Coaches Corner

Updated Friday September 11, 2015 by JBL.

Coaching Staff

Jason Basso, Head Coach and Clinic Leader

Jason is currently in his fifth season with JBL as Head Coach and Clinic Leader. Jason has worked as a coach, commissioner and/or instructor at local basketball camps for the past 8 years. He has served as Junior Varsity and/or Varsity coach at Rye Country Day School, Mamaroneck High School and Greenwich High School. He also has served as a Physical Education and Health teacher at South Bronx Prep for the past two years.

Jason graduated from Harrison High School in 1995 as the all-time leader in points scored, as he scored 1115 points in three years. He then attended a post graduate year at St. Thomas Moore where his team won the Connecticut State Prep School Championship. 

In 1997, Jason began his collegiate playing career at nationally-ranked Division II New Hampshire College, (ranked 4th nationally by Street and Smith magazine).The following year, Jason transferred to Barry University in Miami and played collegiate ball there through graduation. He graduated with a degree in sports management and a minor in business. Jason continued on to Graduate school where he earned his Master’s degree in physical education.

Jason offers private instruction to local children and teens who look to improve their game

To arrange for private lessons, please email Headcoach@jblhoops.org or jkapelus@jblhoops.org    

Our Coaches

This season, we have added some coaches who are degreed Phys Ed teachers and experienced leaders of basketball programs as well as former college and high school players.

Our other coaches include Varsity and JV players from local high schools, including Solomon Schechter High School, Westchester Hebrew High School, Ramaz, Mamaroneck High School, Scarsdale High School and White Plains High School.

Please read about their respective game exploits in the Journal News local sports sections.

Some of our clinic instructors, trainers at a local sports and rehab training facility, are degreed in Physical Education and are specialists in training, fitness and basketball fundamentals.

Our Officials

Our professional, accredited officiating crews not only officiate, but TEACH and INSTRUCT the players as well. Many of the officials are former or current high school basketball coaches