The Jr. Knicks Coach of The Year program, presented by Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), celebrates coaches who embody the values that make a positive impact on young basketball players, both on the court and in the community. The Knicks and HSS will choose six nominees, five finalists will each win $2,000 and our Coach of the Year will be awarded $20,000 and be entered as the Knicks representative in the Jr. NBA's National Coach of the Year Program.
2022 Jr. Knicks and HSS Coach of the Year
Coach Ken Stevens | Dyckman Youth Enterprises
Coach Stevens is the founder and director of Dyckman Youth Enterprises and the founder and CEO of Dyckman Basketball Tournament. Since its founding in 1990, Coach Stevens has been committed to ensuring the health, growth, and sustainability of the organization establishing a community-based program that assists over 500 families. Dyckman Youth Enterprises works to address the needs of the Dyckman community’s youth, by providing positive programs for underprivileged kids, such as academic readiness and youth employment. Ken built a haven for the youth, players and families from underserved communities to compete and participate in basketball programming without fear. While he works tirelessly to impact the community, he also provides the youth – who come from almost nothing – the resources needed and an opportunity to grow as basketball players and well-rounded individuals to become successful and decorated players in the game.
Dedication and sacrifice for the betterment of his/her youth basketball organization.
Principles of fairness and respect – win, lose or draw, the coach has been honest.
Continually looks to improve and sacrifice without the expectation for a return.
Serves as a role model and mentor for young athletes on and off the court.
Participates in community service initiatives within his/her community.