Robotics Advisors & Mentors

John DeGone - Head Coach

John is the founder, head coach of the SCCS [Co.R.E.] robotics team. Technology teacher by day, he spends his free time helping the team learn and grow. Under his leadership, the team has won the Northern NYS competition three years running and are considered a world class team. He strives to instill good sportsmanship, strong values, and leadership qualities in his students and this has not gone unnoticed. [Co.R.E.] was awarded the Sportsmanship award during the 2018 NNYS Competition, a prestigious honor that John is very proud of.


Charles Worden - Mentor

Charles, also known as Chas, has been mentoring our members in coding for six years. Chas is a LAN Technician at the Sandy Creek School District. He helps our coders to understand the more complicated and finer points of coding. Chas has stepped into many roles as mentor, including coding, design, laughs, snacks, and memes are some of his specialties. He is zany and light hearted, and we love him for it!