(I am Concussion Protocol certified through NFHS and CPR/First-Aid/AED certified through the Red Cross. I can provide documentation of this if anyone would like to see it as well!)
-Since June 2017 I have ran my own private basketball training company. Since then I have trained over 25 players, ages ranging from 5-21.
Fall 2017 into winter 2018, I assisted at, and then ran clinics at the Hanover U(also known as a starland) there were two groups I coached there separately, Kindegarden to 2nd grade, and 3rd grade to 5th grade. I was primarily teaching the kids the rules of the game and helping them learn the fundamentals along the way.
-Fall 2017 I was head coach of an 8th grade boys AAU team out of Hanover, MA called the “Starland Supernova”.
-Fall/Winter 2017 I also co-ran and ran many youth clinics and “skills nights” at the Hanover U (also known as Starland). This job involved teaching young players (ages 4 to 11) the basic fundamentals of the game. It was a great experience spreading the knowledge I have to these young boys and girls who are developing a love for the game of basketball.
-Spring 2018 I was head coach of an 8th grade boys -AAU team: Rise Above Basketball. That season we went 23-6, all of the players improved their games, learned as much as I could teach them and it was a lot of fun. I have plenty of reccomendations and testimonials from parents as well.
I currently coach Fall AAU for the same program (Rise Above) I coach a 5th grade boys and 9th grade boys team where I’m the head coach for both teams.
-I’ve coached along side Weymouth varsity coach Nathan Farrar, and Archibishop Williams head coach Jim Dolan at the Weymouth Summer Hoops camp this last summer and I can get references from him, as well as many of my former players, current players, their parents, and former teammates/coaches of mine. (I also worked at this camp in 2015 and 2016 but it wasn’t until this year where I was very involved in the coaching and drill planning process for the kids)
-In late September 2018 while on a trip to Ireland, I got the opportunity to run a Saturday morning clinic in county Thurles. It was at the Presentation Secondary school, the kids were boys and girls ages 8-13. Later that day at the same school I assisted at their high school club teams practice: the U18 Thurles Knights. I have references from the contacts I made that day if anyone is interested in seeing them. Being able to coach in another country was a truly awesome experience that gave me an appreciation and new perspective on myself and the game of basketball.
-Fall 2018 I coached a 9th grade and a 5th grade AAU team through the very successful “Rise Above Basketball” program.
-2018-2019 Assistant Coach @ Weymouth High School’s basketball program
I am a natural leader who's had to be the leading voice on my former teams as a player and often felt to be a coach on the court for teams where our coach wasn't vocal or present. Being a captain in my senior year of high school at Weymouth is a prime example of this. I wasn’t the best or most talented guy on the floor, but I did things that stats cannot quantify. To be there for your teammates, dive for a ball, have heart, work for every single thing you earn, and inspire younger players on the team and in the program (JV and Freshman players) was and is what I’m all about. I want to help any player that loves this game and has a desire to be better. Because as an 8th grade kid, being a benchwarmer on my travel team it didn’t feel good to be left out. It didn’t feel good to not score points, not play more than a few minutes a game or contribute. As a freshman the following year, despite improving from my hard work all offseason I didn’t start one game for the freshman team. But I had great coaches who saw the long term potential in me, and I met a lot of people who inspired me to be better. I went from benchwarmer to varsity captain, and even played college basketball. I played at Massasoit C.C. And got several D3 colleges interested in me as a player (still have some of the letters and emails). I know some of this is about me as a player but I feel to understand me as a coach you have to see where I’ve come from, and how I’ve embodied the underdog and worked hard to get my respect on and off the court.