Derrick Butler

Newark, New Jersey, United States

dbutler@smww.com


DERRICK D. BUTLER
19Lyons Ave
Newark, NJ  070112
(973) 223-6070
E-mail: derek5628@optonline.net
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Dear Sir/Madam:
 
I am writing to inquire about the available collegiate Basketball Coach position within your organization.  My résumé is enclosed for your review and consideration. 
 
I recently completed my fifth year as Head Coach at Weequahic High School in Newark, New Jersey.  During my tenure, I have acquired a wealth of experience designing comprehensive athletic programs that provide youth the tools, guidance and behavioral concepts required to achieve excellence.  These programs incorporated academic achievement, physical fitness, entrepreneurship and the pursuit of higher education into the complex vision of player development.  They were built on an approach that directly identifies and nurtures specific areas of strength identified in each participant, while targeting and implementing development strategies in areas where improvement was required.
 
I have conditioned many athletes that have persistently exceeded in their sport including Keon Lawrence who began as the starting point guard for the University of Missouri and now attends Seton Hall University as well as Tajadine Smith who was drafted to the NFL and currently plays for the Indianapolis Colts. 
 
During the last five years, I have consecutively received numerous letters of intent from Division I and Division II colleges for student athletes.  I presently work for Newark Public Schools as an Attendance/Dropout Prevention Counselor developing interactive programs specifically designed to integrate a variety of flexible instructional approaches and strategies to effectively modify critical choices, therefore reducing behavior risks. 
 
In December 2010, I graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration.  I have earned a certificate in Sports Management Worldwide (Basketball GM & Scouting) and since 2007, I have been an active member of the Black Coaches Association.
 
I recently accepted and welcomed the challenging position of Head Coach of Boys Basketball at Arts High School, also located in Newark.  With a record of winning a total of 3 games in the last five years, morale as well as the recruitment rate was extremely low, though many players displayed talent.  By pinpointing strengths and developing skills and technique, I single-handedly lead the team to the State Tournament, achieving a total of six wins in one season.  I consistently dedicate my time to the betterment of youth in underprivileged areas and I continue to develop comprehensive programs conducive to youth to build character, facilitate talent and foster academic success.  I recognize the need for young athletes to be fully equipped with the ability to compete on and off the court as I strive to develop each player athletically, academically and personally.
 
Although I have enjoyed my tenure with various educational institutions, I look forward to challenging positions that allow me to demonstrate the full potential of my educational background and experience, further broadening my knowledge in the sport of basketball.  I am confident that my knowledge and expertise will be an asset to your organization. 
 
I will be happy to further discuss my qualifications with you at your convenience and I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Derrick D. Butler

DERRICK D. BUTLER
19 Lyons Ave. Apt.308
Newark NJ 07112
(973) 223-6070
E-mail: derek5628@optonline.net
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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
 
Effectively motivate student athletes to maximize their potential by creating innovative approaches to teaching that encompass educational, entrepreneurial and life skills.  Student athletes are challenged daily to reach new heights without limits, therefore significantly improving personal levels of satisfaction.  I remain in top physical shape expertly instructing and demonstrating expertise on the fundamental skills of basketball including strategy, conditioning, techniques and team offense/defense.
 
EDUCATION
 
Farleigh Dickenson University, Teaneck, NJ: Masters Degree, Sports Administration                                                 2010
Sports Management Worldwide, Portland, Oregon: Certification in Basketball GM & Scouting                                2010
South Hampton University, Long Island, NY: Bachelors of Arts, Business Administration                                          1991
Champagne College, Burlington, VT: Associates of Arts, General Business                                                                  1988
                    
SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION
 
NBA and international Collective Bargaining Agreement â–ª NBA Scouting Techniques â–ª Scouting Reports â–ª NBA General Manager Practices â–ª Video Editing thru Synergy Sports Technology & Statistical Analysis Formulas by NBA Executives Dean Oliver, John Hollinger â–ª Reference:  Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, President, Sports Management Worldwide Tel: 503-445-7105.
                                   
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
Arts High School, Newark, NJ                                                                                                                          2010 - Present
Head Coach of Boys Basketball                                                                                                                    
Implement practice and training routines for specified athletes for Varsity Basketball which includes practice and training routines, management of home and away meets, assigned administrative tasks, recruiting and other duties.
 
Weequahic High School, Newark, NJ                                                                                                                   1995 - 2010
 
Head Coach Varsity Boys Basketball                                                                                                           2005 - Present
Implemented practice and training routines for specified athletes for Varsity Basketball which included practice and training routines, management of home and away meets, assigned administrative tasks, recruiting and other duties.
 
Assistant Cross Country Track Coach                                                                                                           2001 - 2006
Assisted with execution of practice and training routines for selected athletes and specified athletes under direction of the Head Coach, the management of home meets, assigned administrative tasks, recruiting and other duties as assigned by the Head Coach.  Assigned a second administrative duty by Director of Athletics and taught physical education activity courses.
 
Assistant Boys Basketball                                                                                                                    1995 - 2005
Competently assisted Head Coach with instruction of Boys Basketball maintaining a highly competitive boys’ basketball program to include recruitment of prospective student-athletes, practice and game coaching.  Handled administration of off-season conditioning and administrative tasks.
 
AFFILIATIONS
 
Black Coaches Association
 
TECHNICAL SKILLS
 
Windows, OS/2, Windows NT, XP, 2003, 2007, Vista