The Dream Team
The Dream Basketball Academy is made up of a dedicated team of individuals. We bring a diverse set of skills and experience that enables our Academy to coach, educate and equip our players for life on and off the basketball court.
Raheim “The Dream” Brown
Managing Director // Basketball & Life Skills Coach
Born in New York and raised in Orlando, Raheim attended Colonial high school in Central Florida. During his high school days he was ranked amongst the top 30 players in the country (by Street & Smith and Bob Gibbons Reports), a leading candidate for Florida’s Mr. Basketball, and an honorable mention All-American after averaging 26.3 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 4 blocks a game during his senior season.
Unfortunately in the middle of his senior season at Colonial, Raheim suffered a horrific leg injury after being fouled by an opposing player while going up for a dunk. After sustaining two breaks in both his tibia and fibula bones and having a titanium rod inserted into his right leg, Raheim was told by doctors that it would be very unlikely to play basketball at a high level again. After missing his entire freshman year rehabilitating his injury, Raheim made an inspirational comeback and played two seasons for the University of South Florida on a full athletic scholarship, before transferring to Florida Atlantic University. During his senior season, he led the team (17.2 points per game 10.1 rebounds per game and 1.9 blocks per game) to its first ever conference championship, and first NCAA Tournament appearance (2002) in school’s history.
Joey Glenn Wright
Head Coach of the Adelaide 36ers // Skills and Strategy Coach of TDBA
Joey was born in Alton, Illinois, USA and graduated from the University of Texas, Austin in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (NCAA-Div. 1) and currently resides in Adelaide, Australia.
Since 2013, he has been the Head Coach of the Australian NBL basketball team, Adelaide 36ers, based in Adelaide.
Grant Chapman has brought to successful conclusion a number of projects during a distinguished business and parliamentary career. From age 26, he won the marginal Federal electorate of Kingston in the Australian House of Representatives three times for the Liberal Party, serving as its Member from 1975 to 1983. He held the seat, against the national voting trend, through strong community engagement, prominent local media profile and empathetic constituent casework. Prior to 1975, he was a marketing executive in the oil industry with Shell Co of Australia Limited and from 1983 to 1987, a self-employed management consultant in the fields of marketing, business planning, business migration, executive recruitment and public issues management.
Elite Strength & Performance Manager
Darren Burgess has an international reputation for guiding and building elite athletic performance. With a Doctorate in movement analysis in Australian Football and Soccer, Burgess is a highly regarded high performance manager not only in Australia but internationally as well.
Burgess lectured at the Australian Catholic University in exercise science between 1997 and 2005 while working as an assistant fitness coach at Sydney, with the Australian Olympic soccer team as a video analyst in Athens, and then as the head fitness coach of the Paramatta Power in the National Soccer League.
Mark Fleming // Techmark Digital
Digital Marketing and Business Consultant
The first half of Mark’s career from 1996 to 2006 was spent in the ICT industry. Initially starting out in I.T. support roles for the South Australian government , he then transitioned to the private sector. The transition saw him working for an IT service provider, providing network engineering and IT consultancy services to numerous businesses in South Australia, working as an IT Consultant and Team Leader (looking after the team of systems engineers in SA and WA). The company for which he worked was sold to the Telstra Group, which changed the culture of the business, which resulted in Mark seeking other business opportunities.
Matthew Hill // Techmark Digital
Social Media Management and Reputation Enhancement Consultant
Matt is a Director of International Sports Care and a Director and Co-Founder of Techmark Digital, a specialist web development and digital marketing agency.
Matt has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in traditional marketing, sales, business development, and after a solid stint as Senior Partner and General Manager of the SA division of Zanity he worked closely with executives and high profile sports people in the area of profile management and reputation enhancement online.
Public Relations & Media Coaching Consultant
Darryn has been involved with the media for the past 20 years in various capacities. His initial involvement was as a result of him winning state and national awards and the subsequent media attention that followed.