Program Information

Boys Prep Basketball

Core Values

Playing hard, playing smart, and playing together is what AOA Basketball is all about. Defense Wins Championships, and we will strive to be the most relentless and dominating defensive team in Basketball. We will create offense from our defense and look to score early and often. We run the floor and always look to make the extra pass. We play as a team and win as a team. 

Our program prepares young people for the challenges of competing in Division I collegiate and Professional basketball.  Every aspect of our program will challenge and prepare our student athletes for the Next Level. We will accomplish this through quality instruction with access to excellent facilities. Our practices, film sessions, individual instruction and strength and conditioning programs are conducted at the highest levels. 

Our student-athletes are challenged daily to strive for sustained excellence. We strive our athletes to embrace getting 1% better every day on and off the court. Our goal is to continue to produce high level student-athletes who care deeply about the game, their teammates and the community
    • Elijah Gore

      Director of Basketball

      Prep Basketball Coach

Elijah Gore, an Oxon Hill, Maryland native, begins his first year as Head Prep Basketball Coach and Director of Basketball at Andrews Osborne Academy for the 2023-24 school year.

Coach Gore has a vast amount of experience that expands from grassroots all the way to the NBA. His previous roles include: Associate Head Basketball Coach at South Kent School, Front Office Assistant for the Portland Trail Blazers, Graduate Assistant/Video Coordinator for the University of Connecticut under National Champions Kevin Ollie and Dan Hurley, Video Coordinator for Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Assistant Basketball Coach for Salisbury University under Division 3 National Champion Josh Merkel, and Assistant Coach at Georgetown Preparatory School for boys. He helped and coached more than 100 Division 1, collegiate and professional athletes during his time at these institutions and organizations.
Coach Gore's career began in 2013 at Salisbury University, his alma mater. He was an assistant coach under Josh Merkel. While working for Coach Merkel they were able to capture Salisbury's first conference championship and NCAA tournament berth in 15 years. After Salisbury, Gore became an assistant coach at Georgetown Prep School for boys in Bethesda, Maryland. Here, he worked with several AAU teams and travel programs in the area. In 2016, he became the Video and Academic Coordinator for Texas A&M Corpus Christi under Willis Wilson. In his lone season there, the school won a record- breaking 27 games.

Following Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Elijah was the Graduate Assistant/Video Coordinator for the University of Connecticut (UCONN), where he worked under South Kent School Head Coach Raphael Chillious. After one season, Elijah took a one-year internship with the Portland Trailblazers' front office and basketball operations staff. While in Portland, he was responsible for player intel, video scouting, and managing the directors’ and general managers’ salary cap books and boards. 

Elijah earned a BA in Communications and a MA in Post-Secondary Education from Salisbury University. 
Andrews Osborne Academy

Andrews Osborne Academy

38588 Mentor Avenue
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Grades PK - 12, PG
P. (440) 942-3600
F. (440) 942-3660
Located In Willoughby, OH, Andrews Osborne Academy is a Private Co-ed Day & Boarding College Preparatory School For Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3 and 4) - 12, PG. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.