NCAA Certified USA Basketball Certified MIAA Certified
2018-2019 Coach of the year – Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association 2018-2019 Coach of the year – Wicked Local South 2018-2019 Co-Coach of the year – South Shore League Tobin Division Dan is entering his 32nd season as the President of the MT Elite Ducks AAU program. Dan has coached 227 girls Ducks teams to date and is excited to continue coaching more. What makes Dan unique is his ability to adapt his coaching style to fit all different ages and level players from 12th grade college showcase players to 3rd grade regional players and everything in between. Dan has coached over 50 Ducks alums who played or are currently playing college basketball. Dan has led numerous AAU teams to National and State Championships including but not limited to: 2019 7th Grade Division 1 AAU State Champions (Diamond) 2019 10th Grade ZG Battle for the Belt Champions (Diamond) 2018 11th/12th Grade Division 1 AAU State Champions (Onyx) 2018 9th Grade Division 1 ZG Battle for the Belt Champions (Sapphire) 2017 11th Grade ZG Division 2 National Champions (Quartz) 2017 8th Grade Division 1 Battle for the Belt Champions (Sapphire) 2016 9th Grade Division 1 ZG State Champions (Emerald) 2016 8th Grade AAU West Coast Division 1 National Champions (Ruby) 2015 8th Grade AAU Division 2 Classic Bracket National Champions (Emerald) 2015 8th Grade Division 1 ZG State Champions (Emerald) and many more… Dan is also entering his sixth season as the girls varsity basketball coach at Abington High School where he helped guide the Green Wave to the South Sectional semi-finals in 2019. Under Dan’s guidance, Abington has won 30 games in two years, including 17 wins in 2018-2019. Before Abington, Dan Norton was the director of basketball operations at the Kingston Sports Center from 2014-2016. Dan also served as the Associate Head Coach at Fitchburg State University (2016-2017). Prior to coaching at Fitchburg, Dan was the assistant varsity and Head JV coach at Pembroke High School (2012-2016), Milton Academy (2011-2012 & 2008-2009) and Fontbonne Academy (2009-2011). Dan also served as a volunteer assistant coach at Anna Maria College (2006-2008). Dan graduated Summa Cum Laude in Business and Management Information Systems from Anna Maria College with a 3.92 GPA. Dan also served as president of the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society at Anna Maria College from 2008-2009. Prior to Anna Maria, Dan graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School in 2005 where he played all twelve athletic seasons in basketball, baseball and cross country. Dan believes in the value of teaching life lessons through sports and believes basketball is the means we use to connect with the kids we coach. While he is widely respected as one of the best skill development and X’s & O’s coaches around, he is even more respected for his empowering players and life development approach. Dan believes his greatest strength as a coach/teacher is the ability to build his players confidence, teach them the value of selflessness and develop their mental toughness via his tough but loving coaching style. Dan is a strong believer that confidence, a selfless approach and mental toughness are the most important factors to success not only in basketball, but more importantly in life.
MT Elite Ducks Vice President/Partner
NCAA Certified USA Basketball Certified MIAA Certified
Girls Varsity Coach at Plymouth South High School
Over 12 years of High School Coaching experience at Silver Lake Regional, Hull, Whitman-Hanson and The Bromfield School
Won the 2014 Whitman-Hanson Citizen for Athletics award
Former Assistant Coach at Hesser College (NH)
Former Director of Bay State Magic Elite, KSC Thunder & Bay State Jaguars Regional Director
Teams have won several AAU & Zero Gravity State & National Championship teams as Both Boys and Girls Coach
Two teams have finished in the top 3 at the US Junior Nationals in Hershey, PA
Operated multiple successful basketball camps
Director of Boys' Basketball, Camps, and Clinics
Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Fisher College (2022-Present)
Freshmen Boys’ Basketball Coach at Marshfield High School (2017-2022)
Division I State Champion with Boys Class of 2028 (2021)
Placed 9th overall in the AAU World Championship in Orlando with Boys Class of 2028 (2021)
ZG National Champion with Boys Class of 2030 (2021)
Former Student Manager for the UMass Men’s Basketball in their last NCAA tournament appearance in 2014. He was also a student manager for the UMass Football team. (2012-2015)
B.S. in Sport Management from UMass Amherst (2015) and M.Ed. in Athletic Administration from Endicott College (2020)
Co-College Recruiting Director
2019 Boston Globe Division 2 Girls High School Basketball Coach of the Year
After over a decade coaching boys and girls basketball at all levels, from 2nd grade entry to high school elite AAU, Tim Lopes was named Girls Varsity Head Basketball Coach at Pembroke High School in 2018. In his first season as Head Coach, Tim led the Titans to their first ever Patriot League Championship, Massachusetts South Sectional Championship and trip to the Boston Garden representing Division 2 South in the Massachusetts Final Four finishing with a record of 20-5.
Tim has also helped many players navigate the “next steps” in their basketball careers after high school. From educating, guiding and counseling players through the reclassification and post graduate process at prep schools, to advocating for them with college coaches to ensure successful transitions to the college rosters, Tim has been instrumental helping many student athletes through the complicated and sometimes emotional recruiting experience. Tim brings a wealth of institutional knowledge of recruiting, a litany of prep school and collegiate coaching contacts, and a time tested process for the student athletes to use to get the right “fit” academically, socially and athletically. Tim is excited to bring his expertise the the MT Elite Ducks and bring a guiding hand to help Ducks players through the recruiting process.
Coach/Co-College Recruiting Director
My name is Allie Scarpa. I am currently a coach in MT Elite Ducks program. I am currently the head coach of our 4th grade topaz team and have previously head coached a college showcase team and assistant coached numerous college showcase, national and regional teams as well.
In the winter months, I am the head junior varsity and varsity assistant coach at Abington High School alongside our program president Dan Norton. We have currently been on staff for two years. Our first year we finished the season 13-10 and qualified for the state tournament. This past year we finished the season 17-8, as undefeated South Shore Tobin league champions, and advanced all the way to the South Section Semi-Final game of the state tournament.
In addition to the high school coaching I do in the winter, I also coach a rising 7th grade girls travel team out of Braintree! My team was 16-4 last year winning the South Shore League Championship!
Prior to being with the Ducks program, I was an assistant coach at Nichols College where I also served as the recruiting coordinator and overseer for 3 years.
2018-2019 Coach of the year – Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association
Amanda is entering her eighth season as a coach in our MT Elite Ducks program. Amanda is currently the head coach of our 6th grade peridot team.
Upon moving to the Boston area in September 2011, Amanda immediately began coaching AAU basketball. Since 2011, Amanda has coached just about every grade level from 5th grade to 12th grade Elite.
From 2011-2012, she served as the varsity assistant at Newton North High School. In 2013, after just two years of coaching in the area, Amanda was named the varsity girls’ basketball coach at Needham High School where she has been at the helm for the past 7 seasons.
Originally from New Jersey, Amanda was a 4-year varsity starter at Roselle Catholic High School and earned a full basketball scholarship to Assumption College in Worcester.
Coach Amy Connolly has coached 52 Ducks teams to date. Amy is also in her third season coaching at South Shore Vocational Technical High School as the head coach of the JV2 girls basketball team as well as assistant varsity basketball coach. Amy has also previously coached at Fontbonne Academy and Pembroke High School. Amy also serves as the varsity boys soccer coach at SSVT and lead them to qualifying for the Vocaional tournament for the first time ever. She is also a volunteer coach for the Track & Field program at SSVT.
Amy was a four year varsity basketball player at Fontbonne Academy (Milton, MA) graduating in 2010. While at Fontbonne, she was also an integral member of the volleyball and track & field programs. Amy has been in the Ducks program since 2009 as a player. During her senior year at FBA, she was the assistact coach for two Ducks teams while also playing on the Ducks top High school team. In recent years, Amy has coached her Jade team to a 5th Grade AAU Division 2 State Championship (2018) and a 6th Grade AAU Division 2 Second place finish (2019). Amy is currently the head coach of one of out 7th grade national teams (Jade), our 7th grade regional team (Moonstone) and our High School Regional team (Obsidian). Amy is the director of our winter workouts and assists with our summer clinics as well.
-Former scholarship player for the St. Michael’s College Men’s Basketball team.
-Played AAU for numerous elite NYC basketball programs on the Nike and Under Armor AAU circuits.
-Was highly ranked amongst top NY High School players.
– Coached and trained at numerous elite basketball camps and skill clinics.
MIDDLEBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS VARSITY COACH 2018-PRESENT
2019-2020 COACH OF THE YEAR- SOUTH SHORE LEAGUE SULLIVAN DIVISION
2018-2019 4 DEEP SPORTS TALK D3 COACH OF THE YEAR
PLYMOUTH NORTH HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY ASSISTANT 2017-2018
JOHN T. NICHOLS MIDDLE SCHOOL HEAD COACH 2016-2018
COACH POWERS IS ENTERING HIS 8TH SEASON OF COACHING AAU. PRIOR TO JOINING THE MT ELITE DUCKS FAMILY, JEFF HAS COACHED FOR MASS HUSKIES AND BAY STATE JAGUARS. OVER THE COURSE OF HIS AAU CAREER, JEFF HAS COACHED A VARIETY OF PLAYERS AT DIFFERENT SKILL AND AGE LEVELS. ALONG WITH BEING A COACH, JEFF IS A PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER AT WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN PLYMOUTH.
JEFF IS ALSO ENTERING HIS FOURTH SEASON AS THE GIRLS VARSITY BASKETBALL COACH AT MIDDLEBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL. THE SACHEMS HAVE MADE THE POSTSEASON FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WHILE REACHING THE 2ND ROUND IN BOTH TOURNAMENTS. PRIOR TO THE 2018-2019 SEASON, MHS HAD NOT QUALIFIED FOR THE STATE TOURNAMENT SINCE 2001. NOT ONLY DID THE SACHEMS QUALIFY, BUT DURING THE 2018-2019 SEASON THEY ALSO GOT THEIR FIRST POSTSEASON VICTORY IN PROGRAM HISTORY.
COACH POWERS BELIEVES THAT COACHING AND TEACHING GO HAND IN HAND. THERE IS NO BETTER FEELING THAN HELPING STUDENT-ATHLETES REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL AND THEIR GOALS, WHILE TEACHING THEM LIFE LESSONS ALONG THE WAY. JEFF IS APPRECIATIVE FOR BEING WELCOMED TO THE MT ELITE DUCKS FAMILY AND CANNOT WAIT TO GET STARTED…GO DUCKS!
Jimmy Dolan has been coaching at the high school and college levels for the last 25 years. He was named the Boys Varsity Coach at Weymouth High School in 2022, a position he held for 12 years from 2003-20015. Coach Dolan spent the last 3 years as the Varsity Girls Coach. With over 200 career head coaching victories, Coach Dolan is the former MBCA Division 1 South Coach of the Year as well as the Bay State League Coach of the Year.
Junior Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach at Hull High School (2018 – Present)
Has been coaching AAU since 2016 and has won numerous championships
Former Coach for Stoughton Travel Basketball
Coaching philosophy is to outwork and out grind the opponent on both sides of the floor, both mentally and physically.
Bridgewater State University Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (2018 – Present)
Varsity Girls’ Basketball Head Coach at Middleboro High School (2013 – 2018)
Varsity Girls’ Basketball Head Coach at Sturgis Charter School (2011 – 2013)
Assistant Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach at Carver High School (2002 – 2011)
Has been coaching AAU Basketball since 2008
Will Seward brings over 19 years of coaching experience including 11 years as Varsity Boy’s Basketball Coach at Pembroke High School and 1 year as an assistant at Scituate High School.
In addition to his high school experience, Coach Seward brings over 7 years experience as a college basketball assistant coach. He has coached at all 3 collegiate levels. D3 Norwich University ( made NCAA D3 tournament) D2 Umass Lowell ( Made NCAA D2 tournament Elite 8), and D1 Boston University.
Coach Seward also played college basketball at Springfield College from 1998-2001 and Played on the team that made it to the NCAA D3 “Sweet 16”.
In his spare time, Coach Seward enjoys fishing and golfing. Originally from Downeast Maine, he currently resides in Scituate with his family.
Coach Capone has over 20 years of high school coaching experience. He has coached at the freshmen, jv and varsity levels. He was the assistant coach on the 2004 Rockland State Title Team and an assistant coach on the Hanover 2017 State Title Team. He is currently the Hull Boys Varsity Basketball Coach who made it to the Elite 8 in the 2022 Division 5 state tournament.
Coach Carey was a 2-year Captain, 2-time South Shore League Scoring Champion, 1999 State Free Throw Champion, All-Star, and All-Scholastic.
He played college basketball at Suffolk University where he was 2-year Captain, Academic All-American, member and captain of the hall of fame 2001/2002 men’s basketball team, and was a 1200+ point scorer.
Coach Carey coached one year at Lasell College and is currently coaching the freshman basketball team at Abington High School. He has actively run clinics and camps for all ages over the past 15 years.
Girls varsity coach at Attleboro High School
Former player at Wheelock and Umass Dartmouth
Current JV Girls coach at Middleboro HS
Former player at Umass Dartmouth
Assistant coach at Marshfield High School since 2017.