It’s also one of the favorite sports for the Special Olympics Unified Sports initiative, when players with and without intellectual disabilities form teams to play other unified teams. It’s a learning experience that’s also a lot of fun.
Meet The Coaches
See who is volunteering their time to coach our teams.
Joe Nuzzo3 v 3 PDU Coach
This is my first year as a coach of 5v5 Player Development Unified (PDU), which provides the chance for advanced athletes to mentor other teammates. Several years of volunteering and assisting with basketball have prepared me to move our team forward for many great seasons to come. Bowling, hiking, biking, and boating are also activities I like to participate in during my free time.
Ryan Chernock5 v 5 Adult Coach
Mike ThomasSkills Basketball Coach
I enjoy coaching the skills of soccer and basketball, and to see the athletes master the skills I taught them. The excitement I had when first volunteering at Spring Games has led me to be a coach and volunteer at SOCR for the last 17 years. Taking a walk or hiking trails are some of my favorite outdoor adventures.
Donna McGuireSkills Basketball Assistant Coach
Being a basketball coach is gratifying to be able to see so many of the athletes doing what they love; it makes all the time and energy during coaching worthwhile. It is satisfying to see a player smile when they accomplish what they were told was impossible. Along with being a coach, I am also the Fundraising Coordinator. Spending time with my family, such as stopping at yard sales is delightful to me as well.
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