Director of Operations

Director of Operations Nettie RespondekNettie Respondek is our new Director of Operations and IMPACT Coordinator. Nettie brings years of experience and dedication as a player and coach, and looks forward to contributing her passion and skills to the Mo’ Motion community. Nettie will be working to help take our IMPACT Programs to the next level for youth in grades K-12 with an emphasis on the critical mass at grades 4-10.

Director of Operations and IMPACT Coordinator

This position includes working on projects in and serving attention to the following:

  • Expanding our after-school programming into public schools that are in need of providing team sports and fitness opportunities to under-resourced girls ages 8-11 years old so that we significantly improve their chances of playing sports and being physically fit through middle school and high school.  All studies show that girls who play sports stand a higher chance of succeeding in school and in life.  
  • Strengthening our high school program for middle school through high school boys on and off the court.

More about Nettie

In 1994 she earned the title of Miss Texas Basketball and was the Texas Gatorade Player of the Year. From there she went on to Vanderbilt University where she was a 4-year starter from 1994-1999, and she also served as captain for two of those years. During these years she helped lead Vanderbilt to four NCAA Appearances, including two Sweet 16s and one Elite 8 appearance.

After her college basketball career, Nettie went on to serve as a coach and mentor in many capacities, including:

  • Assistant Coach at Fordham University 2006-2010
  • Assistant Coach Columbia University 2010-2012
  • Volunteer Coach for State Department Program in Uganda, Africa in 2012, teaching adult educators the game of basketball to then teach in their schools across Uganda
  • Assistant Coach St. Francis Brooklyn 2012-2015
  • Assistant Coach University of Denver 2015-2017
  • Talent Scout for Blue Star Media basketball scouting
  • Volunteer Basketball Clinic Coordinator for Holy Rosary Catholic School 2011

Nettie is passionate about the game of basketball, as well as building strong and healthy youth and communities. She says, “Helping young people grow on and off the court is the reason I coach.”

Nettie is a valuable new addition to the Mo’ Motion team and we look forward to the insight, inspiration, and opportunities she will bring to our players.  Nettie can be reached at nettie@momotion.org.