Winter Sports Coaches

Boys Basketball

Steve Brooks

Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach


Stefan Allen

JV Boys Basketball Head Coach

Douglas Steinke

Freshman Boys Basketball

Coaching Quote: Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.


Ryan Brooks 

Assistant Boys Basketball Coach





Nate Reid

Assistant Boys Basketball Coach

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Bryant Brown

MS 8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach





Kareem J. Harmon 

MS 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach

Girls Basketball

Dwayne Scott 

Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

  • Coaching Experience: 21 years / Years at YCS as Coach. / Years at YCS as Coach: 5 years. 
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  • Coaching Philosophy: “I want players who see themselves as good students playing basketball. Not as basketball players that are going to school."
    inspirational Coaching Quote: “It’s is not enough that we do our best, sometimes we must do what is required." 


Vonyea Swanson

Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

  • Coaching Experience: 8 years / Years at YCS as Coach. / Years at YCS as Coach: 6 years.
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  • Coaching Philosophy: Focus dedication determination

inspirational Coaching Quote: "You are your only limit" and "It never gets easier, you just get better!"


Lonjyo Bond 

JV Girls Head Basketball Coach

Jason Dykes

Freshman Girls Head Basketball Coach






Katelyn Counts

Assistant coach JV and Varsity






Isiah Daniel, Jr.

MS 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach

  • Coaching Experience: Coached MS Girls and Boys Basketball 1998 - Present / Years at YCS as Coach: 20 yrs.
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  • Coaching Philosophy: To teach one to think critically and intensively, and build character that is willing to compete at a high level with teammates and demonstrate great sportsmanship.
  • Inspirational Coaching Quote: Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent doesn't work hard

Dave Denson

MS 7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach


Ryan Katon

Co-Ed Bowling Coach 

Olivia Smith

Co-Ed Bowling Coach


Deja Hunt

Varsity Competitive Cheerleading Coach

  • Coaching Experience: Police Athletic League 2007-2010, YCHS Junior Varsity Cheer 2014-2017, WJF Maize Cheer Director/Head Coach 2015, New Beginnings Academy Head Cheer Coach, YCHS Cheer Program Director/Varsity Cheer 2017. / Years at YCS as Coach 4 years
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  • Coaching Philosophy: Be your greatest competitor on and off the floor. Always compete to win...the greatest battles are won with confidence.
  • Coaching Quote: "Faith Over Faith That's Y We Cheer."

Raven Kelley

Assistant Cheer Coach


Alicia Webber

Head Coach Boys Varsity Swimming & Coed Middle School Swimming Coach

  • Coaching Experience: I began coaching the Willow Run swim club just after high school graduation in 2003. Soon after transitioned to coaching the Willow Run high school girls' team from 2004/2005-2007. Upon College graduation, I began my teaching career at Inkster Public Schools teaching high school physical education, swimming, and lifeguarding. While teaching at Inkster high school I coach the Vikings varsity volleyball team and resurrected the varsity boys swimming program. Proudly teaching and coaching for Inkster high school until the school district closed in June 2013. In the fall of 2013, I was blessed to land in Ypsilanti Community schools and have the opportunity to coach the varsity girls & co-ed middle school swimming programs. / Years at YCS as Coach: 5 years.
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  • Coaching Philosophy: There is no substitute for hard work. I committed to creating a welcoming environment of commitment, dedication, and hard work.
  • Coaching Quote: You are tougher than you think & faster than you know! Now let it show!

Aaron Jacob Henriksen

Assistant Coach Boys Varsity Swimming & Coed Middle School Swimming Coach

  • Coaching Experience: I have been coaching various sports since my high school years. I started as a junior coach for my hometown soccer league. In college, I helped coach an intramural league. Since I have been with Ypsilanti Community Schools I have helped coach our Special Olympics winter teams, as well as being an assistant coach for YCMS swim team. I started assistant coaching the men's high school swim team this school year. / Years at YCS as Coach: I started coaching for YCS in 2014. 
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  • Coaching Philosophy: A team means All have a chance to participate!
  • Coaching Quote: There should be no benches, no left field, and no-one left out. Everyone is important to the team. We don't really win if we don't all finish!


James Kelley

Varsity Co-Ed Wrestling Coach

  • Coaching Experience: Wrestling, Football and Strenght Training / Years at YCS as Coach: 17 years.
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  • Coaching Quote: A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.——Albert Einstein


Claudell Ruffin

Varsity Co-Ed Wrestling Coach

  • Coaching Experience: Years at YCS as Coach: 15 years.
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  • Coaching Philosophy: Trust The Process
  • Coaching Quote: Hard Work Pays Off

Cinque Carter

MS Wrestling Head Coach