Employee Spotlight – NcKell Copeland

By FastModel Sports

In this FastModel X’s and O’s feature, we’re excited to introduce our Senior Account Manager, NcKell Copeland. A retired hooper with 13 years of DI coaching experience and a passion for helping our FastModel coaches, NcKell heads up our sales efforts in women’s basketball. Here’s her story:

What’s your hometown?

San Jose, CA

How many years have you worked at FastModel Sports?

Five Years

What’s your current position at FastModel?

Senior Account Manager

What’s your favorite thing about working at FastModel? 

I’ve spent my entire adult career in the basketball coaching profession. FastModel allowed me to continue to be an integral part of the women’s basketball community and continue my long term relationship with various coaches and universities.

You’ve played & coached basketball. Tell us about your experience(s) with the game:

I started playing basketball at the age of 12. Played 4 years at Jacksonville State University. I was hired to coach basketball 3 weeks after graduation at my Alma Mater. I continued my collegiate coaching for 13 years (Jacksonville State, University of Toledo, Bradley University, Michigan State).

What’s an interesting fact about yourself? 

I am an extreme minimalist. I really strive for simplicity in life. I also love to travel.

Who’s your favorite sports team(s)?

Professional NBA – Lakers

Professional NFL – 49ers

Collegiate – Michigan State WBB & MBB

What’s your favorite sport event you’ve ever been to (in person) and why?

I LOVE collegiate football games with my Family. It’s such a great and exciting experience that my son and family gets to experience.

You and your family recently joined the quarantine puppy club. Tell us more about your new dog, Carmelo.

Carmelo AKA Melo is a Moyen Poodle that joined our Family on February 14th. He has been such a great addition and distraction for this tumultuous covid year. He has added another sense of joy and happiness to our busy daily life.

You’ve been on some really interesting trips. What’s the best trip (or tournament) you’ve been to?

While recruiting at Michigan State I took a trip to Astana Kazakhstan for recruiting. It was such a great experience – the culture, the food, the hospitality. Very memorable trip.

When you’re not working, what’s your favorite hobby?

I love biking, hiking, and long walks on the beach.

Do you have a daily mantra/routine?

Every morning I wake up at 5 am to mediate, walk my dog, and ride my peloton bike.

Thanks to NcKell for her passion and dedication to the game of basketball & all our FastModel clients! We love having her as part of the FastModel Family! 


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