Coach Spotlight

Using Golf to Teach Honesty, Sportsmanship, Perseverance, and Courtesy

Using Golf to Teach Honesty, Sportsmanship, Perseverance, and Courtesy

I coach golf while implementing life skills through informal instruction. Though a game of golf may not be as complicated as the life many of these kids have, it provides a small getaway that provides more than just a means of relieving stress of home and school.

Coach Nicole: Becoming a Teacher, a Golf Coach and an Inspiration for Girls

Coach Nicole: Becoming a Teacher, a Golf Coach and an Inspiration for Girls

Growing up I knew that becoming a professional golfer was not the path I was interested in taking. I wanted to go to school and become an educator. I knew that one day, I wanted to become a golf coach on the course, and a teacher in the classroom.

International Day of Sport for Development & Peace: A Look at One Coach's Work Around the Globe

International Day of Sport for Development & Peace: A Look at One Coach's Work Around the Globe

From the playground as a youth, to a Program Manager at PeacePlayers and in celebration of International Day of Sport for Peace and Development, I’d like to share my journey on my love for sports and how sport has become a platform to address some of our pressing social issues.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation Provides Up2Us Coach for DC Youth

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation Provides Up2Us Coach for DC Youth

Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation, the charitable arm of the Washington Capitals, Wizards, Valor, Mystics and Baltimore Brigade, presented Up2Us Sports a grant to give children an opportunity to learn through sports with a coach-mentor. 

Coach Hemon: Using Soccer to Help Young Refugees

Coach Hemon: Using Soccer to Help Young Refugees

If you know Hemon, working anywhere other than Baltimore was never an option; he sees far too much of himself in these children to go elsewhere.  Hemon was born in a refugee camp in Nepal to Bhutanese parents. In 2008, he arrived in Baltimore as a twelve-year-old who couldn’t speak English, but was determined to succeed in his new country.

Marnisha Mintlow Has Been a Marine, a Teacher and Now as an Up2Us Sports coach, She Is ‘Super’

Marnisha Mintlow Has Been a Marine, a Teacher and Now as an Up2Us Sports coach, She Is ‘Super’

To the kids she coaches Marnisha goes exclusively by ‘Coach Super.’ The moniker doubling as a nickname and the perfect embodiment of her life and commitment to young people. Hearing Marnisha’s story, her nickname becomes less surprising. Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio she grew up in a religious family where both of her parents worked, she went to school, played little league baseball and other sports here and there.