Coaches

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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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Drew Venter

  • An Assistant coach at Emerson College from 2012-2013

  •  Played at Emerson College, was a 2-year captain, placed second in the GMAC tournament during his career.

  • A Captain at Mansfield High, reaching the playoffs every season.

  • Grew up playing high-level youth basketball for MYCW on a team with current NBA player Shabazz Napier, also played for the WBA Hawks and the Junior Celtics.

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