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.

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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 events@crossover-india.org

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. John Wooden


Team Crossover 2016

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

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