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Coach Ashton Harrell is the founder & Head Sports Performance Trainer of Team Ambition Training. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and played high school basketball at Alief Hastings where he attended all four years of High School. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Crookston with Bachelors's in Sport & Recreation Management and earned a Minor in Business Marketing.

Coach Harrell was in pursuit of a prospective contract with an NBA team as a free agent, however, he suffered two serious knee injuries after which he was still able to obtain his professional basketball contract with two NBA D League teams.

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Ashton Harrell


Professional Player Development Coach

Despite his knee injuries altering the course of his career, God reshaped his career and his basketball abilities to be used to develop a training and enrichment program such as the Ambition Training company. His path up to this point, professional and otherwise, allowed him to gain humility, insight, and the experience necessary to create and sustain a company like the Ambition Training Company.


He designed a basketball training company to help young athletes, collegiate players and professionals fulfill their dreams through the innovative skill development and training. He has professional experienced with NBA Development League Teams (Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Erie Bay Hawks, Orlando Magic, Dallas Texas Legends, and the New York Westchester Knicks).

Coach Harrell creates innovative programming and strives to use basketball as a tool to teach life lessons including the importance of faith, hard work, integrity, discipline, and strong work ethic. This organization is designed to give every athlete an opportunity to excel, develop & grow in the sport of basketball. Coach Harrell is 100% motivated and passionate about developing athletes and individuals through intense and challenging game like situations/ drills. Ashton has also coached and trained basketball player’s ages 5 to 25 from grass root skill level basketball to professional athletes. His attention to detail, combined with an effective teaching style, keeps workouts fresh and challenging. Players always talk about taking their game to the “NEXT LEVEL”. Working with Coach Ashton will guarantee improvement.



Below are players at different levels of play that have been trained by our staff.



Amber Orange | Israel + WNBA

Michael Harmon | Kosovo

Demacus Gatlin | Spain

Adrain Kuyinu | Germany

Issac Mack | Australia

Winn Shepherd | Germany

Kevin Brown | Europe

Aquill Baynard | Europe

Alex Davis| NBA D League + Nymburk Czech Republic


Zion Kearney  - Oklahoma University

Jack Paris - Texas A&M University

Nick Jacko - McMurry University

Kolin Polk - Texas Lutheran University

Joshua Hollis - Ottawa University

Rueben Doria - Kansas Christian College

Brianna Nicole - Graceland University

Kaleb Cheers - Webster University

Ethan Taylor - Air Force University

Chris Harris - Roger State University

Jordan Johnson - Florida Memorial University

Collion Warren – McNeese State University

Peter  Moton – Colorado Mesa University

Marcus Lightfoot – Texas A&M Corpus Christi

Andrell Jones - Angelina College

Natile Brannon – Southwest Christian College

Chandler Jacobs – Dallas Baptist University

Josh Ogunlade -Dallas Baptist University

Nigael Ceaser – Collions College

Caleb Tills – Texas College

Kailee Valentine – Angelina College

Chris Waller – South-western University

Andre Johnson – Central College

Waylan Siverand – North Carolina A&T State University

Marquis Edwards – Bacone College

Shawn Johnson – University of Incarnate

Shawn Crockett – Midwestern State University

Jaylyn Cage – Seward Country College

Landon Jones – Bacone College

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