20 High School Coaches
19 Collegiate Players
4 Collegiate Coaches
was a four-year varsity starter, scored over 1,000 points, and guided her team to the Hunterdon-Warren Championship at North Hunterdon High School. Megan graduated from North Hunterdon with twelve varsity letters. She continued her basketball career at Division I Lafayette College, where she was a shooting guard for the Leopards. Megan was inducted into the North Hunterdon Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. In 2004, Megan was named head coach at Phillipsburg High School, making her the youngest head coach in the state of New Jersey. After five seasons with the Stateliners Megan took the program from just one win to ten in her final season, the most wins the girls program had experienced in over a decade. From 2010 through 2012, Megan was an Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at DeSales University. In 2010 and 2011, the Bulldogs won the Freedom Conference and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Megan is the Director of The Literacy Project Inc. a not for profit whose mission is to educate girls in the developing world. Raising funds for girls in Ghana to attend school, Megan successfully reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in the summer of 2011. In July 2012, Megan was named the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Steven's Institute of Technology.
was First Team All-Area, First Team All Conference and All West Jersey selection for three seasons at Warren Hills High School. She holds the school record for points with over 1,500 in four years as a varsity starter. Katie earned a full scholarship to play basketball at Boston University where she was a four year starter. She is Boston University’s All-Time Leading Scorer (1,971 points) and was one of two active Division I players in the country to have her jersey retired before graduation. During college, Katie was a three-time First Team All- Conference Selection, Two-Time Boston University Athlete of the Year, New England Athlete of the Year Nominee, Most Outstanding Player for the America East Conference Tournament in 2003, led her team to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history and holds various other school records. In May of 2011, Katie was inducted into the Warren Hills Hall of Fame. In May of 2014, Katie was inducted into the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame (Click HERE to read the article
). In August of 2014, Katie was named one of the Top 10 Players of the 90's by the Easton Express Times (Click HERE to read the article
BOB TANGUAY was a four year starter at the University of Hartford. Upon graduation he ranked 5th among the all-time leading scorers, amassing over 1,200 points. Bob was inducted into the University of Hartford Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. He was selected first team All-New England and all conference his senior year and second team All-New England and all conference his junior year. Bob was a three-time MVP of the team and captain his junior and senior years. He ranks among the career leaders in field goals made and field goal percentage. Upon graduation, Bob was a member of the Irish National basketball team. In 2013, Bob was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Bob has extensive coaching experience at the recreational, travel, high school and AAU levels. Over the years Bob has lectured at numerous basketball camps in New Jersey and Connecticut. He is currently the clinic/skill development director of the Hopewell Basketball Association and is a lead coach at the Hopewell Bulldog Basketball Boot Camp. In March of 2015, Bob was certified as an I'm Possible Trainer, joining an elite class of instructors that work with players across the country (http://main.possibletraining.com).
JIMMY OSTASZEWSKI (High School Girls Director) coached at Marist High School in the 80's at all levels: Freshman, Junior Varsity and Varsity. Teams during his time at Marist played in 5 County Championships, winning 3. In 2003, Coach Ostaszewski became the assistant Varsity coach at Bayonne High School. At Bayonne, he played in 5 consecutive county championship games, winning 3 of the 5. He has been an instructor at numerous girls and boys basketball camps throughout the Tri-State area. Coach O is the director of our girls' high school United AAU Program. During his tenure with United, he has coached several players that received full scholarships at the Division 1 and 2 Levels as well as many players recruited at the High Academic Division 3 Level.
DARRIEN PINKMAN (Boys Director) has a passion for the game that led him to coaching in 1990.At Warren Hills High School, he was selected as a second team all-conference and third team all-West Jersey guard. Coach Pinkman went on to play collegiate basketball at Centenary College. In college, Coach Pinkman was twice voted the (CSAC & EPCC) player of the week once averaging 22.7 points and 6.1 assists per contest. Coach Pinkman graduated with honors from Centenary College and also holds professional certifications from Steven's Institute of Technology and Lehigh University. After college, Darrien spent many years coaching at various elite summer camps in NJ/PA, including Seton Hall and The College of NJ. Darrien still remains highly involved in the Warren Hills Youth Basketball League. Coach Pinkman is the director of our boys' United AAU Program.
Team Coaches & Additional Staff Members
CATHERINE CARR played at Bernards High School all four years and holds the scoring record with 2,155 points (along with over 1,000 rebounds). She was selected First Team All-Area, First-Team All-County, and First Team All-Conference for three seasons at Bernards. Catherine earned a full scholarship to play basketball at Division II Holy Family University in Philadelphia and was among ten student-athletes across Division II that were named to the State Farm Coaches’ All-America Team her senior year. She left Holy Family as the All-Time leading scorer for women’s basketball with 1,995 points. During college, Catherine was named CACC and ECAC Rookie of the Year (2007), CACC and ECAC Player of the Year (2008), and earned All-CACC First Team three years. Every year Holy Family she reached the NCAA tournament and went a total of 112-15 in 4 years. After college, Catherine played professionally in Newcastle, England for Team Northumbria for the 2011-2012 season while studying in the masters program of International Sports Management. She averaged 16 points and 6 rebounds while playing in England. While in England, Catherine helped coach/train children and teenagers in the Hoops for Health program ran by Team Northumbria. Also, she coached Northumbria University girls’ second team through out the season.
LAUREN CLARKE was a graduate from Immaculata High School in 2003. In her four years she played both basketball and soccer. Lauren was a part of three County Championship basketball teams at Immaculata. She also received accolades while being a part of the soccer program. She was named to both the All-County and All-Area teams her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Lauren was also named to the All-State team her senior year and was ranked in the top ten scorers in Somerset County. She was named the MVP both her junior and senior years. Lauren went on to play soccer at Kutztown University where she earned a B.S. in Psychology. After graduating college, she began teaching Pre-School and coaching basketball back at her alma mater, Immaculata. Lauren is the Junior Varsity coach and assists at the Varsity Level.
MIKE COATES played four years of Varsity basketball at Warren Hills High School from 2002 through 2006. He was a two-year varsity starter and was named Defensive MVP his junior year. During his senior year, he was nominated a Co-Captain and Defensive MVP. Coach Coates went on to play collegiate soccer at Lycoming College where he was a four-year starter. During his junior season, he earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team. Since college, Coach Coates has been running basketball clinics in the Warren County area in addition to coaching multiple travel teams.
MITCHELL COLLINS played Varsity basketball at Berwick Area High School in Pennsylvania. Prior to High School, Collins participated in AAU Basketball in 6-9th Grade and then Berwick's Traveling Team in 10-12th Grade. He continued playing basketball on the club basketball team at Bloomsburg University. Collins has been passionate about basketball since he was very young. Collins is currently the junior varsity head coach and assistant varsity coach at Voorhees High School. The past few years has allowed him to grow as a coach and gain experience coaching with veteran head coaches. He has been in this position for three years now and in each season his JV Team has earned a winning record. The responsibilities that go along with this job are being the head coach of the JV Team include assisting the varsity team, helping with the freshmen team when necessary, and assisting in running camps and clinics for students in grades 5-12. Collins is also the Varsity Girls' and Boys' Coach. His tennis programs have had winning seasons during the 2013-2014 school year along with the girls claiming a conference title.
DANIEL CURTIS (United Alumni) played high school basketball at St. Anthony's High School (Jersey City, NJ) under Basketball Hall of Fame Coach Bob Hurley Sr.'s program, Warren Hills High School, and Monmouth Regional High School. At Monmouth, he was named the Athlete of the Month for the jersey shore, averaging a double-double. Upon graduation in 2014, Coach Curtis moved to Los Angeles, California to do commercial basketball work. He was given the opportunely to play alongside of Stephen Curry for an Under Armour Commercial. In 2015, Coach Curtis coached at the Frank D. Elementary School (Inglewood, CA). Coach Curtis has worked several Hunterdon Hoops basketball camps and is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Brookdale Community College (Lincroft, NJ).
COLIN DelSANTRO played three years of Varsity basketball at North Hunterdon High School. During his career, he was a recipient of the North Hunterdon Boyer Award (MVP). He was also named to the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex All-Tournament Team his senior year. After North, Coach DelSantro went on to play basketball at Raritan Valley Community College. Colin has been a counselor at North Hunterdon's summer Junior Lions basketball camp and he is currently the 8th Grade Junior Lions Basketball Head Coach.
MIKE DePAOLO played high school basketball at North Hunterdon HS from 2002-2006. He was a three year varsity winner, senior co-captain and made both First Team All-County and All-Conference. He went on to play one year at LaSell College (Newton, MA) before finishing his career at Mitchell College (New London, CT). As a three year starter at Mitchell College, he currently holds the record for three point shots made. Mike was also named to the NECC All-Conference Honorable Mention his senior year. As a senior, DePaolo played in all 23 games and ranked second on the Mariners in scoring at 14.7 points per game. He also led the team in field goals (116), three-point field goals (50), three-point field goal percentage (.397), free throw percentage (.803) and minutes played (29.3). He was ranked among the conference leaders in scoring (10th), free throw percentage (2nd) and three-point field goals (6th). He was also the recipient of the Alumni Excellence Award in 2010 which is given annually to the Mitchell College male and female graduates who achieved the highest degree of competence in sports while also attaining outstanding academic records. Mike coaches with United and conducts private lessons for Hunterdon Hoops. He is currently the Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Del Val High School.
JIM DIMINO ran the Raritan Valley Wildcats Girls’ AAU Program from 1994 to 1999. From 2001 through 2007 he was the Raritan Valley Community College’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach. During his tenure, the RVCC program led the nation in free throw percent and 3-point field goal percentage. He is the founder and director of the “Nothing But Net” Girls‘ Pre-Season Basketball Camp where he has worked with Division I, II and III Somerset County players. Currently, Coach Dimino is the Assistant Director of Student Affairs at Immaculata High School.
ANTHONY "AJ" DORAN is currently currently the 7th grade coach Timberlane Middle School as well as the Head Varsity Assistant and Director of Scouting at Hopewell Valley Central High School. Coach Doran has helped the Hopewell varsity record go from 6-17 to 15-10 during his first two seasons on staff. He is also in his second year with the United NJ AAU Program. During his playing career, AJ was the Little Lads Tournament Two-Time Member, GymRats League Leading Scorer at 29.4 ppg, Two-Time All-Prep Team Member and MVP at Pennington Middle School, Varsity Letter winner as a Freshman at St. Joseph's in Metuchen, Two-Time All-Skyland Conference Team Member and Captain/MVP at Montgomery during his Junior and Senior seasons.
RYAN DUFFY played high school basketball at Phillipsburg High School. Upon graduation, Ryan played at the University of Sciences then transferred Kean University for his final two seasons. Coach Duffy has been coaching and instructing youth players since High School. He has coached at many camps including the Hoop Group Skills Camps. Coach Duffy is also a coach for the Central Jersey Volleyball Academy. He has coached 12’s, 14’s, 15’s, and 17’s for the CJVA. Coach Duffy is currently a 5th grade teacher at the Center School in Somerset, NJ.
TARA FLYNN (United Alumni) graduated from Bayonne High School in 2012. At Bayonne, Flynn played four years of varsity basketball where her team won three consecutive championships. As a sophomore, Flynn was named Championship MVP, Defensive Player of the Year and earned All-County First Team honors. As a junior, Flynn was named All-County First Team and All-State Honorable Mention. As a senior, Flynn was received an All-State Honorable Mention. During High School, Flynn was a National Honor Society member and graduated in top five percent of class. Flynn is currently a senior at Adelphi where she has played all four years on the Women's Basketball Team and is studying Sports Management.
MARK FRANZYSHEN played high school basketball at Immaculata where he made Second Team All Conference and All Area as a senior. Mark went on to play basketball at Moravian College (Bethlehem, PA) where he was Team MPV his junior season. As a senior Mark Franzyshen contributed 13.5 points per game with 24 steals, 21 blocks, 38 assists and 159 rebounds, and is ranked third in school history for career free throws made (320) at Moravian College. Franzyshen also earned a spot on the Landmark All-Conference Second Team in his last year as a Greyhound. He led Moravian to a NCAA Division III tournament qualification for the first time in 25 years. Mark also earned a spot on the 2008 Landmark Conference Winter All-Academic Team. Mark is currently on the boys' basketball staff at North Hunterdon High School.
NICK GALLO has played basketball his entire life. He began coaching 5th and 6th grade girls in 1994. From that point he coached at the 7th and 8th grade level from 1995 - 2007. During this time period he also won several City Championships at St. Andrew's School in Bayonne. Coach Gallo coached travel teams for the Bayonne PAL from 2005 through 2007. Additionally, Nick has been a member of IAABO basketball officials since 1997 and continues to be surrounded by the game.
RALPH GIORDANO, a graduate of SUNY Oneonta, has coached numerous youth sport teams over the last 25 years. Throughout both Rockland County, NY, and Hunterdon County, NJ, Ralph has been involved with recreation, CYO, travel, and club-level teams. The desire to coach with Hunterdon United is based on his belief in stressing fundamentals, conditioning, player development, and team play. In high school he was a three-time letter winner in basketball, lacrosse, and soccer, and continued his lacrosse career at SUNY Oneonta.
MICHAEL GLUCK is an avid basketball player and coach. His basketball career began in Union Township where he was a Varsity player for the Farmers. During high school he was a member of a Group 4 Section 2 state sectional title winning team. From 2001-2005, his basketball career then continued as a four year starter for Montclair State University in a highly competitive New Jersey Athletic Conference as a shooting guard/small forward. Mike was part of a dynamic team that in his sophomore year helped bring Montclair to its first NJAC Championship since 1982, scoring 21 points and grabbing 7 rebounds to aid in the win. In 2003 Mike was given the prestigious award of “Outstanding Male Athlete” at Montclair State University. One of the highlights of his basketball tenure was reaching the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Division 3 National Tournament. Since the completion of his college career Mike has worked at numerous basketball clinics across New Jersey. He has coached several teams and also does one on one training. Mike is currently a K-12 Physical Education Teacher in the Elizabeth School District where he is currently coaching boys’ basketball. Mike has a complete understanding of the game of basketball, as well as the importance of fundamental mastery of skills.
TAYLOR GREENE attended North Warren Regional High School in 2009 and was a 3-sport varsity athlete and Female Athlete of the Year recipient. Greene then attended DeSales University where she played point guard for four years. During her career, the team made the conference playoffs all four years and won the championship two times in a row, receiving automatic bids into the NCAA tournament. As a player, Greene finished her senior year Top 10 Nationally ranked in assists per game, ranked in top 10 at DeSales for overall assists, and top 3 for overall assists in one season. She also served as team captain and member of SAAC. In 2013 she graduated from DeSales with a degree in Sport Management. Following graduation, Greene received an assistant coaching position at Susquehanna University (2013-2015). During her two year span, the Susquehanna Women's Basketball team went from a 12-12 record to 17-9 overall record and made conference playoffs. The coaching staff was also awarded Landmark Coaching Staff of the Year in 2014-15 season. Greene is currently finishing her Graduate Assistant position at DeSales University and will graduate with a Masters in Education in May of 2017.
MARIELLE HALL (United Alumni) graduated from Belvidere High School in 2008. That year she was named the Express Times Basketball Player of the Year. She graduated with 1,219 career points and received 1st Team All-West Jersey and 1st Team All-Area Honors. Coach Thorsen continued her basketball career at Marywood University where she scored over 1,000 points. In 2012, Marielle received her Bachelor's of Science Health and Physical Education with a Minor in Coaching. Currently, she is a Health and Physical Education Teacher at North Hunterdon and is the assistant coach to Girl's Soccer, Girl's Basketball and Girl's Lacrosse.
MIKE HAUGHEY graduated from North Hunterdon HS and is finishing his college career at Grand Canyon University after two years at Penn State University. Mike is majoring in elementary education. At North Hunterdon, Mike played both football and baseball. Mike currently coaches Junior Lions Football, and has coached at North Hunterdon basketball and baseball camps the past 5 summers. Mike is currently a classroom aide with the Alexandria Township School District, working in both the pre-school and kindergarten classrooms. Mike is currently the head girls' basketball coach at Del Val High School.
KERRI KOSAKOWSKI (United Alumni) graduated from Bayonne High School in 2011 where she played all four years of varsity and won three county championships. Coach Kosakowski was also named All-County during both her junior and senior seasons. After high school, Kerri played for Ramapo College for all four years and was named a captain in her junior and senior seasons. She finished her career at Ramapo with 468 points, 290 rebounds, 158 assists, 79 steals, and 7 blocks while making 102 appearances and 49 starts. Kerri graduated in 2016 with her bachelor’s degree in sociology with a concentration in public sociology. Kerri is currently in her first year as an assistant coach at Widener University.
KELLY LOUGHNEY (United Alumni) is a 2010 graduate of North Hunterdon High School, where she was a three sport athlete lettering in basketball, softball and volleyball. During her senior year, North won the NJ Group IV State Championship and advanced to the semifinals of the state Tournament of Champions. Kelly was a two time All-Conference First Team selection and team MVP, as well as the Express Times West Jersey Player of the Year during her junior year. On the softball field, she earned a First Team All-County selection as a junior and helped North win the North II Group IV Sectional Championship as a sophomore. In volleyball, she earned spots on the All-Central Jersey First Team and All-Group IV Second Team as a senior after just learning the sport her sophomore year. Kelly continued her basketball career at NYU, where she was the second leading scorer among conference freshmen (8.6 ppg) while shooting 55% from the field and was the second leading rebounder in the conference (7.5 rpg). She was named NYU’s female freshman athlete of the year and selected as an All-Conference honorable mention. After her freshman year she transferred to Lafayette College, where she played for two seasons after sitting out a year due to transfer eligibility rules. She was a power forward for the Leopards averaging 5.6 ppg and 3.3 rpg in 14.5 minutes per game her senior year. Kelly graduated from Lafayette in May 2014 with a degree in Mathematics and Economics and now works as a financial analyst for Marsh and McLennan Companies in Manhattan.
JUSTIN MATISAK was a three year varsity letter winner at Watchung Hills Regional High School from 2005-2008. He was a captain and key player on the 2008 Somerset County Championship team, which was the first county championship in 35 years. Justin received Skyland Conference Honorable Mention recognition in the 2005-2006 season, as well as Second Team All Skyland Conference his junior (2006-2007) and senior seasons (2007-2008). Justin attended Rutgers University in which he obtained his degree in history in 2013. He started his coaching career at Immaculata High School in 2013, in which he coached the Girls Freshman team for two seasons. He currently coaches Girls Junior Varsity Basketball at Watchung Hills while also assisting on the varsity level.
JEN NAPOLITANO (United Alumni) is a 2012 graduate of Phillipsburg High School where she was a two-sport athlete. She played softball for two years and Varsity basketball for four years. During her senior basketball season, Jen was named the team captain and broke two school records for most 3-pointers made in a season as well as most 3-pointers made overall. She was named to the All-Skyland Conference First Team, All-County Second Team, and received Honorable Mention for the All-Area Team. Jen then continued her basketball career at DeSales University where she was named the team captain for her Junior and Senior seasons. She was recognized as a Lehigh Valley College Basketball Media Organization Scholar Athlete and received the Middle Atlantic Conference Sportsmanship Award for her last two seasons. During her senior season Coach Napolitano was the second leading scorer, averaging 10.6 points per game and finishing the season with 287 total points. She was ranked 25th in the nation for highest 3-point percentage (40.4%) and was named to the All-MAC Freedom Second Team. Jen will be graduating from DeSales in May 2017 with dual degrees in Nursing and Spanish. Currently, she works as a professional student nurse assistant at Lehigh Valley Hospital.
ALBERT PALAZZO graduated from Touro College with a Masters of Science in General Education and Special Education in 2011. Since 2012, Coach Palazzo has taught at the Opportunity Charter School (New York, NY), Village Academy (Queens, NY), and Promise Academy (Harlem, NY). He is currently a 6th Grade Special Education teacher at HB Whitehorne Middle School (Verona, NJ). For the past ten years, Coach Palazzo has been the head basketball coach at each of the above schools in addition to the International School of Boston (Cambridge, MA), Jewish Community Day School (Cambridge, MA), and various AAU programs throughout New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts. Coach Palazzo is an energetic and outgoing coach that enjoys working with players to improve their talents both on and off the court.
JOSH PHILLIPS graduated from South Hunterdon Regional High in 2015. At South, he earned 9 varsity letters playing football, basketball, and baseball. While playing Varsity basketball, he earned various honors, including All-Conference and All-County team selections. During his senior season, Josh served as captain and helped lead the team to a successful post-season run. Josh was also named captain of the baseball team and received multiple awards for his hard work and dedication.
SARAH PHILLIPS (United Alumni) graduated from South Hunterdon Regional High School in 2011 where she earned 12 varsity letters in field hockey, basketball and softball. Throughout her basketball career, Sarah was a two-time First Team All Conference selection, three year All Hunterdon County selection, two-time Team Offensive MVP and two-time Team MVP. She finished her high school basketball career with 1,090 points and then continued to play at Dickinson College. There, Sarah was a two-year captain and finished as 7th and 6th in Dickinson College Women’s Basketball history for three pointers made and three pointers attempted. She graduated in 2015 with a major in International Business and Management and a minor in Spanish.
LINDSEY RASCZYK (United Alumni) was a two sport athlete at Somerville High School. During her four year career at Somerville, she received All-Conference First Team, Courier News All-Passing Team, Third Team All-Somerset County, and All-Area Honorable Mention her junior and senior seasons. She finished her career at Somerville with a 79-27 record including three Skyland Conference Raritan Division Title sand an appearance in the Somerset County Tournament Championship during the 2008-2009 season. She continued her basketball career at William Paterson University from 2009-2013 where she posted a career record of 93-16. In her four year career, William Paterson had four NCAA appearances reaching the sweet sixteen in the 2011-2012 season. WPU also won two New Jersey Athletic Conference titles her sophomore and junior year. During her senior year, she was selected to the Amherst Holiday Tournament All-Tournament team. She was also named WPU Pioneer Athlete of the Week on three occasions. During her four year career as a shooting guard, she averaged 7 points per game. For individual statistics at William Paterson, she was #8 on the all time list for minutes played (2,414), #6 all time for 3's made (107), #5 all time with 3 point field goal percentage (38.2%), and #6 all time with free throw percentage (78.5%). Lindsey has a career assist to turnover ratio of 1.33.
ALLYSON SCERBO (United Alumni) was a three-sport athlete at Phillipsburg high school playing field hockey, basketball and softball. During basketball season, she earned spots on the All-Area (2nd), All-Conference and All-County (1st) Teams as a senior. Coach Scerbo was also named the team captain and MVP, averaging 11 points per game during the 2008-2009 season. She then went on to play two collegiate years at William Paterson University, appearing in 27 games as a freshman and 24 games as a sophomore. Her combined record at WPU was 51-7, winning the NJAC championship and appearing in two NCAA tournaments. She averaged 3.7 points per game and had one double-digit scoring contest (10 points) against Kean (ranked 3/4 in the Nation). She also volunteered for the Girls & Boys Club Youth Basketball Program out of Wayne, NJ Spring. Currently Coach Scerbo is the Junior Varsity Head Coach at Delaware Valley Regional High School. At Del Val, she is also the Assistant Varsity Coach to Mike Haughey.
BRYAN SKELTON (United Alumni) is a 2010 graduate of North Hunterdon High School where he played both basketball and soccer. He is also a 2014 graduate of Rider University where he majored in accounting and earned himself a spot on the Dean’s List. While at Rider, Bryan was a part of the intramural basketball program whos team won two championships over a four year span against Rider, Princeton and TCNJ students. Coach Skelton is currently a senior accountant at VMS Fund Administration (Princeton, NJ). VMS Fund Administration provides CFO and Venture Capital accounting services to clients from San Francisco to New York.
ANDREA VERES was a four-year varsity starter at Bethlehem Catholic High School where she scored 1,238 career points and still holds the Lehigh Valley Conference record for the most three pointers in a game. She ranks second all-time in career three pointers in the LVC. Andrea was a two-time All-Conference First Team selection, two-time First Team All-Area selection, and two-time Bethlehem Catholic MVP. While at Bethlehem Catholic, Veres led the Lehigh Valley Conference in scoring her junior year and led the Hawks to their first district playoff berth in seven years. Andrea continued her basketball career at Division II East Stroudsburg University, where she was a four year starter and three year team captain. Andrea finished her career with 925 points and ranks second in career three point field goals and foul-shooting percentage, and tenth in career assists. While at ESU, Andrea was named team MVP, two-time Lehigh Valley Scholar Athlete, five-time PSAC East Freshman of the Week, and received the ESU’s Coaches Award. Andrea currently works as a Speech- Language Pathologist in the Phillipsburg School District and is the head junior varsity girls’ basketball coach at Phillipsburg High School.
MELISSA BROOKS is in her second year as an assistant coach for the Stevens Institute of Technology Women's Basketball Team. Coach Brooks played collegiate basketball at the division two powerhouse Holy Family University. During her tenure, she scored 1,115 career points, helping her team to a win-loss record of 116-13. She won back-to-back Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championships and competed in four NCAA National Championship Tournaments. Brooks was named the CACC's Rookie of the Year in 2006 and earned a spot on the All-CACC third team in 2007 and 2009. She graduated Holy Family with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Art Communications. After college, Brooks spent two years teaching Physical Education at The George School in Newton, PA. During that time, she was the assistant basketball and softball coach, photography and film editor and dorm teacher. In 2012, she was inducted into the Neshaminy High School Hall of Fame due to an illustrious prep career that included the 2005 Bucks County (Pa.) High School Player of the Year award. In Summer of 2016, Coach Brooks accepted a position at Army West Point. Click HERE to read the press release on Coach Brooks' hiring.
CASSANDRA CALLAWAY was a four-year letter winner at Bayonne High School. During her high school basketball career, she was named Hudson County Player of the Year by the Star-Ledger and received third team All-State Honors. Coach Callaway led her team to a 21-7 record, she was a two-time All-County selection, averaging 20.9 points, 2.1 assists, 2.5 steals and 3.1 rebounds as the team's floor general. Callaway also shot 42 percent from the field, 43 percent from the three-point line, and 89.7 percent at the foul line. Her team won the 2006 HCIAA Coviello Championship. She was a two-time MVP of the HCIAA Coviello Championships. Coach Callaway was also a member of the National Honor Society. After High School, Callaway was recruited and played basketball at Daytona State University. At Daytona, she led the squad to a 20-9 record and received All-Mid-Florida Conference first-team selection after netting 12.2 points per game. Her team was ranked in the top ten of the Florida Community College Activities Association women's basketball coaches' poll. Callaway was also named the female student-athlete of the year. After playing one year at Daytona State, Callaway transferred to the University of Albany. As a point guard at Albany, Coach Callaway played three years and averaged 10 points and 3 assists. She was named to the All-Tournament Team at the America East Conference Champions. Callaway graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the Arts and Sciences, Communication and Rhetoric, and a minor in Business Administration.