Darrell "Coach D" Wright is a native of East Orange, NJ.  He matriculated through the East Orange School system up until the 12th Grade where he transferred to Lyman High School in Longwood, FL.  After graduating he returned home to play college basketball for 2 years where he lead his team to a 40-3 record.  Pursuing his passion to work with youth, Coach D started working in youth development as a teen and continued post college by working in juvenile corrections, gang prevention, and truancy in the East Orange School District. 

 

Coach D has been mentoring kids for over 2 decades and is very passionate about it.  He started coaching basketball in 2006 and realized through basketball he was able to reach a lot of different kids and help them navigate life. Realizing the effect that he was able to have on kids, he decided to start Just 4 Kids NJ, a company in which he is able to coach and mentor kids from all walks of life.  The impact that Coach D has had on these kids has been nothing short of amazing! His purpose is clear when you see him interacting with young athletes. It's even more clear when you notice the smiles on the faces of his students. 

 

Coach D envisions an athletic program where children are taught essential basketball skills and, most importantly, life skills.

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