7009 Varnum Street, Hyattsville, MD, 20784   (301)459-7311
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BASKETBALL       Varsity Basketball

Basketball fully engages a person's physical and mental faculties. The intense nature of the sport builds physicak fitness and exceptional motor coordination. It develops social capability through improving self-confidence, learning to be resilient over mistakes or loses, fostering team work, and communicating regularly with other players on and off the court.

I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
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 New Hope Tigers 

I believe in molding hard workers & talented individuals by helping to facilitate a versatile, intelligent, and optimistic student athlete on and off the court. I believe in creating and challenging the characters of my students athletes to help guide them during their time with me and after. I believe in creating a family environment based on principles of respect, loyalty, communication, discipline & hard work. My slogan is stay locked in or get locked out!
Coach Vito Coaching Philosophy

Vito Buckle, Head Coach
Vito Buckle
Head Coach

Vernon Niikpakpa "Vito" Buckle Ghanaian Descent, College Graduate, Philanthropist, Role Model, Mentor, Father and Basketball Coach. With over 25 years of experience in playing and coaching combined, my goal is to ensure that all student athletes reach their promise on and off of the court a graduate of Gaithersburg High School in Gaithersburg, MD, I was the starting point guard at Missouri Western State University. Throughout my college experience I gained three degrees in Sports Management/Recreation Administration with a minor in Community Sports, General Education, and Computer Applications. My former coaching experiences include Head Varsity Coach for National Christian Academy and Ast Director of Basketball Freshman Coach at Good Council High School, Assistant Head Varsity Coach at Quince Orchard High School and Head Varsity and Junior Varsity Coach at Jewish Day HS. I am also the director of a 15 Team AAU non profit organization and co director in a