The East Bay Nets is a non-profit organization founded by Chalyn Coleman Groux and Lilibeth Castaneto. Chalyn and Lilibeth are two dedicated mothers who were seeking an empowering and highly competitive basketball program for girls and boys in the Tri City area. Together they started the East Bay Nets and are providing kids, age 10-18, with a Basketball program that reminds them to always put education first and teaches them that hard work pays off.
Coach Jermaine has been Head Coach for St. Annes CYO boys for 4 years, and St. Anne CYO girls for 3 years. In his 2nd year with the girls team they won the Diocese championship. Last year he lead his team with a 10-0 season record, and just shy of the Diocese championship by 2 points. Coach Jermaine has also previously coached AAU basketball for 3 years with another team. In July he lead his team to 2nd place at the highly competitive Jam On It Vegas tournament. Coach Jermaine is a seasoned coach with a winning attitude and cool demeanor, and we look forward to many seasons with the East Bay Nets.
Coach Aaron played High School basketball for Tennyson in Hayward. At Tennyson he earned All League twice, and averaged 20 points a game. Prior to becoming a Coach and trainer he played basketball for two Junior Colleges. He is an excellent ball handler and shooter, and plans to teach lead his team to victories. He enjoys coaching and training kids and believes that you have to strive to be better everyday. Looking forward to seeing Coach Aaron in action this season.
Coach James played Varsity basketball at Saint Mary's high, and attended Humboldt State College. He is a Senior Trainer with Elite IQ Hoops. He was mentored by two of the best trainers on the West Coast, Triple Threat Academy Dashawn Freeman and Elite IQ Hoops founder Omar Stewart. He was previously a Skills Trainer for the Knights Basketball Academy, Vision Academy, Soldiers and currently coaches a Sequioa Valley NJB team. Coach James stays in peak physical condition to ensure that he can do everything that he expects out of his players. He is a tough but fair coach and believes that the proper attitude, respect, and skill will take you far in life. We are extremely lucky to have Coach James on the East Bay Nets team.
Coach Marques is from Detroit where he played basketball at Mt. Clements High. He went on to play for Las Positas College
where he was the first player ever to receive first team, All-Coast Conference North Division honors. He is a Senior Trainer with Elite IQ Hoops and is a much sought after trainer country wide, he has even been tapped to make a training trip to China this year. Coach Marques stays in peak physical condition to ensure that he can lead by example. He teaches kids how to bring out the best in themselves skill wise and with self confidence. He will push his players to exceed their goals and test their own preconceived limits. We are incredibly happy to have such a talent on the East Bay Nets team.
Coach Chris is a dedicated AAU Coach who has had the same group of boys since they were in 7th grade and are now ready for Varsity. Coach Chris played basketball in High School and College and he brings his first hand knowledge to the court every practice and every game. He also Coaches St. Annes 4th grade Boys team. Coach Chris has often said he looks forward to the day when his players can beat him on the court but until that day he will keep pushing them and help to mold them into the best players they can be. Looking forward to another season with Coach Chris.