Jerreh Saidybah; Director of Operations
Coach Jerreh Saidybah is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell where he played 4 years in the NCAA. He earned both his Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology. While attending the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Coach Saidybah earned academic excellence two years consecutively - on Dean's List.
Coach Saidybah was a standout and an exciting performer in the classroom and on the court. He played his CEGEP career at Vanier College (Montreal, Quebec) where he led the Cheetahs to Provincial and CCAA National Championship tournament in his Freshman year. During his first year as a Cheetah, Coach Saidybah led the CEGEP league in most block shots with 2.19BLKS per game.
M.I.P. (Most Improved Player) 2002-2003 (Freshman year College)
Defensive Player of the Year 2002-2003 2.19BLK/PG
Defensive Player of the Year 2003-2004 2.1BLK/PG
Second Team All-Conference 2002-2003
First Team All-Conference 2003-2004
First Team All-Star - Hoop Mountain, Massachusetts - Summer 2003
Mr. Basketball - Hoop Mountain, Massachusetts - Summer 2003
M.V.P. (Most Valuable Player) at Cushing Academy (USA) Invitation Tournament - Winter 2003
Bachelor's and Master's Degree and Certificate of Security Studies 2004-2009
Basketball Student Athlete of the year and Umass Lowell - 2006-2007
After graduating from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Coach Saidybah went on to play in the IBL with USA All-Stars Team and Euro Tour with USA Basketball Select. He has since been holding successful individual player development programs throughout Edmonton, AB.
Coach Saidybah is also a Certified Basketball Coach under the NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program). He has been coaching youth basketball for more than 9 years (Boston, Ottawa and Edmonton).
Sheena Butt; Marketing Director & Coach
Sheena is a graduate from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, where she played 4 years in the OCAA (Ontario College Athletics Association). While in College she earned two Diplomas; Graphic Design and Early Childhood Education.
During her College Career, Sheena was a stand-out Student-Athlete. She lead her team as Captain for 3 years of her career, was amongst top scorers on her team and was a 3-year Eastern Conference All-Star (2002-2005), earning Eastern Conference All-Star Tournament MVP in 2003.
After completing her College Career, Sheena took her talents to the Coaching aspect of the sport. Spending 3 years as a Program Co-Supervisor in Ottawa, Ontario at the Ray Friel Recreation Complex, Sheena was able to develop and implement programming while overseeing all sports camps. Sheena also spent some time as an Assitant Coach for the AAA Midget Girls Shooting Stars Travelling Basketball Team in Ottawa. She spent many years as a Provincial Representative for SNYB (Steve Nash Youth Basketball), and Reebok Raptorball, respectively. Sheena is a Nationally Certified Basketball Coach under the NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) and continues to direct and facilitate programs across Canada. She is currently the Director for Muslim Women's Basketball Association in Edmonton, AB. Sheena brings over 20+ years of experience and knowledge to Capital City Hoops and we are looking forward to the impact she plans to make in Youth Sports!