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NOVA 94 Feet 4th Grade Girls Team-Orange

Head Coach:  Christine Shamloo
Asst Coaches:  Kristen Kody, Mayo Wilson 

Coach Chris is entering her second year of coaching with NOVA 94 Feet Basketball Program, as she coached our 3rd Grade Girls to a gold medal win at the Potomac Valley AAU regional qualifier. She has experience coaching AAU teams at 5th through 6th grade level. She served as the assistant coach on the Arlington Hurricanes team during the 2006 and 2007 AAU season.

Coach Chris basketball life started many years ago first as a player for CYO in Queens, NY.  She went on to play at Stella Maris HS, Rockaway Beach and played as a freshman for Molloy College NY. Coach Chris is passionate that basketball provides you with critical skills that are used throughout one’s lifetime. Strategic Decision Making, Discipline, Critical Thinking, Leadership and Team Work are further developed and recognized by players when playing the game.

Coach Chris is registered nurse and works for the MITRE Corporation supporting the Department of Defense Military System, The Veteran’s Health Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal healthcare agencies.  Coach Chris is married with 3 children.  Her oldest daughter Elizabeth, a senior at Langley, is a point guard on the varsity basketball team. Her son Andrew is presently playing 11U AAU basketball and started out in AAU in 1st grade. Madison is also playing AAU basketball for 9U and this is her third year playing AAU basketball.

Coach Chris is committed to teaching the fundamentals and proper mechanics of the game. She also believes that as much concentration must be paid to defense as offense, as defense wins games!  Her priority is to instill the principle that “hard physical work can be a lot of fun” and is looking forward to a successful and productive season.  Coach Shamloo brings 100% to the team and the season and expects the same of her players. 

Kristen Kody, a Langley High School and University of Pennsylvania graduate, is currently in her first year of coaching. She began her basketball career at the age of 6 and played for Potomac Valley AAU programs including the Fairfax Stars, LL Hoops, and the Virginia Rapids.  She was a four-year letter winner and three-time captain at Langley High School, where she holds the school record for career steals and three-pointers made. Kristen is a four-time district all-defensive team and three-time all-district team member. She was awarded Team MVP in the 2009-10 Season, and participated in the 2010 Capital Classic All-Star Game.

She attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a four-year member of the Women’s Basketball Team. She played in all but 6 games in her career, and is a part of the biggest turn-around in program history. She grabbed a total of 100 rebounds before experiencing a career-ending injury her Senior Year. Kristen served as Captain her Senior Year, and was awarded the “Unsung Hero Award,” a leadership accolade voted on by her teammates. Penn increased their win total every year during her career, ultimately winning the Ivy League Championship in the 2013-14 Season. They went on to the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to the University of Texas.

Kristen is excited to begin her second season with the NOVA 94 Feet Basketball Program! She believes that experiences gained in sports are applicable to every aspect of life, and is excited to share these lessons with the next generation of basketball stars. Among the most prominent lessons her basketball career has taught her are the value of hard work, accountability, and the ability to work well with all personalities. 

 

Mayo Wilson has been around the game of basketball since the age of three and is in his first year of coaching AAU.  He has coached for Burke  and BRYC for the past three seasons in both the boys and girls leagues.  

Mayo started playing organized basketball at the age of five.  He played AAU from elementary school through high school and had the opportunity to participate in the national tournament at age 15.  He played varsity basketball for three years at William Byrd High School before moving onto the University of Virginia.  During his first year at UVA he became a member of the junior varsity basketball team.  Since that time Mayo has stayed active with basketball and has participated in adult basketball leagues. 
Mayo is excited to officially join the coaching staff of NOVA 94.  He is passionate about the game and loves sharing his knowledge with the kids.  He hopes that the lessons he teaches will aid the kids in being successful on and off the court.

Team Roster:

1    Emma Komaily
4    Anaya Wilson
7    Amirah Anderson
11  Reema Yaghi
12  Maeve Christie
15  Emerson Mustard
21  Victoria Zawisza
22  Madison Shamloo
24  Emily Pham
30  Anna Krohn
35  Alivia Tarry