Zoo Crew Basketball Program - The Zoo Crew Basketball Program accepts kids between the grades of K-12. Grades K-8 our program is year round. Grades 9-12 is from February-August.We will also offer Zoo Crew Basketball Clothing on this site.
Team Biographies
 
Our people are among the most talented in the basketball industry. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you.
 
Coach McCray
Coach McCray
Founder Zoo Crew Basketball 1996. Started coaching his 1st team in 1983 at the age of 16, Central HS Graduate 1985, Keystone College 1987, Caldwell College Graduate 1990 BA Sociology, Currently holds the record at Caldwell College for the most points in a two year period with 1,059. Current Coach at Newark Central HS. In 10 years Central Team has won Back to Back Conference Championships 2010 and 2011. Central won the 2011 Group 2 State Championship and finished with a 30-5 record for the most wins in school history. Central 2012/13 team has captured the SEC Conference Championship with a 12-0 record. Coach OG overall record at Central is 175-95. The Zoo Crew Basketball Program was created March 21, 1996. The program was started to create Basketball recreation for inner city youth. Coach OG has been an inspiration in the Newark Community helping numerous player's attend College and turn their lives around. The Zoo Crew Basketball program has changed a lot of kids lives and is more like a family than a program. Coach McCray ran for Central Ward Councilman in 2014, finishing 3rd out of 8 candidates 973-392-1247 og2007@yahoo.com Twitter @shawnmccray4
Coach Malik
Coach Malik
Asst Director Zoo Crew Basketball, Graduate Science HS 1987, Studied at Montclair St. University, Coach Malik is currently the Head Coach at Science Park, where he has been part of 2 State Championship Teams as an Asst Coach. Coach Malik has been a major reason the Zoo Crew basketball Program still remains. With all that he has been through he still exihibits the same energy the past 15 years. He's well respected in the community and volunteers his time outside the program to help player's games improve. Despite his limitations he gives 100% every time he steps on the floor. Coach Malik has written his first children's book. The book can be purchased to the left of the site. 862-452-4422 lilseymour11@yahoo.com
Coach Darryl
Coach Darryl
Graduate of Seton Hall Prep 2005 Studied at Hofstra University, Coach Darrell is a former player with the program. Darrell has won State Championships at Seton hall as well as a Tournament of Champions. Darrell is translating his hardwork into coaching. He is currently an Asst Coach with Central High School Boy's Basketball 973-698-4434 jdddara@msn.com
Coach David
Coach David
Graduate of Hudson Catholic HS 2006, Graduate of Berkley College. David is also a former participant of our program. David helps alot with the training aspect of the game. He is currently an asst. Coach at Science park HS Coach David guided his team to the 2012 Zoo Crew In House League Championship 973-820-6955 dhammonds1220@gmail.com
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