OUR COACHESShannon Kennedy
Our coaches are dedicated volunteers in the community who mentor youth to reach their full potential.
Basketball is a great form of exercise that also fosters team-building skills and a sense of community. Our YMCA Panthers Basketball volunteer coaches realize that being a good coach is so much more than just understanding and teaching how to play the game — in fact, it is well known that many ‘top winning’ basketball coaches find success, even if they themselves have not been top players.
One of keys to being a great coach in our program is the ability to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices to help them reach their full potential. Our YMCA Panthers Basketball programs require our adult volunteers to be fully committed to mentoring young players through support, guidance, and friendship. This is how we help youth develop themselves and reach their personal, academic, and career goals.