We'll find the right fit for you
We'll find the right fit for you
Knowing how a change in environment and academic focus can change lives, the Hoop Skool Foundation is a Not-For-Profit organization that targets at-risk student athletes and identifies potential secondary boarding schools that would be an ideal match in an effort to help them find success academically, athletically and socially.
We guide and advise the prospective student/athletes through the entire admissions process and support them academically and financially with SSAT preparation. We provide opportunities for our boys and girls to visit Independent Boarding Schools and interact with the admissions staff to get a feel for the student life and culture of the differing schools.
Our support continues after our student/athletes attend the secondary school of their choice. Whether it be taking advantage of experiential opportunities that may take them out of the country or as simple as providing transportation for parents to and from school..
The Hoop Skool Foundation will also develop corporate partnerships with individual students to provide scholarships for Secondary School, College and ultimately professional employment upon graduation from college.
Kenneth Coard has 20 years experience as an educator, school administrator and basketball coach in NYC Public Schools, New England Boarding Schools and is now Math teacher on Long Island. He has coached a host of Division 1 players and a few that have gone on to play professionally overseas and in the NBA. Having attended boarding school for 4 years coupled with teaching and coaching in the prep school ranks, "Kenny" has a strong understanding of the boarding school landscape, the inner-workings of the admissions process, the rigor and challenges of boarding school in general and many boarding schools specifically. His acumen in this area has allowed him to change the lives of countless at-risk student athletes as he is a strong proponent of the ideology that "to whom much is given, much is required. " Kenny received a Bachelors Degree with a double major in Industrial Marketing and Management from Clarkson University. He received his Masters degree in School Administration and Supervision from Mercy College. Kenny graduated from Berkshire school having played Varsity Basketball for three years and leading his team to the post season New England Championships in both his Junior and Senior years and garnering 1st Team Tri-State League honors. He then moved on to Clarkson University where he played 4 years of Varsity Basketball garnering 1st Team all ICAC honors.. Kenny is married to June Martinez-Coard, who is an educator, and together have three children: Autumn, Chelsea and Kendall.
In an effort to afford our student/athletes the best opportunity to have success, we created grassroots basketball programs where we teach fundamentals, emphasize teamwork, hard work and unselfish play. In addition we monitor academic progress and provide academic support.
With the goal being to help our student/athletes improve on the athletic field, we conduct clinics and basketball camps during the summer months and academic school year. In addition, we provide financial assistance to send our program participants to some of the top Basketball camps in the world.
Our academic support team and coaching staff consist of New State certified teachers and individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Each provides a positive role model for our young boys and girls and guide our young people on their path to success in the classroom and out.
Our program participants will conduct clinics for fellow youth in the community and engage in other forms of community outreach. Our young people will train to become leaders in their communities and role models for their peers.