Congratulations to TRGR 17 U Choice Head Coach Andrew Lacey for guiding his Varina High School boys basketball team to a 26-2 record, and the school's first ever Class 5 State Basketball Championship, 64-40, over Wakefield on March, 8, 2018 at the Siegel Center.
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17U Choice Head Coach Andrew Lacey also serves as Varina High School's head boys basketball coach. He has led the Blue Devils to Conference Championships (2014-2015 and 2015-16), three straight regional tournament appearances, and a VHSL State Tournament appearance in his first four seasons. Coach Lacey was named 2015 Conference 2 Coach of the Year. He has amassed more than 130 career wins in a very short 12-year coaching career. He played college basketball at Bridgewater College where he was a four-year letter winner. In addition to coaching, Lacey is a USA Youth Basketball Development Certified Coach, Professional Clinic Speaker and Fast Model Sports Basketball Writer.
Longtime 16U Head Coach Arnold Henderson joins the 17U Choice staff in the 2017-18 season. Henderson is a talented trial attorney with athletic experience as a championship team player, coach, agent, marketer and basketball operations administrator. Arnold Henderson joined Team Richmond in 2010 as the head coach of a newly formed 4th grade team. In 2014 and 2015, his 13U and 14U teams were one of three teams to represent the state of Virginia in the 64 team AAU National Championship Tournament. A native of Richmond, Virginia, Henderson’s portfolio includes participation in high school and college athletics including basketball, baseball, tennis and track and field. He also has spent over 25 years coaching youth sports including basketball, football and baseball. He currently owns and operates a private law practice. Henderson and his wife Andrea reside in Richmond.
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP HEAD COACH