Brad is the founder of Livin' The Dream, Inc. He has had the opportunity to play basketball at all levels of competition. In High School, Mann was a four-year Varsity letter winner and a McDonald's All-American nominee. He set school records in points, rebounds, and blocks and still remains the Kansas All-time leader in career rebounds. Collegiately, he played NCAA Division I basketball at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for three years, but transferred after his junior season to Missouri Southern State University helping to lead his team to the NCAA Division II Final Four and the best record in NCAA Division II. After college, he toured internationally with Athletes In Action to play against top-level professionals and later signed a contract to play professional basketball for the Fargo Beez and the Salina Rattlers of the International Basketball Association (IBA). Brad is a USA Certified Youth Basketball Coach. He is also an ordained minister that holds a degree in Communications and oversees the day-to-day operations of Livin' The Dream.
BOYS COACH/ SKILL DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOr
Curtis has been on staff with Livin' The Dream since 2004 and serves as a Boys Coach for the LTD Youth. He is a Kansas City native and a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he earned a degree in Administration of Justice. He played collegiately at UMKC and also played with the Men's Exhibition team for 4 years. Curtis had numerous opportunities to play professionally overseas after college, but the dream was put on hold due to knee injuries. He is now fulfilling another dream by working with the LTD youth. He has a great knowledge of the game of basketball and a love for kids of all ages. He is a USA Certified Youth Basketball Coach that also serves as an Assistant Boys Coach at Gardner-Edgerton High School. Curtis wants to pass along his knowledge and passion for the game and to teach the youth that when you put the Lord first everything else will fall into place.
BOYS COACH / SKILL DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR
Justin joined the Livin' The Dream staff in 2016 and serves as a Skill Development Coach for the LTD Programs. He is a native of Kansas City, KS and played collegiately at Culver-Stockton College. Justin has also competed with the LTD Men's Exhibition team since 2015. Justin and his wife Louise also serve on the staff of The Urban Scholastic Center, one of the LTD Partner organizations. He also serves on the pastoral staff of Servant Community Church in Kansas City, KS.
Daymon joined the Livin' The Dream staff in 2017 and serves as a coach for the Middle School Boys programs. He played college basketball at Bemidji State University (NCAA II). Daymon has coaching experience at the Youth & High school levels. He is a great teacher of the game and desires to see youth reach their full potential on and off the court.
GIRLS COACH /SKILL DEVELOPMENT INSTRUCTOR
Sarah joined the Livin' The Dream staff in 2016 and serves as a High School Girls coach for the LTD Youth. She is a native of Paola, KS and played collegiately at Eastern Michigan University where she helped lead her team to the NCAA Division I National Tournament. Sarah has coached at various levels and is also a motivational speaker.. She has a vast knowledge of the game and a passion to help young ladies discover their God-given dreams. Sarah is married to Isaac and the couple have 3 children.
Jacob joined the Livin' The Dream staff in 2017 and serves as a Middle School Boys coach for the LTD Youth. He is a native of Overland Park, KS and a graduate of Mid-America Nazarene University (MNU) where he was a standout for the nationally ranked MNU Pioneers (NAIA). Jacob has been a member of the LTD Men's Exhibition team since 2013 and currently plays professional basketball for the Kansas City Tornadoes of the TBL. He is exhibits a great passion for teaching the fundamentals of the game and helping to instill confidence in young players.
Gabriel joined the Livin' The Dream staff in 2016 and serves as the Media Coordinator for LTD. He lives in Lees Summit, Mo. and graduated from Mid-America Nazarene University (MNU) where he played basketball and football. Gabriel and his wife, Rachel oversee the LTD website design, photography, video and all social media outlets. Gabriel and his wife Rachel also play for the LTD Men’s & Women’s Exhibition teams.
S.E.K. BOYS COACH
Zach joined the Livin' The Dream staff in 2017 and serves as a High School Boys coach for the LTD Youth program which just launched in Southeast Kansas. He is a native of Riverton, KS and a graduate of Pittsburg State University. Martin was a standout high school basketball player, but was an even better football player. He played college football for the nationally ranked Pittsburg State University Gorillas. He is a lifelong friend and former teammate of Brad Mann. Martin has been a coach and administrator in the Riverton School District for over 15 years. He has a love for teaching and instructing kids on the fundamentals of the game while hoping to inspire change in their lives off of the court.
S.E.K. BOYS COACH
Keith joined the Livin' The Dream staff in 2017 and serves as a High School Boys coach for the LTD Youth program which just launched in Southeast Kansas. He is a native of Riverton, KS and a graduate of Pittsburg State University. Wilson played college basketball at Allen County Community College before his career was cut short due to injuries. He has been a coach and administrator in the Riverton School District for over 30 years. He has a love for teaching and instructing kids on the fundamentals of the game as well as the fundamentals of life.