"Hard work, No excuses!"
Coach Green stands in the center of the Churchland High School basketball court.
“What made you aspire to be a basketball coach?”
“I love the game, competing, and developing players.”
Jarvis Green, head Junior Varsity coach for the girls’ basketball team, is in his second year coaching high school basketball. This is his fourth year coaching overall (his first two years were spent coaching recreational basketball).
Although Green wanted to be the head Varsity coach, he jumped at the opportunity to be the JV coach.
“I wanted to be a Varsity coach, but like everything else, it’s a process and it’s a stepping stone. So JV definitely helped me develop as a coach and also learn the ropes of running the Varsity program.”
The 2015-2016 basketball season was Green’s first year coaching high school basketball. Despite the fact that last year was a losing season for girls’ JV, he takes it as a learning experience.
“My first year was pretty good. I had to learn a lot of things as a coach. I had to learn about the players also, but overall it was good growth for me and the players.”
Green plans to stay more consistent with his coaching methods that he used last year, and continue to build off of what he saw and learned from the players and help them develop.
Even though Green loves the competitive side of basketball and watching the players push themselves, there are some disadvantages.
“With coaching girls, their attitudes can be out of this world.”
Coaching basketball as a profession is definitely something Green would look into doing, if the opportunity presented itself.
“My dream coaching job would probably be being the head Varsity coach at a premier rank high school or coaching at one of my old colleges, which is North Carolina Central.”
Girls’ Junior Varsity Basketball Team
Jarvis Green- Head Coach; Lemar Ricks- Assistant Coach
Jadyn Bright- Power Forward/Center (Captain)
Zaniquia Kirby- Point Guard (Captain)
Laila Mann- Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Clarice Pate- Power Forward/Center
Molly McDonald- Shooting Guard
Arielle Nelson- Shooting Guard/Small Forward
Anaiya Harper- Small Forward
Green wanted to make a closing remark, so people would know what to expect from the girls’ JV basketball team.
“People should expect a lot more wins than last year, more effort, and also expect a winning season."
Photo: Jadyn Bright