About Us

About Excel


Excel Sports Academy’s custom training environment offers everything a basketball athlete requires to succeed on the court and in life.

Excel provides student athletes with the ability to realize their full potential, on and off the court by offering:

• Exceptional integrated educational curricula
• An elite team of coaching and training professionals
• Mental skills training
• A complete nutritional focus, including proper hydration (Provided by Clinical Dietitian from Swedish Hospital)
• Leadership, communication and life skills development
• Top level local, regional and national competition
• Extensive club, league and tournament competition schedules
• Multiple training program options from academy to camps
• An inspirational environment that fosters individual, team and community success

Regardless of your skill level, whether your goal is short or long-term athletic development, our training systems prove you can master skills and achieve results.

Excel in Sports

Great athletes develop great routines and disciplines.  At Excel we will challenge each athlete to  play to his and her potential through coaching, practice, disciplined workouts and training.  Excel has assembled some of the top trainers in the Northwest to ensure that your student athlete will receive quality training and coaching.  By combining expert instruction and unique training methodologies, your student athlete will experience the best he or she can in athletic training, preparedness and competitive game play.

Excel in Academics

Grades matter…the staff at Excel Sports Academy is committed to the overall development of your student athlete. There is more to an athlete than simply his or her athletic abilities. Statistics show there are more individuals who receive college financial support for academics than for sports.

Excel in Life

The entire staff at Excel Sports Academy is committed to the overall development of the student athlete. We believe there is more to an athlete than simply athletic abilities. We focus attention on building and fostering character, attitude and strength of mind to form well-rounded student athletes. Life skills are not hereditary; they must be taught. With that in mind, we at Excel continue to develop our curriculum around building social and emotional fitness, helping to shape the complete person and student athlete.

Vision & Mission

mission-imgExcel Sports Academy is dedicated to providing youth with the fundamental physical and mental training needed to reach their highest potential as athletes and students of life. We put leadership principles to work, teaching strong moral values, character, academics and service on and off the court. Through teamwork and competition, our students learn and practice skills to hone their athleticism and social development. From beginner to advanced, our programs offer skills and experiences that help student athletes excel.



Alexandria Montgomery (Coach and Trainer)

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We are extremely excited about the opportunity to have this WNBA Star working closely with our youth specifically assisting Brandon Huntley with the 6th grade boys teams. Alex will also be conducting skill development clinics, both personal one on one and group training sessions .  Over the next several months before she returns to Pro competition, she will be working on plans with Excel to host Free Skills Clinics. The first clinic will be an all girls clinic in the month of November.

Alex is a local hometown girl from Tacoma and attended Lincoln High School. She attended college at Georgia Tech. After graduating, she was drafted by New York Liberty where she played from 2011-2013. She has played overseas in France, Brazil, and Israel. She is currently playing for the San Antonio Stars.


Coach Buck Buchanan – U17 Girls adidas Silver Gauntlet – Head Coach Excel Greyhounds High School Team

Coach Patrick Price (PJ) – 3rd Grade Boys – 7th Grade Boys- Head Coach

Coach Damien Gillespie Sr. – 4th/5th Grade Boys – 8th grade Boys (Black) – 8th Grade Boys (Grey) – Head Coach

Head Coach Zoe White – U15 & U16 Boys


Klarissa Wren (Administrative Assistant)