Coach Ben Aronin started coaching in 1998 while still in high school. It was because of the impact that his high school coaches made in his life that he decided he wanted to pursue coaching as a career. He has a passion for using basketball to make a difference in the lives of youth, and teaching them to develop a growth mindset that they can take with them throughout their life.
Before moving back to Milwaukee in 2017 he spent 10 years living and working in New Orleans. It was in New Orleans that he discovered how much basketball can be used to make life long impacts. He had opportunities to work with an international organization that used basketball to prevent violence, started a basketball ministry in an at-risk neighborhood, coached Middle School and High School, spent the last 5 years being mentored by a National Champion giving at-risk youth access to year round tutoring and training opportunities (for those maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher).
Coach Ben is widely regarded for his teaching ability that allows his student-athletes to develop their skills quickly. He has worked with 7 students who have gained national recognition being named in the top 100 of their class. He has helped 13 student-athletes become state champions; many more be named to All-District, All-Metro, and All-State teams; has worked with 1 Gatorade Player of the year, and has had 2 players get a chance to try out for the USA Basketball team as well as 3 McDonald’s All-American nominations.
Coach Ben graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and a Certification in Spanish. He has a teacher wife as well as four sons and a daughter.