I ENJOY WORKING WITH YOUNGER PLAYERS BECAUSE IT’S MORE ABOUT TEACHING THEM THE GAME. THE LEAST I CAN GIVE THEM IS AN UNDERSTANDING AND A LOVE FOR THE GAME. SKILLS DEVELOPMENT COACH SCHOLARSHIP CAMPS HELP ME ACCOMPLISH THIS.
As a young boy, Jon was one of those kids that wanted to play every sport no matter what it was. “I was going to play professionally, baseball in the summer, football in the fall, and basketball in the winter.”
As he grew older, the reality of that happening set in, but he took that mindset into his high school career, lettering in five sports at the small town high school he attended. Out of those five sports, basketball became his passion.
After high school, he attended the University of Northwestern St. Paul, where he played on a team that was runner up three years in a row at the National Christian College Athletic Association’s national tournament. Also, Jon spent a summer in the Philippines playing 44 games in 25 days.
Many years were spent coaching his sons sports teams, which lead to a natural progression into coaching with Ogden Community Schools where he spent eight years coaching 7th and 8th grade basketball, prior to working with 9th grade and jr. varsity/varsity players.
“I enjoy working with younger players because it’s more about teaching them the game. If they never play another year of basketball, the least I can give them is an understanding and a love for the game. Skills Development Coach Scholarship Camps help me accomplish this.”