Shawn Vassell was raised in a military family where he had the pleasure of growing up in Belgium and Japan before finishing out his high school years in Tucson, AZ. He graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Communication and a minor in Management Information Systems.
– The kids call him Coach Shawn or Coach and he has been teaching/coaching basketball since he graduated high school in Tucson, AZ. He had a few collegiate offers to a few small basketball programs to continue playing but decided to indulge in the full experience of a big university
such as San Diego State University. He has been teaching basketball for the past 5 years at various elementary schools across San Diego while he was attending San Diego State University.
He has a passion for both the kids and the game basketball which becomes apparent in his coaching. Shawn has hopes of starting a traveling basketball club (AAU) which will give kids a chance to grow as both a player and an individual.
– Outside of basketball, Shawn loves to travel and see/try new things. He is a huge food fanatic and is always willing to try new foods especially from different cultures. He also enjoys hiking and being immersed in nature.
Bio for program
– Our basketball program focuses on building a strong foundation of basics & fundamentals for each of our students. It is a safe and fun environment for the youth to strengthen their skills (dribbling, passing, rebounding, shooting, etc.), while also learning values like persistence,
teamwork, time management, etc. that they will carry with them as they grow older. Our goal is to have every player leave with a tangible skill and improving their work ethic/attitude towards adversity. We take pride in finding and training passionate yet stern coaches who are able to
motivate the students in our program to get better and work harder.