I wanted to introduce myself to you guys. I'm Courtne, you guys can call me Coach Courtne, Coach, or simply Courtne. I have been around the game of basketball for over 20 years, as a fan, player, and Coach. I love the game of basketball and the basketball community.
I have lived in Columbia since July 2021 and I work as an adminsitraor for Columbia Public Schools. I love Columbia and I'm excited to coach in the CYBA league this year. I am originally from Chicago which yes, that means I love the Chicago Bulls. I grew up in a family that loved Michael Jordan and a mom who had season tickets to the games during their Championship run.
Growing up in Chicago allowed me to have a lot of great exposure to some of the best talent and leagues. One cool fact is that I went to Elementary School with former Chicago Bull & Youngest NBA MVP Derrick Rose. I got to practice agaisnt him when we both were on the 6th- 8th grade teams. His boys teams beat our girls team pretty bad, he was the same height is now and was able to dunk in practice.
My philosophy on basketball is that I want my players to leave the season as better people and better basketball players. This season I will focus on making sure every player leaves better. Each player will have personal basketball goals that I will help them achieve and as team we will have weekly goals to achive during our games.
So wheter your child loves basketblall, just starting to learn to play, they will have fun and be apart of great team atmosphere.
I look forward to meeting all the parents and players. First Practice Thursday November 11th- 6:00pm-7:30pm Cedar Ridge Elementary School.
Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.