Florida Coastal Prep

Management and 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.

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.

Reico Carter

Assistant Coach/Chef
Coach Carter begins his first season with FCP. A former prep standout in KY, Reico majored in Biblical Studies at Carver Bible College where he played for four seasons. 
Coach Carter loves reading his Bible, spending time with family and friends, giving back to the community, comedy shows and trying new recipes. He will assist FCP as chef while also working with players on and off the court.

Will Kuehne

Assistant Coach/Social Media Director

Coach Kuehne begins his first season with FCP after 2 years serving as the junior high head coach at Legacy Christian Academy and AAU coach for Valor Athletics.

Will earned his Mechnical and Energy Engineering degree with a minor in Math from the University of North Texas. He left corporate America to pursue his passion of coaching.

Byron Stewart

Recruiting Coordinator

Byron Stewart begins his third year with Florida Coastal Prep. He is an international basketball scout and operates his own specialized scouting service - Stewart Athletic Club. In the past 4 years, Byron has placed over 250 players into colleges that include D1, D2, D3, NAIA, and JUCO.

He assists FCP in talent assessment, NCAA eligibility concerns, and preparation of college athletes.

Paul Peck


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.

Coach G

Volunteer Assistant
Guilherme Malfi, Coach G, is welcome again to 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).


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.


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