Jacob Navarro

LSJacobPE Instructor, Head Coach – Varsity Boys’ Basketball, Assistant Coach – Track & Field

jnavarro@allenacademy.org

Allen Faculty Member since 2016

 

Academic Background:

 

What do you love about Allen? I love the family like atmosphere, everyone here is so welcoming and embracing.  The old adage iron sharpens iron is true here at Allen Academy, I’m so grateful and fortunate to be a part of a place that challenges you to be the best version of yourself, to continually try become a master of your craft. I’m glad to be here.

Other hats you wear or have worn at Allen or previous schools:

What are you passionate about?  I’m passionate about athletics, specifically basketball and using it as a tool to help students reach their goals outside of sports. Also the Spurs, Cowboys, and Tarheels Basketball!

Interesting Facts about you: I have 3 nephews and 2 nieces …and they are pretty awesome!

Favorite book? Leading with the Heart: Coach K’s Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life by Mike Krzyzewski

Favorite quote? “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed”  – Michael Jordan

If a movie was made about your life, who would play you? Probably Freddie Prinze Jr. , Keanu Reeves or Ross from friends