Coaches

The mentors and teachers behind KAO Athletics

Travon Brown, Owner and Founder

  • Basketball: 22 years as head coach
  • Varsity Head Coach, High Tech High School
  • Basketball: 22 years as head coach at various recreation centers across San Diego, including Tierrasanta, UTC, La Jolla YMCA, La Jolla, 4S Ranch Boy's and Girls Club, Carmel Valley Rec Center, and Scripps Ranch Rec Center
  • Rec Flag Football: 7 years as head coach at various recreation centers, including Doyle Park Rec Center, Carmel Mountain Rec Center, and Del Norte Nighthawks Youth Football
  • Tackle Football: 5 years as head coach, including Del Norte Nighthawks Youth Football and Westview Youth Football
  • Girls Soccer: 3 years as head coach, including Scripps Ranch and Rancho Penasquitos
  • Volleyball: 1 year as assistant coach at UTC

 

Manny Perez, Coach

Caldwell College Highlights (2004-2009)

  • Varsity Coach at High Tech High School
  • Four-time all-CACC and three-time all-Metro honoree
  • First team all-Met in 2008 and 2009
  • Scored 1,859 career points to rank 2nd all-time at Caldwell
  • Holds school record with 567 free throws made
  • Also ranks 3rd in field goals and 5th in blocks
  • As a senior, averaged team highs of 18.8 points and 7.8 rebounds
  • Ranked 28th nationally in field goal pct. And 47th in scoring in 2008-09
  • Senior Year Div.II All American
  • ECAC All-Star
  • Invited to play in prestigious NABC/NCAA Div.II All-Star Game
  • Scored over 1,000 points in his first two seasons
  • CACC Newcomer of the Year in 2005
  • Went 17-of-17 from the free throw line
  • Grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds

Career Highs

  • Points: 35 vs. Chestnut Hill
  • Rebounds: 15 vs. Bridgeport
  • Steals: 5 vs. Holy Family
  • Blocks: 4 vs. USP

Played a Year in Puerto Rico then landed a spot after beating out 7 other players to become a Harlem Globetrotter for 2 years.