CELEBRITY COACHES

Mackenzy Bernadeau
Mackenzy BernadeauDallas Cowboys/Carolina Panthers/Jack. Jaguars
Mackenzy is a Waltham, MA native and NFL veteran who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers. Mackenzy, a former Bentley University football player, was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Mackenzy played in over 95 NFL games and started in 48 of them. In college, Mackenzy was an AFCA All-American, 3x ECAC All-Star, 3x First-Team All NE-10 and 2x NE-10 OL of The Year. Mackenzy, has always wanted to come back to his hometown to be involved with different charities and give back to his community.
Rob Babcock
Rob BabcockFormer NBA General Manager/20 Year NBA Veteran
Rob, is the former Vice President of Basketball Operations with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA as well as the former General Manager of the Toronto Raptors. Rob joined the NBA in 1987 and has held various positions throughout his illustrious 25 year career. Rob, comes from a family of basketball as his brothers are NBA veterans while his sons are climbing the NBA coaching ranks. Over the years, Rob has given back to numerous youth with Coaching Clinics, Motivational Speaking Engagements and looks to help kids work on their basketball skills as a Development Coach.
Patrick Pass
Patrick PassNew England Patriots
Patrick is a University of Georgia graduate where he played both football and baseball and was drafted in 1996 by the Florida Marlins and in 2000 by the New England Patriots. Patrick is a 3 time Super Bowl champion, an 8 year NFL veteran and the Patriots’ all-time leading kickoff returner in the playoffs.Patrick is a big supporter of community and youth events and loves to help younger kids learn about the game of football.
Dana Barros
Dana BarrosBoston Celtics
A Boston native and graduate of Boston College, Dana was the first round pick (16th overall) of the Seattle SuperSonics in 1989. Barros went on to enjoy a 13-year NBA playing career, including five seasons as a member of the Boston Celtics (1995-2000). Barros’ individual accolades at the NBA level include being voted as an NBA All-Star in 1995 and being crowned as the NBA’s Most Improved Player in the same year. Barros, a graduate of Xaverian Brothers High School and Boston College, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications and Broadcasting.
Zachary Herivaux
Zachary HerivauxNew England Revolution
A native of Brookline, Mass. with tri-citizenship in Haiti, Japan, and the United States, Zachary is the 3rd ever homegrown player signing with the New England Revolution. Zach only 21 years of age, attended Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, and made his professional debut in June 2015. In his young career he has already represented the Haitian national team in international competition and in his 3rd year with the Revolution.
Free
FreeMedia Mogul
Free is a television personality, radio personality, media mogul and a Boston native. She was the original host of BET Televisions 106 and Park and she has hosted numerous radio shows all around the country. Free attended the Roxbury Center for the Arts at age 11, and has always given back to the community and participated in numerous fundraising causes.
Jamie Young
Jamie YoungCeltics Assistant Coach
Jamie Young is in his 13th season with the Boston Celtics. He begins his fourth season as an assistant coach after previously serving four seasons as Advanced Scout. Prior to the 2007-08 season, Jamie served as the team’s video coordinator. In this role he was responsible for all the video breakdowns of the Celtic games and Celtics opponent games and distributing this information to the coaching staff. Young graduated from Blackburn College (Carlinville, IL) in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, where he played both basketball and football.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Sam Newman-Beck
Sam Newman-BeckPresident & Founder
Sam grew up in West Medford where he went to elementary school at the Hervey School and middle school at the Brooks+Hobbs. He was a Varsity Basketball player at Medford High School and followed that up by heading to Emerson College where he played for 4 years. During his college years Sam wrote for SLAM magazine on hoops and also directed the West Medford Mens Summer Basketball League in honor of Brandon Bolden, who passed away while Sam was growing up. Following college, SJNB got his start in the NBA working for the Boston Celtics as an assistant video coordinator and has spent the past 6 years working for the Minnesota Timberwolves as a Player Development Coach/Head Video Coordinator. Sam is a big advocate of helping his community and remembering those people who meant a lot to him, which is why he has dedicated himself to developing this yearly Hoops and Hope event.
Andy Beck
Andy BeckLeadership Team Member
Andy is a former New York City high school and college basketball player, a former high school coach (at Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School) and college scout who loved to play his basketball outside at the park. He is a West Medford resident for over 30 years and in his work life is the executive director of School & Main Institute, Inc. a national nonprofit organization that works with organizations across institutional lines in “uncommon coalitions” to support to at risk youth and the communities in which they live.
Loring Greene
Loring GreeneWMCC Board Member/Leadership Team Member
Loring (pictured right) moved to West Medford at the age of 7 and has been living there ever since. For the last 3 years Loring has managed the summer recreational basketball tournaments and clinics for men, women, boys and girls at Dugger Park. Loring is also on the board of directors at the West Medford Community Center and is chair of the fundraising committee.
Brian Collins
Brian CollinsPresident WMCC/Leadership Team Member
Brian is currently the President of the West Medford Community Center and proudly supports the community in which he grew up in. Brian has lived in West Medford his entire life and still does today. As a child he grew up shooting hoops at Dugger park and even earned his nickname of “Ice” because he loved then NBA player George “Iceman” Gervin. Brian is looking forward to bringing the community together in this 1st ever Hoops and Hope event.
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