Coaches and Mentors

The Detroit Catholic Central robotics teams are coached by staff teachers Benjamin Ahronheim–Vex Robotics Coach and Heather Vingsness–FIRST Robotics Head Coach. Larry Schulte assists as Assistant Vex Robotics Coach and Nick Aiello and Andrea Dery assist as Assistant FIRST Robotics Coaches. 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 :

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Dick Boerema

Wende Boerema

Jarrod Brown

Chris Burchart

Patricia Greenwald

Andy Kokoska

Joe Lemieux

Andy Vassallo

Asa Vassallo

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.

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