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Brian “Essince” Collins, Owner, Co-Founder
David Brooks, Owner
Tjuan Benafactor, Owner, Co-Founder
Stacey Fields,
Head Coach
Rayshawn Stevens, Asst. Coach
Marc Cook, VP, Basketball Operations


The Akron Aviators organization emphasizes programs within greater Akron & surrounding communities. The Akron Aviators organization encompass leadership, loyalty & honesty, the cornerstones of integrity in effort to prepare the youth for life and business.


The Akron Aviators aim to build the rapport of the community as well as to partner with local businesses & non-profits to build the community and make a change, by providing funding directly to programs which can play a critical role in sustaining local non-profits. Sports can be a driving force for solving the challenges facing our youth such as obesity, academic failure, violence and teen pregnancy. The Aviators overall goal is to leverage our brand and assets to have an impact on these issues through local youth sports programs, community outreach & much more, a win-win for the entire community!


To establish a strong base for the Akron Aviators & the Iconic American Basketball Association in the Akron area as a well structured, professional men’s basketball team offering career advancement, job opportunities, and community service to the Region and worldwide.


Founded by Brian “Essince” Collins, CEO of Entertainment Marketing/Media company, Royal Heir Entertainment who played through AAU, high school, college and in Thailand and Tjuan Washington, CEO of ABA Media and Entertainment and current ABA team owner, The Akron Aviators are a community based professional basketball team here for individuals, families, & organizations of all cultures for entertaining and positive events while providing fun and entertainment for basketball fans of all backgrounds!

Bring Your “A” Game!