Chris Montalbano: Coach/Trainer

Coach Chris Montalbano started his basketball career at Division Avenue High School where he was a 2-year starter who led the team in assists. His playing career was cut short due to serious injury. As a result he focused on learning more about the game as a trainer and coach. He graduated from Hofstra University. Most recently he interned with 90.10 Basketball Training in Lawrence, Kansas. There he got to work with many college players and top high school prospects. Chris also attended TPG Scout School led by Adam Filippi, the Director of Pro Scouting for the Sacramento Kings and completed the online Scouting Program. He has also attended several online seminars with world renowned trainer Drew Hanlen.

Brian Hutchinson: Coach/Trainer

Coach Brian Hutchinson started his basketball career at Elmont Memorial High School. He played Varsity all 4 years and received All-County and All-Long Island awards and won a conference championship in his Junior year. After high school he went on to play Division 2 basketball at Molloy College where he started as a freshman and played all 4 years. While at Molloy he earned All-Metropolitan, Preseason Player of the year, All-Conference and scored over 1,000 points in his career.

Chris Coalman: Coach

Coach Chris Coalman started his high school career at St. Mary’s for 2 years where he played major minutes and helped them get to the Catholic School Championship and Semifinals on Long Island. He transferred to LuHi as an upperclassmen and was named 1st Team All-Long Island and All-State as a senior. He capped his career scoring 1,500 points. He received a D1 scholarship to play at Robert Morris and after 2 years transferred to Adelphi University where he averaged 11 points and 6 rebounds as a junior.

Scott Moses: Coach/Trainer

Coach Scott Moses attended UMass Amherst where he was the team manager for one year. He held various head coach and assistant coach stints in New England at Smith Vocational High School, Springfield Commonwealth Academy and Woodstock Academy. In the latter two highly decorated programs he assisted head coach Tony Bergeron. The SCA program placed over 25 players in Divisions 1, 2 and 3 colleges including 6 in Division 1. At WA the team was ranked #3 in the USA. He came back to Long Island to work as a graduate assistant for the Adelphi University MBB program. In two seasons at AU Scott helped coach the team to a 37-21 record.

Brad Weiss: Coach/Trainer

Coach Brad Weiss started his basketball career at Plainview JFK High School. He was a 3-year Varsity starter, a captain his senior year and racked up awards such as All Conference and All Long Island. Coach Brad was also a member of LongIslandBasketball.com’s Honor Roll of top LI high school basketball players. He went on to play for D3 St. Joseph’s College in Long Island. He was a 3-year starter at D3 SJC where one season he was 3rd in the Skyline Conference in blocked shots and ranked towards the top in SJC school history in blocked shots. Coach Brad has experience coaching and counseling players of all ages for the NCPAL. He is also involved as a clinician for the Long Island Nets for all age groups. He is currently the Head JV Basketball Coach at Plainview High School.

Sean Smith: Coach/Trainer

Coach Sean Smith started his basketball career at Walter G. O’Connell High School. He was a 3-year Varsity starter and racked up awards such as NYS Top 50 player, All-Long Island and was the Team MVP for 3 years. He also led his team to a Suffolk County Championship title. He went on to play for the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, a D1 Junior College. He transferred to Dowling College where he played for 3 years. After college he became a trainer for players of all ages. Last year he was the Head JV Coach at Mineola High School.

Luke Wandrusch: Trainer

Coach Luke Wandrusch played at Chaminade High School and walked-on to D1 Loyola University Maryland. He played all 4 years that included a 2012 MAAC Championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance. After college Luke worked briefly in finance before moving to Germany to start his coaching career. He was an assistant coach of MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg from 2015 to 2017 which included 2 playoff seasons and worked with NBA players such as Royce O’Neale, Jon Brockman and DJ Kennedy as well as coaches John Patrick and Martin Schiller. While living in Germany Luke also played in the German Regionalliga. In April he moved back to New York. He brings his international basketball knowledge and skills to Level Up.

Ashley Jackson: Coach/Trainer

Coach Ashley Jackson started her basketball career at Amityville Memorial High School where she was a 4-year starter. From there she went to Nassau Community College where she continued her education and basketball career then transferred to York College of Pennsylvania where she completed her college career. After College she began coaching at Nassau Community College for 2 years as the Assistant Head Coach for the Women’s Basketball Team where she helped build the foundation of a strong program. Ashley is now the Head Girls’ Varsity Basketball Coach at Amityville Memorial High School. Additionally, Ashley is currently a clinician for the Long Island Nets.

Jerrel Harris: Coach/Trainer

Coach Jerrel Harris grew up in Texas where he started his basketball career at Pinkston High School where he was one of the top scorers in the state. He helped lead the team to one of the best records in school history. From there he went to prep school at Bridgeton Academy where he won a championship. After that he went to the University of Tampa where he helped the team to the best start in school history at 17-0. The next year he transferred to Dowling College where he helped lead the team to the #1 seed in the conference. After College Jerrell has worked at and ran camps around the country including the Big 3 camp with former NBA player Kenyon Martin. He has also worked with NBA players Raymond Felton and Yogi Ferrell. Recently, Jerrell has moved to NY where he’s looking to grow his basketball name and have an impact on Long Island basketball.

Evan Conti: Program Consultant

Coach Evan Conti started his basketball career at Holy Cross High School where he was a standout player and Captain in his senior season. He finished 5th All-time in scoring and earned 1st-Team in the CHSAA, which is one of the best high School leagues in the country. Additionally, he was selected to the Jewish Sports Review All-American Team and 2nd-Team All-City by the New York Post, Daily News and was also a McDonald’s All-American game nominee. Conti was the MVP of the 18th world Maccabiah Games for the 16U age in 2009 leading them to championship victory with a game high in points. Fast forward a few years later to 2013, he won the gold medal in the 19th Maccabiah games in 2013 for the Open team under legendary European coach Brad Greenberg. After high school, Evan played Division 1 Basketball at Quinnipiac University where he played 121 career games and had a successful career. After College he played 3 seasons of  professional basketball in israel for Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Hapoel Migdal Haemek and Hapoel Afula. Evan was the Assistant Coach, then Head Coach at D2 NYIT. Now he is the Top Assistant Coach at St. Michaels in Vermont.