John Gerongco first joined Lay-Up as a part time coach in September of 2019. What was originally just a “fun job with a friend”, quickly became a new found passion in blending youth development and sports. John’s experience at the provincial level in tennis, as well as his volleyball background, gives Lay-Up a unique multi-sport coaching perspective that reaches beyond basketball. Being the oldest of an immigrant family with 9 children, John is the perfect example of someone who would not have had the resources to participate in sports had it not been for programs like Lay-Up. Now officially a Head Coach, John hopes to provide comfort, and instil confidence to the youth through sports, the way it did for him.