My Name is Vernon Niikpakpa "Vito" Buckle. I am an 
Entertainer , College Graduate , Philantropist , Role Model , Mentor, Father and Basketball Coach. I have over 15 years of experience in playing and coaching combined.

I graduated from Gaithersburg High School, I played Division 2 basketball at Missouri Western State University. I have 3 degrees in Sports management/Recreation Administration with a minor in community sports with youth emphasis, General Education and Computer Applications. I am currently an assistant coach at Quince Orchard High School, and former Head Varsity & JV Coach at Jewish Day HS

Experienced Multi Level Basketball coach who uses interpersonal and influential skills both on and off the court to encourage students to always perform at their best in life and in the class room. Also great at relationship building and team and community health.

Basketball Experience     

Montgomery County Heat Basketball                                                                      
Head Basketball Coach & Director 

QuinceOrchardHS                                                                                                          Assistant Basketball Coach JV/Varsity
3 Year  
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School                                                                              Boys Head JV and Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach

Starting Point Gaurd 2003-2006 Starting Point Gaurd for Missouri Western State University 

2001 Starting Point Gaurd MC-Rockville 

Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, Missouri-May 2005
Bachelor in Science in Recreation Administration/ Sports Management with a Community and Youth
Sports and Athletics Emphasis
Program Planning in recreation, Juvenile Delinquency, Recreation Law, Philosophy and Leadership in Administration, Organization and Administration for agencies

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