2012-2013 Alabama Twisters Coaches

Contact Tim at email to tmullins12@charter.net

Tim Mullins and Sondra Mullins have been part of the Alabama Twisters since its early beginning in 1999. Sondra has acted as treasurer and Tim as the clubs president since 1999. Coaching and working with players and coaches has been a wonderful experience. The game of basketball has been a part of our lives for many years and it has allowed us to give many girls and boys the opportunity to travel the world and get a college education with an athletic scholarship. Tim and Sondra have been married for 26 years and have three children, Kristina, Josh and Traci.

Coach Al Temple

5th Grade Girls

Bio: Played basketball at Starkville High School (Mississippi) and East Mississippi Community College (Scooba, MS) before working with the Mississippi State Women's team as a student assistant coach. Coached boys and girls basketball for 16 years at the high school level. Varsity Girls Head Coach at Haleyville High School (Alabama) for the past 6 seasons. Married to Stacie Temple who played basketball at Mississippi State University and served as the varsity girls basketball coach at Haleyville High School for 8 seasons. Al and Stacie have 2 children; Alli (age 12) and Jake (age 8). Al has been assistant coach with the Alabama Twisters Basketball Club since 2012.

Coach Lee Payne

4th Grade Girls

Lee Payne is a new Coach with the Alabama Twisters. Lee has previous coaching experience with the Clay Recreation League as a Head Coach for the past four years, where he has coached girls 6 through 12 years in age. Lee attended Erwin High School and played varsity basketball for the Erwin Eagles for four years. Lee also graduated from Auburn University and UAB. Lee has been married to his college sweetheart, Tamara, for 12 years. Lee and Tamara have a 9 year old daughter, Amiya, who plays with the Twisters and a 3 year old son, Ayden.

Coach Sidney Gunn

6th Grade Girls

Contact : 205-901-4763 or morrgunn@aol.com


Coach Gunn played high school basketball at Holy Family High School where he was on the Alabama State Championship Team in 2002. He also ran track and was a state finalist in 2002 and 2003. Coach Gunn has also been a volunteer assistant coach in different capacities at different levels and worked in various basketball camps. He has been a volunteer coach in the womens intramural program for the last ten years at UAB. He coached and worked with the youth program at the YMCA of Birmingham After School Program and served as the volunteer assistant coach at Holy Family High School. Coach Gun has officiated and referreed for basketball, flag football, and a couple other sports for 8-9 years. He has also been helping w/ the Centerpoint High School JV girls team during the 2013 season working with player development. He now operates a training business to help kids develop their fundamentals and work ethic while getting them in better condition to compete and gain confidence on and off the court!!


Coach Lance Weems

7th Grade


Call 205-444-7750 or Email to Lance Weems WeemsL@ci.hoover.al.us

Lance Weems was raised in Ashland, Alabama and attended Clay County High School.  His dad coached him in basketball at Clay County where the school won back to back state championships in 1991 and 1992.  He attended Auburn University where he lettered as part of the Men’s Basketball Program for four years under Coaches Tommy Joe Eagles and Cliff Ellis.  He received a bachelor degree in Physical Education from Auburn University.   Lance was also a member of the All-SEC team in 1996 while at Auburn and currently holds numerous AHSAA and Auburn records from high school and college basketball.  Lance was a head boys basketball coach for nine years where he taught physical education and weight training classes at Ashford, Enterprise and Hoover High Schools.  Lance has worked with the City of Hoover since 2005 where he serves as the Athletic Superintendent for Hoover Parks and Recreation.  Lance has coached youth basketball teams for many years at the rec level as well as the AAU competitive level. Lance is married to Ami of Ashland, Alabama, and they have two daughters, Presley and Ava Hayes.

2013 Alabama Twisters Elite Coaches

Contact Gerard Johnson at (205) 639-7746 or Email: gajcolumbia79@aol.com

Contact Denise Johnson at Email: Denise Johnson bucs34@aol.com

The Alabama Twisters Elite program is made up of girls in the eight grade and above. Gerard and Denise Johnson have been part of the Alabama Twisters for 7 years. Gerard coaches AAU Girls Basketball with the Alabama Twisters Elite, where he is the Elite Program Director and the main goal is to help young ladies gain exposure to college coaches in order to obtain college scholarship to help continue playing the game, while getting a college education.  He has assisted over 150 young ladies go to college.  Denise is the Alabama AAU director and acts as the Alabama Twisters Elite program administrator.

The couple have been married for 33 years, and is the proud father of two beautiful young ladies; Kimberly and Krystle, and is also the proud grandfather of Heavyn Star.

8th Grade Coach Krystle Johnson

Contact Krystle Johnson at (205)-612-4596 or Email: krystle05@gmail.com

8th Grade Krystle Johnson 205.612.4596

Coach Johnson has been very successful for the past 5 years as the JV Coach at Hoover High School in Birmingham, also helping lead their Varsity team to 2 of the past 4 State Championships in Class 6A! Coach Johnson was an All-State player at Hoover High School, helping win a State Championship during her 4 years as a varsity player. She then played for 2 years at UCLA before transferring back to finish her college career at the University of Alabama. Krystle has been a part of the Alabama Twisters as a member of our womens team and also works with younger players in skill development.

9th Grade Coach Gerard Johnson

Contact Gerard Johnson at (205) 639-7746 or Email: gajcolumbia79@aol.com

10th Grade Coach Teresa Tanner

Contact Coach Tanner (205)-566-1178 Email: Tannerdivas@charter.net

Coach Wanda White

11th Grade Coach


11th Grade Contact Coach White: ( 205)-381-8299 or Email: