Founder of Taylor Made Prep Academy
College Basketball Player:
Alpena Community College | University of Minnesota Crookston | University of Windsor
International Basketball Player:
Bavaria Cup (Germany)
University of Windsor (Assistant Coach) | TMP Elite (AAU) | Taylor Made Prep
University of Windsor - Bachelor’s Degree in Communications
Coach Edwards is a native of Taylor, MI, and founder of Taylor Made Prep Academy.
As a standout student-athlete at John F. Kennedy High School in Taylor, Jamal earned All-Conference and All-Metro basketball accolades multiple times and lettered in three sports. His true passion was basketball which led to a successful collegiate and professional career as a player in the United States and internationally.
During a basketball course in his senior year of college, Jamal had an assignment to teach one offensive drill and one defensive drill to a group of classmates. His group consisted of international students with no basketball experience and English was their second language. He enjoyed the challenge of instructing this group on the basketball court, and it was from that experience he realized his true calling was “coaching.”
Coach Edwards formed valuable relationships throughout the world during his professional career overseas prior to being hired as an assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Windsor, where he made an immediate impact. His ability to recruit secured a top 5 recruiting class in his first year and he lead Windsor to two 2nd Place finishes in the prestigious St. Cecilia Summer Pro-Am in Detroit, MI.
Edwards has coached at multiple levels including AAU and Nike Elite programs, trained and developed multiple NCAA Division I athletes, and directed various basketball camps throughout the United States and Canada.
Having the desire to give back to the community that gave so much to him, Coach Edwards started the Taylor Made Basketball Academy in 2005 to provide the kids in his hometown of Taylor, MI with academic and athletic opportunities. Taylor Made Prep Academy was established in 2014 to provide the same opportunities in the Phoenix area.
Taylor Made Prep Academy’s mission is to provide student-athletes in underserved communities, both domestically and abroad, exposure opportunities for college athletics through a multi-sport and academic prep program.