Coach Marpray Monson has been an educator with Chicago Public Schools for over 10 years while coaching boys’ varsity high school basketball for most of it. He is also an active member of his church and the community. He is dedicated to working with at risk youth on a daily basis. He has seen the impact of a lack of education and poverty on our youth and has been trying to his part in making a change and shift in direction. After working with high school kids, he realized he had to catch kids during the early stages to nurture their mental and athletic needs all while pushing them to be the best student they could be. As a result he became a Dean within the CPS system and created Hoopademix. Coach Pray has a coaching style that is player driven; focusing on all facets of life. Every focus is player driven all with the common goal of improving a player’s game so that they can be a better teammate, a better student and a better global citizen.