About the Director
Bob Foley has coached boys and girls at every level over the past 40 years. He coached for 24 years at the Division 1 College level where he won over 400 games and coached in 10 NCAA tournaments. His coaching stops were at Colorado, Penn St, Providence College, and the University of Richmond. He has been regarded by his peers as an outstanding teacher of the fundamentals. His teams and players hold many NCAA and conference records and have won numerous awards for offensive excellence.
For his achievements, he was recently inducted into the Providence College Athletics Hall of Fame.
In 2002 Bob started Next Level Basketball, to teach and train young players the fundamentals of basketball. Since then, he has worked with over 4,000 children in the Richmond area with many of them going onto play basketball at the High School and College level. Bob also hosts “The Realities of Recruiting”, a seminar that educates parents, athletes and HS Coaches to the college recruiting process.
He also teaches a class on “Coaching at the Collegiate Level” at the VCU SportsCenter which is a masters program in Sports Leadership and Administration.
Bob is married to Louise Foley, a former coach at Dartmouth and Brown, as well as Godwin HS. She is currently an assistant principal at Godwin HS. They have 4 children, Lauren (28) a graduate of UVA, Bobby (26) who played at Princeton, Michelle (24) also a graduate of UVA, and Danny (22) a senior at JMU.
My mission is to prepare young players for their upcoming basketball season by teaching them the fundamentals skills and also teaching them how to practice those skills to improve as a player. I am a firm believer that to be an effective player at any level, you must first conquer the basic fundamentals and grow from there. Like an engineer trying to build a quality structure, the foundation must be firm and strong to build anything of value on top of it.
Practicing the proper skills leads to faster and higher quality development. I will teach players how to make the most of their limited time and put together efficient workouts that will help them reach …THE NEXT LEVEL!
I also believe in teaching life skills through athletics. I stress the importance of respect, discipline, hard work, teamwork, and the other life skills important to a successful life! My staff and I continually stress the importance of academics as a major part of an athletes daily routine. I truly hope that each player I come in contact with leaves our clinics as a better player and more importantly, a better person!
Next Level Basketball
11308 Deephaven Court
Richmond, Va. 23233