ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Shaun Jayachandran is the Founder and President of Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy
Shaun has created a career in education, coaching, and diversity in a multitude of independent schools. As the son of a woman born and raised in an orphanage in Chennai and a father also from Chennai, Shaun is well versed in the effort and connections necessary and required to elevate through education. He has been teaching science, coaching varsity athletes, and mentoring students in private schools for twelve years and has shown the ability to craft an innovative curriculum that will push students towards academic and athletic achievement. Shaun has a distinguished track record of working with successful high school and college coaches and in recruiting and developing talented student-athletes.
He has spoken at a TEDx and Indiaspora Forum’s, published articles, and been honoured by the Philadelphia 76ers for his work in creating and growing Crossover.
His coaching career has taken him through both the legendary John Wooden (Bill Sweek, UCLA) and Lefty Driesell (Chuck Driesell, MARYLAND) coaching trees as well as having worked and learned from Morgan Wootten (DEMATHA), Joey Wootten (BISHOP O’CONNELL), Bob Hurley Sr. (ST. ANTHONY’S) and Tommy Amaker (DUKE/HARVARD). Every program Shaun has been affiliated with has shown new ways of teaching the game—and a love for that game—to student-athletes. Shaun continues to consistently puts himself in a position to improve his ability to teach the game.
To Request Shaun as a speaker, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our faculty volunteers attend/attended some of the top academic institutions in the US:
Team Crossover 2016
Varun Ram, University of Maryland Men’s Basketball
Shilpa Tummala, Harvard University Women’s Basketball
AJ Mathew, University of Michigan Graduate Student; Chaminade University Men’s Basketball, graduated 2015
Vivek Kalola, Assistant Coach, Essex County College
Tiffany Webster, Xavier University Graduate Student, Quinnipiac University, graduated 2016
Nikhil Lal, Princeton University Men’s Basketball Manager
Zach Fitzgerald, Men’s High School Football, Baseball and Basketball Volunteer
Reuben Philip, Men’s High School Basketball
Ronak Mahatme, Men’s High School Basketball
Akshay Mundra, Men’s High School Basketball
Arijay Mehta, Men’s High School Basketball
Hana Amara, Brandeis University
Catherine Niles, Saint Mary’s College in Indiana
Anjali Ramakrishnan, Women’s High School Basketball
Meghan Zipin, Yoga Instructor