Coaching Corps is proud to honor Michael DeSimone as our December Game Changer Of The Month!
Michael is the Athletic Director of the Charter School of Educational Excellence (CSEE), located in Yonkers, NY. The school currently serves 1,150 students in grades K-12 from Yonkers, NYC, Mount Vernon, and other neighboring districts.
During Michael’s early years at CSEE, he realized that students attending didn’t have opportunities to engage in athletic activities, and in 2012 he began to build the school’s athletic program from scratch. Starting with a basketball team, for the next nine years, the school’s athletic program grew to twenty interscholastic sports, which currently serves hundreds of students and counting. In addition, the athletic program has provided the students with opportunities to learn the essential values of teamwork, accountability, discipline, and family.
The athletic program has been a springboard for numerous students to attend college and for many to receive athletic and sports scholarships to some of the top schools in the country.
Michael’s mission as a positive role model and ally to the youth community is to impact as many students as possible and to ensure that all kids have the opportunity to benefit from a caring coach in an environment that both builds character and enriches their lives.