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October Rules Coach Spotlight: Meet Monica!

Does it feel like fall yet? Believe it or not, winter is right around the corner which means it’s almost basketball season!

This season we are featuring a Rules Coach every month so you can get to know some of them a little better. When we think of a Rules Coach we typically just think about the person blowing the whistle during games, but Gold Crown Rules Coaches are a part of the Gold Crown family.

If you see any of the highlighted Rules Coaches throughout the season don’t be afraid to introduce yourself. They are all out there on the court for the same reason you are: the kids.

Our October Rules Coach Spotlight features someone you’ve most likely seen around the Gold Crown Field House if you’ve participated in any of our basketball programs. Monica Jones is a staple at Gold Crown basketball games. Know how you can pick her apart from other people in the Field House? She’s always smiling and her laugh is one-of-a-kind. She’s personable and is one of the best Rules Coaches we have the privilege of working with each season. You’re almost guaranteed to see her working championship games during our leagues because of her knowledge, hard work and passion for the game. Get to know her below and don’t hold it against her that she’s a Warriors fan!

 

Birthplace
Denver, Colo.

High School
Rangeview HS

Sports Played Growing Up?
Basketball

Favorite Teams (Professional, college, etc.)
Golden State Warriors

Favorite Players (Professional, College, etc.)
Steph Curry…of course.

Why did you start officiating?
Initially it was for exercise, but then I started to realize the passion I have for the sports and how much I enjoy interacting with people.

How long have you been officiating basketball?
13 years

What do you most enjoy about being an official?
I love mentoring kids.

What’s your favorite thing about working Gold Crown games?
I feel appreciated! Constant verbal praise.

What are your hobbies outside of officiating?
Cooking, being at home relaxing, taking family vacations

Favorite thing about living in Colorado?
It’s never too hot or too cold. Perfect weather year round!

What else would you like to share?
I’ve been married for 25 years and have 2 kids. I love love love my family.

Our November Rules Coach Spotlight will be posted next month. Hint: You've probably seen "Mr. November" many times over the years at GCFH, mostly alongside his dad.

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