Coach TJ Ross has previously coached at Dobyns Bennett High School as the Freshman Head Coach for 4 years from 2008-2012 and has been the Robinson Head Coach for the past 3 years, 2014-present. He enjoys working with and teaching kids of all ages the game of basketball.
COACH TJ Ross, OFFICIAL TRAINER AT TNT SPORTSPLEX, IS IN FULL INTEREST OF HELPING YOUTH ACHIEVE MAXIMUM SUCCESS IN THEIR ENDEAVORS. HOWEVER, THE WORK OF SKILLS TRAINING (TNT) IS IN NO FORM OR ANY WAY CONNECTED TO ANY ATHLETICS WITHIN THE KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS ATHLETICS PROGRAM. ALL WORKOUTS, PRACTICES, AND TRAINING, IS NOT A FACTOR TO ANY ENDEAVOR WITHIN KINGSPORT CITY ATHLETICS OR ANY OTHER SCHOOL PROGRAM.
Coach James Scales is a native of Rogersville, Tennessee, graduating from Cherokee High School in 2012. James was apart of Cherokee’s 2012 TSSAA State Tournament team, which is also the winningest team in school history. A 3-year starter at Cherokee, he was chosen All-Conference and All-District in 2011 and 2012 and All-Region I in 2012. In his junior season, James was selected District II AAA Player of the Year, along with being chosen All-State in 2012. He was selected to the All-Lakeway team twice, in addition to being named a two-time selection to the Kingsport Times News Elite Squad. Coach Scales is an alumnus of the former Nike EYBL Tennessee Travelers AAU program, in which he played for two summers. James went on to attend King University where he played the point guard position for 4 years under Coach George Pitts. He was apart of the 2016 Conference Carolinas Championship team.He graduated from King in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science & history. Upon graduation, Coach Scales was named a teaching assistant and Assistant Boys Basketball Coach for Bearden High School, Knoxville, Tennessee. As a member of the varsity staff, Coach Scales helped the Bulldogs to reach the TSSAA AAA State Tournament this past March. After one year at Bearden, Coach Scales transfers his teaching and coaching duties to Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett. James is also a graduate student in the Master of Education program at King University. Coach Scales uses his gifts to teach the game of basketball, but more importantly to teach the game of life.
Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me”