Our mission is to inspire and help players realize and maximize their potential while using the game of basketball as a vehicle to teach and implement life skills and lessons that will help them not only succeed in the game of basketball but most importantly in the Game of Life. Macon Progress aims to provide players with an elite platform to both develop their skills and minimize their weaknesses while teaching 'how' to play the game of basketball correctly. We pride ourselves on having a strong fundamental foundation in all of our teaching with an emphasis on developing the IQ of the player, as well as pushing players to limits that build the character necessary for success both on & off the court.
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MEET THE TEAM
Founder, Director, and Lead Coach
Formerly known as Tyrell Timpson, Ty Macon has been involved with basketball his entire life and comes from a large basketball family that includes former NBA player Mark Macon. A 2005 graduate of Rancho High School in North Las Vegas, Nevada, Ty Macon was a 4-year varsity letter winner, earning 3 at Rancho and 1 at Westview High School in Portland, Oregon. During his high school years, Macon earned two All-Sunrise Region selections during his junior and senior seasons and was named Team MVP during his senior campaign. After graduating high school in 2005, Macon went on to attend Treasure Valley Community College, where he earned All-East Region honors during his sophomore season and was ranked as one of the top 100 junior college players in the country. Following his success at the junior college level, Macon went on to play NCAA Division 1 basketball at the University of South Alabama, where he was able to be a part of the NCAA "March Madness" Tournament after being crowned the Sun Belt Conference regular-season champions. Since finishing his college career, Ty has been playing basketball professionally since 2010, with a career that has expanded across six countries on four continents: North America (U.S.), Europe, Africa, and Australia. Coach Ty brings over 10 years of experience working with players on various levels, ranging from elementary through college and professional levels. Ty has always had a passion for giving back to the next generation and has worked with many players worldwide while playing abroad. Coach Ty has also served as head coach at the high school and AAU club levels, as well as the 14U and 18U teams in the Australian leagues. In 2016, Ty launched the Macon Progress program to fulfill his passion for giving back and mentoring the next generation of athletes through the game of basketball. His ultimate aim is to use the game of basketball to teach the game of life. Since launching the Macon Progress program, Coach Ty has been able to work with many collegiate and professional-level players while also helping place numerous players at the college level with basketball scholarships.
Co-Director, and Lead Coach
Donnie Harrison-Davis grew up in Portland, Oregon, and attended Grant High School, where he graduated in 2004. While at Grant, Donnie was a 4-year varsity letter winner, earning two 1st Team All-PIL selections while also earning 3rd Team All-State honors during his senior campaign. After graduating high school in 2004, Harrison-Davis went on to play basketball collegiately at Yakima Valley Community College in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC), where he was the team's leading scorer and earned first-team All-East Region as well as MVP of the NWAACC All-Star game. After completing two years at YVCC, Donnie went on to play at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, where he was also the team's leading scorer and earned Second Team All-Northwest Conference honors. Shortly after graduating from Pacific with his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Donnie began to follow his passion for working with kids and giving back to the next generation. Coach Donnie brings over 10 years of coaching and training experience and has worked with some of the most talented players to come out of Oregon. In 2010, he began coaching at the Beaverton Hoop YMCA, where he held many different titles during his tenure, including Program Director from 2017–2019. While at the Beaverton Hoop, Coach Donnie ran and directed youth camps while also serving as head coach for both The Program and Hoop Elite youth club teams. When it comes to giving back and mentoring the next generation, Donnie is one of the most passionate coaches around. Over the years, he has also served as one of the co-directors of the Summer Hoop Camps at SEI (Self Enhancement Inc.) in North Portland, which is a resource center for inner-city youth.
Director of Sports Performance
Originally from Porterville, Mississippi, Devonte Sims (Coach Tay) relocated to the Portland, Oregon, area during his sophomore year of high school. He attended Sunset High School, where he was a varsity letter winner in both football and basketball. After graduating high school in 2015, Devonte went on to attend Oregon State University and graduated in 2019 with his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science). Shortly after graduating from OSU, Devonte began training and working with youth to help them better understand how to properly train and prepare their bodies for their sports season. Coach Tay specializes in SAQ (speed, agility, and quickness) training with a major emphasis on breaking down and dissecting the individual movements that are required for athletes to improve overall performance. Alongside being the Director of Sports Performance for the Progress program, Devonte also founded Sims Sports Performance in 2020, where he has been able to train numerous athletes of all levels and sports.
PROGRAMS WE OFFER
60-minute skill development session followed by a structured open gym, designed for players to compete at a high level and test their skills in a 5v5 setting.
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Camps | Clinics
3-5 day camps designed for players to develop their skills under elite coaching instruction and learn how to play the game properly.
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