Ed Corporal  HEAD COACH

The newest TBL team the Gulf Coast Lions, are excited to announce Ed Corporal as their 1st ever Head Coach.


Corporal is a veteran of The Basketball League as he has been with the KC Tornadoes, for 2 seasons and was their Head Coach last year.


He brings over 30+ years of experience on the collegiate and professional level. Prior to joining forces with the TBL, Corporal was the Head Coach of the Arkansas RiverCatz, an affiliate of the American Basketball Association (ABA). Under his leadership as Associate Head Coach, he led the Arkansas RimRockers to an ABA World Championship during the 2004-2005 Season.


With his strong strategic thinking and emphasis on team building, Corporal has helped guide several organizations within the NBA and various college preparatory programs to championship caliber teams. Understanding the importance of preparing players for the next level, he has leveraged his leadership skills and basketball IQ to develop NBA, ABA, NCAA Division I, Division II, and junior college level players. In addition to his qualifications as a head basketball coach, Corporal's success can be credited to his strong ability to manage, recruit, promote, and develop team players with a high ratio of success. “Since I have past roots of previously living in Florida and have family there, I am excited about returning. Having the opportunity to build a TBL professional organization in Sarasota/Bradenton area is very exciting to me and I can’t wait to bring a championship to the Gulf Coast Lions.“  Ed Corporal. “We are thrilled to have a guy of Coach Corporal’s experience in both coaching and with this tough league.  It is our intention to build a championship caliber team in our inaugural season in TBL.” Mario Lovett President Gulf Coast Lions 

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