2016-17 Camps and Clinics Coaches
WC = Weekend Camps; WPP = Weekly Practice Programs
(WPP, BOS; all camps)
Founder and Chief Head Honcho at NTL was an assistant mens’ basketball coach at Harvard University from 1984-1991. Part-time scout for the newly minted Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA after leaving Harvard. Previous to his college and pro experiences he was a junior high school and high school English teacher and boys’ basketball coach in the Greater Boston area. Played his basketball at Shaker High School in Albany, NY and (briefly) collegiately at Fordham University in NYC. He seems to enjoy helping individuals improve their basketball skills. When people get better at something, it makes them happier. Maybe that’s why he coaches; likes being around happy people.
(WC, all camps)
1800+ point scorer at Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU). Known from Jonesboro, IN to Santa Barbara, CA to Sheffield, MA as “The Shot Doctor” (for his legendary videotaped shooting diagnoses and prescriptions).
Former all-NYC high school player and presently head coach of women’s basketball at Felician College (NJ). Ask him to help you with your shot, your court vision, and where the best pizza place in Little Italy is.
(WC, WPP BOS)
Head boys’ basketball coach at Belmont (MA) High School. Former executive director of the critically acclaimed but now defunct Beantown Pro-Am Basketball League which attracted local NBA and top flight collegiate talent. This Renaissance Man has a beating basketball heart.
(WC, Santa Barbara)
UCSB ’14. Top 50 3 NCAA DI shooter. Basketball historian and enthusiast. Campers and coaches still talking about his lights-out 2013 shooting lecture demonstration.
(WC, WPP SF)
Recently led Carnegie-Mellon University in scoring, assists and rebounding his senior year. Check out the YouTube highlight video of his collegiate career. Aspiring overseas pro. Got the heart and head for the game.
Three-time captain and presently assistant coach at Tufts University women’s basketball, a juggernaut that has a record of 88-10 and three straight Final Four appearances. Though far from NTL’s first female assistant (see Stephanie Pemper, Medina Dixon) NTL players think of Kate as the Becky Hammond of NTL. She’s a strong demonstrator, an intelligent coach, an extremely positive personality offering consistent genuine encouragement and feedback with a wide-array of creative and challenging drills.
(University of Albany ’14) Australian power forward and veteran star of two NCAA appearances.
Harvard ’13. Assistant coach at March Madness upstart Harvard. Winningest player in Harvard history. He will teach you how to win.
Director Basketball Operations, Siena College
(WC: Michigan, Sheffield)
Former long-time ass’t at Duke. 7 Final Fours, 2 NCAA Nat’l Championships.18 years as lead instructor at the famed Pete Newell Big Man’s Camp.
2014 and 2016 NAIA National Coach of the Year. Coach Tonagel’s got the basketball pedigree and resume that we dream about. All-Indiana, took his Laporte HS team to the ISHAA state finals in his senior year (lost atet buzzer). Four year starter at Valparaiso, two-time captain; played in four NCAA tournaments for the Crusaders – four March Madnesses!!!! Keep an eye on this rising coaching star and come to the NTL Michigan Camp to play what he’s coaching. A great, great guy who is dedicated to teaching the game.
(WC, Santa Barbara)
Harvard ’87. Two-time All-Ivy selection. Originator of NTL’s “Inside Coaches’ Tip”) Loves to share his deep learned and instinctive knowledge.
(WC, Santa Barbara)
UCSB ’15. Soon to be 1000+ scorer for the Gauchos. A players’ coach!
Former Siena College star at overseas pro. Baltimore, MD native.
(Lehigh Iniversity ’13)) 2013 Patriot League 1st team. Amazing skills and coaching patience.
(WC, Sheffield; WPP NYC)
Former head coach Columbia University. Elected to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Encyclopedic knowledge of the game. Contagious enthusiasm.
Former captain at St. John’s University and Director of the Yao Ming Basketball Academy in Beijing.
(WC Sheffield; WPP BOS)
Former DI Stony Brook star and Italian Pro Leagues sweet stroking pro. Great skills and broad knowledge and perspective on the game. (Yes, he will cuss at you in Italian if you don’t follow directions!)
Associate head coach, Harvard. Coach Tommy Amaker’s right hand man and architect of NCAA upsets of #3 New Mexico and #5 Cincinnati past two years. A great young coach to learn from.
(WC, Sheffield 2016, WPP BOS)
Sweet shooting 3-man from UConn’s 2011 NCAA championship team. Knowledgeable, skilled and an excellent communicator of what you need to know to be successful on the basketball court.
(WC, Sheffield 2016)
From Providence and 13.2ppg to Gonzaga Zips to NTL in the Berkshires. Quickness and a soft touch at the rim in amazing demonstrations at camp. NTL campers learned from him and played hard for him.
(WC, Sheffield 2016; WPP BOS)
Player Development Coach for Frank Vogel’s Indiana Pacers. Players are still talking about the ball handling drills they did at camp. How good is he? NBA players, in-season and off-season, fly him around the country to have him work them out, sharpen their skills, keep them in a good groove or get them back-on-track.