Tadai Abilla, Coach Ty
Tadai "Ty" Abilla is a Co-founder of Hustle Hard Global. Her Kenyan heritage and love for basketball is the driving combination behind her efforts in Africa. In addition to Hustle Hard, Coach Ty works at Monumental Sports and Entertainment and continues to pursue her love for basketball through coaching and training.
Coach Ty started her basketball career in 6th grade in Galloway, New Jersey, and continued through high school as a three-year starting point guard, receiving first-team recognition all three years on the varsity team. During the 2005-2006 season, she led her high school to a state championship title and received many prestigious awards for the following sports: basketball, soccer and track and field. Heading into her senior year, Coach Ty received numerous scholarship offers from Division 1 and Division 2 colleges, for basketball and soccer, but accepted a scholarship offer to the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) to continue her basketball career. During her junior year of college, she aided in helping UDC advance to the NCAA tournament and she received the “Coaches Award.” Coach Ty graduated from UDC in the spring of 2013, with a degree in Communications. At UDC, she holds the title for being the first student-athlete to participate in the NCAA tournament for two sports in one year: basketball and tennis. In the summer of 2017, she received her Master's degree in Sports Management from Georgetown University.
Megan McCartney, DPT, Coach Megan
Megan McCartney, DPT, Coach Megan, is a Co-founder of Hustle Hard Global. Coach Megan believes that her co-creation of Hustle Hard was a matter of fate. As a youngster, she always envisioned herself going to Africa to help children in need but never imagined that basketball would take her there to do just that. After hosting their first basketball camp, she was hooked to the feeling of self-fulfilment of doing something that she felt like she was always meant to do. Alongside Hustle Hard Global, Coach Megan currently works as a physical therapist in Brevard County Florida.
Coach Megan grew up in Melbourne, Florida and graduated from Eau Gallie High School where she played four years of varsity basketball. After graduating high school in 2003, she went on to play basketball at Brevard Community College for one year where she was an Academic All-American. Coach Megan then attended Florida Institute of Technology for two years where she helped her team finish first in the Sunshine State Conference regular season and advance to the Division II National Tournament in 2007. Coach Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and again in 2011 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She began her coaching career in 2007 with the Cape Coast Titans and coached several travel basketball teams between 2011-2016. Coach Megan was also the head coach of the varsity basketball team at SEED Public Charter School in Washington D.C. from 2013-2015 where she improved their record to above .500.