On today’s episode, we’re talking with Chevelle (Herring) Saunsoci, also known as Coach Chevy. In 2020, she turned her love of basketball into DVLP, a basketball program that helps kids develop their skills and play at the college level.
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We are talking with Chevelle (Herring) Saunsoci, also known as Coach Chevy. After a stellar playing career with Creighton from 2005-10, Chevelle returned to the Bluejay bench in 2013 as an assistant coach.
Coach Chevy spent 7 years coaching in the Division 1 level at Creighton University. She focused on recruiting, player development, and her offensive scheme. Her role in player development and offensive scouting helped Creighton to two second-round NCAA tournament appearances.
When the pandemic hit last year, Chevelle decided to pull the trigger on a dream of hers and create DVLP Basketball. Now Coach Chevy is using her knowledge to help athletes who want to play college basketball through player development and Film-lytics™. Her ability to develop basketball players and her network of college coaches is helping players go to the next level.
Listen to the full podcast to hear Chevelle talk about:
· How she became a basketball coach
· Why she saw an opportunity gap in youth sports
· What types of basketball programs they offer
· Why she started a business in a pandemic
· How she has staffed her business
· How she handles social media and marketing
· How to get involved in DVLP Basketball
Learn more about our guest: https://www.dvlpbasketball.com/
Listen to the full podcast in the audio player above or skip around for certain topics.
2:10 – Meet Chevelle
2:59 – Coaching history
7:03 – Opportunity gap
11:11 – Programs she offers
13:42 – Starting a business
20:35 – Staff
23:29 – Marketing
28:31 – How to get involved
“I felt very compelled and very passionate about what I’m doing.” – Coach Chevy
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