Coach Gio was a late bloomer, first picking up basketball at age 16. Through hard-work and effort, he was able to play at the NCAA Division 2 and 3 levels, as well as playing professionally for the Staten Island Vipers of the American Basketball Association.
Since moving to Hong Kong, Coach Gio has trained with numerous professional teams such as Fukien, C2, and Eastern, to name a few. His primary focus, however, is to improve the overall quality of basketball in Hong Kong, particularly because of the loving and passionate basketball community that exists here.
For the past few years residing in Hong Kong, Coach Gio has developed a coaching style and philosophy based on touch discipline and critical thinking, rather than rigid memorisation and execution. This teaching style has built a cult following and helped many players succeed not only on the court, but more importantly off the court in other endeavours in their life.