Spotlight on Jess Lindsay

“The biggest reward that I’ve received in my life is that after running Future Stars for 36 years is that, I’ve come into the second generation of campers. Parents that attended are now sending their kids to the camp, because they love Future Stars and they fondly remember their experiences.”—Charlie VanDercook

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Meet Jess Lindsay, Assistant Director of Future Stars Basketball Camps,Purchase, and our Lead Graphic Designer.  Jess also coaches college lacrosse at Mercy College, and High school lacrosse at School of the Holy Child.

What was your most memorable 2017 winter moment?

Jess:  The biggest moment of my winter came when I made the switch to coach Basketball at Rye Neck High School. It was my first winter at a new school, as well as, making the jump from Assistant to Head Coach, and my first team is a group of young women I will never forget.


What are you most looking forward to at camp this summer?

Jess:  Getting to see all of my basketball kids again! I’ve coached so many of the same campers over the years that it’s always great to see them come back every summer and watch them grow as athletes and as people.

Which part of your job do you enjoy the most?

Jess:  My favorite part of coaching is when I can teach an athlete the life skills that go along with playing basketball, how to think for themselves and how to get the most out of the game. It’s not always about winning, but it is always about learning how to work hard, to not give up and how to control what you can in order to stay focused.


What are your hobbies?

Jess:  Anything where I can work with my hands and make something. I spend a lot of my free time working with paint or building/refinishing furniture for my apartment. I also spend literally all my free time hanging out with my dog Clyde.


What song do you play most often?

Jess:   Currently, I haven’t stopped playing “This is America” by Childish Gambino, but that changes pretty frequently. haha!

Which exercise do you enjoy the most?

Jess:   Basketball! I’d rather play a game of pickup instead of hitting the fitness center any day.


What’s your favorite comfort food?

Jess:   Pizza, I could eat it any day of the week, with just about anything on it.

What do you miss most about being a kid?

Jess:  Being able to just take time off. With all my jobs and teams that I coach, it’s tough to get a full day to myself to recharge, I miss being able to just have time for adventures.


Who is your favorite fictional character?

Jess:   Michael Scott from the office.

What kind of movies do you enjoy?

Jess:    I’m not super big on movies, I’d rather re-watch episodes of the office for the millionth time, but if I’m watching a movie it’s probably something starring Melissa McCarthy.

What is your favorite quote?

“The world is changed by your example, not your opinion” — Paulo Coelho

Image Credit:  Jess Lindsay

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