Portland, OR
Our Instructors

Portland Oregon Basketball and Athletic Training Staff

 

 

Jonathan Pennington

Regional Director-Portland, OR

Seattle Pacific University, 2014 B.S. Exercise Science B.A. Health and Fitness Education Minor. Coaching Science

 

Jon joined One on One Basketball in 2012 as an assistant coach under Stuart Michie in Seattle while working his way through college at Seattle Pacific. He has since been a regular fixture in numerous Seattle elementary schools. In 2013 Jon began taking on greater responsibilities in the Seattle branch of One on One; from becoming a lead instructor to showing the ropes to new coaches, he knew he had found his niche. By the summer of 2013 Jon became a full time summer camp operator for Stuart and began the conversation of opening his own branch of One on One in the Portland, Oregon area. The year 2014 has been a whirlwind for Jon as he has taken on the responsibility of completing his coursework at Seattle Pacific and gearing up for offering One on One programs in his home state. Jon grew up in Amity, OR, a small farming community 50 miles south of Portland. At Amity High School he became a three sport varsity athlete in cross country, basketball and track. During his senior year he was voted most inspirational on his varsity basketball team and capped off the spring with a 3A state title in the 400m in track.

Jon will be the first to admit he is a sport addict, sometimes competing in four different intramurals during a given college quarter. He has since combined this love with a passion for seeing young people grown and develop in an active setting. From youth group involvement with middle schoolers to coaching kindergarteners how to dribble a basketball, Jon has continued to fine tune his coaching techniques to meet the needs of those he works with. “I have met many young men and women my age who struggle to connect with kids. For some reason this has always come second nature to me. I have no problem being silly, patient or attentive to a young person who is in a very pivotal stage in their lives. I view it as a great privilege to share my knowledge and enjoyment of sports with these individuals; watching them develop as athletes and young people has brought me more joy than any other profession I could pursue.” We are excited to bring One on One Athletics to Portland. We hope you are ready to gear up, join in, and have a blast playing the best sport around.