Professional Player Development Coach
Coach Ashton Harrell is founder & Head Sports Performance Trainer of Team Ambition Training. He was born and raised in Houston, Texas and played his high school basketball at Alief Hastings where he attended all four years of High School. He graduated from University of Minnesota Crookston with Bachelors in Sport & Recreation Management and also earned a Minor degree in Business Marketing.
Coach Harrell was in pursuit of a prospective contract with an NBA team as 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.
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.
Chris Waller was born and raised in Houston Tx; He played for 4 years at Alief Hastings High School. Chris helped lead the Hastings varsity basketball program to
one of the best seasons in history. Finishing as Bi-District 5A Champions and Area Champions. Chris was also named First-team All- District his senior year. He received a scholarship to Cedar Valley Junior College and helped lead the team to a national appearance.
Becoming JUCO National Runner-Ups as a freshman. After earning an associate degree from Cedar Valley College Chris went off to a four- year institute where he earned a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern College in Physical Performance and Sport Studies. As a senior at Southwestern and starter Chris was a focal point and helped the Southwestern Mound Builders to its first National appearance in 10
years. That same year Chris was named a NAIA All-American and a First-Team all-conference player. After graduating Chris moved back home pursuing a professional basketball career overseas. Since returning to Houston from playing overseas in Europe (Ponte Prizreni in Kosovo). He’s been working with Team Ambition Training to focus on the skill development side of basketball wishing to share his experiences and knowledge about the game of basketball to young, up and coming players who are looking to seek improvements in their game. Chris loves the game of basketball and wants to share his passion with others.