Giving back to Takoma Park
Rochelle Coleman, a former professional athlete and current high school varsity coach at Paint Branch High School, understands the importance of setting a strong foundation and goals, and she is making an impact with youth in Takoma Park.
As an athlete, Coleman has played basketball on many levels. She played as a member of the Celeritas Donar Professional Team in the Netherlands. As a member of the Syracuse University women’s basketball team, she is listed in the school record book for the top ten all-time three-point field goals and the all-time scorers’ list. She served as a graduate assistant coach for the women’s basketball team at Slippery Rock University and has coached many youth basketball teams in the U.S. and abroad.
In May 2008 she started her training company Rochelle Athletic Consulting. Under Rochelle Athletic Consulting, RAC Basketball was born introducing the Washington, D.C., area to individual basketball training, clinics and camps. Coleman brought her dream to the City of Takoma Park in 2013, helping with coaching clinics as well as operating the Recreation Department’s Girls Basketball Camp that takes place over the summer. Coleman also is part of the Takoma Park Recreation Committee.
This article appeared in the June 2016 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter. The Takoma Park Newsletter is available for download here.