Sports Marketing, Training and
Coach Floyd McRae, II was born in New York City and was raised in Long Island, New York and in East Orange, New Jersey. He relocated to Atlanta Georgia to attend Morehouse College where he received his B.S. degree in Biology. To further his education, he matriculated to graduate school and received his Masters and Specialists Degree from Troy University in Educational Leadership. He began his teaching/coaching career in the fall of 1992 at Westlake High School as a ninth grade science teacher and basketball coach. As an Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach at Westlake High School, he helped the Lions capture the AAA State Championship trophy which ended with a historic record of 33-0. As the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Creekside High School, he guided his teams to the “Sweet 16”, Elite “8”, and the State Championship Game. Coach McRae also coached at various Basketball Camps during the summer. At The Five Star Camp, Coach McRae’s team reached the Final Four in the NBA Division and won the Championship in the NCAA Division. Because of his work ethic and knowledge of the game, he was invited to coach at the Pittsburg Five Star Camp where he worked with some of the top players in the country who have become professionals. These names include but are not limited to Davis West, Kevin Durant. Chris Paul, and Lebron James. Coach Floyd McRae has been in the business of Marketing, Consultation and Training for over 20 years in which he has helped young men and women improve not only in their overall physical skill level but in their mental capacity to understand the true meaning of basketball.
In addition to sports marketing, consultation and training, Coach McRae is a Certified Health Coach. He began his health/weight loss coaching and consultation in May of 2021 after he lost 55lbs in four months through creating a healthy lifestyle change. Currently, he coaches his clients in understanding how a healthy lifestyle change and healthy eating habits can lead to better health which can lead to weight loss without working out. He will share his journey with potential clients to explain what it took for him to lose 55lbs and remove all medications from his intake.
Where are you in the recruiting process?
Top Tier–Players that are heavily recruited are considered top recruits and they will most likely compete at the Division I level. Below is the recruiting process for these high-level players.
•Freshmen –Players may receive many letters, camp invitations, questionnaires, and even a scholarship offer.
•Sophomores – Players may receive scholarship offers and unofficial visit invites. They also may receive an inordinate amount of letters and college coach evaluations at high school games, summer workouts and tournaments/showcases.
•Juniors – More scholarship offers and unofficial visits. Many phone calls from college coaches in April, May, June and July. College coaches may even ask for a verbal commitment.
•Seniors – They will receive a National Letter of Intent signing during the early signing period.
Second Tier-Players that may not end up at the Division I level, but they may compete at the Division II, Division III, NAIA level.
•Freshmen – Players may receive some letters and questionnaires from college coaches. They may also receive some camp invitations.
•Sophomores – Players may receive more letters, camp invitations, questionnaires and admissions information.
•Juniors – Players may receive some scholarship offers, handwritten letters and some calls in April, May, June and July. They may be evaluated at summer tournaments/showcases.
•Seniors – Players may receive scholarship offers and official visit invitations. Coaches may even send pre-evaluation packets from the college admissions office.
Third Tier- Players are lightly recruited but they need to seek more attention to themselves if they want to receive a scholarship.
•Freshmen – Players may receive a few camp brochures and some letters/questionnaires.
•Sophomores – Several letters/camp invites/questionnaires from coaches. Admissions information.
•Juniors – Players may receive more standard letters/handwritten letters/questionnaires. Evaluations at summer tournaments/showcases.
•Seniors – Maybe some scholarship offers and unofficial invitations. Some invitations to walk-on.
Tier 4-Players that are currently not being recruited although they played on the AAU circuit or they didn’t play on the AAU circuit. They didn’t attend showcases or they don’t realistically have the athletic ability to play at the collegiate level.
•Freshmen – Players have not received college information from coaches.
•Sophomores – Players may have received a few camp brochures.
•Juniors – Players may receive camp invitations/admissions information/questionnaires.
•Seniors – Players may have been invited to a Camp and player tryout invite. Admissions packets and unofficial visit were offered.