Stars Basketball Club


Dominique McDonald

Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 54:17- No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn,

Basketball Experience: Assistant Coach/Video Coordinator- Tennessee State University (2017-2019); Assistant Coach- Upward Stars (2018-2020); Head Coach- 6th Grade Station Camp Middle school (2020-2021).
Personal Fact: A.A at South Central Community & Technical College (2011-2013); B.S in Sport Management Western Kentucky University (2013-2016); M.A in Sport Administration Tennessee State University (2017-2019).
Why do you choose to coach youth basketball: I love to give back to the youth in any way I can and the best way I found doing so is coaching the game I have a true passion for.

Reece Chamberlain

Favorite Bible Verse: Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.

Basketball Experience: Player- Belmont University, Nashville, TN (2010-2015) Assistant Coach- Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN (2018-2020); Assistant Coach- Goodpasture Christian School, Madison, TN (2020-Present); Head Coach- Upward Stars (2014-Present)

Personal Fact: B.B.A in Finance and Marketing Belmont University (2015), Wife- Kimber Chamberlain

Why do you choose to coach youth basketball: I love being around the game of basketball and the mission of Stars to share and show the gospel of Jesus. I believe through Stars I am able to help build a strong foundation of hoops and Christ and hopefully be a good example of how Christianity and sports can be brought together.

Glen Clem

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5 - 6 "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.

Basketball Expereince: Upward Stars Boys (2017 - Present). Played basketball for Vanderbilt University 1983-1987 (4 Year Letterman), NY Knicks 1987: 5th Round Draft Choice, Professional Basketball ('87 - '90) Continental Basketball Association

Personal Fact: B.A. Economics, 1987 Vanderbilt University. 20+ years as VP of Sales or Director of Sales. Current job: Director of Sales - PaperChef; Married for 16 Years (Wife - Gretta, 2 Children - Glen III, Jackson)

Why do you choose to coach youth basketball: I enjoy helping young men grow as people, as Christians, and as an athlete. It brings me great pleasure to see them improve each week and watch the smiles that come to their face when positive results occur. I simply enjoy teaching kids that through hard work, a strong belief in Jesus, and a relentless desire to do your best, they can make anything happen.

Bobby Moore

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the lord with all your heart. Lean not unto your own understanding, in all ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths.

Basketball Experience: Assistant coach: Station Camp Middle School (2016- current) Assistant coach - Portland High School (6 years), Ellis middle school Assistant Coach(2 years), Lipscomb High School assistant coach (2 years), AAU nationals 8th grade (2018)11th grade (2017), Stars Head Coach for multiple teams since 2016, MTOBA official (4 years), Sumner Elite and Bison feeder teams in North Nashville league for multiple years.

Personal Fact: Berea College (1996-2000) Major: Physical Education, Minor - Spanish; Played basketball at Berea College (1996). I have 3 boys that are Stars Alumni!

Why do you choose to coach youth basketball: Basketball provides me the opportunity to teach young people character and life lessons while also teaching the game. I enjoy how the Stars basketball club provides an opportunity to share Christ and challenge players to be better athletes, teammates, and Christian role models in their environment.

Bryce Gerlach

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 16:8: "I have set the lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Basketball Expereince: Station Camp High School basketball (2014-2018); Upward Stars (2016-2018); Belmont men's basketball student assistant (2019-present); Upward Stars Coach (2018-present)

Personal Fact: Graduate of Station Camp High School (2018); current student at Belmont University (class of 22)

Why do you choose to coach youth basketball: Not only are you helping the young men become better basketball players, more importantly, you are shaping them into better men. I've had coaches throughout my life who have impacted who I am today and being able to return the favor to these young men is a blessing and something that I don't take for granted.

Todd Gerlach

Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13: I can do all this through him who gives me strength

Basketball Expereince: 6th Grade Boys Basketball Coach for Knox Doss Middle School (2010-present); Upward Stars Boys High School (2015-present)

Personal Fact: Graduate from Kettering University - Mechanical Engineering (1996); President of Genesee A&B manufacturing company; Married for 20+ years (Wife - Kelly; 3 children - Bryce, Cameron, JG - all 3 Upward Star alumni)

Why do you choose to coach youth basketball: Sports and professional careers are extremely similar. Learning to work as a team, communication skills, working through adversity, team working to one common goal, understanding your role and performing to the best of your ability. I believe these skills set developed in sports help our young people be more successful later in life. I love giving back and helping teach these life lessons in a positive manner while spreading the word of the God.