In 2004, Terrell Dozier, a former East End basketball star offered Suffolk County basketball players an opportunity to travel around the country in pursuit of college basketball scholarships. Believing that basketball could open the same doors that it opened for him, Coast 2 Coast Basketball was established.
In 2008, Coast 2 Coast Basketball moved its program to Albany to expand the program in an effort to serve more youth throughout the state of New York. As the program began to evolve, Coast 2 Coast Basketball changed it's name to Positive Impact New York in 2011.
Since June of 2010, Positive Impact New York has established programs such as the Student-Athlete Academy, Blackboards & Backboards, PINY Skills Academy, Capital District Classic and Middle School Madness. During this time, PINY has served hundreds of student-athletes throughout the Capital Region. Realizing that student-athletes need more assistance off the court and field, PINY decided to change it's focus to providing student-athletes and their families with support as they transition through the different levels of their academic and athletic journeys.
This past July, PINY moved it's program back to its Genesis in Suffolk County. As PINY enters the next phase of its evolution, PINY will continue to develop tomorrow's leaders by preparing them academically, athletically and socially for life in high school, college and beyond. More specifically, we look to assist our student-athletes and their families with accessing high quality academic and athletic opportunities by ensuring that they are educated about the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) process.