Leadership

Kevin Lynch - Founder / Director

During his effective and productive tenure with the Belles, Lynch contributed to the success of the program on a variety of levels while serving as a mentor to a host of basketball coaches at the high school and collegiate level

McDonalds All-American Game -Selection Committee
Former D1 Basketball Coach
Named 2020 List of Top 100 Most Influential People in Women’s College Basketball
Consultant Gatorade National and State POY
National Sales Director Blue Star Report
National Champion AAU Head Coach
Former Nike EYBL Director (Philadelphia Belles)
Nike All-American Camp Counselor
Nike Regional Skills Academies-Skills Counselor/Instructor
Retired after 32 years as a valued employee of Pepsi-Cola
Life-long resident of the great city of Philadelphia

Fran Burbidge

Head Coach, Westtown School, West Chester, PA (2019-present)
Head Coach, Bishop Shanahan, Downingtown, PA (2013-2017)
Head Coach, Ursuline Academy, Wilmington, DE (2006-2008)
Head Coach, Philly Belles AAU, Philadelphia, PA (2009-2018)
Head Coach, Comets AAU, Delaware County, PA (1996-2008)
Achievements
1997 AAU National Championship
Multiple Top 5 AAU Nationals appearances
2008 Delaware State Championship
2013 Independent School State Championship
2015, 2016 and 2017 Ches-Mont League Champions
2020 Friends School League Championship
Coached 12 Gatorade State POY / Coached 10 McDonald’s All Americans / 8 USA Basketball selections / 2 National POY / 2 Olympians
Coached 4 Nike EYBL teams

La’Keisha Sutton

La’Keisha Sutton was born and raised in Trenton, NJ and is a true example of a scholar-athlete. She used basketball as a catalyst to start businesses and impact lives. She received a full athletic scholarship to play for Dawn Staley, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, at the University of South Carolina. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications. Her nickname is “Fan Favorite”. La’Keisha added author to her resume with the release of her book “From The Projects To Fan Favorite”. She is currently on her “I Believe In Me Tour”, hosting book signings, meet and greets, and basketball clinics in different cities.