Rodney Elliott is currently the assistant coach at Mount Zion Prep School located in Baltimore, Maryland. Elliott is also an assistant coach with Under Armour’s Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team, B’More Finest. He is proficient in teaching the fundamentals of basketball while effectively bridging the gap between the coach’s vision and the players’ execution. Elliott has experience with developing lesson plans for beginners learning the game of basketball. He coached junior team players at the international level in exhibition games and organized mini basketball tournaments for recreation club
members. During the summers he works with various basketball camps at University of Maryland, Loyola University and others throughout Maryland. A dynamic speaker, Elliott has been requested by numerous schools in the U.S. to impart his wisdom as a coach and experience as a former professional basketball player for Boca Juniors (Argentina) and Levallors (Paris) to name a few. An advocate for giving back to the community, Elliott has volunteered at youth centers such as the Boys and Girls Clubs
and YMCA, coordinated team building exercises for local businesses, and helped organize fundraisers for youth sports programs.
Elliott attended Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Maryland from 1990-1994. A double threat, he excelled in both football and basketball, each team winning multiple state championships. As a senior, Elliott was heavily recruited by schools across the country for both sports. Keeping the pipeline open and wanting to stay close to home, he accepted the offer to play basketball at University of Maryland College Park and was a member of the team from 1994-1998. During his senior year, he averaged 15.4 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game. As a Terrapin, Elliott learned to compete at a very high level, battling every day with players like Keith Booth, Joe Smith and Obinna Ekezie. This experience prepared him for his professional International basketball career playing in Europe and Southern America where he had the privilege of playing for more than ten years. As a professional player in Argentina, Elliott averaged 12 points per game and 6 rebounds per game. He assisted with practices by creating game plans, analyzing game film, generating team study tapes and scouting reports. In France, Elliott helped lead the team to two Division Regular Season Championships, reaching post season births both seasons. Being voted team captain by teammates and coaches, he made All-Star games in several of the countries he played for. As a result of playing abroad, Elliott not only benefited from learning different styles of basketball, but was also able to appreciate and assimilate various cultures. These combined experiences allow Elliott to bring a varied perspective to young men that dream of playing basketball at the next level.