Heart of a Champion Basketball Camp Heart of a Champion Basketball Camp

About the Staff

Darnell Foreman - Director, Co-Founder

Darnell Foreman has played on every level of basketball. He was a catalyst in the 2018 Penn Quakers Ivy League Championship run. Before then, the Quakers had not won a championship in the previous 10 seasons. Darnell is no stranger to spark plugging Championship seasons. Before Penn, Foreman led Pitman High School to a New Jersey Championship in 2014. While not favored to win the title by many media sources, the Pitman Panthers were able to overcome those odds, winning the state championship for the first time since 1997. Recently, Darnell played for Unibasket Paderborn in Germany’s ProA division.

Favorite Quote: Prepare yourself as if your playing against the best players in the world.

Jay Amwake- Director, Co-Founder

Jay Amwake was on the 2014 State Champion team at Pitman High School. He went on to study business at Saint Joseph’s University. Currently finishing up his last year of college, Jay understands what it takes to get better at a craft. He desires to bring positivity and his experience to the campers of HOC.

Favorite quote: Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.

Eric Stafford

Coach Stafford graduated from Pitman High School in 2014 and Lafayette College in 2018. During his career at Pitman, he was a 4-year member of the varsity team joining the 1,000-point club. He was a part of two South Jersey Group 1 championship teams, and was named Captain for the 2014 Group 1 State Championship team.

At Lafayette, he was part of the 2015 Patriot League Championship Team. For the 2017-2018 season, he was named co-captain and to the 2018 Patriot League All-Academic Team. He graduated in 2018 with BA’s in Economics and Government/Law.

Following his collegiate career, he played one season overseas in the National Basketball League in England while also studying for an MSc in International Economics and Finance at Newcastle University.

Favorite quote: Leave it better than you found it


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