Voorhees graduate becomes a head basketball coach

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Voorhees graduate becomes a head basketball coach

August 03, 2017

Voorhees College alum Taven Jenkins will be the new head basketball coach for Lowcountry Leadership Charter School (LLCS) for the upcoming 2017-2018 basketball season.

Jenkins began with the LLCS Gators last year when he stepped in for coach Jason Williams. He led the Gators to their first playoff appearance in the school’s history.  Under his leadership sophomore Donnell Bowers was selected as the first All-Region in the school’s history.

He graduated from Voorhees in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. While at Voorhees he served as the assistant men’s basketball coach for three years. During his tenure the Tigers,53-40 and were named the 2017 Division 1 Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) champions. 

“I get to live out my dreams of mentoring and coaching young males in the game of basketball. Voorhees College is where I got my first opportunity to coach and I became a part of the new foundation they are creating. Now I will take everything I have learned and gained with me to LLCS,” Jenkins said.

Jenkins said that Derrick Mitchell, Voorhees Head Men’s Basketball Coach, helped him acquire his player development skills and allowed him the opportunity to recruit some of the best talent in the south east region.

“I am extremely proud of Taven and feel he is ready to be a head coach. His insight and leadership qualities are only a few attributes that he will make his transition seamless,” Mitchell said. 

The Charleston, S.C. native said that for the upcoming season his goal is for the Gators to be region champs.

For more information, contact Megan Freeman, director of communications, at 803-780-1191 or at mfreeman@voorhees.edu.