Jackson WY, August 25, 2022: Jackson Hole Youth Basketball (“JHYB”) is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Jay Silver as Executive Director.
Silver previously served as JHYB Boys 15U Travel Team Coach and Assistant Coach of Boys Basketball at Jackson Hole High School, both of which he will continue. Reporting to the board, Silver will oversee all strategic and operational responsibilities, including the administration of JHYB’s programs as well as leadership of staff, coaches, and volunteers. Former Executive Director Sean Shockley will remain at JHYB and transition to Director of Coaching for the Girls Programs.
“With the continued growth of our 1st through 12th grade programs and increased participation from boys and girls across our community, we are excited to welcome the talent and energy that Coach Silver brings to JHYB,” said Joel Revill, President of the Board. “The board is grateful for the service and commitment that Sean Shockley has given to JHYB. We wish him well as the new Jackson Hole High School Girls Head Coach and look forward to his continued involvement with JHYB as Director of Coaching for our girls programs.”
“Coaching basketball and mentoring young athletes are passions of mine and something that I take a great deal of pride in being able to do,” said Silver. “The Jackson community has embraced me with open arms since my arrival and as Executive Director of JHYB I look forward to giving back by continuing to grow the program and building a community where our young athletes can thrive through the game of basketball.”
About Jay Silver
Silver graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Administration. During his time at Houston, he spent three years as a student manager for the mens basketball team under head coach Kelvin Sampson. In 2019 he co-founded an AAU program in Houston, the Clear Lake Hoyas, where he coached two teams for three years. Since moving to Jackson in 2021 he has served as Assistant Coach of Boys Basketball at Jackson Hole High School and Head Coach for the JHYB Boys 15U Travel Team (pictured above).
Our mission is to help boys and girls be as successful as they can by teaching the fundamentals of basketball, respect for the game and life lessons such as hard work, fair play, teamwork, resilience, and sportsmanship.
Jackson Hole Youth Basketball offers rec leagues, travel leagues, camps, and clinics. In addition, JHYB hosts the annual Veterans Classic travel basketball tournament and the Broncs Basketball Alumni Games. JHYB is pleased to partner with Teton County Parks and Recreation and the JHHS Broncs to offer basketball programs throughout the year to boys and girls grades 1-12.