Personal Finance Teacher | Basketball Coach

Warren Shimada has 16 years experience coaching both boys and girls in fundamental and strategic basketball skills from ages 8-18 years old.  God has blessed me with the passion of coaching basketball in a way that honors Him.  My coaching philosophy is based on encouragement, one-on-one coaching techniques, repetitive skills development and sharing how God’s Word relates to the game of basketball and our lives as servants for Him.  The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Ministry has taught me about “transformational coaching” vs “transactional coaching”.  God has led me down the road to be a “transformational coach” who focuses on the player and how they apply the lessons in playing the game of basketball with Bible.  I am blessed to be an ambassador of God who can share how their life experiences will allow them to grow in their relationship with the Lord. Here are some of the programs that I have been involved with:

  • Founder and head coach for Christian Home School Basketball program called Navigators Basketball for boys & girls 6th-12th (2013-present)
  • Head Coach for The King’s Academy High School Girls JV Basketball Team (2013-present)
  • Head Coach for Girls JV Club Basketball Foothill College Spring League (2015-Present),
  • Head Coach for Private Basketball Classes in the home school community (2014-present)
  • Private Basketball Coach to train players in fundamental techniques specializing in shooting and private group basketball classes for boys and girls ages 5-18 years. (2014 – present)
  • Head Coach for basketball classes at HEART Academy (home school co-op) (2013-present)
  •  Coached BASIC Sports Basketball Program (2010-2012)
  • Tri-City Basketball Youth Group Coach for girls 5th-8th and boys 6th-12th (2009-2016),
  • Tri-City Basketball Youth Group Assistant Basketball Commissioner (2012-2014)
  • Cupertino Hoops Boys 678 Division (2013-2015)
  • Sacramento Japanese Youth Basketball League (1982-1985)

Warren Shimada has 26 years in personal finance background:  Personal finance applications such as Quicken, Quicken Estate Planning, Microsoft Money and Turbo Tax.  Personal finance mentor and teacher specializing in teaching life skills in the area of savings, investing (stock market and real estate), budgeting, credit/debt management, insurance, consumer awareness, bargain shopping, at home businesses for income, taxes, retirement and tithing and selling on eBay and Craigslist.

  • Personal Finance Instructor (Dave Ramsey Curriculum) (2015-Present)
  • Founder and director of a Non-Profit 501c(3) organization (200-Present)
  • Completed two-year InvestTools PhD Options Trading Program (2007-2009)
  • Independent Systems Engineer Consultant (2004-2006)
  • Software Engineer at Lam Research (2001-2004)
  • Systems Engineer/Project Manager at FMC Corporation/United Defense/BAE Systems (1989-2001)
  • M.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Santa Clara University in 1997          
  • B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Cal Poly-SLO in 1989