Springwood School Announces Michael Jenkins as the New Junior Varsity Boys and Girls Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach.

Michael Jenkins joins Springwood School’s Athletic Department as the Junior Varsity Boys and Girls Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the Varsity Girls and Boys Coach, Mrs. Lisa Ciampi-Sampson. Michael is currently a Senior at Auburn University studying marketing and communication. After graduation, Michael plans to pursue a career in coaching at the high school or collegiate level. Michael has coached the 8th Grade AAU Auburn Raptors Basketball team, who played at the Adidas Jr. Gauntlet circuit this year, since January 2019.

Michael grew up in Auburn, Alabama. He graduated from Auburn High School in 2013, where he played on the basketball team and soccer team. Michael coached the women’s recreational basketball team and was a sports caster on Auburn High School’s Tiger TV. While studying at Auburn University, Michael was a part of the Auburn basketball team floor crew.

Michael has vast experience working with the public and children of various ages. Michael’s diverse work background includes restaurant experience in the Auburn Opelika area. Michael also served as an after school care instructor and a camp counselor.

Springwood Varsity Basketball Coach, Lisa Ciampi-Sampson stated, ”Coach Mike does a great job of teaching the game of basketball and I’m excited to have him join the Springwood basketball staff. He is a players’ coach and does a great job getting the best out of each of his players.”

Springwood Head of School, Lowrie McCown said, “Michael is dynamic, engaging and passionate about teaching basketball. He will be a tremendous asset to our community and I believe he will train our athletes to raise the level of their game but also to be better prepared for life.”