The Detroit Catholic Central robotics team is coached by Head Coach Joe Lemieux and Assistant Coach Kendall Turner. Their leadership is instrumental in providing the opportunities for students to learn through robotics at CC.
The CC Shambots FIRST Robotics team is also guided by a team of professional mentors who provide support for the team. They provide guidance in engineering design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer-aided design (CAD), software engineering/computer programming, finance, marketing, social media, graphic design and web design. This year our mentors include :
Philip Austin, Strategy Mentor
Richard Boerema, Mechanical Mentor
Wende Boerema, Business Lead Mentor
Joe Brodzinski, Mechanical Mentor
Jarrod Brown, Controls Mentor
Pete Gaecke, Mentor
Andrew Kokoska, Build Lead Mentor
Megan Lemieux, Drive and Strategy Mentor
Tony Mazzocco, Controls Mentor
Karen Naida, Business Mentor
Max Smith, Controls Mentor
Amy Theriault, Drive and Strategy Mentor
Heather Vingsness, Mentor
In addition to our mentors, parents are instrumental in supporting the team by mentoring and providing professional expertise, providing family and corporate sponsorships, food for build nights and competitions, carpooling to competitions, assisting with planning and fundraising, spirit wear, outreach events, community service, field trips and team unity events.