Harlem’s own Coach Chiene Jones has been selected as a finalist for the Junior Knicks Coach of the Year Award presented by Hospital for Special Surgery.
Coach Jones is one of three finalists throughout the Tri-State!
Coach Jones has had a huge impact on the Harlem community, teaching the game of basketball and encouraging youth to follow their dreams. She has 17 years of experience coaching and is the First-Ever African American Women Athletic Director of the Promise Academy Charter School in Harlem.
Coach Jones was a former NYU Assistant Basketball Coach and has always had a passion to inspire youth to love and appreciate the game of basketball. Chiene started an organization “Grow Your Game” which has reached over 500 young girl athletes from the ages 5-9 to introduce them to the game of basketball and help nurture their love and skills in the game.
Coach Jones’ impact touches over 14,000 children in Harlem from birth to college. She is a symbol of female empowerment within the NYC Streetball community and advocates for girls and all kids in the game.
The Junior Knicks program helps serve children ages 5-14 by introducing the game, improving the youth sports experience and encouraging kids to play basketball. The Junior Knicks Coach of the Year Award presented by Hospital for Special Surgery awards coaches in the Tri-State area for their commitment, integrity, character and mentorship.
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