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ABOUT
COACH2INSPIRE

Since 2019, Coach2Inspire has worked in and with Durham County to provide exceptional programs for youth development. 

OUR

MISSION.

Our mission is to inspire youth to reach their full potential as players both on and off the court through individualized coaching and mentorship that cultivates a mindset of leadership, teamwork, and ambition.

Our everyday programming is structured around healthy living, teamwork, growth, and connection/community. We realize the opportunity in every practice for coaches and youth to learn from each other with coaches impacting 

Our coaches are Duke students who strive to form meaningful relationships within the Durham community through coaching and mentorship. We are a diverse group of leaders with an exceptional willingness to connect, learn, and grow with our teams. Our coaches are encouraged to reflect, seek feedback, and engage with parents to create the best possible program experience.

​We are immensely grateful for our partnerships at Duke and in the greater Durham community that have supported us in empowering young athletes and setting a new standard for volunteer, college-aged coaches.

OUR

VALUES.

CONNECTION
CONNECTION

Coach2Inspire builds a tangible connection between Duke and Durham through coaching and youth mentorship.We aim to create more meaningful community engagement by building connections between coach and player, coach and coach, player and player, and C2I team with the families we meet.

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GROWTH
GROWTH

Growth refers to the mental, physical, and social development of each individual. While we strive to improve skill in the game of basketball, it is our utmost priority that we maximize the potential of each and every child we interact with. In practice, this means stressing perseverance, celebrating individual differences, and pushing children beyond their comfort zones.

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HEALTHY LIVING
HEALTHY LIVING

We prioritize the physical and mental wellness of each player. A healthy lifestyle is built on the habits formed in our youth. By providing support for healthy living through nutrition and sports, we hope to promote healthy habits and an attitude of discipline that will stick with players throughout their lives.

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CONNECTION
CONNECTION

Coach2Inspire builds a tangible connection between Duke and Durham through coaching and youth mentorship.We aim to create more meaningful community engagement by building connections between coach and player, coach and coach, player and player, and C2I team with the families we meet.

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TEAM

MEMBERS.

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Abhi Balu

CEO

Blade Clarke

President

Eric Huey

Personnel Development Chair

Jocelyn Chin

Marketing Chair

Simon Attenberger

Coach

Drew Greene

Coach

Steven Lee

Coach

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Nate Tewell

COO

Cody Perry

Vice President

Chandler Naylon

Programming Chair

Anu Aggarwal

Coach

Kinsie Huggins

Coach

Hannah Kitakule

Coach

Manny Mokel

Coach

PARTNERS.

We thank our generous partners for their financial and strategic support! Click on the following icons to learn more about their work and how you can get involved. 

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