Staff

Brandon WilliamsOwner / General Manager, Brandon Williams

Brandon Williams is in his 3rd year as majority owner of the Gwinnett Majic since he purchased the team in the spring of 2009. The Majic have a 35-4 record have won three WBA Championships along with multiple awards under the direction of Coach Williams, which include "15 players on 2009, 2010 and 2011 on 1st, 2nd and 3rd All WBA Teams", 3 MVP's (BJ Puckett) 2010 and 2011 WBA Rookie Of The Year. 2009,2011 WBA Team of the Year, and 2010 and 2011 WBA GM of the Year. Coach Williams was also a assistant coach for 2007 Atlanta Vision Elite 8 ABA team. 15 players from the Gwinnett Majic teams from 2009 to 2011 have gone on to play pro basketball overseas. Coach Williams worked with the 2012 Gwinnett County Special Olympics team and helped guide them to a silver medal at this years Winter Games.

   Brandon also trains over 300 boys and girls in the Majic Academy and hosts an annual clinic at the Lawrenceville Boys and Girls Club. Coach Williams also works with the Special Olympics and wheelchair teams in Gwinnett County.

OWNER / DIRECTOR OF BASKETBALL OPERATIONS, DAVID OLSEN

David Olsen is in his 3rd year as co-owner and Director of Basketball Operations of the 3 time Champion Gwinnett Majic, since the acquisition of the team in 2009.
David is a former minor league pitcher with the Montreal Expos organization (now Washington Nationals) and attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.  With his business background, David has laid the groundwork for team sponsorships and developed the opportunities to maximize and advance the Majic's business initiatives.  In addition, his is responsible for identifying and reviewing new business opportunities for the organization.
David is married to his wife, Michelle and they have one son, a future ACC player of the week, Matthew.

David AkenHead Coach, David Akin

David Akin joined the Gwinnett Majic staff in 2009 as the head coach. Akin guided the Majic to the league's best regular season record and helped capture the 2009 World Basketball Association Championship. Along the way, he was named 2009 WBA Coach of the Year. Akin was later named part owner, however he continues to serve as the head coach. 

Last season, the Majic repeated as regular season champions as well as went on to win the 2010 WBA Championship. Akin was once again named WBA Coach of the Year as he guided the Majic to back-to-back WBA Championships. The Majic are 25-4 in two seasons under Akin. 

Akin was a member of the Lady Bulldog Basketball Program at the University of Georgia from 2006-2009. During his time at Georgia, the Lady Bulldogs made the NCAA tournament three times, including a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2006-2007. In addition, Akin served as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for athletics at Agnes Scott College from 2003-05. 

Akin is a graduate of Berkmar High School, where he was a two-year letterwinner in basketball and a member of the Patriots' 1998 state runner-up squad. He received his Bachelor;s Degree in Communications from Brewton-Parker College in 2003. There he was a four-year letterwinner in basketball, including the 1999-2000 team that reached the NAIA National Tournament, and two-year letterwinner in tennis. Akin received his Master's Degree in Sport Management from Georgia in December 2007. 

Associate General Manager / Assistant Coach - Steve Melnick

Coach Steve has worked with the Majic organization for 3 years as a coach and player development. Steve will handle some General Manager duties this season and continue to help coach the team. Steve has been apart of all 3 Championship teams and has be a outstanding team member since joining the Majic.

Melnick is a 1990 Graduate of Brockton High School in MA, where he played as a member of the Boxers Varsity Basketball team.  After High School he attended Massasoit Community College where as a captain of the Warriors played on two NJCAA regional Final Teams  in 91 and 92 ending with a combined record of 46-11.  At Massasoit earned all NJCAA second team defensive player of the year.  Finished up his playing career at Worcester State College where he earned his Bachelors' degree in Business Management.  While in College and after work at Brockton High coaching young players and helping with the development of its players. 

Melnick continues to have a love of the game that has provided him so much enjoyment in life and many friendships along the way.  He continues to look forward to working and contributing to help others develop and one day will help his 3 year old son Cody achieve success as well.