Coach Armstrong enters his sixth season on the Charger staff.
A graduate of LaSalle Academy High School in New York City in 1995, Armstrong played alongside a pair of McDonald’s All-Americans - Shammgod Wells aka God Shammgod (1995) and Ron Artest (1997) - during his standout high school career. His collegiate basketball career began at CACC institution Dominican College, where he was a part of the 1995-1996 Regular Season Championship Team and played for 2 seasons before transferring to The University of the District of Columbia.
Armstrong completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications (television/radio) in 2000 while starring at the forward position for the Firebirds. Upon graduation, Armstrong accepted a position at Black Entertainment Television (BET), working at the network on the show Rap City Tha Bassment from 2000-2005 before beginning his basketball coaching career.
Coach Armstrong began his career guiding the Riverside Church Hawks AAU Program (Senior Team 18 and Under) in Harlem, New York from 2006-2011. Armstrong has won numerous Tournaments on the AAU circuit, including Elmcor, Stop the Violence - Memorial Day Tournament, Atlantic City Showcase, NY Blaze Invitational and the Holcombe Rucker Tournament. Armstrong has also coached at the high school level, serving as the Head Junior Varsity and Assistant Varsity Coach at La Salle Academy High School from 2007-2009 before taking the Head JV, Varsity Coach and Athletic Director jobs at Uncommon Charter High School in Brooklyn, NY.
Before joining the DC Coaching Staff, coach Armstrong, spent 2011-2013 as an Assistant Coach at CACC member, Bloomfield College. In his time with the Deacons, the team won a CACC North Division Championship and won two CACC Tournament Titles. The Deacons made two NCAA East Regional Tournament appearances and one East Regional Championship appearance in his time there.
Coach Armstrong serves as recruiter, a scout of our opponents, academic liaison, and as well as player development with his individual and group workouts. During the summer, Armstrong works at Basketball City Basketball Camp, Hoop Mountain Elite Camp, NBPA (National Basketball Player Association) Basketball Camp, Scout Focus Elite Camp and serves as an Assistant Director of the New York Knicks Basketball Camp. This season is dedicated to my mom, Gracie Massenburg and Mike Coffey....
A 2000 graduate of the University of the District of Columbia, he earned a bachelor of arts degree in Communications, with a concentration in television and radio.