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Lennie Furlough is returning to lead the Jarvis & St. James Upward Basketball League in Season#11. He was the original League Director for Season# 1-4 plus #9-10 and coached / refereed in Seasons 7,8,9&10. He helped our interim directors during Season# 5 - 8 with Coaching assignments and Team drafts. In addition, he is the full time Communicatios Director at Jarvis Mermorial UMC ( previous full time Youth Director for 5 Years). A leader of enormous talents, energy, vision and dedication who has agreed to once again serve as the Upward Basketball League Director. Read More
Dennis will celebrates eight years has the Guy behind the camera, computer and the league director known as The iPad Guy! With over 120+ iMovies posted throughout the Jarvis & St. James Upward League web site, he looks forward to another season of amazing shots both on and off the court. Dennis provides for registration, evaluations, recruiting coaching volunteers, Upward League Management system, the Web Site/Facebook pages, and all those e-mails from the early advertisements thru the end of year Upward Celebration Final video highlights - The iPad Guy .... DENNIS LEANHARDT covers everything! Read More
The Upward Basketball task force announce Michie Faulconer has retired as the League Director from 2014-2018 (4) full seasons . Michie has been involved in the league since it's inception, serving as both a coach, referee and Director. Michie has been a faithful member of Jarvis church for many years, serving in various leadership roles. His involvement with "The Walk to Emmaus" program served as a catalyst in furthering his Christian walk. The program considers the model of Christ's servanthood and encourages us to act in ways appropriate to being "a servant to all" by surrounding others with Agape love.. Michie will now be the Coaching Commissioner to assist the Director as needed. Please consider how you can "plug in" to help the church have a successful Upward year. Read More
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League Director at St. James UMC Chris Garcia
Before coming to St. James, I ran my own publishing consulting business, working with textbook publishers on publications in all content areas and helping individuals publish memoirs, family histories, and children’s books.  I'm taking over the role previously filled by Tom Pauling as primary Upward Basketball contact for St. James practice nights and game days along with our St. James team of volunteers.  I was born in New Orleans, the ninth of nine children.  I grew up in a small town then attended and graduated from Louisiana State University where I majored in History.  I received my master’s from the University of North Carolina as a Waddell Fellow in History and became addicted to Tar Heel basketball.  I am married to Lynne Langley Garcia, who was born and raised in Rocky Mount and attended ECU.  Through her influence and the kindly assistance of good friends, I have become a fan of ECU athletics.
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