Stuart has been developing, directing, and teaching One on One programs in the Seattle-Area since 2011. He joined One on One Basketball in 2004 as the Washington DC Regional Director after returning to his hometown from Seattle, where his wife was attending law school. During his three years as Regional Director in DC, Stuart led substantial growth of the After School Enrichment programs and he helped develop and launch the Player Development Program (PDP).
Stuart grew up in Bethesda, MD, and played varsity basketball and rugby at Walt Whitman High School. At Loyola University New Orleans, Stuart was selected captain of the rugby team his junior and senior years, and was selected to the U.S. Eagles Collegiate All-East Rugby Team, an honor given to only 45 college players east of the Mississippi River. Stuart has competed in several team and individual sports, but his first love is basketball. He takes pride in teaching the fundamentals to aspiring players of all ages. His experience working with children as young as 4-years-old to coaching both boys and girls varsity teams and training collegiate-level athletes has allowed him to develop different strategies and nuances that are most effective for each group or individual player.
“I’ve seen professional players with amazing skills demonstrate to kids at camps and clinics, but when it comes to actually teaching those skills, what progression to teach them in, and simply how to relate to the kids in general…well, that is an entirely different skill. The ability to relate and adapt to your students in addition to your content knowledge is what makes a great coach or instructor in this day and age.”
Since 2011, One on One Seattle has had the pleasure of partnering with more than 50 Seattle-area school enrichment programs, and provides several camp and clinic opportunities throughout the year in partnership with Seattle Parks & Recreation and Redmond Parks Dept.