Coach Edwin L. Atlas brings over forty years of playing and coaching experience at the high school, AAU, Boys & Girls Club, and recreational levels. Coach Atlas personally witnessed highlight moves of ABA/NBA all-star Julius “Dr. J” Erving as a youth and played on the same playgrounds in his hometown of Hempstead, New York. He played competitive basketball for various teams with the US Army for twenty-three years, including a semiprofessional season in Istanbul, Turkey. His globe-trotting experience includes playing
and coaching in South Korea and Italy, plus within the States in DC, Maryland, Virginia, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Oklahoma. He also played for several White House and Pentagon basketball teams during his military career.