About Us

Coach VanderMeer has been a part of the Monument basketball community since 2012. He served as an Assistant Basketball coach for the LPHS Men’s program for 6 years, as well as volunteering in Stone Athletics, a Youth Basketball Program, for 5 years.

Mark has developed a love for “Defense” and all the character that goes into playing with perfect effort. More importantly, Mark prides himself on the importance of developing his athletes into young men that are good examples both on and off the court.

Currently, Mark and his wife Shannon own and operate CrossFit 7070 – Monument’s provider of high level fitness training. They strive to give their members the “best hour of their day” in terms of making working out fun, and then ultimately to use that fitness to “elevate above barriers”.

Mark and Shannon have 4 kids. They reside in Palmer Lake where they love to hike and enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee.

Jason has been a resident of the Monument area since 2000. Before beginning his career as a teacher, he attained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and worked as a youth treatment counselor for at risk youth in the area. He has been working for the Lewis Palmer School District for the past 12 years. He started as a campus supervisor at Palmer Ridge High School in 2009 and left in 2013 to become a 5th grade teacher at Bear Creek Elementary. He has a passion to teach and help students cultivate their love of learning.

Jason has been coaching various sports in the Monument area for the past 10 years. He began coaching freshman baseball for the Palmer Ridge High School Bears in 2009 and also served the role as varsity assistant coach for the Bears girls’ softball team for 5 years. He found his passion coaching basketball with the Palmer Ridge girls’ program. He started coaching the freshman team in 2009 and moved to the junior varsity team in 2012. During the summers he also helped coach local club basketball (Team Colorado and The Longshots). Currently, Jason is the Head Coach for the girls’ varsity basketball team at Palmer Ridge.

Jason believes sports are about more than winning and losing games. He believes that sports are a great way for kids to learn lifelong lessons and skills that will serve them well in their future. Sports teach discipline, communication, humility, responsibility, and resiliency in the face of adversity.

Jason has been married to his wife Laura, a teacher herself, for 15 years. They have 2 children Logan and Lana.