Coaches

Michael Crotty

Magic alum and Director of the program. Coaches the 10th and 11th grade levels and assists all high school players in college recruitment. To learn more about Coach Crotty select the Director link.

Larry Hurley

Assistant Director of the program with over 25 years experience coaching boys and girls at all age groups. Coach Hurley was the Captain of Stoneham high school, and he has served as a member of the Reading and Stoneham youth basketball board of directors. He is a member of the IAABO Board 27 officials, and he coaches girls and boys in the Middlesex Magic program.

Bill Boyle

Assistant Director of the program for over 15 years.  One of the all-time leading scorers in New York City basketball history upon graduation, and accepted a full scholarship to play for legendary coach Al McGuire at Marquette University. Coach Boyle coaches the 10th and 11th grade boys in the Middlesex Magic program.

Dwayne Powell

Coach Powell is the Director of the Middlesex Magic Girls program. Played college basketball at Lasell College where he is the all time leader in assists. Began his coaching career training players in the Puerto Rico Pro league before becoming an assistant coach at his alma mater. Coach Powell started working in youth basketball where he has a true passion for helping the kids develop as players. Coach Powell has been involved in youth basketball for a decade training and coaching players to reach their full potential. “The best feeling is watching kids you started working with as a young players achieve their dreams of playing collegiate basketball.” In 2020 Coach Powell opened his own training facility called the Hoops Lab!

Michael Wilder

Coach Wilder is the Director of Player Development for the Middlesex Magic, leading all of our clinics and camps throughout the year. Coach Wilder played High School basketball at Waltham before starring as a player at Clark University, where he played for four years and served as the team captain. Coach Wilder served as the Director of Waltham Youth Basketball program for nearly a decade, leading the construction of a great youth program. After serving as the Varsity assistant for years, he was named the Head Boys coach at Waltham High School in 2015.

Chris Giordano

Magic alum who played college basketball at Rivier University before entering the coaching profession. Coach Giordano is currently an assistant coach at Tufts University, and he served as the Head Coach of Lesley University for four years. Coach Giordano brings a wealth of experience coaching at the college and high school level, and he coaches the 10th and 11th grade boys in the Middlesex Magic program.

Lambros Papalambros

Coach P is a Magic Alum who had a tremendous college career, amassing over 1000 points as a player at Curry College. Coach P brings a signature passion and acumen to the court, always pushing his teams to compete at the highest level and to play as a team. Coach P coaches high school boys in the Middlesex Magic program.

Tell White

Coach White is a graduate of Endicott College where he played and then became an assistant coach after graduation. After his time in the North Shore he took a job in the NBA working for the Dallas Mavericks as a player development intern. Currently, Coach White works at Emmanuel College as an assistant coach for the Men's Basketball team and also helps with all aspects of residential life. Coach White coaches high school boys in our program.

Alex Giangregorio

Coach Alex possesses a wealth of basketball coaching experience. He played his high school ball at Holliston High School. He is a Coastal Carolina University Graduate, with a degree in Sports Management. He interned at Manzer Basketball Academy in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina before moving back to Boston. Since his return, he has been coaching in the MIAA for 7 years, at Boston Latin School, Framingham High, Walpole High, and currently Natick High. Along with coaching High School, Alex runs a training program year-round and has years of experience at the the Elite AAU Level.

Sam Mosley

Coach Mosley played four years club basketball at Northeastern University, and in 2009 helped lead her team to the NCCS National Championship. She works with our 5th-9th grade girls teams and has been coaching for Middlesex Magic for nearly five years.

Kelsey Garrity

Kelsey Garrity is a Middlesex Magic alum and was a standout high school player, Greater Boston League MVP and 1000 point scorer at Somerville High School. She continued her career and was a four year starter, 1000 point scorer and all conference election at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Coach Garrity is the Varsity coach at St. Clement High School, and she coach middle school and high school girls in the Middlesex Magic program.

Mike Reidy

Mike Reidy brings a wealth of basketball experience to the court, as he has served as a Varsity Head Coach for nearly 20 years at Westwood and Wellesley High School, where he is the current coach. Coach Reidy has also coached in grassroots/aau basketball for 20+ years.  He has been noted for his ability to blend talented players into a unit that plays team basketball, and he will be coaching high school levels for the Middlesex Magic.

Nick Walch

Played college basketball at Rivier University before entering the coaching profession. Coach Walch spent four years as an  assistant coach at Lesley University, where he took a lead in skill development, scouting and recruiting. Coach Walch coaches high school boys in the Middlesex Magic program.

Steve Benevento

Coach Benevento was a standout high school basketball player at Garden City HS in Long Island, New York. He played college baseball and Rugby st St Michael's College. Coach Benevento is currently a youth coach in Burlington, MA and he is a coach in the Magic elementary school age groups. He works in finance and lives in Burlington with his wife and two children.

John Karas

John joins the with Magic staff with 6 years of collegiate coaching experience between Framingham State University & Clark University. He was an All-Conference high school player at Glastonbury High School (CT) & played 4 years in the Division 3 NEWMAC conference at Clark University in Worcester, MA. He prides himself on helping players & teams both offensively & defensively reach their potential! John coaches high school teams with the Middlesex Magic.

Evan Carlson

Coach Carlson was a standout high school basketball player at Weston HS, where he helped lead his team to a Mass State Championship. He went on to play both basketball and gold at Babson College.  He is the Director of Weston youth basketball and has been coaching for the Middlesex Magic for 3 years at the elementary and middle school level. He lives in Weston with his wife and two children.

Pat Moran

Coach Moran is a graduate of Holy name High School where he played four years of varsity basketball. In college he went on to be the manager and a practice player for Division 1 Siena, where he also and was a track and cross country runner. His coaching experience continued as a graduate assistant coach at Sacred Heart University where his focus was on player development.

Paul Dean

Coach Dean is a graduate of Merrimack Valley High School where he led his team to the 1989 basketball state championship. He was a two-time All-State selection for Basketball. He went on to play college basketball at Plymouth State College where he was a two time captain. Coach Dean is approaching 25 years of coaching youth basketball. Coach Dean coaches youth boys grades 3-8 in the Middlesex Magic program.

Lamar Reddicks

Coach Reddicks was the captain of Milton High School’s 1996 state championship basketball team, was a Boston Herald and Boston Glove Dream Team member and Lamar was inducted into Milton High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. He accepted a full scholarship and became captain of the men’s basketball team at Bentley College before spending eight years coaching at the collegiate level, working with Harvard’s and Boston University’s men’s teams. He has been fortunate to be associated with some outstanding institutions that all have a great combination of academics and athletics. Coach Reddicks is now the Athletic Director and head boy's basketball coach at Milton Academy. In 2010-2011, Coach Reddicks was the recipient of the NEPSAC Coach of the year award for boys’ basketball, and he has received ISL Coach of the Year numerous times. Coach Reddicks coaches middle school in the Middlesex Magic program.

Kevin McDonald

Coach Kevin McDonald has over 25 years of youth coaching under his belt. Volunteering in youth basketball in Wellesley and Natick, and joined the Middlesex Magic coaching staff in 2010. Coach McDonald has a passion to help young players constantly develop their skills.  He coaches youth and middle school boys in the Middlesex Magic program.

Sean Huse

Coach Huse was a standout high school basketball and baseball player at Milford (MA) High School where he played in the early 1990's.  He went on to play both basketball and baseball at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.  Coach Huse helped turn the Wesleyan Program around with 5-18 record his freshman year to a 14-10 record his senior year, while also serving as captain both junior and senior years.   Coach Huse serves on the Natick Travel Basketball and Advocates Mental Health provider Board of Directors.  He has been coaching for the Middlesex Magic for 3 years at the elementary and middle school level. He lives in Natick with his wife and three boys.

Tom Letellier

Coach Letellier is a former Middlesex Magic player and Varsity Captain for Wilmington High School. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Massachusetts - Lowell and currently works in the Federal Government. Coach Letellier decided to coach for the Magic hoping to help shape future basketball players into well-rounded student-athletes; players who can succeed both on and off the court. He strives to build upon what he calls "the unparalleled basketball culture that has been built by the Middlesex Magic program over many years."

Bill Kopellas

Billy is a recent graduate of WPI. Billy played for Needham High School and the Magic throughout high school and was coached by many of the current staff. Billy was a two sport athlete in college and will look to bring his work ethic, dedication and passion for the game to the athletes both on and off the floor.

Liam Pisano

Liam Pisano is a native of Belmont, MA where he played Varsity hoops at Belmont High School until he figured out that he ran faster on the track than on the court.  In 1993 he watched his best friends at BHS win the basketball Division 2 State Championship at the Boston Garden while he captained the BHS Indoor Track team to a State Championship.  He went on to run cross country and track at Williams College where he was a member of the two time Division III National Champion Cross Country Team in 1994 & 1995.  While getting his MBA at Yale University, he started running again and now credits marathons and spartan races for ruining his knees. Liam is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at EduLab Capital Partners, an early stage venture capital fund investing in education and learning technology businesses.  He is also a proud two time big brother with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Association.  A die hard Celtics fan and novice (yet learning) soccer coach, he still lives in Belmont with his wife and two sons, Trey and Quinn

Brian Ludemann

Coach Brian played varsity at Northeast Regional, and transitioned his passion for the game to the sidelines as a coach. He has coached the Middlesex Magic elementary and middle school levels since 2010, and has led teams to State Championships. Coach Brian has also volunteered with Stoneham Youth Travel Basketball, giving back to the program that gave him so much as a youth player. He is currently the Assistant Girls’ Varsity coach at Malden High School.

Ben Coffin

Coach Coffin is a Magic alum who was a Boston Globe and Herald All-Scholastic player at Westford Academy while playing for the late Coach Crotty Sr. Ben went on to play at Williams College with Magic Director Coach Crotty Jr, where they won the 2003 Division III National Championship! Coach Coffin was DIII All-American, a 1000 point scorer and is the all-time leading rebounder at Williams. Professionally he has developed a very successful career in commercial real estate and lives in Winchester with his wife and three children. Coach Coffin coaches with our elementary school boys teams.

Brandon Monk

Coach Monk coaches youth boys and girls in the Middlesex Magic program.  He lives in Winchester with his wife and 3 children; having recently relocated from Chicago.  Coach Monk is the age group coordinator for the 4th grade Winchester Youth Basketball program.  His wife Kim and Coach Monk both grew up in small town Indiana where they developed a love for the game at a young age and played for respective high school basketball programs.  Coach Monk has been a volunteer youth sports coach for the past 15 years.

Dave Shaw

Coach Shaw played football and basketball at Boston College High School and received full scholarship for football to Boston University.  Dave is an age group coordinator for Winchester Youth Basketball and coaches youth basketball and football. He was previously the varsity football at Winchester High School for multiple seasons. Professionally he is a senior Advisor at NFP in Boston and lives in Winchester with his wife and 3 children. Coach Shaw coaches with our elementary school boys teams.

Jeff Hines

Coach Hines is a Magic alum who was a Boston Globe and Herald All-Scholastic player at Waltham High School while playing for the late Coach Crotty Sr. Jeff went on to play at Babson College where he scored over 1400 points and was a 3-time all-conference selection. Professionally he has developed a very successful career in sales and lives in Waltham with his wife and four children. Coach Hines coaches with our elementary school boys teams.

Joe Nero

Joe Nero is a native of West Roxbury and a graduate of Roxbury Latin. He played at RL and currently serves as the Head Manager for the Davidson College Men’s Basketball team. He also works as the Manager of Administration and Marketing for the Rising Star Basketball School and was a support staff member for the 2019 USA Basketball U19 National Team Trials.

Brian Wilder

Coach Wilder played High School basketball at Waltham before starring as a player at Colby-Sawyer college, where he recorded 1608 career points and 658 career rebounds. His team was 83-26 in his four year career and earned an ECAC championship. Coach Wilder is the Director of Waltham Youth Basketball, and he coaches middle and high school boys basketball in the Middlesex Magic program.

Michael Corcoran

Coach Corcoran is a Magic Alum who played for Coach Crotty Jr. He was a varsity player at Boston College High School and then a four year player and Captain at Emerson College. He works in sales and coaches middle school and high school boys in the Middlesex Magic program.

Aaron Swenson

Coach Swenson is a Magic Alum who played for Coach Crotty Jr. He starred at the Middlesex School where he scored over 1000 points and was the ISL MVP his senior year. He the attended Connecticut College where he was a 4 year varsity player and Captain a a senior. He works in Sales and and coaches middle school and high school boys in the Middlesex Magic program.

Connor Mahoney

Coach Mahoney is a Magic Alum who played for Coach Crotty Jr. He was a varsity player at the Brooks School and then accepted a full athletic scholarship and was four year player and Captain at Lemoyne College. Coach Mahoney coaches middle school and high school boys in the Middlesex Magic program.

Lamarr Walker

Coach Lamarr Walker has nearly 10 years of coaching experience in youth, town travel, high school and with the Middlesex Magic at all age groups. Coach Lamarr works with our youngest players known as "Mini-Magic" and formerly served as our Girls Director. He is a school teacher who also does a lot of personal and group skills training.

Peter Velyvis

Coach Peter Velyvis has 25 years of youth coaching experience from 4th graders up through college.  While basketball is his passion, he has also served as the varsity men’s crew coach at Tufts university and is even a team dentist to the Boston Bruins.  He is an executive board member of the Wellesley Youth Basketball Association and has been a coach for Wellesley Youth Travel Basketball.  He is coaching middle school boys in the Middlesex Magic Program.

Bob Ryan

Coach Ryan has coached for over 30 Years players from ages 10 to 18. He is committed to working on the improvement of their game, from skills and knowledge to sportsmanship. He has led programming in his home town and has been coaching in the Magic program for years.

Devon Mayo

Coach Mayo is the Head Coach of Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. He is also a graduate of Lesley where he was a four year member of the basketball program and two year captain. A member of the 1,000 point club and NECC All-Conference 2nd team selection, Mayo guided the 2016-2017 team to the most wins in program history. He was named the team MVP as a junior and a senior, and was also awarded with the Lesley Athletic's Male Senior Athlete of the Year award.

Tom Palleschi

Coach Palleschi is a graduate of Phillips Andover where he was a four year starter and the only player in program history to record 1000 points and 1000 rebounds. He then played at Tufts University where he was the NESCAC Rookie of the Year, and earned All-Conference twice. He scored 1218 points, grabbed 682 rebounds and is Tufts all-time leader ion blocks with 270.  Coach Palleschi is currently the assistant coach at Phillips Andover.

Connor Macomber

Coach Macomber is a graduate of St John's Prep (Danvers) where he was the Co-Captain of the 2011 Division 1 State Championship team! He then played at Allegheny College where he was a three year starter at point guard.  He led the team in both three point and free throw percentage, and helped them to their conference championship.

Paul Preziosi

Coach Preziosi is a Middlesex Magic alum who played for Coach Michael Crotty Jr.  Paul was an outstanding high school player and went on to a very strong college career at Curry College. Paul has been coaching since graduation, and all of his players see big gains after playing under him.  As an alum of the program Paul has a very deep understanding of the Magic culture, and he is a great leader for our players and the program!

Danny Sullivan

Coach Sullivan played three years of varsity basketball at Medford High School where he was a captain. He has extensive experience coaching youth basketball and football, and he is a coach in the Magic elementary school age groups.

Danny Bekkenhuis

Coach Bekkenhuis was three year varsity player and captain of Northeast Regional High School. He coaches in the Reading youth basketball program and coaches boys in the Middlesex Magic program for over five years.

Paul Garrity

Coach Paul Garrity played college basketball at and graduated from Tufts University. He was an assistant coach at Tewksbury High School and Salem State before accepting his first head coaching position at St Clement High School. Coach Garrity then spent five years as the head coach at Salem High School and Somerville High School.  Coach Garrity has coached all levels of boys in the Middlesex Magic for over ten years.

Courtney Finn

Coach Courtney Finn is one of the best players in the long and stories history of Bentley Women's Basketball. Coach Finn, one of only two players in Bentley women’s basketball history with at least 1,500 points, 750 rebounds and 100 three-pointers, was a two-year captain for the Falcons. She earned Division II All-America honors and was twice named a first-team All-Northeast-10 selection. As part of the national championship team, Coach Finn averaged 15.6 points, a team-best 7.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists. Coach Finn coaches middle school and high school girls in the Middlesex Magic program.

David Scheffler

Coach Scheffler played for the Magic and at Newton North High School, where his teams won two Bay State Conference championships. He has experience coaching at all grade levels and has coached 10th and 11th graders with the Magic since 2014. He is a graduate of Boston College and Boston College Law School. He is a former Assistant Attorney General and now serves as Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Coach Scheffler coaches in the Magic program because of the organization's leadership, focus on team-building, and commitment to preparing its players for success on and off the court.

Isabella Ryan

Isabella is a player in the Magic program and a student coach who assisted with our 4th graders. She helped conduct practices and was assisted the head coach in games.

Ava Ciaccio

Ava is a player in the Magic program and a student coach who assisted with our 4th graders. She helped conduct practices and was assisted the head coach in games.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]