Maumee Bay Turf Center
 
Basketball Academy

Maumee Bay Turf Basketball Academy strives to take the 'old school' mentality of "you cannot replace hard work" with the understanding that today's youth athlete is busier than ever. We wish to make training opportunities economical, practical and most importantly, correct in application and repetition. We believe that you cannot substitute accomplishment with activity. Many camps and leagues in today's market are fundraisers more so than opportunities to teach basketball correctly at the highest of intensity levels.

Our main objectives are:

    1. Players will learn to work hard at all times. 
      We will not accept anything less than 100% effort.
    2. Players will learn that basketball is a wonderful conduit to success in everyday adult life.
    3. Players will learn correct basketball techniques and be reinforced positively in all training sessions and leagues.
    4. Players will come to learn everyday.

 

About Us
       
Brad Morrison
Director of Marketing and Information
Coordinator of Shooting Guard Development
Email: Bradmorrison@bex.net
Mobile: 419-351-5039
  Brad, much like Kent and Brian, shares a rich and longstanding background both as a player and a coach. Brad’s career began at Oregon Clay High School (1987), garnering league, district and state honors. Brad’s career continued at the college level, playing two years at Bowling Green State University and two years at the University of Findlay, where he became longtime friends with his roommate and current Rossford Coach, Brian Vorst. He spent 13 years as the head volleyball coach at Northwood High School and 3 years as head coach at Oregon Clay High School, with his teams earning multiple league titles along the way. Brad also was the JV and freshman basketball coach at Northwood for 7 years and the head basketball coach for 3 years, as well as teaching Health and Physical Education at Northwood for 20 years. Brad holds a master’s degree in education and curriculum design from Bowling Green. Brad is the CEO and Director of Sports Field Construction for the sponsor of our basketball program, Maumee Bay Turf Center, located in Oregon, Ohio. Maumee Bay Turf also sponsors a youth football league and facilitates one of the largest and oldest (15 years) summer volleyball tourneys in the United States today, the Maumee Bay Summer Spiketacular, where over 100 teams from 5 states come to Toledo to compete each July. Brad is married to Nicole (Klein) (12 years), and has four wonderful children, Olivia (13), Ben (9), Jake (7) and Max (3). The Morrison’s reside in Oregon, Ohio.
       
Brian Vorst
Director of Facilities
Coordinator of Post Player Development
Email: BVorst@rossfordschools.org
Mobile: 419-773-9644
  Brian Vorst has been involved with basketball for his entire life, enjoying success at every level, starting with his tenure at basketball rich, Kalida High School, twice taking his team to the division four state final four. From there Brian continued his success at the University of Findlay, leading the Oilers to the Elite Eight in 1992. Brian has spent his entire life as a varsity coach with success at each of his stops in Danbury, Wapakoneta, and Northwood with his current coaching stint at Rossford High School. Brian is also a teacher for the Rossford Schools. Brian’s other basketball related activities include being a director at Bob Huggin’s Eastern Ohio Basketball Camp and Director of the Toledo Drive AAU basketball program. Brian is married to his wonderful wife of eight years and they have three children, Derek (7), Ella (6) and Mylah (2). The Vorst’s reside in Pemberville Ohio, where Brian’s wife Amy is part of Eastwood High Schools tremendous basketball success, including a state championship in Volleyball.
       
Kent Murphree
Director of Basketball Operations
Coordinator of Point Guard Development
Email: murphree@hsm-law.net
Mobile: 419-297-0472
 

Basketball Career:

Arkansas City High School – Arkansas City, Kansas

Kent was born and raised in southern Oklahoma until high school when he moved to Arkansas City, Kansas, with his father, Ron Murphree, where he attended Arkansas City High School. As a high school basketball player, he led the Bulldogs to the final eight (8) his junior year (1987) and to the final four (4) his senior year (1988). As a senior, Kent led the state of Kansas (Class 5A) in scoring averaging over 22 points a game. Kent was a First Team All-State Class 5A selection and was selected to play in the Kansas High School Coaches Association All-State Game (Kansas Top 20 Players Selected by Kansas Coaches Association Members).

Cowley County Community College – Arkansas City, Kansas

Following high school, Kent attended two years of junior college (1988-1990) while playing basketball for his father who was the head basketball coach at Cowley County Community College. As a shooting guard at Cowley County, Kent scored over 1,000 points and ranks as the fifth all time leading scorer in the history of the school. He also holds the records for most three point field goals made in one season (136) and most three point field goals in a career (245). Kent’s 245 career three point field goals ranks as fifth in the history of the National Junior College Athletic Association (“NJCAA”). As a freshman at Cowley County, Kent also led the NJCAA in free throw shooting percentage (92%).

University of Toledo – Toledo, Ohio

Following junior college, Kent transferred to the University of Toledo to continue his education and basketball career where he set the single game three point field goal record (9) at the Maui Invitational in 1990 against the host team, Chaminade. The Maui Invitational record was broken in 2008 by University of Notre Dame guard, Kyle McAlarney (10). Nine three point field goals in one game remains today as the most three point field goals made in a game by a University of Toledo Rocket.

Personal/Professional:

Following graduation from the University of Toledo with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, Kent attended law school at the University of Toledo College of Law from which he graduated in 1995. Kent is a partner and founding member of the law firm of Heban, Sommer and Murphree, LLC located in Rossford, Ohio. Kent resides in Rossford with his wife, Susan (Schick), and their three (3) children, Jackson (13), Reed (10), and Garette (7), who attend Rossford Public Schools. He spends his free time coaching his children’s baseball and basketball teams, as well as volunteering as a varsity assistant basketball coach at Rossford High School with Head Basketball Coach, Brian Vorst.