FROM OUR ATHLETES
"I have been contacted by several coaches who heard about me playing in Hawaii. This may help me fulfill my dream of playing in college. Thanks for the opportunity Paradise Sports!"
"The fundraising was all worth it - I got to play against some really good players and learned from a Hall of Fame Coach. I can't wait to go again next year."
"Coach Waldrop's winning percentage, conference championships, national championship, and graduation rate are all known, and indisputable. Very few have coached at the levels he has, and had the level of success along the way. He is far more concerned with the person off the floor and in the classroom, than he is the player on the floor, and that is why his success is annual, because the relationships he has are lifelong."
– Brent "Buzz" Williams, Head Basketball Coach, Virginia Tech University
"Energetic, passionate, winner: These are words often used to describe Coach Terry Waldrop. He has been a great mentor during my coaching career. He has helped me with my confidence to handle any situation."
– Byron Rimm II, Head Men's Basketball Coach, Prairie View A&M University
"The thing that has always impressed me about Terry is how much he cares about people. He gets up in the morning thinking about how he can improve his product and make no mistake - his product is people. "
– Bob Starkey, Associate Head Women's Basketball Coach, Texas A&M University
"My relationship with Coach T goes beyond the regular "player-coach" relationship. I consider him like a big brother to me. He is a big part of the reason why I graduated from college, played in the NBA, and had a great career. Coach T's daily lessons have become lesson's for a lifetime, and I am grateful to call him my friend."
– Ruben Garces, Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns, Europe
“I have known Terry for 12 plus years now and he has a great character and is someone I consider a good friend. I am excited to be part of the Flying Hawaiians and believe me it will be a first class experience”
– Mike Jeffcoat, 14 year veteran Major League Baseball Pitcher & current Head Baseball Coach at Texas Wesleyan University
“ The Flying Hawaiian Showcase was superbly planned & executed beginning to end. I give my highest recommendation to students and parents for the trip of a lifetime”
– Dan Hays, Hall of Fame Basketball Coach, Oklahoma Christian University
The Showcase is a way for players to get exposure they wouldn’t ordinarily get and they learn from a great group of talented coaches. It really is an incredible experience.
– Kyle Blankenship, Head Basketball Coach LSU-Shreveport
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