Jeffrey B. Hammond

Jeffrey B. Hammond
 

Jeffrey B. Hammond

Jeffrey B. Hammond, affectionately referred to as "The Coach", has had a lifetime of sports experience. Jeff came from an extremely athletic family, which resulted in Jeff achieving recognition in football, basketball and track. Jeff attended Ball State University on a 4-year football scholarship. After graduating with a degree in business, Jeff returned home and began his career in the financial services field. He immediately began to volunteer as a football coach for the Bolingbrook Trojans, a Pop Warner Team. Since 1991, he has served as a youth head coach in baseball, football, basketball and track.  Jeff is the founder of Wyideopen Sports, Wyideopen Video Productions and Wyideopen Research.

 

Jeff has worked as the official videographer for the 2010-2011 Elite 8 Qualifying Historic Basketball Team, served time as offensive coordinator for Thornwood High School’s freshman football team and co-founded the South Holland Jets Youth Football camp in 2006. He has also organized and participated in football and basketball camps in Indiana and in Illinois working with local and national sports legends such as Mike Richardson ('85 Bears), Rick Majerus (Hall of Fame Basketball Coach) Torian Moore,  Israel Idonije (Former Chicago Bears), Kahlil Bell (Former Chicago Bears).

 

Jeff is passionate about bringing non-violence initiatives to the high school sports world in the form of Chicago United Ventures LLC, where he helps manage the Chicago United Hoops Classic and the Ogden Park Non Violence Football Camp 2013. Through the years, Jeff has developed sports relationships that have led him to provide assistance with the transition from youth sports to high school and from high school to college.  Jeff is a devoted husband of 15 years and has three children  

 

The Coach believes that, “When you give your best effort off the field and on the field you have already won.”  So it goes, “as our athletic ability will eventually pass, our scholastic ability will always last.”