MMA postgraduate boys basketball coach Chad Myers first met Rasir Bolton a few years ago when Bolton was in eighth grade playing for the AAU club Team Loaded. Myers was not sure if he would ever have the chance to coach Bolton, a point guard from Petersburg, Virginia – although he would be patient and hope the opportunity came.
Coach Myers originally had success during his first two-year stint here at MMA in 2011-2013, back when Frank Mason was on the roster. Myers returned to MMA last year to reignite the postgrad program that was so successful during his first time here.
As luck would have it, Bolton began exploring choices for a school to play his senior year. He had played at three schools over the pervious two seasons and simply wanted to find a place where he would have plenty of access to a gym and weight room to ready himself for Penn State later in the year. Bolton recalled his close relationship with Myers and knew MMA was the right move.
The relationship between the coach and player has proved successful for the entire team of Colonels. Emerging as a clear leader since players showed up last August, Bolton not only shows up on the scoreboard but as a mentor to his peers and teammates. He holds them accountable for their daily responsibilities and ensures they adhere to the military school lifestyle.
When speaking with the Northern Virginian in regards to Bolton, head coach Myers says, “To me it’s exciting because we’ve got a guy that’s our leader and our point guard. He’s always in good spirits. As a coach, we get down and frustrated and I feel like he picks the guys up sometimes.” We are proud to have such great coaching staff at MMA in our postgraduate program. They allow these programs to excel and help us recruit the best players to represent our school
Athletic ability and talent is important to our teams here, but having athletes who can excel outside of the court or field make true MMA leaders. These traits truly reflect our motto of “Not for ourselves alone.” Learn more about MMA’s values here.