Congratulations and a huge shout out to Spartans Girls Basketball Coach Yolanda Bronston, "Coach Yo," on her Breaking Through award from WeCOACH, an organization dedicated to the recruitment, advancement, and retention of women coaches of all sports and levels. This award is presented to a female coach who has shown exemplary courage, resilience, and leadership in navigating the coaching profession at the high school level. St. Johns is honored to have it bestowed on one of our own.
Coach Yo has more than 25 years of coaching experience at various levels, from youth to Division 1 basketball, and in her four years at the helm of Spartan Girls Varsity Basketball, the team has reached the state playoffs each year with a roster that included several Middle School players. In the 2020-2021 season, Coach Yo led the Spartans to their first District Championship in 29 years.
“Coach Yo has brought the women’s basketball program back up to where it was in its prime,” said Director of Athletics Traci Peacock Livingston ‘90. “We look forward to what she and the team will do this season!”