Glen “Big Baby” Davis in the last two years.

  • Coached two first round number one NBA Draft picks, Derrick Rose and Anthony Davis.

  • Started Derrick Rose playing as a youngster recognizing his talent as a second grader at Asa Phillip Randolph Elementary School

  • Worked with point guards such as Kendall Marshall, Brad Wanamaker, and Darius Johnson-Odom, Jimmy Butler, Moe Harkless, Earl Clark Kenny Kadji, Derrick Character, Tyrus Thomas, and many more.


Assistant Basketball Coach


Coach Antwain Wynn has been coaching Youth and Varsity athletes since 2010. His love for sports began in elementary school and quickly became a focal point of his life. He learned at a very young age that hard work, dedication and patience were the keys to success in both sports and life.



Experience & Accomplishments
- Assistant Coach, Neumann Goretti High School (2011 - 2019) 

     - 3x Philadelphia Catholic League Titles

     - 5x State Championships

     - Aided 15x student- athletes in receiving D1 scholarships


- Point Guard East Stroudsburg University Basketball Team

- Partial Qualifier, Second Team All-Region, Lackawanna Junior College

- Point Guard, St. John Neumann High School Varsity basketball

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 Assistant Basketball Coach

Aleer Deng

Coach Aleer is from South Sudan, came in the states in 2010, and played for Coach Loren Jackson for 4 years. 

Job Experience 

  • D1 basketball player all four years. Graduated with a bachelors degree in Liberal Arts and Business Entrepreneurship. 

  • Coaching experience started with Victory Rock as an assistant coach for Loren Jackson in 2019, as a big man developer. 

  • Play development and scale workout

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 Assistant Basketball Coach


Alma Mater

The University of Kansas B.A.

Bellevue University M.S.


Coaching Summary

Benjiman Mary (Mary) is entering his 15th season as a basketball coach and his 3rd season at Victory Rock Prep Academy. In his three seasons he has been the Head Coach of the Post Graduate program and serves as first Assistant Coach to Loren Jackson’s National High School program. Mary also teaches Philosophy of Leadership courses at Edison Academics (FL). 


In his time at Victory Rock Prep Academy, Mary has coached 12 scholarship recipients while accumulating a record of 38-23 (62% winning percentage).

In his previous two seasons, Mary coached 4 all conference players and coached the 2020-2021 Post Graduate team to the FSBC Gulf Division Championship.


Prior to joining Victory Rock Prep Academy, Mary coached for 12 seasons, with tenures at Guerin College Preparatory (IL), National Top Sports Institute (PA), Lincoln Park High School (IL), and Bellevue University (NE). In his time before joining Victory Rock Prep Academy, Mary helped over 110 student-athletes earn scholarships to four year universities, as well as coaching 5 student-athletes who have gone on to the professional ranks.


Mary is a native of Bellwood, IL, and attended St. Joseph’s High School and Guerin College Preparatory. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from The University of Kansas, as well as a Master of Sciences in Leadership from Bellevue University. His mother, Mary, his father, Paul, and his older sister, Veronica, are his guiding compass. Mary cites his family as his reason for an open heart and unconditional care towards his student-athletes.  

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