After going from last place to first place in the East Marietta 11U Championship in February 2005, there was a strong desire by two of the parents and their sons to find another program so that the kids could continue playing. There were no AAU or YBOA 11U teams in the immediate East Cobb neighborhood so the two fathers set out to start their own team.
As a result, the Marietta Kings Basketball Program was founded in March 2005 with the goal to provide suburban kids an opportunity to participate in basketball at a higher level than offered at the local churches and high school feeder programs. While there are many such youth basketball programs in the urban community for inner-city kids, similar programs are lacking in certain neighborhoods.
Our coaches for the East Marietta team at that time agreed to continue as coaches for an AAU and/or YBOA team. Glen Davis, one of the two fathers, agreed to serve as the Administrator. Despite being late getting organized, our Marietta Kings finished among the top teams in the state of Georgia and participated in YBOA nationals in Orlando.