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Metrowest Elite Welcomes Tony Price to our camp this summer.

Mr. Price is the Director of athletics for the Randolph Public Schools in Massachusetts.  Prior to working at Randolph, he was the Assistant Athletic Director & Head Basketball Coach at the collegiate level where he was twice voted coach of the year.  He is an adjunct faculty member at Becker College, Worcester, MA.  
 


Metrowest Elite Welcomes Angela Santa Fe to our camp this summer.

Angela Santa Fe is the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Regis College in Weston, MA and has had unprecedented success at the helm of the Pride. With a 91-22 overall record through four seasons, she currently has the highest winning percentage (.810) of any coach in the history of the program.

Santa Fe has also guided the Pride to four straight New England Collegiate Conference titles and with them, four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances.  She has coached the last four of five straight undefeated NECC seasons. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed having been named the NECC's Coach of the Year 3 times.


Metrowest Elite Welcomes Carol Simon to our camp this summer.

Carol Simon will be entering her 31st season as head coach of the Brandeis University Judges women’s basketball team.  Her success with the women’s basketball program has garnered her the designation as one of the most respected Division III coaches in New England.

She has earned University Athletic Association Coaching Staff of the Year honors in 1991-92 and 2004-05 and in 2010 was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.  In her 30-year tenure, Simon has recorded 422 wins.


Metrowest Elite Welcomes Ed Leyden to our camp this summer.

Ed Leyden will enter his 24th season as Head Coach of the Suffolk University Women’s Basketball team for the 2017-18 season.

Leyden has built the program into one of the most consistent and recognized programs in the New England region. He has been honored by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) on five occasions with the league’s Coach of the Year, most recently in 2012-13. During that season, Leyden’s team set the Suffolk University mark for most wins by a basketball team with 21. In 22 total seasons as a collegiate head coach Leyden has amassed 340 career victories including a 329-229 (.590) overall record at Suffolk.

In 2015, Leyden was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame for his prominent career as Suffolk's head coach.


Metrowest Elite Welcomes Michael Williams to our camp this summer.

Michael Williams enters his second year as the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Simmons after joining the institution in July of 2016.

The Bronx, N.Y. native comes to Boston as one of the most promising young coaches in the nation. Williams’ only season as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Pratt Institute was historic, taking the winless Cannoneers and leading them to their highest win total in school history. Under Williams’ direction, the team boasted the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year as well as a pair of All-Conference honorees.


Coach Robert Gaines

Coach Gaines is currently an Assistant Coach with the Framingham Boys Varsity Basketball program, focusing primarily on shooting and post play.

He has also worked in the Algonquin High School Varsity Basketball program for over ten years as a scout, off season workout specialist, off-season bench coach, and in-season shooting and skills coach; and He specializes in teaching basketball skill sets, especially shooting mechanics, to developing players and has many, many “success stories”. He has worked with large groups, small groups, and individual players. He is known for his diverse and fast paced shooting workouts, and has worked with many hundreds of young players to perfect their shooting form, and improve their game.

He has taught shooting at numerous basketball clinics and camps throughout the area and in other states. At one such camp in New York, he is referred to as “The Shot Doctor” for the success he has had in “fixing” bad shooting form. His method of teaching players to shoot is unique, effective and generates noticeable results in a very short time.


Coach Pat Ferdinand is entering his 8th year as Head Coach at Watertown High School. In that time the program has won four middlesex league titles, two North division titles, one Eastern mass title, and one Mass State runner up title. Coach Ferdinand was selected 2x Boston globe division coach of the year, 1x MIAA, and last year selected coach of the year by IAABO Officials. Prior to Watertown Coach Ferdinand helped build Cambridge School of Weston into one of the top Nepsac teams for Class D in his time at the helm, Coach Ferdinand also spent 2 years as an Assistant coach at Regis College. In his twelve years as a head coach through high school and aau coach Pat Ferdinand has also guided several players to play collegiately from D3 to D1.


Metrowest Elite Welcomes two wonderful yoga instructors to our camp:

Brittany Tucker is a first grade teacher and has only been practicing yoga for a couple of years. She enjoys both teaching yoga and attending yoga classes. Yoga is a very rewarding and relaxing exercise for Brittany, but she also enjoys the challenge of body and mind that it offers.

Liz Orlando is a second grade teacher and has been practicing yoga for many years.  Creativity, mindfulness, and balance of physical and mental strength has always been an interest of hers and incorporates these ideas into her teaching philosophy. Liz has found yoga throughout the years to provide tools she can take off her mat and into her everyday life. She believes that yoga is for everybody and hopes that her classes help new and returning yogis find peace, focus, breath, and strength.


Metrowest Elite Welcomes Chip DelPrete

Former Framingham High School Varsity Girls basketball coach for 28 years. 4 Bay State Conference Championships, 4 BSC COYs, 298 Career wins, 2 Metrowest News COY, Qualified for the MIAA tournament 13 years in a row from 1996-2008 and 16 times overall. Director of Framingham Recreation Summer Basketball for 25 years.


Metrowest Elite Welcomes Ashley Barron

Coach Ashley Barron was raised in Sharon, MA., where she was a multi-sport athlete growing up and played soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, and was a competitive swimmer. After leaving Sharon High after freshman year, Barron attended boarding school in Saint Johnsbury Vermont, where she was a Vermont All-Star in basketball and a 2 time track and field state champion in hurdling and long jump. With basketball as her main passion, she played four years at Middlebury College in Vermont, and set a three-point record that still stands today. After graduating with a Bachelors degree in psychology and a minor in secondary education, Ashley has worked in a variety of educational and athletic settings across the South Shore. As an assistant at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill from 2010-2013, the team became EIL champs 3 years in a row and in 2013 went undefeated to win the Class C championship. Coach Barron also spent two years at Southfield school in Brookline with the varsity girls program. Ashley is entering her third year as the Randolph High School varsity basketball coach and also coaches multiple teams for the Dana Barros Gladiators AAU program. Commonly referred to by her players as "Cash", Coach Barron loves to still play and teach through active demonstration and instruction. "Players have to realize from a young age that what you put in, is what you'll get out. Understanding your strengths, weaknesses, and how to maximize your performance on the court takes deliberate and productive practice and consciousness.  That is my mission; to show players their potential through their own eyes and give them the tools, autonomy, and support to be better than they were the day before."


Metrowest Elite Welcomes Coach Sonia Raman

The 2016 and 2017 NEWMAC Coach of the Year, Sonia Raman is MIT’s all-time winningest coach as she enters her 11th season at the helm of the Engineers’ women’s basketball program. In 2018, she guided MIT to its first NEWMAC title and NCAA Tournament appearance in program history.

Under Raman’s tutelage, MIT has generated 52 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference accolades, including a league and program-high eight during the 2017-18 season. The Engineers have appeared in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Top 25 on four occasions, highlighted by top-10 placements in 2010-11 (third place) and 2016-17 (seventh place). Raman’s student-athletes have garnered a trio of CoSIDA Academic All-America honors to go along with one NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship selection.

Thirteen of Raman’s student-athletes have earned NEWMAC All-Conference accolades, including a trio of conference Rookie of the Year awards. She has also had three seniors selected to participate in the New England Women’s Basketball Association Senior Classic.

In September 2017 Raman was selected to serve on the Coaches Council for the Alliance of Women Coaches. The Alliance of Women Coaches is dedicated to leading the field of women coaches, at all levels, by providing support, resources, events and programs which address the needs and interests of its members. The Coaches Council is a sounding board for the Executive Director to ensure that the Alliance is thoughtfully and strategically serving women coaches from all sports and all levels. Additionally, members serve as ambassadors for the Alliance in their respective coaching communities and networks.

In addition to leading the Engineers on the court, Raman fills a key role as the Assistant Director of Compliance for the nation’s most expansive athletic program.

Prior to her arrival in Cambridge, Raman was the top assistant coach at Wellesley College. During her six-year tenure, she scouted opponents, assisted with practice and game planning, managed individual player skill and leadership development, and served as the Blue’s primary recruiter.

Raman began her intercollegiate coaching career with a two-year stint as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Tufts University. A four-year player and a captain for the Jumbos, she graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. Raman went on to receive a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 2001. She is also a 2015 graduate of the NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy.

In her spare time, Raman is a volunteer coach with the Newton (Mass.) Special Olympics tennis team. She also serves on the advisory board for Find the Courage, a nonprofit organization that inspires, educates and empowers young people to be positive leaders promoting kindness, inclusion, encouragement, compassion, respect and resiliency in their communities.


Metrowest Elite welcomes back Donna Tartaglino Fahey who joins us for the second summer to teach these young athletes the importance of strength and conditioning.

 

 

 


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