McLean Select Basketball ("MSB") is a member club of the FCYBL and is the select basketball program offered by McLean Youth Basketball. MSB fields two teams in each of the four boys and girls age groups, for a total of 16 teams.
General background. Gerry played high school basketball, baseball and soccer in Hamburg, NY and graduated from the College of William and Mary, and serves as the Chief Financial Officer of KaBOOM! - a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending playspace inequity by providing playspaces to children in historically underserved communities. Gerry’s three grown children all played in the McLean basketball program.
Coaching experience. Coach Megas has been coaching select basketball in McLean for the past 20 years (the last 16 at the 8th grade level) and has over 30 years of basketball coaching experience. He was named the FYCBL 8th grade Division 1 coach of the year in 2014-15 and the 8th grade Division 2 coach of the year in both the 2012-2013 and the 2008-2009 seasons. Coaching philosopohy. Coach Megas' coaching goals and philosophy include preparing the girls to play high school basketball - have fun, compete hard and be integral members of a team. Commitment to the team and teammates is very important. Gerry likes to play an up tempo transition game combined with man to man defense and encourages his players to develop their one on one skills and have confidence to attack the basket. He places a lot of emphasis on skill development and also helps his players appreciate the mental part of the game.