FTA provides elite skills training. FTA coaches and staff bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Each staff memeber has many years of coaching experience  and has played all the way up to elite levels of basketball.  

Meet The Staff


Brandon Allen | Communications Manager

 Brandon Allen serves as the Communications Manager for Follow Through Academy. Brandon spent his high school years at Whitney Young High School where he was an integral part of a nationally ranked basketball team his junior and senior year. After high school he accepted a Division 1 basketball scholarship to the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore where he competed in the MEAC conference. After his freshman year he transferred to the University of Illinois-Chicago where he ultimately earned his bachelor’s degree. Brandon recently earned his Pre-graduate Business Administration Certificate from Northwestern University. Brandon currently serves as the Vice President of Operations for Balton Corporation, a local warehousing and distribution firm located on the south side of Chicago. Brandon is a loving husband and possesses a passion for youth development and uses basketball as the tool by which to build relationships to ultimately help his young student athletes’ blossom into the men and women that they were born to be.  


Jalen Carter | FTA intern.

Jalen Carter attends Lindblom Math and Science Academy High School in Chicago, where he does a phenomenal job of balancing education and basketball.  He is a member of the National Honors Society and captain of the boys basketball team. He was a Red Central All-Conference selection for the 2016-17 season. He works with our young kids on the fundamentals of basketball and serves as a coach in our FTA camp. 


LaTroy Farrow | Operations Manager