Taylor Jenkins, former St. Mark’s student from the class of 2003 has fulfilled his dream of becoming an NBA coach. Jenkins attended the Wharton School of Business right after graduating St. Mark’s. Sixteen years after graduating St Mark’s he has become a head coach for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Soon after graduating the Wharton School of Business, Jenkins interned with the San Antonio Spurs basketball operations department. He then gained several NBA assistant coach positions along the way.  Jenkins served as assistant coach to the Austin Toros, the Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks.

On June 12,2019, at a Grizzlies press conference in Memphis, Taylor Jenkins’ newly appointed position of head coach to the Memphis Grizzlies was announced.  Scott Jolly, Jenkins’ former high school coach (on the right pictured above) was at the press conference to congratulate his former student.

You can watch the press conference which was streamed live on the 12th here.

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