Stan Caldwell is nearing his 26th birthday on January 14th. And he’s made quite a coaching career for himself in that short time. A youth basketball player who dreamed of playing in the NBA, our Coach of the Week soon realized that coaching was a talent he would exceed at.
“All the skill and leadership that I developed over the years helped me develop my coaching style,” wrote Coach Caldwell. “It also allowed me to share my love for the sport with others.”
Currently the Youth Program Coordinator at the Downtown Berkeley YMCA, Coach Caldwell is enjoying every second of his job. For the past four years he has directed the Berkeley Ballhawks AAU program as well as coached the 12U and 14U teams. Even more, he also began his first season as head freshman coach at Berkeley High School.
Coach Caldwell returns to his roots on the high school court. He played three years of varsity basketball at Helix High School and volunteered as a youth coach at his local rec center during his summer vacations. His competitive league play began at the age of 10, which led to his success as a high school player.
Like many great coaches, Coach Caldwell has a wonderful support network in his wife Kamilah and his 2-year-old son Mehki. I’m sure a passion for sports lies in Mehki’s future thanks to dad's example.
Coach Caldwell’s Keys to Success:
I strongly believe in patience and preparation.
I teach my players that nothing but good will come from their hard work and dedication both on and off the court.