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His Kinship and Teachings Remain with me
My name is LeAnté Duren and I was the captain and starting forward for the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2009. After graduating, I played semi-pro for several years. After basketball, I used my degree to enter a lucrative career in the corporate reason. However, I chose to leave my corporate career, because I wanted to do something where I could help people. I am now a Minister in the Pentecostal Church of God, as well as a Detroit firefighter. Throughout my life, I’ve had many people who contributed to me being able to accomplish the things I did throughout my career. None of these people contributed to my skill set as much Joel Lawmann.
I met Joel Lawmann in 2006. Before this, I was a street baller with some natural talent, but lacking in structure. My first college coach at Wayne County Community College (where I met Joel) stated that 1 summer working out under Joel’s tutelage, took my game from me barely making the team, to being a starter by my first college game. Joel taught me what being a top tier athlete was all about. I learned about the many things that would take my game to the next level: (to name a few) running 5 miles a day, strength training 6 days a week, nutritional education, offensive and defensive drills 6 days a week, and implementing all this in pick-up games and eventually practice/games with the team.
The most important thing that I appreciated about working with Joel, on top of him being a great friend and big brother to me, was that he shared my love for Jesus. We had many conversations, trained many kids who became college athletes, did some Godly work, and I believe that we both got closer to God through our friendship.
We now live in different states far away, but his kinship, and teachings (on and off the court), remain with me and add to me to this day.
Also a Phenomenal Strength and Conditioning Coach
Best One on One coach I have ever had
Very Patient Coach
Progressed Each Day with Law!
Joel is part of my family…..
Wow, what can I say about Joel. First off Joel came into my life, at what I have now realized, at the perfect time. Both he and I believe that God knew I needed exactly him at that point in time. Our relationship has grown so close he is my family. No matter what is happening in my life I know he has my back. As for basketball I had my first session with him pre-season of my freshman year. I was slow, heavy and flat-footed on my feet, and had trouble making it up and down the court. At that time I was on JV at Highlands Ranch High School. Now I am participating in my junior season. I have worked hard with Joel at my side the whole time, and earned a spot on Varsity. Training with Joel progresses my basketball skills more and more as time progresses. Joel asks for many things being a coach but none that are not appropriate for a serious basketball player. He ask for focus, commitment, hard work, passion, and adversary.
Along with love for the game, the people, the opportunities good or bad, and with all blessing in our life. He constantly speaks about how life will be hard at times but God has a plan and he will be there along the way. I love everything Joel stands for, along with all that he preaches to everyone that allows him. I fully and wholeheartedly believe Joel has found exactly what God intended for him. He will forever be my big brother.
I Love you Joel
Great influence on and off the court!
Joel has been an amazing coach and mentor for my son Carter. Not only did he completely change his shot and dribbling skills within a few months, he also showed him what a compassionate team player looks like. I’m so thankful for the influence both on the court and off the court that Joel has on my son.
What a difference a great coach can make….
Our son started playing basketball in kindergarten, competitively in 3rd grade. Competitively, he always seemed to wind up on the 2nd team with his goal being the 1st team (like a lot of players I am sure who love basketball). Then 6th grade came along and again Wyatt made the 2nd team. However, something changed. We were introduced to Joel Lawmann. He was recruited to be the coach for the Ralston Valley feeder team. Joel’s coaching was different than anything we have seen. He had 10 players and put two sets of 5 players together not based on ability. These two teams stayed the same the entire season. They switched who started and had equal playing time every single game. Every player had a chance to shine and they did. Parents were a little concerned at first. How is this going to work, how are we going to win and my player is better and should be playing more.
Joel was not about winning he was about team building and building each players confidence. Sure we lost a few in the beginning and sure he could have mixed up the two sets of five for better players to win but he didn’t. By the end of season we were winning all of our games, we won a tournament and were one of the top teams in 6th grade. The players really bonded and and had a great season.
Joel focused on individual players including our son. He wanted to work with him on a one-on-one basis to work on his strengths and weaknesses outside of what the players get in practice and games. Not for a price but because of Joel’s love for the game and love to see kids grow and become great basketball players. Wyatt has now worked with Joel really hard for 2 seasons (6th and 7th grade) and his dream came true to make the top team. Now, COVID -19 has put a halt on the team beginning its spring season but hopefully when the season restarts Wyatt can continue with his journey. We are excited to see the future.
Joels attention, belief and support for our son has been like nothing before. I see this with many players he works with. If they have the drive, he will help them reach their dreams.
Thanks so much Joel!