"Basketball is my passion, and my desire to convey that enthusiasm and positive attitude about the game to the local youth of Stark and Summit Counties.

As a youngster growing up in Akron, I enjoyed sports every day of my life. Sports (and basketball especially) became a way of life for me. Basketball taught me some of my most important values in life - including teamwork, sportsmanship, perseverance, and loving what you do.

My goal is to support and encourage young athletes to appreciate the greatness of the game and the greatness of the life skills it can teach. I do not expect to turn every student into a great basketball player, but I will provide all students with a solid foundation of basketball knowledge that will enable them to succeed on the court."
-Jeff Young