Our coaches

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Most of our coaches have experience coaching/playing at either the college or high school level. Below are the mandates, priorities, and responsibilities of each of our coaches with his or her team and they are in a very specific order…

  1. Develop individual skills.

  2. Develop great teammates.

  3. Coach to inspire enjoyment of the game.

  4. Coach to be basketball players, not robots.

  5. Once 1-4 are met, we coach to WIN the game.

SUPERNOVA COACHING STAFF

Heath “Noopy” Texeira basketball career spans over 30 years in a variety of roles including player, scout, recruitment, player development, trainer, management, assistant and head coaching. Whether K-12, travel leagues, AAU, college, clinics, combines, professional (PBL, NBL & ABA), or international basketball, the goal of developing athletes to work to their full potential both on and off the court are his priorities. In his efforts with young athletes, together they work to improve skills, deepen understanding of the game, and to set clear goals. Noopy conveys the principles of being part of a team, representing an organization and carrying themselves as athletes. He is currently the varsity girls coach at Nauset High School.

Brian J. Greenwood has been playing, teaching and coaching basketball for over 40 years. An accomplished athlete, Brian played basketball in high school, college and in Ireland. As a proven coach and skills trainer, he has had the opportunity to coach and teach players at all levels of the game. Brian is a skills instructor for Breakthrough Basketball, an international organization providing intense, high level training, skills instruction and resources for players, coaches and parents all over the world. The founder and lead instructor for Bring It Basketball, Brian is currently the Head High School Girls Coach for Supernova AAU in Hanover.

Brian takes a games versus traditional approach to coaching basketball. He emphasizes Zero Seconds-Basketball Decision Training(BDT). Mind training which bridges the gap between skills training and game application. His players learn ballhandling, shooting and decision-making skills in a random, game like environment which increases their enjoyment, retention and transfer helping them become more complete and effective basketball players.

Brian is success driven and results oriented. An avid student of today’s game, he is an expert at teaching the fundamentals of basketball, footwork and developing player’s skills and confidence both on and off the court.

Brett Stinchfield has been coaching AAU for Starland for 2 years. He played at East Bridgewater High School and has a degree in Sport Management from UMass-Amherst. While at UMass, he was a student manager for the UMass Men’s Basketball team and the UMass Football team where he worked closely with  head coach’s Derrek Kellogg and Mark Whipple helping shape his coaching style he uses today. He is currently the Freshmen Basketball Coach at Plymouth South High School.

Dave Jordan has been coaching AAU Basketball at Starland for 3 years. He is currently the Junior-Varsity Basketball coach at Scituate High School.

Peter Burke has been coaching AAU Basketball at Starland for two years. He is a graduate of Silver Lake High School and of UMass Dartmouth. During his time at UMass Dartmouth, he was a manager for the Men’s Basketball team. Peter works on improving individual skills and emphasizes the importance of team work both on and off the court.

Malcolm Bailey has worked the last 20 years coaching youth teams with players ranging from age 6 to 18 years old.  He is a coach, former college player, and a 15-year licensed basketball referee who is well acquainted with the general practices, principles, and philosophical aspects of youth programs. Malcolm loves the game of basketball and has a passion to improve the quality of life for youth through sports and academics to develop the total athlete.

Stephen Elliot has been coaching AAU at Starland for 2 years. Coach Elliot started playing basketball at 10, and received his first scholarship as a 7th grader to attend the Pocono Invitational basketball camp where he learned to shoot from legend Herb Magee, the “Shot Doctor”.   During his High School career in Pennsylvania, Coach Elliot won a State title as a Junior, and as a Senior won multiple team and regional awards. He received a basketball scholarship to Marymount California University (formerly Marymount College) where he had a Top 10 ranking in 3 point shooting percentage (42%) in all divisions in California as a true freshman.  Coach Elliot transferred and graduated from the University of Southern California (USC).

Coach Elliot has 11 years of coaching experience, with a focus on core skills development through repetition, attention to small details, and the creation of a strong mental focus.  He helps his players develop a strong sense of team work and self, as well as understanding that many lessons in basketball can be transferred to life.

Ryan Keelan has been coaching basketball for 10 years, mainly through the town of Stoughton. This year will be his first year coaching AAU Basketball at Starland. Ryan is a graduate from Stoughton High School as well as at University of Rhode Island. Coach Keelan focuses on teaching each player the principles and the fundamentals of the game. He has a grit and grind philosophy that develops hardworking leaders both on and off the court.