Darren Michel has been coaching children of all ages on the Upper West and Upper East Sides for the past 21 years. He studied finance at New York University, and after spending one year working on Wall Street, he realized his passion for working with children, and has being doing so ever since. Darren is the youngest of seven children, and was raised in a home where sports were omnipresent. He played many sports throughout high school and college, but he specializes in playing and teaching tennis and lacrosse. Darren has worked at the JCC since January 2002. He is currently the Senior Director of Athletics and also acts as the sports specialist for the Saul and Carol Zabar Nursery School at JCC Manhattan. Darren is certified in First aid/CPR.