Our program founder and president, knows what it takes to succeed as a scholar athlete. She is New Jersey’s All-Time leading scorer (for both women and men) with 3,899 high school career points. NJSIAA Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Inductee. She is a Kodak All-American, a USA today All -American, a Gatorade NJ Player of the year and a 3-time Parade All-American. She played Division 1 College basketball and as a member of the 1993 UVA ACC Championship Team and a member of the NCAA Elite 8. She also led Rutgers in assists, 3-point shooting and foul shooting.
After college, Kristen began to build the Jersey Cardinals organization and has been developing top talent ever since. Twelve years ago, she began with two teams and has grown the organization to 8-10 teams annually. She is the author of Knack Coaching Youth Basketball, the first full color, quick reference, visually organized guide to the game which is used by AAU coaches nationwide.
The Jersey Cardinals players also benefit from the expertise of the organizations co director, Mary Klinger.