MEET OWNER & MENTOR
Sa’de Wiley-Gatewood, aka the ‘Smooth Operator’, was born and raised in San Diego, California. Coach Sa’de began playing basketball at the age of eight; honing her skills at the Jackie Robinson YMCA in Southeast San Diego. She moved to Los Angeles when she was ten years old.
Sa’de’s stepfather Jerry Gatewood—who also served as her coach and trainer—did not allow her to play against girls until she was in sixth grade. She attributes this to helping increase her basketball IQ, strength, quickness, toughness and developing the athleticism and skills that became signatures of her incredible play.