Coaching Staff

Lee DeForest

Lee DeForest

Director/Basketball Coach

Former college assistant and head coach, Coach DeForest has 20 years of basketball coaching experience and a recruiting network that extends nationally and internationally.

He has college coaching stops at Angelo State, College of Central Florida, Lindsey Wilson College, and Bellarmine University. His AAU and high school career includes head coaching jobs in Kentucky and Florida.

Paul Peck

Paul Peck

Associate Head Coach

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.

Vando Becheli

Vando Becheli

Assistant Coach/Athletic Director

Adjalma "Vando" Becheli 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.

Chase Langston

Chase Langston

Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Chase Langston joins FCP from R + L Global Logistics where he worked as a Sales Account Executive. His prior basketball experience includes coaching with US Amateur Basketball and Hoop Group in New Jersey. In college, Chase was a student manager with men’s basketball at Florida Gulf Coast University. Coach Langston is a 2018 graduate of FGCU and a native of Avon Park, Florida.

Max Ivany

Max Ivany

Assistant Coach

Coach Max Ivany, a longtime Adidas Grassroots Consultant, founded the D1 Ambassadors which became the most successful club program in the country. The program boasts 15 NBA players, over 300 D1 players and over 700 players at D2, D3, NAIA and JuCo as alumni. On the hardwood, Coach Ivany has over 500 circuit wins under his belt and extensive recruiting ties. He’s also been involved running the NBA Draft Combine and pre draft consulting along with background checks on potential draft picks.

Dmitry Utolin

Dmitry Utolin

Assistant Coach

Coach Utolin joins 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 before finishing his career at Lindsey Wilson College. Coach Utolin had an outstanding career for Coach Peck, twice named as an All-Conference player and an NAIA All-American. After college, Utolin played professionally in Russia and Spain.

Admissions Team

Alba Reyes

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.

Vernon Orndorff

Vernon Orndorff

Enrollment Director

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.

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. Email us if you would like to learn more or contact any of our members.

Tom Bower

Tom Bower

Entrepreneur

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.

Kerry Stovall

Kerry Stovall

High School Head Coach

Legendary High School Coach, Kerry Stovall, won the Kentucky High School State Championship in 2011 and has coached 7 different teams to regional championships and Mr. Basketball Anthony Hickey.

Dr. Shadia Natour

Dr. Shadia Natour

Physical Therapist

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