Our Story

Mission Statement

Southern Coast Academy is dedicated to encouraging and developing young student athletes both on and off the court, in believing in their dreams, setting goals, and disciplining themselves to their highest potential.


Travis Nichols was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Growing up in the streets of Brooklyn was not easy, and Travis learned at a young age that if he wanted success in his life he was going to have to work for it. Hard work and dedication in High School paid off and he received a full basketball scholarship to St. Francis College, a Division 1 school.

More adversity set in when hopes of playing professional ball didn’t work out. Through the downfalls, Travis realized that he could take his love for the game, and the lessons of his personal experiences on and off the court and use them to mentor, train, and develop young athletes on their journey.

This is when he started TNT training, a skills and development training program. But he had a dream and a vision larger than that; to take kids and develop them from the ground up, both on and off the court, and to give them opportunities that he never had. His vision, SCA, came to life, where all players are encouraged to Dream Big, Set Goals, Ram Through!

Student Athlete Advisor

Chloe Rowlett-Phillips serves as the Student-Athlete Advisor for the SCA program for all sports. In this role, Chloe is responsible for tuition, camp admissions and outreach.

    Licensed Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Past Junior Volunteer at Simi Valley Hospital
  • Youth teacher at local church
  • Member of FCA club through High School
  • Attended Health Pathway throughout High School
  • Member of Health Occupations Students of America
  • CPR certification


  • Sunrise Senior Living, Simi Valley, CA
    Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Assists with daily activities, routines and hands-on care with the
    patients. Assistance includes grooming, mobility, transferring,
    dressing and anything the patient needs other than assisting with
    medication. Always willing to learn a new task or be a team player
    within the unit. I maintain a positive attitude and have good
    communication skills.
  • Antioch Church, Simi Valley, CA 10/2019-8/2020 Office Administrator.  As a very organized and hard worker I assisted the office of the church by answering phone calls, booking appointments, handling events, setting up for Sunday service, and helping the other employees.

Antioch Church, Simi Valley, CA 02/2019-06/2021 Youth Church Teacher

Speak through words of wisdom and kindness through the words of God while teaching with an understanding tone for those I teach. Provide loving support in addition to always being there and making the children my top priority in life because they look up to me as a leader. 

Simi Valley Hospital, Simi Valley, CA 03/2017-10/19 Junior Volunteer
Maintained a positive attitude while acting appropriately in any situation that happened in the hospital. Provided loving care to the patients while making sure they are my top priority. Proactively assisted the nurses as needed. Ensured all supplies are stocked in the unit in addition to answering phone calls.

Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA 08/2018-12/2018 Certified Nursing Assistant

While going to school to get my CNA License, you were required to have 100 hours in a clinical setting. When providing hands on care for the patients, you were either getting them dressed and up out of bed, taking vitals, feeding them or getting them ready for bed all while having a positive attitude and good communication skills

Discovery Church, Simi Valley, CA 01/2016-12/2017 Church Volunteer

Role model for children within the church while providing loving care and maintaining a positive attitude.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, CA

Certified Nursing Assistant

Provides quality care to outpatients and inpatients in the Radiology department, preparing children for their scans or procedures. When providing hands-on care, we are taking vital signs, assisting with IVs, taking IVs out, helping dress, playing with the kids, assisting with catheters, answering phones while also getting patient medical history from family. Always giving 100% to these kids, trying to be a light in their life.


  • Simi Valley High School, Simi Valley, CA
  • General Education Diploma
  • Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Some College- GE classes and partial AA