SoMD Spartans

Woman's Semi-Pro Player Joins the Spartans Coaching Ranks

The SoMD Spartans are proud to announce that Terry Pate, a former DC Women's Semi-Pro League player, has joined our family as a head coach after completing the Spartans Coach Apprenticeship program. Ms. Pate played four seasons in the the Semi-Pro League where she was a team co-captain for three years.  She played for four years in which her team was city champions all four years.  Once she earned the Honorable Coaches Award and was selected as Tournament All-Star.

Coach Pate played high school basketball in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) for the Academy of the Holy Names. There she was a 4-year starter earning a selection to the League's All Star team during her senior season.  She also recorded 1000+ assists and 500+ rebounds throughout her high school career.  After high school, Terry went to Louisiana State University/Southern University where she earned a B.S. in Medical Technology.

​Coach Pate has been helping kids since she was 12 years old. During the summers, she can be seen instructing youth on the fundamentals of basketball as a coach at the Coach Wootten Basketball Camp. She also tutors students through her affiliation with Wyzant Tutoring. Previously, she coached, tutored, and mentored basketball students at Grace Brethern Middle School. Terry is such a giving person, that she donated her left kidney in May 2016 while working as a Blood Banker at the Washington Hospital Center.  "We're honored to have Terry join us. She wants to have a positive impact on the lives of young ladies. She fits right in with our organization's philosophy of coaching and teaching our players whether its through basketball or life lessons learned through playing sports," said Spartans President Andre Copelin. She coaches Spartans 5th Grade Black for the Spring/Summer 2018 season.

SoMD Spartans Elementary and Middle School Teams Bring Home Gold at the

Nike Invitational Tournament Boo Williams, Zero Gravity Battle of the Belt, Mid-Atlantic Girls Invitational Tournament (MAGIC) and United Hoops Challenge and Silver at the  Blue Chip Philly Games  and MAGIC Tournaments.


Spartans 5th Grade Red Team - First Place Champions - Nike Invitational - Head Coach Celena NuQuay

Hall of Famer joins the Spartans coaching staff

The Spartans organization announces that Leslie Ritter Daley has joined our coaching staff. She will serve as an assistant coach focusing on skills development of the Spartans' players. 

Leslie is a 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame inductee for the Johns Hopkins women's basketball program. The four years she played at Johns Hopkins remain the winningest four-year period in the history of their women's basketball program. She finished her stellar Hopkin’s career as one of only two players to record at least 1,300 points, 400 assists and 300 steals. Leslie also ranked among the top five in school history in career points (1,323), three pointers made (101) and attempted (393), assists (446) and steals (314). 
Leslie is a former assistant coach and advisor for the Johns Hopkins women's basketball program. She also has been a volunteer coach for the Charles County Parks and Recreation teaching very young girls the fundamentals of basketball.  "Leslie's commitment to fundamental development and winning meshes well with our organization. She insists that players are better served if they're dedicated to preparing themselves both physically and mentally for success.  And we're happy to have Leslie join our already tremendous coaching staff" said Spartans President, Andre Copelin.

Spartans 4th Grade Team - Second Place - Mid-Atlantic Girls Invitational (MAGIC) Tournament - Baltimore, MD

Head Coach Celena NuQuay

Spartans 5th Grade Red Team - Silver Place Champions - Blue Chip PA - Head Coach Celena NuQuay

Spartans 5th grade Red Team - First place Champions - Zero Gravity Battle for the Belt -Washington DC

​Head Coach Celena NuQuay

Spartans 5th grade Red Team - First Place Champions - Mid-Atlantic Girls Invitational (MAGIC) tournament - Baltimore, MD

​Head Coach Celena NuQuay

Spartans Supreme - First Place Champions - United Hoops Unlimited -

Montgomery County, MD.

​Head Coach Omar Stokes