The MEGA Team

Program Founder Lezlie States

Lezlie is the founder and director of The Maritime Elite Girls Basketball Academy (MEGA Basketball) and currently a head coach with the program. Her coaching career spans over 25 yrs having coached at various levels from minor through high school. Previously Lezlie has held the following positions:

Assistant Coach with Citadel High Junior Varsity (Provincial Champions 2007-09),

Assistant Coach Basketball Nova Scotia 17U National Team (Silver Medalist 2007),

Head Coach Auburn High School (2009-2011)

Lezlie also holds a Level 2 coaching certificate with The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) as well as The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) both in 2010.

Lezlie gets her most fulfillments from seeing her former players attend university and become successful young ladies.

2019 Coaching Staff

  • Rachel Mantley, Head coach U13 Elite

  • Lezlie States, Asst coach U13 Elite

  • Natasha Prest, Asst. coach U13  Elite

  • Che'Kara Beals, Head coach U13

  • Kara Hayes, Asst. coach U13

  • Heavyn Beals, Junior coach in training U13

  • Carolann Wright, Head coach U12

  • Jade Verney, Coach U12


Administrative Team

Tracey Jones-Grant - MEGA Assistant Director/Website editor


Cara Beals - Parent Volunteer Lead/Social Media



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