HEAT IN ACTION
President- Jonathan Washington
Jonathan Washington is a resident Daytonian who has dedicated much of his career to the support and growth of the youth in the city of Dayton and surrounding areas. He spent several years as a high school boys basketball coach, helping to secure their team a spot in the state Final Four Championship. After deciding to start his own youth basketball organization, Gem City Heat Basketball in 2019, he has lead his program to #1 seed in regular season play, and a National Championship in the AAU Nationals in Florida in 2021. Outside of basketball, he is a devoted husband, father, entrepreneur, and Co-Chair for Preschool Promise for Boys, an educational initiative developed to strengthen and support black boys in preschools in and around the Dayton area.
In our 4th grade we focus on exposing their skills through elite training and competition, while also growing their basketball IQ.