Joe Siegel is a former writer for ThoughtCo who specializes in basketball instructions, guides, and records. He was a high school basketball coach at Dartmouth High School for over 20 years, where a key part of his job, in addition to coaching the team, was to work on individual skill development of each player including big man drills, guard drills, defense, shooting, passing, and dribbling. In addition, he ran basketball camps throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island and even devised a curriculum for younger players 4 years old and above.
Siegel was the founder of the Cranston Recreation Summer Basketball League, New Bedford and Bristol YMCA Basketball Camp, and Burriville Recreation Basketball Camp. He has played and taught basketball his entire life and has an extreme passion for the sport. Siegel's specialty in coaching was assessing player’s talents and skill levels and creating a program to help them be a better player in all aspects of the game.
Siegel founded the company EduMentor Tutoring, which focuses on providing students with an opportunity to learn one-on-one with trained tutors from around the country. In addition to coaching basketball, he also now tutors students on English as a second language, SAT Prep, sports, and chess. Recently, he was chosen as one of the top 50 tutors nationally out of 52,000 tutors by a national tutoring business.
After completing his secondary education at Pilgrim High School in Warwick, Siegel graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Education with a Minor in Social Sciences from the University of Rhode Island and earned a Master's degree in Elementary Education from Bridgewater State College.
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