Coaching Staff

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        Palmer Hallagan

  • Hartwick College Basketball Player

  • 2019-Present -Smithfield High School – JV Head, Varsity Asst. Basketball Coach

  • Swarm AAU Coach 2018-Present

  • Coached multiple Youth, Middle & High School players 

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Dylan Pella

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        PJ Thibodeau

  • Co-Captain of the Saint Raphael Academy basketball team ('88)

  • Captain of the West Point Preparatory School basketball team ('90)

  • Played 1 season for the US Army

  • 4 year member of the Rhode Island College basketball team

  • 2005- Present Youth Basketball Coach

  • 2016-Present AAU Coach

  • Director of Cranston Youth Basketball Assoc. & Travel Basketball Coordinator

  • 2018-Present Senior Director Rhode Island Swarm

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   Rob Wilson

  • 12 years with South Kingstown, RI Rec Basketball

  • 2016- Present AAU Coach

  • 2018- Present Head Coach of the Chariho boys middle school basketball team

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   Keith Holubesko

  • 1995 Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Bridgewater State College

  • 1997 Head Varsity Girls Basketball position at his alma-mater Rogers High School

  • Five-Star Basketball Camp staff and functioned as a Station Master, Lecturer and Head Coach

  • Since 2001, Coach Holubesko the been the Head Boys Varsity Coach at Case High School in Swansea, MA,  the Head Girls Coach at Gaudet Middle School, and is currently the Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach for the Prout School

  • Basketball Coach for RIYBA over multiple seasons 

  • USA Gold License Coach

  • 2018-Present Swarm AAU Coach

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    James Sweeny

  • 3rd Year Head JV/Assistant Varsity Coach Cranston West High School Boys Basketball

  • Five years in local Cranston youth recreational and CYO programs

  • AAU Coach 2019-Present

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   Jennamarie Ayala

  • 10+ years of basketball playing experience

  • Tolman HS (4 years)

  • CCRI (2 years) - First year took Regionals against Monroe College (New Rochelle, NY / Second year made it to Nationals in Chicago, competed up until the Sweet 16

  • Participated in multiple AAU squads throughout youth

  • 5+ years of basketball coaching experience

  • Enjoys coaching the youth because it gives opportunities for athletes to expand their knowledge, strengths, leadership and communication skills with the grace of patience within themselves

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  Mike Rapoza

  • 2019- Present Director of Swarm New England
  • 2016- Present Ana Maria Basketball Player

  • GNAC Rookie of the Year (2016-2017)

  • GNAC Defensive Player of the Year (2017-2018)

  • Anna Maria’s all-time leading rebounder

  • Currently 6th- all-time in scoring

  • Completed his undergraduate degree in three-years, graduating with a 3.95 GPA and double majoring in secondary education and history

  • Continuing his education with a master degree in Education

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  Lynn Nichols

  • Salve Regina University 1994-1998 – played basketball 4 years, started 3 years at point guard, Captain senior year

  • AAU Coach 2017-Present

  • Won 23 championships over 7 seasons, including 2 back-to-back Zero Gravity National Championships (spring 2018 & 2019) and 1 Zero Gravity State Championship (spring 2017)

  •  Assistant basketball coach Grafton High School – 1998-1999

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   Steve Carrington

  • AAU Coach 2016-Present

  • 2019-Present Assistant Basketball Coach Shepherd Hill Regional High School

  • 2017-2019 Head Basketball Coach North Brookfield

  • 2014-2016 Head Coach for Boys and Girls at Holy Trinity

  • Numerous ZG Championship Wins

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  • Babson College Basketball Player

  • Assistant Basketball Coach Portsmouth High School, 2 State Titles

  • Travel Director and Coach for Charlton Wildcats

  • AAU Coach 2018-Present

  •  In the spring of 2019, our 5th grade girls team entered five tournaments, winning all 5 including the state championship. We lost our first game of the year and finished the year with 19 straight wins, ending the spring 19-1

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  Todd Minarik

  • Played at Bartlett High School from 1988-1992 compiling a 66-17 record while being selected twice to the Border Conference All-Stars (top vote getter in Senior Year), earning a Top Performer Selection in USA Today as well as selected to the Telegram and Gazette All-Star team

  • Inducted to the Bartlett High School Athletic Hall of Fame 

  • Has coached for Swarm for 11 seasons

  • Believes it is essential to help youth players understand the value of hard work and how to persevere form one's failures to achieve one's goals as these lessons can be applied to future real-life situations outside of sports

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Brad Seaman

  • Kingswood Oxford High School Boys Basketball Coach. (2017- present)

  • Played college basketball at Suffolk University

  • Played high school basketball at Avon High School and was a co-captain of the Falcons’ 2005 Division III state championship team.

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Director - Jason Young

  • 7/8th Grade Girls Coach - Leni Wilson

  • 9th Grade Girls Coach - Marissa Jamison

  • HS Girls Coach - Tori Johnson

  • 5/6th Grade Boys Coach - Leni Wilson

  • 7th Grade Boys Coach - Tori Johnson

  • 8th Grade Boys Coach - Kyle Williams

  • 9th Grade Boys Coach - Ralph Dorsey

  • 10th Grade Boys Coach - Reese Dow

  • 10th Grade Boys Coach - Lee Matthews

  • 11th Grade Boys Coach - Kyle Williams

  • Varsity Boys Coach - Jason Young

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DEJUANA MOSLEY

  • Chester High School in 2005,  she ranks as the Lady Clippers’ 2nd all-time leading scorer and was named to the All Delaware County’s First Team her junior and senior year.

  • Played College Basketball at Lincoln University (PA).

    • 1,000th point and currently the Lions’ 5th all time leading scorer.

    • In just 82 games, she ranked top 10 in more than 15 statistical categories.

  • Head Varsity Coach of the Lady Sabers at Chester Charter Scholars Academy (2017 ).

  • Created her own basketball skills training and development company, Quest 2 B Elite!

  • Formed  AAU basketball program, Team ELITE 2018.

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Coach Remi Markos

  • Varsity Assistant at East Richland Christian High School

  • Former College Coach at Barber-Scotia College

  • Former College Coach at Bluefield State

  • Former Assistant at Ohio University-Eastern

  • Former Assistant at College of Southern Maryland

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Coach DALE MILLER

  • 30 Years of Basketball Coaching Experience

  • NCAA Certified

  • USA Gold License Coach

  • Former Director of West Virginia Phoenix

  • Strong College Coach Connections 

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Alvin Sims

  • University of Louisville 1993-1997 (Top 50 Greatest Players Club)

  • 12 year professional career in the NBA, Greece, Italy, France, and other European nations

  • 1997-2009 Position: Guard

  • Currently trains young basketball players all across the Midwest

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Roger Johnson

  • Has coached girls varsity basketball in eastern Iowa for several years

  • In four years as a head coach his team won three conference championships 

  • Worked many youth summer camps for years including Tom Davis' University of Iowa camps and all of the old Quad-City Thunder camps

  • Currently works with the North Scott Junior Lady Lancers program

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Troy Ersland

  • TROY ERSLAND IS CURRENTLY THE VARSITY BOY'S HEAD COACH AT CLINTON HS IN CLINTON, IA. HE WAS ALSO THE VARSITY BOY'S HEAD COACH AT JANESVILLE HS IN JANESVILLE, IA FOR TWO YEARS AND VARSITY BOY'S HEAD COACH AT COLUMBUS CATHOLIC HS IN WATERLOO, IA FOR FOUR YEARS. TROY HAS ADDITIONAL COACHING EXPERIENCE AS THE HEAD ASSISTANT FOR THE WOMEN'S TEAM AT DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY.

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RUBY MATEOS

  • SHE WAS PART OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM IN THE PHILIPPINES THAT WON SILVER AT THE MILO BEST CENTER SPORTS IN THE 90S.  SHE PLAYED IN ASIA FOR SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE JOINING THE GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE BASKETBALL TEAM IN THE EARLY 2000S. UPON MOVING TO IOWA, SHE STARTED COACHING AT ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC SCHOOL, QC BALLERS, COACH UP AND VOLUNTEERED FOR THE CITY OF DAVENPORT PARKS AND RECS, BEFORE GETTING HER COACHING LICENSE AND JOINING THE DAVENPORT WEST HIGH SCHOOL LADY FALCONS COACHING STAFF. SHE JOINED SWARM 3 SEASON AGO AND IS CURRENTLY COACHING FOR ASSUMPTION LADY KNIGHTS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL.

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COACH TYRON TERRY

  • TYRON TERRY IS AN EXPERIENCED TRAINER AND COACH AND HAS BEEN INVOLVED WITH THE SPORT OF BASKETBALL FOR OVER 25 YEARS.

  • AS A PLAYER AT VALLEY CITY HIGH SCHOOL IN NORTH DAKOTA, HE WAS AN ALL-STATE SELECTION HIS JUNIOR AND SENIOR SEASONS AND WAS NAMED NORTH DAKOTA MR. BASKETBALL IN 2000.

  • PLAYED COLLEGE BASKETBALL- TWO YEARS AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY AND TWO YEARS AT VALLEY CITY STATE UNIVERSITY, WHERE HE WAS NAMED AN ALL-CONFERENCE PERFORMER IN THE DAKOTA ATHLETIC CONFERENCE IN 2004-05.

  • TERRY FORMED MR. BASKETBALL ACADEMY IN 2019 FOR  INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP TRAINING.

  • HIS ELDEST SON, TYRELL, WAS THE 31ST SELECTION IN THE 2020 NBA DRAFT BY THE DALLAS MAVERICKS AND IS CURRENTLY IN HIS ROOKIE SEASON.

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Coach BRI JONES

  • A GRADUATE AND FORMER MEMBER OF THE GEORGETOWN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM. 

    • TWO-YEAR CAPTAIN AND THE SECOND-LEADING SCORER WITH 10 PPG AND 4.7 RPG.

  • PRIOR TO GEORGETOWN, SHE ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE WHEN THE CARDINALS WERE RANKED #4 IN THE COUNTRY. DURING HER TIME AT UOFL, THE CARDINALS MADE THE SEMIFINALS FOR THE ACC TOURNAMENT AND THE NCAA'S SWEET 16.

  • DURING JONES' HIGH SCHOOL CAREER, SHE EARNED ALL-STATE HONORS FROM THE NEW YORK STATE SPORTSWRITERS ASSOCIATION IN 2013-14 … AVERAGED 17.1 POINTS AND 10.3 REBOUNDS, WHILE KNOCKING DOWN 68 3-POINTERS DURING HER JUNIOR CAMPAIGN … SURPASSED 1,000 CAREER POINTS AND WAS THE ONLY JUNIOR NOMINATED FOR NEW YORK’S GATORADE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD … A FIVE-STAR RECRUIT AT NORTH BABYLON HIGH SCHOOL … RANKED 40TH OVERALL IN THE CLASS OF 2015 BY ESPNW, AND TABBED THE EIGHTH-BEST PLAYER AT THE GUARD POSITION BY HOOPGURLZ … LISTED AS THE 24TH-BEST RECRUIT BY PROSPECTS NATION AND 29TH BY BLUE STAR BASKETBALL … SELECTED TO PLAY IN THE INAUGURAL WOMEN’S JORDAN BRAND CLASSIC IN THE SPRING OF 2015 AT THE BARCLAYS CENTER … PLAYED AAU FOR THE PHILADELPHIA BELLES.

  • JONES EARNED HER BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH A FOCUS IN ACCOUNTING AND HER MASTER'S DEGREE IN SPORTS INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT.

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COREY JACQUES

  • THIS WILL BE COACH COREY'S FOURTH YEAR WITH THE SWARM FAMILY! COACH COREY COMES FROM AN EXTENSIVE BASKETBALL BACKGROUND. IN HIGH SCHOOL, JACQUES WAS VOTED ONE OF THE TOP 40 PLAYERS IN NASSAU COUNTY AND WAS NAMED 1ST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE DURING HIS JUNIOR AND SENIOR SEASONS.

  • COACH COREY WENT ON TO PLAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL AT MEDAILLE COLLEGE IN BUFFALO, NY. COACH COREY IS NOW A SKILL DEVELOPMENT TRAINER AND ALSO WORKS IN THE BROOKLYN NETS ORGANIZATION.

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Ted Rivera

  • Coach Ted has been serving as a High School Basketball Coach the last two seasons in Dutchess County. Coach Ted lives by the motto "Earn It" as he looks to instill hard work and dedication into his players daily. Coach Ted's Motivation is seeing the growth and development of players over their season and careers. Coach Ted's favorite players are Kobe Bryant and Kyrie Irving.

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Coach Jason

  • All Time Scorer HHS History (1,114 pts)

    • Average 28 RPG, 11 RPG, 4 APG senior year

    • 3-year starter

  • 1 year at St Thomas More Academy

  • 2 years at University of Southern New Hampshire

    • Full D2 Scholarship

  • Transferred to Barry University in Miami, FL

    • Full D2 Scholarship 

  • Coached 6 years of high school basketball at Mamaroneck HS, Greenwhich HS, Rye Country Day HS

  • Private Lesson Trainer since 2004

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Coach Hassan Bilal

  • Assistant Coach for the Men’s Basketball Team at Bronx Community College

  • Attended Westchester County High School NY where he was a multi-sport athlete in high school, playing football and basketball.

  • Completed a Postgraduate year of study at prestigious Worcester Academy (Worcester, MA), where he played football and ran track

  • He continued his education at Florida A&M University and later St. John’s University (Queens), playing football for both universities and graduating from St. John’s in 2003 with a BA in History.

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Mike Yoder

  • Played at Mahopac High School (class of 2006)

  • Guard at Endicott College (class of 2010)

  • Assistant Coach, Western Connecticut (2010-2012)

  • Physical Education Bachelors, Health Education Masters

  • Coached at numerous camps/clinics and high schools in Westchester Area

  • Current Head Coach: JV Boys Basketball at Mahopac High School

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Art Morrison- PROGRAM DIRECTOR

  • Coach Art, from Above Max Basketball, is a former Professional Player who empowers the youth through professional quality basketball training, coaching and mentorship.

  • Art graduated from Caldwell University with a B.A. in Communications, Minor in Sociology in 2013. While there he was a 4 year member of the NCAA DII Men’s basketball team and was named captain three years.

  • Art played professionally in the Proliga (Portugal) for Angrabasket; once again being named captain.

    • Art was also the leagues leading scorer. 

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COACH CLARENCE WHITE

  • -25+ Years of Coaching Experience

  • One of the winningest Coaches in Hillsborough County History

  • Long Time Coach for Princeton Basketball Club

  • Coached in the AAU National Tournament

  • Coached at numerous camps/clinics and high schools in Hillsborough County

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COACH MARQUIS LEWIS

  • Resides in Middletown, NJ

  • 4 Year Varsity Basketball Player

  • Junior College Basketball Player

  • Divison II Basketball Player

  • Semi-Pro Basketball Player

  • 12 Years of Coaching Experience as a Head Coach and Skills Trainer

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COACH PETROCCI

  • FORMER PROGRAM DIRECTOR /PRESIDENT /HEAD COACH JUNIOR LADY WARRIORS, ROTTERDAM NY

  • FORMER PROGRAM DIRECTOR/HEAD COACH CAP CITY LADY SCRAPPERS,  ALBANY NY

  • USA BASKETBALL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LICENSED COACH

  • POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE CERTIFIED

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Corey Jacques

  • THIS WILL BE COACH COREY'S FOURTH YEAR WITH THE SWARM FAMILY! COACH COREY COMES FROM AN EXTENSIVE BASKETBALL BACKGROUND. IN HIGH SCHOOL, JACQUES WAS VOTED ONE OF THE TOP 40 PLAYERS IN NASSAU COUNTY AND WAS NAMED 1ST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE DURING HIS JUNIOR AND SENIOR SEASONS.
  • COACH COREY WENT ON TO PLAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL AT MEDAILLE COLLEGE IN BUFFALO, NY. COACH COREY IS NOW A SKILL DEVELOPMENT TRAINER AND ALSO WORKS IN THE BROOKLYN NETS ORGANIZATION.

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Calli Balfour

  • HUNTER COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ASSISTANT Coach.  
    AUGUST 2019 – PRESENT  

  • MERCY COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Assistant Coach.
    JULY 2018 – MARCH 2019 

  • ADELPHI UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Assistant Coach.
    JULY 201– MAY 2018 

  • Adelphi University Women’s Basketball 

    • Player (2013-17) 

    • Captain (2016-17) 

    •  NE10 All Championship Team (2016-17) 

    •  All-Met Second Team (2014-15) 

    •  NE10 Third Team All-Conference (2014-15) 

    •  NE10 All-Rookie Team (2013-14) 

    •  NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall '13, Spring '15, Spring '16, Fall '16)  

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