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Our Beginning

Macomb County Cougars was founded by the late Michigan Hall of Fame Girls Coach Ved Green of Mount Clemens High and former high school teammates, Marvin Listenbee and Michael Fernandis in 1995. While Coach Green enjoyed many successful seasons with his teams at Mount Clemens High the off season was another story. In the off season Coach Green found himself losing players to teen pregnancy, and a loss of interest. Determined not lose another girl to the streets, Coach Green with the help of his friends formed the Macomb County Cougars.

The Cougars initially started out being a local recreation team comprised of girls from newly opened Dakota High school and Mount Clemens High school with the intent to keep them busy and focused on a common goal, while developing the fundamentals of basketball, with much success what Coach Green would soon discover was there was a need and big demand for this type of service in the summer throughout the local counties and school districts. 

Armed with something for the young women to be apart of in the off season Green was able to drastically reduce the negativity that surrounded his girls basketball program in Mount Clemens as well as neighboring schools. With such tremendous success Coach Mike Fernandis and Marvin Listenbee with the help of Coach Green implement the boys program the following year.  From the inaugural teams the Macomb County Cougars has helped develop over hundreds of kids and over 200 have moved on to gained athletic scholarships. 


Where Players are Made!