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Jammers Basketball Coaches & Staff

Charles Forrest - Coaches Coordinator / President

Coach Forrest is a small-business owner (Max Performance Fitness & Personal Training) here in Georgetown, Texas.  He has coached with the Georgetown Jammers for the past few years. Teams have played both recreational as well as select summer leagues.  Over the years he has served as a coach for Pop Warner and flag football teams in Georgetown.   As part of his regular work he designs workout plans and practice sessions for athletes and non-athletes, both boys and girls.  Each summer he host a speed and agility camp for 2nd – 12th grade and a weight lifting program for 8th -12th grade boys.  During the fall season, he runs basketball camp clinics in advance of the season to prepare the kids with fundamentals. 

Charles has his education as well as experience playing high school and college sports.  He played college football at East Central in Ada, Oklahoma as well as high school football, ran track and was a competitive weightlifter at Stroud High School (Stroud, Oklahoma). 

Coach Forrest believes playing aggressive defense and working hard on the fundamentals of basketball are the base for player development.

 

 

 

Dustin White

Dustin White is the Head Boys Basketball Coach of the Hendrickson High School Boys Basketball Program. He has been in the coaching profession for twelve years and is entering his seventh as a head coach, with a career head coaching record of 101-87.

Prior to arriving at EVHS, Coach White served as the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Uvalde High School (Uvalde, TX) in District 29-4A for three seasons making the playoffs in his final two years at the helm. During this time, the Coyote Program won their first play-off game in 20 plus years, made the play-offs in two consecutive seasons for the first time in 25 years, and had an overall record of 57-41.

Prior to taking over at Uvalde, Coach White served as the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Bloomington High School (Bloomington, TX) during the 2007-2008 season. The Bobcats finished the season with a 16-14 record and their first post-season appearance in eight years.

Coach White has also served as Varsity Assistant Boys Basketball Coach at Midway High School (Waco, TX), Graduate Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Texas A&M-Kingsville, and Student Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Texas State University.

During the 2004-2005 season, while finishing his undergraduate studies, White was given the opportunity to assist the Van High School Boys Basketball Program. The team finished the season as the Class 3A Texas Boys State Basketball Champions.

White is a native of Longview, TX graduating from Longview High School. He received his Bachelors of Science Degree majoring in History from the University of Texas at Tyler.

Coach White is the son of Bonny and Vonda White. He has two siblings Jake, who currently is an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Panola College, Jordan who is an Assistant Girls Volleyball Coach player at Longview High School and son, Major.

 

 

Bernard Venson

Coach Bernard Venson is beginning his first year as the Men's Basketball Coach for the Austin Jammers’ 7th grade boys.  He is a graduate of Benedict College with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.   He also has earned an MBA from the University of Maryland (Smith Business School). 
Coach Bernard has 10 years of experience coaching youth basketball.  He has coached AAU/Select 6th-7th grade boys basketball in the Austin are for the last two years, and previously coached high school boys via the Round Rock Rec leagues for two years.  In addition, he has coached youth basketball for six years  in North Carolina and Kentucky.  Basketball is Bernard’s first passion and love, and also built into his DNA.  He grew up in a basketball family with his parents playing professional basketball as well as coaching.  He learned first-hand the art of coaching by participating with his parents while they coached high school and collegiate teams. 
Coach Bernard’s coaching philosophy is very similar to Austin Jammers’ mission.  He is a strong believer in developing the mind and body of each player.  He treats each player with mutual respect, and is a big believer in developing the player’s confidence and God-given talents with positive reinforcement/feedback.   He is very excited to play a vital role in the development of young men as basketball players and leaders within the community.  
Coach Bernard is married to his beautiful wife Janine, and they have three incredible children (all girls), Michael (9), Keirra (5) and Rhyse (3).  The Venson family lives on the border of Georgetown/Round Rock area, and have lived in this area for the last 11 plus years.

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