Posted on Dec 06, 2017
Len Stevens coached high school, college and professional basketball for 33 years.   During his 6 years at Nevada, he became the first of only two coaches to have five consecutive winning seasons. He won 64% of his Big Sky Conference games.  Len retired from coaching in 2001 and moved back to Reno for retirement, golf and relaxation.  After two months of retirement, he became the CEO of the Sparks Chamber. He built its membership from 350 to 1600 in four years.  Len also was instrumental in bringing about a merger with the Hispanic Chamber and, a couple of years later, a merger with the Reno Chamber. After leading these mergers and being CEO for 15 years, Len decided to retire again last December. This time his retirement lasted one week, as he decided to accept the position of President of Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada, which serves 13 counties and 116,000 students. In the past 10 months of his tenure, Len’s team has already raised over $220,000 through Grants, Events and individual donations. These dollars help fund the classroom teaching of Financial Responsibility, Job Readiness and Entrepreneurship by JA volunteers, throughout 13 counties.
In his spare time Len is also the color analyst for Wolf Pack Basketball.  He will be presenting an overview of how the Wolf Pack team has achieved success so quickly over the past three years.