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Jason Kirck: Director of CBA Girls AAU Basketball

  • Played at ND-WH from 1988-1992 under Coach Palladino

  • Played at Bowdoin College from 1992-1996 under Coach Tim Gilbride

  • Captain Senior year

  • Played in NCAA Division 3 Tournament

  • Head Coach at Staples High School in Westport CT from 1997-2008

  • Freshman Coach at NDWH from 2008 - 2014

  • JV Coach at NDWH from 2014 to the present

  • Organizes Lady Orange Girls Basketball Program for Girls grades 2-8

 

 

 

 

CBA Spring 2019 Grade Level: 5


Coach Name: Ashley Miller

High School/Grad Year:

Shelton High School / 2002

College/Grad Year:

Mount Saint Mary College / 2006

Playing Experience (High School, College):

High School -

Basketball:

AAU: Team Connecticut & Wildcats

4 year varsity high school

Track: high school- 4 years; made States

College -

Basketball - 2 years

Soccer - 2 years / broke school record in 2005 for goals in a single game (6).

Playing Awards (all conference, all state, Points Scores, Tournament Experience, etc):

*Offensive Player of Year 2x high school basketball

*College- MVP soccer senior year

Coaching Experience:

Head Coach Hamden Rec Soccer 4 years

Counselor at Shelton High Basketball Camps

Assistant Coach AAU (several years)

Head Coach CBA 7th Grade 2018


CBA Spring 2019 Grade Level: 5/CBA Academy

Coach Name: Kate Gunning

High School/Grad Year:

Hamden High School / 1996

College/Grad Year:

Lehigh University / 2000

Playing Experience (High School, College):

Played at Hamden High and Lehigh

Playing Awards (all conference, all state, Points Scores, Tournament Experience, etc):

ll-Area basketball 3 years

All Patriot League all academic

Hamden High Hall of Fame

Tap Off Club Hall of Fame

2nd all time leading scorer at Hamden High (1480 points)

4 year Varsity starter at Hamden High for basketball, soccer and tennis

All State tennis and All Area Soccer honors

Member of 1997 Patriot League Championship team at Lehigh

Coaching Experience:

Coached at Hopkins and Hyde School, New Haven

Coached in Hamden Regional Youth basketball league

Current 4th grade  West Haven 4th grade travel

Current Travel coach in west Haven youth soccer travel program

Coach of CBA Academy

Other Personal/Family Info:

Lives in West Haven with husband, Tim, and three kids, Molly, Finley and Charlie. Supervisor of Juvenile Probation Officer in New Haven.


CBA Spring 2019 Grade Level: 5

Coach Name: Emily White

High School/Grad Year:

Branford High School / 2006

College/Grad Year:

Albertus Magnus College / 2014

Playing Experience (High School, College):

Played for Branford HS: all 4 years varsity, starter sophomore-senior year

Played for AAU CT Breeze: 4 years

Playing Awards (all conference, all state, Points Scores, Tournament Experience, etc):

Branford: SCC All-Oronoque Division 2004-2005, most rebounds junior-senior year

New Haven Register Athlete of the week 2005

Coaching Experience:

Coach Branford/North Branford Recreational League- 2nd and 3rd grade level girls

Help run Branford Recreational basketball summer camps- 1st-8th grade level girls

Other Personal/Family Info:

Emily has had a passion for basketball since a young age. She is a prior Official for Board 10, New Haven County. Supervisor at Knights of Columbus Insurance Company in New Haven.


CBA Spring 2019 Grade Level: 6

Coach Name: Nicholas Brand

High School/Grad Year:

St. Joseph HS / 1993

College/Grad Year:

Lehman College (NY)          CCSU / 1999

Playing Experience (High School, College):

3 year Varsity member at St. Joseph HS

Won back to back State Championships in 92 & 93

Started as a freshman at Lehman College (93-94).

Selected to All-Newcomer team in CUNY (94)

Playing Awards (all conference, all state, Points Scores, Tournament Experience, etc):

Played and won ACC conference finals 2 years; played in 2 state championships 92 & 93

Coaching Experience:

Coached at St Joseph HS, under Vito Montelli from 1999-2009; head assistant

Coaching Awards:

Won 1st first FCIAC title in SJ history in 2000;

Coached and won State Championship in 2001;

Other Personal/Family Info:

Currently officiates college (Division 3 and JUCO level) and high school (board 9 - Fairfield County

Adult Probation Officer for 18+ years


CBA Spring 2019 Grade Level: 6

Coach Name: Pat Petrie

High School/Grad Year:

St Joseph / 1990

College/Grad Year:

WCSU / 2005

Playing Experience (High School, College):

St. Joseph HS 1986-1990

US Coast Guard Academy 1990-1992

Playing Awards (all conference, all state, Points Scores, Tournament Experience, etc):

First Team All ACC, 2 time State champion, 4 time league champion, 2 Time Northeast Catholic Tournament All star selection.

Coaching Experience:

Masuk High School Assistant Boys Varsity/ Head Boys Jv coach 1999-2001

St. Mark School Boys JJV Head Coach 2013-14

St. James School Boys Jv Head Coach 2015

St. James School Boys Varsity Coach/ Athletic Director 2016- Present


CBA Spring 2019 Grade Level: 6

Coach Name: Jill Johnson

High School/Grad Year:

North Haven HS / 2015

College/Grad Year:

Albertus Magnus College / 2019

Playing Experience (High School, College):

Played for North Haven HS, 4 years starter

Played for Albertus Magnus College, 3 year starter

Playing Awards (all conference, all state, Points Scores, Tournament Experience, etc):

North Haven: MVP 3 years, All SCC 3 years, All State 2 years, All Area, New Haven Tap-Off Team, 1000 point scorer

Albertus Magnus: All GNAC team, 1000 point scorer

Coaching Experience:

2 years coaching for CT Sound and ran summer workouts for NHHS girls team

Other Personal/Family Info: Oldest daughter of Kirk and Susan, two younger sisters Olivia and Ava.



CBA Spring 2019 Grade Level: 7

Coach Name: Chris Murray

High School/Grad Year:

West Haven HS / 1990

Playing Experience (High School, College):

4 Year Varsity at West Haven Captain senior year.

Coaching Experience:

Youth girls basketball coach for Sal Tinari for 7 years. 3 rd year coach for CBA . Also run a youth basketball clinic in East Haven for kids 5-12.

Other Personal/Family Info:

Currently live in East Haven with my wife Lisa and daughters Faith and Kelsey


CBA Spring 2019 Grade Level: 8

Coach Name: Ken Beeman

High School/Grad Year:

Daniel Hand HS (Madison) / 1988

College/Grad Year:

Principia College, Elsah IL (D III) / 1993

Playing Experience (High School, College):

4 year HS varsity; 4 year college varsity

Playing Awards (all conference, all state, Points Scores, Tournament Experience, etc):

HS 2 time all-conference

HS all area

HS academic all area

HS Captain

College 2 time all-conference

College academic all region

College Captain

College ranked 7th nationally blocked shots (1993)

College school records career and single season blocked shots

Coaching Experience:

4 years assistant Men’s Principia College, Elsah, IL

2 years assistant Boys Daniel Hand HS (Madison)

2 years assistant Boys The Morgan School, Clinton, CT

8 years head coach Boys The Morgan School, Clinton, CT

1 year assistant boys Lyme Old Lyme HS, Old Lyme, CT

Coaching Awards:

Made first state final game in Old Lyme’s Boys history (2019)

Other Personal/Family Info:

I come from a family of four boys, all of which have/currently coached/coach basketball at the college, high school and AAU levels. My oldest brother has also been an athletic director at four division III colleges and three elite private high schools. Safe to say coaching and basketball are in my DNA.

CBA Spring 2019 Grade Level: 8

Coach Name: Nora Curley

High School/Grad Year:

2002

College/Grad Year:

St. Lawrence University / 2006

Playing Experience (High School, College):

Played four years varsity high school basketball, four years college basketball at St. Lawrence University

Playing Awards (all conference, all state, Points Scores, Tournament Experience, etc):

1,000 point scorer in high school

Coaching Experience:

Freshman coach at Amity, 2 years as head coach at Oxford High School

CBA Spring 2019 Grade Level: HS


Coach Name: Kwame Burwell


Overview:


Kwame Burwell, personal basketball trainer and coach from Stratford CT, participated & started as point guard for Stratford’s High’s  SWC & State championship basketball team in 2008. Also made the SWC all tournament team. Helped build girls basketball program at Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport CT, coaching & training there for 5 years. He has years of hands on experience with personal training and coaching youth basketball.

























CBA Spring 2019 Grade Level: HS


Coach Name: Natalie Ramadanovic


High School/Grad Year:

Bunnell High School / 1998


Playing Experience (High School, College):

4-year HS varsity starter in soccer & basketball


Playing Awards (all conference, all state, Points Scores, Tournament Experience, etc):

All-League/2nd team All-State (soccer)

All-League (basketball)


Coaching Experience:

Youth soccer coach (Sterling House)

Ansonia/Derby Travel head coach (2015-2018)

Hoops for Life AAU assistant coach (2017)

Current assistant varsity coach Ansonia High School (2017-present)


Other Personal/Family Info:

Natalie lives with her wife, Patricia, her daughters, Gianna, Jayda, Jojo and grandson M.J.






















CBA Spring 2019 Grade Level: HS


Coach Name: Craig Drezek


High School/Grad Year:

Maloney High School / 1989


College/Grad Year:

Post University / 1993


Playing Experience (High School, College):

4 Year Varsity Player at Maloney High School and 4 Year Varsity Starter at Post University


Playing Awards (all conference, all state, Points Scores, Tournament Experience, etc):

High School: All Conference - 1989

High School: All State -  1989

College: All Conference - 1991, 1992 & 1993

College:  Division II All American - 1993

Graduated as Post University’s  All Time Leading Scorer in 1993 with 1553 points, currently ranks third on the all time scoring list

Post University Hall of Fame Class of 2002


Coaching Experience:

Maloney High School Varsity Girls Basketball - Head Coach


Other Personal/Family Info:

Craig and his wife Jamie have five children that are all very active in youth and high school sports.
















CBA Spring 2019 Grade Level: HS


Coach Name: Charlie Fresher


High School/Grad Year:

Newington High School / 1976


College/Grad Year:

Assumption College / 1980


Coaching Experience:

Head Coach of a total of 8 teams in 4 years within North Haven Youth Basketball Program, including coaching of town’s 5th, 6th, and 7th grade travel teams from 2010 to 2014. Also, was the Head Coach of a travel team of players from North Branford and North Haven within the North Branford Youth Basketball Program in 2017.Head Coach of 7th, 8th, and 9th grade AAU team with CT Attack from 2015 to  2017.


Other Personal/Family Info:

I am the father of three girls, all of which played soccer and basketball. I work as a lawyer and am a solo practitioner in a general practice with an emphasis on personal injury, worker’s compensation, criminal law, and insurance defense. Attended numerous coaching clinics and seminars, including at Quinnipiac University, Wagner College, and given by Micah Lancaster in the IM Possible Program.





















CBA Spring 2019 Grade Level: HS


Coach Name: Kailee Hyde


High School/Grad Year:

Derby High School / 2007


College/Grad Year:

Mitchell College / 2011


Playing Experience (High School, College):

Played at Derby High School 2003-2007
Played at Mitchell College 2007-2011


Playing Awards (all conference, all state, Points Scores, Tournament Experience, etc):

Captain at DHS Jr. and Sr. years


Coaching Experience:

Derby High School Girls JV  Basketball coach (2012-present)

Ansonia/Derby Travel Basketball Director (2016-present)

Ansonia/Derby Travel Basketball Coach (2015-2018)

Team Connecticut AAU coach (2015-2017)


Other Personal/Family Info:

I am the oldest of 3 siblings who have been active in sports all our lives. When I am not coaching I teach 1st grade, and when I am not teaching or coaching I enjoy traveling.


















CBA Spring 2019 Grade Level: CBA Academy


Coach Name:  Michaelangelo Palmieri


Overview:


● Played at Hopkins School 92-95- All-Fairchester League 1st Team Honors his Jr and Sr Year/ NEPSAC All New England - Class 1st Team his Sr Year

● 2001-2002 Junior Varsity Coach at Hopkins

● 2002-2010 Asst. Varsity Coach at Hopkins

● 2011-present High School Basketball Official IAABO

● 2013-2015 NCAA Division III/JUCO Women's College Basketball Official

● 2016-present NCAA Division III/JUCO Men's College Basketball Official - New England Collegiate Officiating Staff






CBA Spring 2019 Grade Level: CBA Academy


Coach Name: Casey Blake


High School/Grad Year:

Joseph Foran / 2000


College/Grad Year:

Eastern CT State University / 2004


Playing Experience (High School, College):

4 years at Foran HIgh School.  Intramural basketball at ECSU


Coaching Experience:

Joseph Foran High School- Freshman coach (4yrs), JV coach (3yrs). All 7yrs I also served as an assistant varsity coach.

Hopkins School- Varsity  assistant (2yrs), Varsity Head Coach (2yrs).  I currently coach here.


Other Personal/Family Info:

Played college soccer at Eastern CT.  Also serve as varsity head coach for the girls soccer program at Joseph Foran High School.