Shatrina Smalls, the founder of the Greensboro Kaos Basketball Organization, has been involved with the game of basketball for over two decades. Shatrina developed a love of sports early, starting with soccer at age nine and then adding basketball. As she got older, Shatrina juggled multiple sports, soccer, basketball, bowling and track and field. When she entered high school, Shatrina cut down each sport little by little until basketball was her primary focus. Shatrina went on to play basketball in college until injury forced her to end competitive play. Shatrina began coaching at Manchester Township High School in 2007, while still a senior in college. She has coached and trained players from the recreation to professional level and has always held a deep passion for the sport.
Beginning as early as youth sports, women’s sports have been marginalization with limited access to leagues, funds, and front office representation. Recognizing and understanding the importance of opportunity, representation and activism in women’s athletics, Shatrina wanted to do more. With the encouragement of her family and friends, Shatrina was inspired to start her own team. She believed starting the Greensboro Kaos would be a way to marry her passion for basketball and her desire to create positive change in the women’s basketball landscape.
Shatrina understands being an owner comes with tremendous responsibility but believes her history playing basketball has prepared her for the task. Shatrina expects for the Greensboro Kaos to have a winning season, but to also be in a position to give back to the community.