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WYSC's Travel Basketball Coaches

 

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Chris Turner

5th Grade

 

As a former basketball player and team captain at Fauquier High School, Chris Turner has spent the last few years coaching and instructing basketball for boys and girls of all ages. He has taught basketball fundamentals and flag football skills for I9 Sports in Leesburg for the last 3 years, and has also instructed basketball clinics for WYSC. Chris began his head coaching career 2 years ago as the Freshman boys basketball coach at Fauquier High School. 

     Chris has coached several travel teams for WYSC over the past year, and his love for the game continues to increase constantly. He is currently the Junior Varsity Coach for Wakefield School in The Plains, VA. In his first year at Wakefield School, he has led his team to one the most successful seasons the Junior Varsity team has ever had. Chris is committed to helping the youth in this area take their game to the next level.

Marcus Washington

6th Grade

Coach Washington has been coaching youth and high school sports for over 20 years all age levels. He was the head freshman coach and varsity assistant at Robinson HS, head JV coach and varsity assistant at Annandale HS, and varsity assistant at Liberty HS. He is currently the head coach at St. Andrew Catholic's 8th grade team and served as the assistant coach on WYSC's 6th grade travel team in the Fall of 2017.

Mark Madigan

7th Grade

Coach Mark Madigan played for Jim Casciano at the collegiate level. Jim Casciano has over 30 years of collegiate coaching experience at every level. Casciano has amassed over 300 career wins as a head coach.

Attended Five-Star basketball as a camper, and was selected to the all-star team. Five-Star basketball camp all-star team lineage consists of 6 NBA MVPS, 41 NBA all-stars, and 22 Hall of Famers.

Madigan’s coaching philosophy centers around three core principles- commitment, selflessness, and team unity. His core values focus on being open and honest with his players while holding them accountable for their efforts.  Coach Mark focuses on embracing the process of growth, which entails the need to focus on how to get better every day in order to succeed later. Madigan’s teams focus around fundamentals, team-oriented basketball, offensively playing with spacing, ball movement, and player movement, with a primary emphasis on defense

 

Joel Gohlmann

8th Grade

Coach Gohlmann has been coaching youth sports in Fauquier County for over 14 years at all age levels and in multiple sports. His teams have continually had success on the field and on the court winning multiple championships while preparing the kids for the next steps in their middle school or high school careers. His coaching philosophy is built around developing the fundamentals, motivating to bring out the highest possible individual effort and requiring a team approach from all players. Joel most recently coaches a U12 girls team this rec season and has coaches an AAU 8th garde team the Bullets over the last 3 years. Joel was an All-State Basketball player in high school and went on to play college basketball at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Pam Ryon

High School

Coach Pam Ryon has 12+ years coaching recreational basketball in Fauquier (WYSC), Prince William and Arlington counties, including girls’ 6-8 and 11-12; boys’ 13-14 and high school level; and men’s 55 & over teams

Extensive background as personal Basketball Shooting Trainer

WYSC Director of Basketball Program Operations (K-6)

WYSC Basketball Clinic Instructor

WYSC Basketball Committee Member

Former Falls Church High School varsity basketball player and team captain