Basketball Coach

Jesse Haji-Sheikh

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Trainers and Coaches

Coach Jesse’s passion for sports started long ago as the son of a former professional athlete. As the oldest of four children, there was always a game to be played outside or a team to be coached. Coach Jesse has a tremendous amount of experience, having coached collectively for about 12 years. He coached on two State Championship Winning YFFL teams as the Defensive Coordinator, as well as numerous basketball camps and associations around the area. In a family where all they knew were sports and the culture of sports, Coach Jesse’s parents were lucky to have such a game manager like their eldest when situations with the young ones grew tiresome.

Growing up in Bloomfield, MI, Coach Jesse enjoyed playing basketball, football, soccer, and running track. Once he was a student at Lahser High School, he continued with basketball and football, but also developed a passion for Ultimate Frisbee. He and some friends created an ultimate frisbee team for their high school to compete with other schools around the area. In his senior year (2010), Coach Jesse was awarded the Detroit Free Press Scholar Athlete of the Year Award for excellence in the classroom and athletics. Coach Jesse was a two year varsity starter in football at punter, and eventually used those skills to make the University of Michigan Football Team in 2010 as a Freshman.

After a brief stint on the football team, Coach Jesse turned to his low key love ultimate frisbee in his sophomore year, where he played through his fifth year. The Michigan Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team (MagnUM), is a Division I Club Organization which has had great success in their history (www.magnumultimate.com). Despite some injuries early on, Coach Jesse was a key member on two regional championship teams, along with two national qualifying teams, one of which being 5th place in 2014.  

 

Coach Jesse currently coaches competitive and elite Basketball teams for O3 along with running afterschool, weekend clinics, and summer programs year round. Coach Jesse is available for private and group lessons in focuses of Basketball, Football, and Ultimate.

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