Florida Coastal Prep

COACHING STAFF

Lee DeForest

Head Coach/Director of Operations
 

Lee DeForest begins his fourth year at FCP as a head coach and director of operations. Coach DeForest has 20 years of basketball coaching experience and a recruiting network that extends nationally and internationally.

In addition, he has college coaching stops at Angelo State, College of Central Florida, Lindsey Wilson College, and Bellarmine University.

Vando Becheli

Head HS Coach/Athletic Director
 

Adjalma "Vando" Becheli begins his third year as the National HS Head Coach and is the former Utah State University Eastern Head Coach who had over 120 wins in 8 seasons. His 2009-2010 Eagles finished third in the NJCAA after winning a Region XVIII championship. The Brazilian native played and coached professionally for 25 years in the Top League in Brazil where he also helped to develop Brazilian athletes into NBA players. Coach Vando also assisted with the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Becheli and his wife Iamar have one son, Felipe.

Dmitry Utolin

Head Coach/Sports Performance Director
 
Coach Utolin begins his third year at FCP after serving as graduate assistant coach at Cumberland University. Before moving to the USA, Utolin played basketball professionally in CSKA Moscow (Russia). He began his college career at Cuesta JC before transferring to West Texas A&M University then finished his career at Lindsey Wilson College.
 
Coach Utolin had an outstanding collegiate career, twice named as an All-Conference player and an NAIA All-American. After college, Utolin played professionally in Russia and Spain.

Coach G

Associate Head Coach/Housing Director
 
Guilherme Malfi, Coach G, begins his second year at FCP. Before joining the program, Malfi played professionally in Brazil for 3 years and during that time won the State Championship in Sau Paulo twice.
 
He was honored with selection to the All Sao Paulo State team five times and won MVP in 2010. The former Brazilian National Team Player has also trained with Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel).

Paul Peck

Director/Consultant
 

Paul Peck is the former Lindsey Wilson College Head Coach who led his teams to a 587-368 overall record in 30 seasons as a head coach. Peck was a five-time Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year and was named the 2011-12 Don Meyer NAIA Coach of the Year.

Coach Peck also has stops at several high major schools as an assistant coach and has connections at every level of professional and college sports.

Byron Stewart

Recruiting Coordinator
 

Paul Peck is the former Lindsey Wilson College Head Coach who led his teams to a 587-368 overall record in 30 seasons as a head coach. Peck was a five-time Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year and was named the 2011-12 Don Meyer NAIA Coach of the Year.

Coach Peck also has stops at several high major schools as an assistant coach and has connections at every level of professional and college sports.

ADVISORY BOARD

Our Advisory Board is comprised of professionals and visionary entrepreneurs. We have the network to leverage our history of basketball relationships in your favor to assist in placement for both college and professional opportunities.

Tom Bower

Tom is the co-founder of Leading Athletics & KBC Hoops as well as co-founder of the Virtus Brand. All of his endeavors focus on helping groups to reach their goals both on the court and off.

Dr. Shadia Natour

Dr. Natour is the Clinic Lead Physical Therapist at Compleat Rehab & Sports Therapy. She is also a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.

Vernon Orndorff

Former Executive Director of Leadership for Flagler County Schools, Orndorff also has head coaching experience at the high school levels in Texas and Florida including assistant coaching experience at Wichita State.

ADMISSIONS TEAM

Alba Reyes

Admissions Director

Alba is the Enrollment Guide at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design and will assist with the Admissions Office and Administration Board