Coaching Staff

Best head coach in the American Basketball Association!

Get to know the dedicated coaches and passionate staff behind San Diego Surf Basketball of the ABA. We come from all walks of life and are united in our passion for competition and sportsmanship. We’re fortunate enough to be working with the best in the industry, and we know that we really couldn’t have become #1 without our incredible coaches. Read more about our individual professional coaches below.

Jerry Dupree

Head Coach

San Diego Surf Basketball of the ABA wouldn’t be where it is today if it weren’t for Coach Jerry Dupree, who helps oversee our game strategy and advises on the best course of action directing our player development program. We really couldn’t have asked for a better or more qualified Head Coach and director of professional basketball player development. Jerry Dupree went to college at the University Of Southern California (USC). After college Jerry Dupree was signed by the LA Lakers. Jerry Dupree is a proven professional who always coaches hard so his team can strive for great success!

Jerry Dupree

Director of Professional Basketball Player Developement

Jerry Dupree has been directly invloved with professional basketball either as a professional basketball player or coach for over fifteen years. Jerry Dupree is a tireless worker and always pushes his players to the extreme. Jerry Dupree shares his belief of hard work and determination with the San Diego Surf of the ABA. His main goal is to help professional basketball players sign pro contracts overseas, in the G-league or NBA.

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Coach Asean Townsend received his degree in Communication Studies from Frostburg State University. In addition,  coach Asean Townsend received a Masters Degree from Florida State University in intergraded Marketing Communications. Coach Asean Townsend has been a grassroot professional basketball skills trainer and coach sine 2013.


“The higher we are placed, the more humbly we should walk”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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