Building and Sustaining an Organization
Youth Division, Director
Jay Demings joined USA Basketball as youth division director on Nov. 4, 2013. He arrived at USA Basketball with 16 years of experience in boys and girls basketball and a master’s degree in sport leadership from Northeastern University.
As the youth division director, Demings oversees all facets of the department, including the development of youth basketball initiatives that address player development, coach education and safety in sport.
Prior to arriving at USA Basketball, Demings served as the director of operations for the Boston Amateur Basketball Club in Boston, Massachusetts, where he oversaw all aspects of the non-profit basketball program. During his tenure, BABC won five national tournament titles as well as the 2012 Victor Rho International Basketball Tournament in Milan, Italy, at the U16 age group. He also organized and directed many youth basketball tournaments.
From May of 2011 through August 2012, Demings was a sport director at Boys and Girls Clubs of America in Warwick, Rhode Island, and he spent the 2009-10 NBA season with the Boston Celtics as a media and public relations assistant.
At Providence Country Day School in East Providence, Rhode Island, from 2003-2008, Demings served as an assistant athletic director and the varsity girls basketball coach for five seasons.
Demings got his start in high school basketball as founder, president and coach of Rhode Island Premier Basketball from 1998-2009, a nonprofit youth program for boys and girls ages 9-18.
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