Coach New attended St. Anthony’s High School where he played basketball for the legendary coach Gus Alfieri. He was both captain and MVP of his team, earning all-Long Island Catholic first team honors. He went on to earn a division II scholarship and play at Southern Connecticut State University. John has been a head coach for St Patrick’s CYO in Bedford as well as a coach for the Boys and Girls Club. Coach New has won multiple New York State Championships coaching St Patrick's CYO. He also serves on the board of directors at the Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester. Coach New started the “Jack Reyna Basketball” clinics in honor of his dear friend Jack. He also serves on the board of directors for the Claudio Reyna Foundation, which helps youth in urban communities through education and soccer. Coach New has been a long standing board member for Bedford-Pound Ridge Baseball Association as well. He also was the JV basketball coach at Iona Prep and is currently the associate head Varsity coach at Iona Prep. Coach New has coached with New Heights and NY Rens. John resides in Bedford with his wife Gina and their four children, Sean, Gianna, Blaise and Cullen.
He graduated in 1987 from the Bronx HS of Science where he was a 3 year starter and Co-Captain of a PSAL NYC semi-finalist. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He is currently the Head Coach of Iona Prep Varsity in New Rochelle. This is his 3rd year as Varsity head coach after serving 5 as the JV coach. He has served as a Head coach and Assistant coach with various youth teams over the past 7 years; including current positions at New Heights NYC, St. Patrick’s of Bedford, and Bedford Tri-County basketball. Prior coaching stints occurred at House of Sports, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northern Westchester and, as well as the NYC Gauchos AAU program. Steve has recently been coaching with New York Rent 17U team.
Sean grew up in Westchester and attended Fordham Prep where he was named team MVP in 2000. He went on to play Division I basketball at West Point for Coach Jim Crews. While at West Point, Sean served as the team captain his senior year and was named team MVP in 2004. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a 2nd Liuetenant in the US Army. His first assignment was to serve as the Graduate Assistant coach for the men’s basketball team at West Point. Upon completion of this assignment he attended his Officer Basic Course at Fort Sill, OK. His next assignment was at Fort Hood, TX where he deployed out to Baqubah, Iraq for 15 months. Upon returning from Iraq, Sean was brought back to West Point’s basketball program by Coach Crews to serve as an assistant coach for 3 seasons. Sean now helps with CYO basketball program at St. John and St. Paul in Larchmont. He resides in New Rochelle with his wife Doni and children, Brendan, Kyleigh and Declan.
Tim Philp is currently the associate head coach at Cardinal Hayes High school in the Bronx. The past 5 years they have won multiple NYCCHSAA league, city and NY state AA titles. Countless Div 1 players and millions in athletic scholarships for his players. Prior to Cardinal Hayes, Tim served for 10 years as the Boys Varsity coach at Archbishop Stepinac high school in White Plains. Tim had great success at Stepinac and was the CHSAA coach of the year twice and was inducted into the Stepinac hardwood Hall of Fame. Tim is a former player at Stepinac in the class of 1995 where he was class President. Tim is a Manhattan College graduate andlives in Ardsley with his wife and two children Emma and Christopher.
Christian attended White Plains HS where he graduated in 2009. He was a 3 year varsity player and league champion in 2007. He then went on to attend Farmingdale State College in 2013 graduating with a bachelor's degree in Sports Management. He played all 4 years at Farmingdale and was part of the 2011-1012 Men's Skyline Conference championship team which lost in the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament. He coached at Farmingdale for the 2013-2014 season and then went on to be the freshman basketball coach at White Plains HS for 3 seasons. He won the league championship with 5 8th graders and had a record of 15-3. While at White Plains, he also assisted with the boys Varsity team. He is currently an assistant Varsity basketball coach at Iona Prep. In addition, he does player development and coaches one of the AAU SK Elite teams and our 7th grade STB team during the offseason.
After graduating from Iona Prep in 2002, where he won a CHSAA City Championship, James went on to play at the College of Mount Saint Vincent at the Division III level. There, he was a three year captain, First Team All-Skyline Conference, named to the D3 All-Metropolitan Team and NABC Third Team, and is the all time leading scorer in school history with 1,793 points. He then went on to play professionally in Ireland, England, and Switzerland where he was a National Cup winner in Ireland and Player of the Year for his team in England. Once his playing career was over, he went on to be the assistant coach of Iona Prep's varsity basketball team, where he helped lead them to two CHSAA City and State titles. James has also worked as the Head of Player Development for Teaches Hoops and coached over 20 teams during his time at House of Sports. James was the Northeast Regional Coordinator for Ultimate Hoops at Life Time Fitness. James was just named the head mens basketball coach at Mount St Vincent College.
Zachary Wright is the founder of WrightSports4Kids and Head coach for all sessions. As an avid sports player, he began his sports career from age 5 playing soccer, basketball, baseball, karate, and running constantly. Zachary played basketball his freshman year at Clark University under coach Phillips before transferring to American University to run for Legendary Coach, Mathew Centrowitz on the Track and Field team. In his first year at American, he was named All-Patriot League First Team after winning the high jump at the Patriot League Outdoor Championships and was the first American Student-Athlete to win a field event at the Patriot League Championships. Post college, Zachary shared his wisdom and knowledge in the Track and Field community by coaching at Manhattanville College as the assistant coach for 2 years in addition to coaching Varsity high school track for the past 7 years and still continues today.
Zachary received his Bachelors degree from American University in Elementary Education, with a Minor in Art Education. Right out of college, he worked at The Greenwich Country Day School teaching 3rd grade for 2 years in addition to coaching both Varsity Basketball and Cross Country. Currently, Zachary teaches at Saint Ann's, a gifted theater and art School in Brooklyn, New York, as a K-12 Physical Education teacher. As a life long educator and sports enthusiast, he has completed his Masters degree in Physical Education and Sports pedagogy in addition to pursuing two Masters degree in Business Leadership, and a Masters in Educational Leadership. In addition, a professional in the P.E. community, Zachary has attended and presented the National P.E. and New York State P.E. conferences, constantly looking to improve his craft as well as share his ideas with his national colleagues.
Sean New, a cum laude graduate in economics of the College of Holy Cross. He has been a 4 year starter on the lacrosse team and has earned All Patriot academic honor roll for 3 seasons. Sean was a two sport standout at Fox Lane having played varsity basketball and lacrosse all 3 years of high school and committed his sophomore summer to attend the College of the Holy Cross to play D1 lacrosse. Sean has played basketball for New Heights NYC for 6 years. Sean captained and won a D1 AAU National Championship last summer in Atlanta, alongside another SHARETHEBALL coach Ty Jerome. The team ended the summer the #1 in the country in all major publications. As a sophomore, Sean was an important part of a 17-2 season, as a sophomore he led the team in 3pt %. Sean helped lead Fox Lane to a 14-5 record as junior. He shot 45% from 3 and made a team high 47, 3 pointers. Sean tied for team high in scoring with 16 a game as a junior. Sean was all league as a junior. As a Senior Sean captained and won Section 1 AA for the first ever Section 1 AA Championship in school history -Championship game highlighted with an incredible 25pts 5 REBs 5 ASTS against national powerhouse Mount Vernon -receiving All -Section honors, 2nd team All Hudson Valley and ALL New York State honorable mention. Sean was also the ONLY player to in Section 1 to win All Section athletic and All Section Academic award for 2016 basketball season. Sean broke the record for 3 pointers at Fox Lane with 123 for his career. In lacrosse, Sean started every game at Fox Lane and helped lead the program to the best season in school history with the first and only win over Yorktown. As a junior Sean was All-League, All-Conference and All-Section Hon Mention As a senior Sean shattered the ground ball record at Fox Lane by tallying 192 in his senior year, the prior record was 90. Sean was All-League, All-Conference and All-Section. Sean was MSG Varisty 2016 ALL-Hudson Valley Second team Selection. Sean was also given the prestgious Bob Scott award for excellence in section 1. Sean graduates with the most combined wins by a lacrosse/basketball player in school history and was given the Fox Lane 2016 Male Athlete of the Year award. He as just drafted into the PLL and is currently on the Whipsnakes.
Maddie has played Varsity basketball at Briarcliff High School since 8th grade. Maddie was awarded All League, All League MVP, All Section, and All State honors for three years in a row, and this past year, was named 1st team All State. Maddie played AAU for Hudson Valley Elite for three years, where she was named an Adidas All American. This past year, she joined Exodus NYC on Nike EYBL circuit. Maddie is currently ranked among the Top 50 players in the country by Prospect Nation. Maddie is also very focused on her classwork, and currently maintains a 100 GPA. She has coached at Share the Ball for the past 3 years and looks forward to continuing. While she had offers from multiple Power 5 conference schools, Maddie has opted to continue her education and basketball career in the Ivy League and is now a freshman at Princeton University.
Ty Jerome, a Junior at University of Virginia and a 2 year starter. He helped the University of Virginia to a #1 ranking in the country last season. In addition Ty has played varsity basketball every year of his high school career. Ty played for the riverside church AAU program growing up until 10th grade when he switched over to New Heights. At New Heights, he led his team to a 34-1 record and a national championship alongside another SHARETHEBALL coach, Sean New. The team finished #1 in the country. Two months later, as Ty started his junior year, he committed to play basketball at the University of Virginia. As a junior at Iona Prep, Ty led the team to the first ever Archdiocese championship in school history, scoring 33 points. Ty led the team in scoring at 20 PPG and assists at 5 APG. Ty was hudson valley player of the year by MSG Varsity and Journal News, first team all metropolitan by MSG varsity, and finished second in CHSAA player of the year voting. Ty continued his success going into the AAU season of his junior year. Ty’s play on the court was rewarded with invites to the Nike Basketball Academy, where he trained with Lebron James, Kevin Durant, Trey Burke, Paul George, Anthony Davis, and many more NBA player. Ty also performed well at NBA Top 100 camp and The Nike Global Challenge in Chicago. Ty was the the number 24 pick in the 2019 NBA draft and now plays for the Phoenix Suns.
Bryce, a 4 year Varsity player and 3 year captain for Iona Prep. He played for the Rens AAU program on Nike EYBL circuit. Bryce was 2nd team all CHSAA his junior season, 1st team all CHSAA and finished 2nd in MVP voting in his current senior year. He's currently nominated for Gatorade player of the year in NY, all while maintaining a 94 GPA. He also coached alongside John New to win a CYO State championship in 2017. He's now a sophmore starting at Stanford University. He was the youngest basketball player in the PAC 12 his freshman year.
Pat Scanlon is currently in his first year as head coach of the boys high school team at Greenwich Country Day. He also teaches and serves as a dean at the high school.
Prior to this year he served as head coach at his alma mater Manhattanville College for fifteen years. He is the all time leader in wins there.
Scanlon was a two year captain at Manhattanville. He attended Fordham Prep for high school. He currently resides in Stamford with his wife and two children.
A Harlem native but played basketball at the Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn. During his career at Poly Prep, he served as a team captain his senior year, while helping to win we 3 consecutive Ivy league championships, which were highlighted by a Class C State Championship. Before he graduated, Keith joined the 1,000 point scoring club and received All Ivy, All City, and All State honors. After Poly, he earned a Division 1 scholarship and continued his basketball career at Colgate University, where he graduated with a degree in Education and African American Studies. Although plagued with injuries, he was able to earn All Rookie Team honors in the Patriot League, but Keith is most proud of being named team captain his senior year.
Since college and for nearly a decade, Keith has been a coach and P.E. teacher at the Saint David's School in New York City. He coached varsity basketball at the Dalton School while helping to start the sports training company, 9D Sports. During his time in the city he has also had the pleasure of serving as the Athletic Director for the Horizons program at Saint David's, which brings children from under-served communities to campus during the summer to prevent the academic summer slide.
Keith is now at the Greenwich Country Day School, where he teaches P.E. , helping build the basketball program, and coaching the varsity team.
A 2007 graduate of Mt. Vernon (N.Y.) HS. A three time state champion. Rated one of the top PG nationally. Earned first team All-State honors from the New York State Sportswriters Association. His team captured back-to-back PHSAA State Class Championships in 2006 and 2007... At MVHS Mike was a five-year member and a four-year starter of the varsity team, beginning his high school career as an eighth-grader. Traveled with HS team to China on a 10-day tour, which included stays in Beijing and Shanghai. Mike went on to play Division 1 basketball in the Big East Conference at Rutgers University. 3 year starter. Finished his career top 5 all time assists leader in Rutger University's history. Coached tri-county boys 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ( Scarsdale and Ryebrook) coached 5th and 6th grade girls CYO. Personal trainer with clients all over Westchester county and NYC.
Brian Harrington is the owner and head performance coach of Harrington Sports Performance. He has been working in the industry for the past 13 years. Over the past 13 years Brian has had the pleasure of working with hundreds of athletes helping them achieve their athletic potential. Along with the help of his performance team, Brian has created an systematic training program that is both progressive and results driven. His program is designed to fully develop an athlete in all aspects of performance; movement (speed, agility, multidirectional movement), plyometrics (jumping and landing), stability and mobility (injury prevention), strength and power (explosiveness), and conditioning. Over the past 13 years Brian’s sports performance program has grown to be recognized as the best athletic development program in Westchester.
Brian has been fortunate to be nominated COACH OF THE YEAR by National Sports Performance Association (NSPA) which is the highest honor to be given by the organization. Brian has also been nominated as WESTERCHESTER’S BEST PERSONAL TRAINER by Westchester Magazine also a very prestigious award. Brian is also a licensed Physical Education Teacher K-12 in the South Bronx.
Harrington Sports Performance operates out of Transform Fitness in Tuckahoe and Ophir Field in Purchase. HSP is the official strength and conditioning program of New York Soccer Club, Ophir Field, Riverside Church Hawks, as well as multiple high schools in Westchester!
Westchester Native Steve Serwatka attended Salesian High School and was the all time leading scorer and named MVP in 1996. He earned a Division II scholarship to Clarion University in Pennsylvania. While at Clarion he was in the top ten scorers in the country at the NCAA Division II Basketball in the 2000-2001 season. He has played in New York City Street tournaments on and off for the last 10 years or more. In 2011, Steve broke the Hoops in the Sun record for the most three pointers made by a player in one game, scoring 17 3 pointers for a total of 60 points in that single game. Steve Serwatka is currently a guard for The New York Jamm ABA basketball expansion 2013 team and works as an independent basketball instructor in Westchester NY, where he resides with his wife Gloriana and children, Grace age 9 and Christopher age 4.
Ken Barer is the former men’s basketball coach at UMASS Lowell and led the River Hawks to an impressive .700 winning percentage. Prior to coaching at UMASS, Ken was an assistant coach at LIU. Kenny was also an assistant coach at Wright State. Kenny was a standout player at George Washington University. Kenny also represented the United States at the Maccabiah games. Kenny also played professionally in France for 5 years. Ken lead the league in assists his final year. Dual citizen Ken is fluent in both French and English. He was also the MVP of the Maccabiah games when his team won a gold medal in 1985 and a silver in 1993. Kenny resides in Yorktown with his wife Aryn and three children Solomon, Deva and Jesse. Kenny loves coaching and developing players of all ages. We consider him one of the great teachers of the game.