Coach Kenny Avent is the Founder and President of Avent Basketball Academy and holds a degree in Sports Management. Coach Avent is also a FIBA (Federation of International Basketball Association) Certified Licensed Coach and a memeber of the WABC (World Association of Basketball Coaches) where all activities are endorsed by and organized through FIBA. 

Coach Avent has had a love and passion for the game of basketball since he was 10 years old, and grew up playing basketball in one of the toughest basketball cities in the country, Washington, DC.  As a young player, Coach Avent  played on countless premiere AAU basketball teams, and got a chance to travel across the region and country to develop his game and win championships.  Coach Avent attended High Point High School in Maryland.  He was a 4-year Varsity player and further developed under the guidance of the legendary coach, Ernie Welch.  While at High Point, Coach Avent helped lead his team to 4 League Championships, 3 Regional Championships, and a State Championship. 

The crowning jewel of Coach Avent's Head Coaching career so far, is leading the New Jersey Thunder of the APBL (American Professional Basketball League) in back to back championships, in 2015 and 2016!

Continue to expect great things from Coach Avent, as he makes his mark on the basketball community, and the players he coaches, one victory, and success story at a time!

Coach Avent was heavily recruited by Division-1 colleges such as University of Maryland, Georgetown, and Duke Universities, Kevin Eastman (current L.A. Clippers Assistant, and former director of the Nike Skills Academy) eventually convinced Coach Avent to join him at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  Coach Avent played Point Guard, Shooting Guard, and Small Forward at UNCW.  After leaving UNCW, Coach Avent joined the National Rookie League (NRL) and won the championship in 2000 with the Washington Justice.  Next Coach Avent played professionally on the International level in Argentina, Canada, and France.

Coach Avent received 2-time All-Met and All-State honors as well.  As a Senior, Coach Avent was named Prince George's County and Prince George's Journal Player Of The Year.  Twenty years later, Coach Avent still holds the distinction of all-time leader in scoring and rebounding at High Point. 


Every Day We Get Better!

Coach Avent has a passion to see the youth overcome life’s barriers and to realize their full potential. Coach Avent’s experiences are such that they bring a voice that is common but different, unassuming but compelling. Those that come in contact with him find him easy to talk to .

Coach Avent became the Head Coach of the Woodbury High School boys basketball team, and led his team to Colonial Conferences Championships in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and Group 1 South Jersey Championships in 2009 and 2010.  Coach Avent was named the Gloucester County Times Coach of the Year in 2009.   In 2014, Coach Avent took over as Head Coach of the Delcastle (DE) Vo-Technical High School boys basketball team.  He led the team to the playoffs in his first season as Head Coach, and took a major step forward by leading the 2015 team to the semi-finals of the Delaware Boys State Basketball Tournament.

About Coach Kenny Avent