Chris Meadows Sr.
Chris Meadows was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona where he developed a love for the game of basketball from an early age. He grew up playing basketball in the midst of great players while he was young. While in high school Chris was named to the Street and Smith Honorable Mention- High School All-American team. He was also named the best ball handler while attending the Blue Chip All-American basketball camp. After high school Chris accepted a basketball scholarship to attend Saint Bonaventure University, in Olean, New York, where he played point guard. While playing on a college all-star team that toured Spain, Chris had the experience to play against the professional players in Europe as well as run basketball camps. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he began a career in education and coaching high school basketball in the mid 1990’s. As a high school coach in New York he established a new basketball program and guided his team into the state playoffs in only the second year of the school program. Chris also founded an AAU program (Shooting Stars) while living in New York and guided his first year team to several final four appearances in national tournaments. Chris earned his Master’s degree in Special Education from St. Bonaventure University in 1998.
Chris and his family relocated to North Carolina during the summer of 2008. Once living in North Carolina, he returned to teaching and coaching high school basketball. At the mid-season mark, Chris was named the head coach for the Central Cabarrus high school boy’s basketball team and guided them to a North Carolina state playoff appearance. Following this season, he stepped away from coaching and teaching and founded the MOMENTUM SKILLS ACADEMY.
Chris began developing his basketball training concepts as a player development specialist as early as 1993. The concepts that make MOMENTUM’s player development unique spring from Chris’ personal experiences of being a life-long student of the game. Chris’ unique ability in player development was noticed immediately once his college career ended. He began working with college and high school players and the results of his work was undeniable as the player’s in-game performances improved and they demonstrated a new level of confidence. Chris was soon being sought after to work with many division-1 programs’ coaching staffs as they scripted their off-season player development plans. As a player development consultant/ trainer Chris has worked with programs from conferences such as - ACC, BIG EAST, SEC, ATLANTIC 10, MAC, MAAC, PAC-12, and Mountain West Conference.
The ability to communicate with players from all backgrounds has been a major part of Chris’ success. His ability to breakdown areas of the game and identify these areas for each player individually has separated him as a trainer. His results have been recently noticed, after working with professional players from the 2012 draft class. Players were quoted as stating that “the training and confidence they walked away with exceeded that of other national training programs” that they experienced before spending time with Chris at MOMENTUM. Chris welcomes all basketball players who are serious about taking their game to the next level to experience one Momentum training session and experience the difference.
Will Campbell - Director of Client Acquisition & Operations
Coach Will brings a wealth of business operations and basketball experience to the Momentum family.
Will attended Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee where he majored in Business Management and was a basketball player. After college, Will enlisted in the United States Army as Demolition Specialist and also played on the USERA Army travel basketball team in Europe.
After an outstanding career in the Army, Will relocated to Charlotte and accepted a Senior Sales Representative for the Scott & Fetzer Corporation. In 1991, Will was promoted to branch manager and was the top branch manager for state of NC, SC and TN. After being a successful graduate of the Scott & Fetzer School of Franchise Ownership, he became a franchise owner opening his first Location in Kannapolis, NC in 1993 and a second location in Rockhill, SC in 1999. Will operated his own business for 17 years growing his organization to 55 employees at its height.
Will has coached basketball at Starclaire Athletic Association and AAU for 12 years in the Charlotte area. He is responsible for Momentum Basketball Academy operations and handles client acquisition, parent and student athlete support. Please feel free to call him he is ready to assist you.
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