MICHAEL LONEY - FOUNDER
Michael founded Freedom Hoops in 2014 alongside friend and mentor Kevin Kacy of Freedom Fire. Throughout his career, basketball seemed to promise fulfillment but God used basketball to teach Michael to solely boast in Christ. He has a passion to follow Christ, romance his wife each day, point his sons to Jesus, and to use basketball and the gospel to disciple and transform urban youth to know God.
D'VANTE MOSBY - BASKETBALL & DISCIPLESHIP DIRECTOR
D’Vante grew up in the urban core of Kansas City and lived the life many of our young men are facing. Despite a successful career in basketball through high school and college he notes his relationship with God as the key to true fulfillment. He was drawn to the vision of using basketball to capture the hearts of urban youth because that’s how he came to know Jesus himself. He and his wife Morgan enjoy the game and long to see lives changed by Jesus through discipleship. D'Vante has been on staff with Freedom Hoops since the summer of 2021.
KRISTEN LONEY - ADMINISTRATOR
Kristen grew up in the Kansas City area. Upon graduating from K-State, she moved back to the area, where she met and married her husband Michael in 2011. She taught media classes for five years at Basehor-Linwood High School and now stays home with their three sons. She manages all forms of media for Freedom Hoops and handles financial aspects of the organization.
XAVIER BASS - ASSISTANT BASKETBALL DIRECTOR
Prior to joining our staff in November 2023, Xavier volunteered for the ministry for several years. Growing up in the inner city of Kansas City, Xavier faced the same challenges and walked the same walk our young men have.
Xavier is the older brother of the infamous Qwanell Flag, which is how he got connected with Freedom Hoops. On top of having an opportunity to coach his younger brother, Xavier is growing in his faith with Christ. He is eager to be an positive role model for his community and do his part in discipling the next generation . Xavier also plans on creating a sustainable and successful basketball program for the inner city ALL for the glory of the Lord.