Meet Our Coaches
MEET OUR COACHES
SJJCC boasts a roster of all-star basketball coaches! Find out more about who they are.
Leading SJJCC’s talented team of basketball coaches is Coach D, who is certified with Positive Coaching Alliance, an NBA Certified Clinician through USA Basketball Youth Development and Licensed, and a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Coach D’s experience in the sport of basketball has spanned both the NBA and Pro-Am; coaching at the World-Famous Rucker Park in Harlem New York, working the Brooklyn Nets summer camps, working individual NBA camps with ProCamps.com, and working NBA Fit Week All-Star Weekend in 2015. His years in the professional sport also allowed him to work with high-profile NBA players such as James Harden, Brandon Jennings, Michael Carter Williams, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson amongst others. At SJJCC Coach D can be found leading our youth members in basketball clinics, classes, and private lessons.
Bringing a lengthy list of experience in high school basketball to the athletic SJJCC youth is Coach Theo. Theo went into private basketball training in 2009 during his junior year at Chaminade High School. From there, he coached at Corpus Christi Basketball Clinic and St. Francis Preparatory High School Basketball Camp, and was head coach of St. Ambrose CYO and a JV basketball team in the Island Garden Spring League. At the JCC Theo is a basketball trainer, where he shares his excitement for teaching classes and his specialization in footwork. He shares with all students his strong belief that with proper footwork any player can create space off of the dribble, no matter what athletic disadvantage they may have.
Local athlete George Beamon led Roslyn High School to the 2008-2009 Nassau County Class A Championship, where he set a school record of 56 points versus Calhoun High School, and was selected to the New York All State team. In his senior year, he scored 786 points which is the second highest single season scoring in Nassau County. George spent his college career playing for Manhattan College’s Manhattan Jaspers where he ranks fourth in scoring. In 2014, he was drafted in round 3 of the NBA draft with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He has played for the Thunder’s affiliate team, Oklahoma City Blue and Dallas Mavericks affiliate team, Texas Legends. George has also played internationally in England, Portugal, Dominican Republic, and Canada. His skills which he will share with our athletes include scorning, rebounding, and defending from the guard position.