Coaches, Teams, Professional Athletes, Student-Athletes, Parents/Guardians,
Non-Profit Organizations, Schools, Summer Camps, Corporations, Churches...
ALL will tell how working with HEADACHE is very EVENTFUL.
Read the Testimonials below.
Tim's basketball knowledge and understanding of the game is off the charts. He's honest, trustworthy and has the utmost amount of integrity. His combination of maturity, communication skills and ability to motivate makes him one of the best coaches/trainers in the game today.
XU Color Commentator
Former Professional Basketball Player
Coach Tim has given me valuable lessons on and off the court. In basketball, he helped me gain skills and wisdom to take me to the next level. Coach Tim stressed that I am a student-athlete and that nothing comes before my education.
In 2013 was an NJCAA All-American, the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference's "Player of the Year," a NJCAA Region XII 1st Team selection and Cincinnati State's "Female Athlete of the Year." Vaughn also performed in the classroom earning a 3.0+ GPA and named as a Cincinnati State "Scholar Student-Athlete."
Tim Gittens is ready to work ... He has outstanding basketball knowledge, personality, a family man with values; he is loyal, prompt, and computer savvy... He understands the hours necessary to help build a program. He understands his purpose with the athletes and that’s to help build great people and great athletes.
Many individuals are capable of performing tasks, however Mr. Gittens often pursued additional opportunities to further the goals and objectives of our program. He displayed effective leadership and management skills. He pushed student-athletes from challenging backgrounds to exceed their own expectations and was a key contributor to their development on and off the court. Mr. Gittens was always able to manage his time effectively, and communicate with program directors, sponsors, workers, volunteers and parents, as well as maintain a creative, entrepreneurial spirit that delivered new ideas and tactics. Mr. Gittens’ knowledge, diligence and passion for his work gives me confidence in his ability to be successful in any setting.
Ms. Candice Haynes
Senior Program Manager - Center for Sports Instruction
Coach Tim… My son had another big game. 23 points, no forced shots, really unselfish passing, his best defense ever! You broke into an area of his mind last week that needed to be touched! You are very kind but you also can translate what the game itself demands.
Mr. Tom Ruwe
Parent of Student-Athlete
… When training a team or a group of players he has the ability to motivate and push the athlete to the next level. He applies his knowledge, skill and experience in making necessary adjustments both at practice and in games… Most coaches can run a “good” practice but a great coach can help a team perform above their skill level. Tim truly has this quality as he takes each player and directs them to develop their skill by focusing on their individual strength but brings them together to form a strong unit.
Assistant Coach for College Basketball; Senior Sports Director – YMCA
Tim Gittens was part of “One World Games” project created to give the opportunity for youth basketball players from outside the US to visit New York City, experience the culture and play basketball. Tim’s leadership and knowledge of the game was paramount inspiring the group. I always be grateful for his dedication and hard-work.
NBA Announcer to Brazil
NBA League Pass
TNT Latin America
When you talk of perseverance, dedication, commitment, and a person who always has your back without hesitation is this man Tim, aka Headache... my family.
Absolutely without a doubt, he is a true blessing. I could not be prouder of this gentleman who has the ability to compliment any opportunity that is blessed to have him or include him.
I consider myself to be an excellent judge of character; let's just say I still remain excellent in that category.
CEO of (BMS) Burrell Management Services
Headache comes to our summer camp every year. The campers look forward to their conversation and clinic lead by Headache himself. Even the parents
attend with excitement.
After the camp, Headache speaks to the Men's Basketball Team and runs a practice. He has become part of the community.
Lorain Community College
Mr. Gittens brought a unique fundraiser to our church. Then he executed the vision, working with our volunteers; he even got national sponsors for our event. All of his ideas were fresh and fun. It was the HIGHEST GROSSING FUNDRAISER in our church history. We have been doing this event every year since 2013.
Rockdale 60th Anniversary Committee
Tim Gittens is one of the most hard working, dedicated, honest, trust worthy, family oriented, and intelligent people I have ever met.
I met Tim 7 years ago when I treated him for a knee injury. His incredible work ethic was demonstrated then as he did everything he possibly could to get back to playing. Because he was so determined, Tim recovered faster than we expected. This is just the surface of this man.
After we fixed his injury, Tim and I have become close friends. During the 7 years I have known him, I have been able to witness Tim as a coach, a mentor, a basketball player, and as a friend. He has impressed me in so many ways with the way he cares for his athletes, family, and friends. You can always count on him for motivation, an honest opinion, and a shoulder to lean on.
His knowledge of the game of basketball and his willingness to share that knowledge makes him one of the most elite trainers in the world today. He is ready to tackle any challenge, and ready to find ways to accomplish whatever task is put in front of him.
~Dr. JD McCoy~
I could say so much about Tim Gittens. He's helped me so much with my game that I see things on the court I wouldn’t have seen in my previous years. His knowledge, tenacity and love for the game is why I will only listen to him when it comes to basketball. Till’ this day he pushes beyond measures, whether it be physical or mentally. He continues to separate himself through coaching, skill development, and through his players.
Mr. Gittens demonstrated professionalism, dedication and a thirst for growth on every spectrum. Mr. Gittens demonstrated incredible zealous in working with some of the school's most challenging students. Through that development, Mr. Gittens began a Boys Club. This club was an opportunity for young adolescent males to come, learn and voice their concerns.
As a result, the suspension rate was decreased by 12%...
Ms. Shavon Glover
Teacher-New York City Schools
Coach Tim is the best Coach/Trainer I have ever had. He taught me not only how to attack the game to get better, but how to see the game and how to break it down. He let me see another level to the game that I never thought I needed. Coach Tim is the reason I am able to keep playing basketball at a high level, and he taught me how to improve my game with or without him around. Coach Tim taught me how to become a great basketball player, and I will forever be grateful.