Coaches

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Shon Bolden
, a native of Indianapolis Indiana, is the founder of Living Empowered Sports.He is a graduate of MacMurray College with a B.S. in Physical Education. He was also a college ball player that maximized his ability and people around him. For the past 10 years he has been working with the most elite players company in the Midwest and has worked with all levels of players, from 6th grade student athletes to professional basketball players. Shon was established to be a beacon of change by educating and empowering his community in areas such as self-development, mentoring, spirituality, and sports training. Through his sports training program, Shon serves as a role model, motivator, and educator of athletes. Living Empowered sports was built on the promise that the future will never change until young men and women renew their minds and reclaim their rightful place in the school, family, church, and society as a whole. Shon has proven that he can help athletes develop in these areas. Since the age of seven, he has had an entrepreneurial spirit to help people through sports training. Despite adversity, Shon has never considered giving up on his dreams of helping others through training. Through his dreams and compassion for people, Shon was compelled to establish Living Empowered Sports. Shon uses a unique style of training to bring out the gift of each client as he is a master professional in the areas of functional movement and skill development. Shon also brings a uniqueness of showing people how to create moves based on their natural moving ability. He plans to develop talent, so that the talent can be a blessing to others. An important belief that Shon shares is being able to ask yourself at the end of the day, “Did I use wisdom, heart, and a mind to be the athlete God wants me to be?”

Robert White attended Thomas Carr Howe High School where he played JV and Varsity basketball. He played for the All-Army men’s basketball team for 5 years playing in China, Japan, Germany, Korea, and the U.S. He participated on the post and company level teams.

He has been coaching AAU boys basketball since 1998. He has coached on two AAU national Championship teams…the 2001/02-Indy Hoyas, and the 2003/04-Indy stars. Both are third grade teams. He has coached several division one and division two players as well as Courtney Lee of the Orlando Magic.

White helped coordinate and coach for Pike Youth Basketball Club (PYBC) for 10 years and coached AAU girls basketball from 1996 – 1998

He was the assistant coach at Ocala High School in Orlando Florida from 2003-2005 and has been the head and assistant coach at Guion Middle School 7th & 8th grade girls since 2005.

White graduated from Indiana Wesleyan in December 2006 with a bachelors’ degree in business administration. He is currently pursuing dual masters in MSM & MBA from Indiana Tech.

He is married to Charlotte and the step father Christian 16 and Isaiah 10. He has a daughter Arian 24 who is currently attending Florida A&M University for her master’s degree and is perusing her career as a pediatrician.

Eric Allen has experienced success at both the high school and Division I college ranks. He is married to Casey and has a 6-year-old son, Bryce.

The past two years, Allen served as an Assistant Coach for the IUPUI Jaguars in Indianapolis, IN. Allen assisted in the day-to-day operations of the program and academic oversight, as well as oversaw Ron Hunter Basketball Camps and served as a primary liaison for community service initiatives.

Previously, Allen served as the Varsity Head Coach at Indianapolis Manual High School, helping the Redskins to one of the largest improvements in the state in 2004-05. As the youngest head coaches in all of IHSAA Class 4A, Allen helped Manual improve from 3-17 to 11-11 in his first season. In 2005-06, Allen guided the Redskins to an 11-10 mark, the program’s best winning percentage in nearly two decades. Most important, according to Allen, was the fact that every one of his players graduated and progressed academically and/or athletically to secondary educational institutions after their high school basketball careers ended. Allen also earned numerous teaching distinctions, including the Lilly Endowment for Teacher Creativity and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, during his 7-year tenure in Indianapolis Public Schools. Additionally, he authored the book, “Surviving and Thriving in the Beginning Years as an Urban Educator.”

Allen was the Freshman Head Coach at Manual for three years before spending the 2003-04 season as an Assistant Varsity Coach at Southport High School.

He earned his B.S. in Business-Marketing from Indiana in 1998 and his B.A. in Business Education from the University of Indianapolis in 2001. He later received his Master’s degree in School Counseling from Indiana State in 2005.

A 1995 graduate of Indianapolis Roncalli High School, Allen was picked the basketball team’s Mental Attitude Award winner his senior season.