Athletic Director and Girls Varsity Basketball Coach at the Noble and Greenough School
A graduate of Nobles in 1990, Alex Gallagher has a passion for the game of basketball coupled with a devotion to those he coaches. Gallagher has led the Nobles Girls Basketball Program to 13 ISL championships in 15 years while compiling an overall career record of 402-97. He also comes off the 2016 season having led his team to their 5th consecutive New England Class A Title. Before coming to Nobles, Gallagher coached the Weston Boys Basketball Team to two Dual County League championships, two North Sectional Championships, and one State Championship in 1998. He was honored in 1998 by the Boston Globe as the Massachusetts Coach of the year for his title-winning team.
Gallagher has served as the Athletic Director at Nobles for the past seven years. He graduated from Nobles in 1990 and returned to work at his alma mater in the 2000/2001 school year. Gallagher also teaches history and was the Varsity Baseball coach at Nobles from 2004 - 2010. In the spring of 2016, Gallagher led a group of 19 Nobles students to Rwanda where they served the Shooting Touch communities.
President and Founder of MMB Advertising
Fred is Co-Founder and President of MMB. Under Fred's leadership, it has become one of the fastest-growing independent agencies in the country. Prior to founding MMB, Fred was President and Chief Creative Officer at Hill Holliday advertising, the 13th-largest agency in the U.S. Under Fred's leadership, Hill, Holliday grew from $300 million to $1.2 billion in revenue.
Over the course of his career, Fred has won virtually every industry creative award, including the Grand Clio, the Grand Effie, Cannes Lions, along with wins at the One Show, the ADC and the Emmy Awards.
Outside of work, Fred is inspired by his three amazing kids. He also has a deep love for football, basketball and baseball, not to mention a borderline obsession with tuna fishing.
Fab Five Chair, Noble and Greenough School Athletics
Ellen is currently an employee of the Noble and Greenough School, serving as an assistant coach for the girls varsity soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams. In addition to her coaching roles, she also works part time at Shooting Touch.
Ellen received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Boston College Lynch School of Education. During her time at BC, Ellen also served as a manager for the women's basketball team for two seasons. Prior to college, Ellen attended the Nobles, where she was a member of the girls varsity basketball team for five years
Coach, Educator, Speaker
Kevin Eastman has finished his 12th year in the NBA, having served 9 years as an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics under Doc Rivers. He joined Coach Rivers and the L.A. Clippers as an assistant coach in 2013, and in 2014 was named Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Clippers. In addition to his role in the NBA, Kevin is the national director of Nike’s skill development programs for elite high school and college players.
Eastman is also owner and president of Kevin Eastman Basketball and co-founder of Coaching U LIVE, both of which were created as a way to give back to the game that has been such an important part of his life.
Through his clinic speaking, website, and videos, Coach Eastman prepares, develops, and inspires coaches to fulfill their coaching goals. He is recognized as one of the best basketball clinicians in the U.S. and internationally.
Kevin also shares his leadership and team building philosophies with corporate audiences, using his experiences, insights and behind-the scenes stories from his coaching career.
ESPN Basketball Analyst and Commentator
Fran Fraschilla joined ESPN as a college basketball game and studio analyst in 2003. He serves as an analyst primarily on Big 12 and BIG EAST Conference men's basketball games. In addition to men's college basketball, Fraschilla has been an analyst on ESPN's NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship coverage since 2007 and is a regular on ESPN and ESPNU studio shows. Fran has been a successful head coach at the collegiate level for 23 years including University of Mexico, Manhattan College and St. John's University.
Active in several charity organizations, Fraschilla has participated in the NABC/American Cancer Society's “Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Attack," NY State Special Olympics, The O'Hara Foundation, St. John's Bread and Life and White Plains Parks and Recreation. He was chairman of the NABC Committee on Academics from 1994-2002. Fraschilla served as an Honorary Chairman for the 2000 New Mexico Special Olympics Summer Games, as well as the Honorary Chairman for the UNM Library Development program. Fraschilla received a bachelor's degree in American history from Brooklyn College in 1980.
President of TD Garden
In September 2012, Amy Latimer was promoted to President of the TD Garden. As President, Latimer is responsible for all day-to-day operating functions of the arena, one of the most active, highly regarded and successful sports and entertainment venues in North America. With almost two decades of knowledge and experience in the sports and arena industry, Latimer continues to champion the TD Garden as an industry innovator, overseeing the areas of premium service, fan experience and overall revenue generation.
For six seasons as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Latimer was responsible for developing and leading all sales and marketing strategies for the Boston Bruins and TD Garden. This included the advertising, corporate partnerships, community relations, tickets sales, and Premium Club sales and service. A recognized leader in the sports & Arena industry, she was name one of Sports Business Journal's 'Game Changers' in 2011.
Latimer was part of the inaugural executive team at the TD Garden and started as the Director of Marketing in 1995. She went on to launch the arena's e-Business department, harnessing website strategies and database marketing. She served as the Director of e-Business and then Vice President of Ticketing and then the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for both the Boston Bruins and the arena before assuming her current position.
The native of Ellicott City, MD received her degree in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island, which she attended on a full basketball scholarship. Latimer also took political management courses at George Washington University and worked for Empower America while living in Washington, D.C. She currently resided in Topsfield, Massachusetts with her husband Jody and their three sons.
ESPN Author and Commentator
Jackie MacMullan is a freelance sportswriter and NBA columnist for ESPN.com. In 1982, she joined The Boston Globe, serving as a columnist and associate editor until March 2008. From 1995 to 2000, her work with Sports Illustrated included NBA coverage as a senior writer. From 1996 to 1999, she became a regular contributor to CNN/SI, the 24-hour news network
In 1999, MacMullan worked with Larry Bird on his autobiography, "Bird Watching: on Playing and Coaching the Game I Love." In 2006 she released "Geno: In Pursuit of Perfection" with Geno Auriemma. MacMullan has been a correspondent for several cable television networks such as ESPN, CNNSI, Comcast Sports, and WHDH-TV in Boston. She is also a regular contestant – not to mention the only female, on the ESPN program "Around the Horn."
On May 12, 2010, Jackie MacMullan and longtime Cleveland Cavaliers radio play-by-play announcer Joe Tait received the Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The awards are presented annually to members of the print and electronic media who made a significant contribution to the game of basketball. MacMullan was the first woman to receive the honor in its 21-year history.
President The Axia Group of Rhode Island
Jay Murphy, the Vice President of Axia Insurance for seven years, is a towering figure (both literally and figuratively) in the New England basketball world. He was a star forward at Boston College before getting drafted in the NBA and playing four years for the Los Angeles Clippers and Washington Bullets. After he left the NBA, Murphy played seven years overseas in Europe predominantly in France and Italy. Once he had retired and returned to the USA, Murphy began a career in insurance and quickly rose to become oversee Axia's Rhode Island operations where he has overseen growth in their customers' personal and business insurance needs.
Murphy has raised a basketball family with all three of his boys competing at a high level. The oldest Erik Murphy played at Florida and played for the Chicago Bulls in the NBA, the middle son Alex Murphy will be a senior on the Florida team this year, and the youngest Tomas Murphy is a highly regarded high school junior. He is a constant at their games, and still sometimes gets involved in 2 on 2 pickup games on the now rare occasions when all three of his kids are home at once. Inducted into the Boston College Hall of Fame in 1999, Murphy currently lives in Wakefield, Rhode Island.
Senior Player Relations Manager, Adidas Basketball
Christopher Rivers is Director of Sports Marketing for adidas Basketball, Portland,OR. His name is synonymous for having relationships and influence at all levels of the basketball industry. Growing up in Oakland, CA he learned the importance of hard work from his parents and was able to foster key contacts with many future industry power players on and off the court such as Billy Hunter, Aaron Goodwin, Calvin Andrews, Gary Payton, Jason Kidd, Tony Ronzone and Brian Shaw.
While working for adidas and Reebok, Rivers efficacious approach helped develop the company's grassroots basketball machine catapulting both brands into one of the most powerful vehicles in amateur sports during their peak.
As an eminent figure in amateur and professional sports, Rivers has been at the helm of many player recruiting campaigns and contractual efforts for many former and current NBA players. Since 2010 Rivers has helped the growth of adidas basketball globally by managing grassroots camps, NBA events and athlete player tours in Canada, China, Europe and South America. In Rivers present role, he is challenged with managing the adidas basketball portfolio of NBA players by overseeing the marketing activation and servicing strategies.
Tax Manager, Certified Public Accountant, Granite Telecommunications
Robert played center for Newton South (MA) High School during the school's first ever Dual County League title season in 1978. He taught basketball at summer camp during high school and college and continues to lend a hand with his son's local travel team.
As a 1982 graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Robert is a certified public accountant and is Tax Manager at Granite Telecommunications, LLC.
Robert currently resides in Sharon, MA with his wife, Andrea, and their basketball-loving son, Daniel, both of whom have helped raised funds for Shooting Touch.
Head Women's Basketball Coach for Bentley University
Of all the people to coach women's basketball at the Division II level, no one has recorded more victories than Bentley's Hall of Fame coach, Barbara Stevens. And only five coaches in the history of women's college basketball, in any division, have more victories! On Dec. 19, 2010, Stevens became the fifth coach in NCAA women's basketball history to reach the 800-career win milestone with a convincing 93-60 win over C.W. Post. She joined Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt, C. Vivian Stringer and Sylvia Hatchell in the elite 800-win club. Stevens, the 2013 Russell Athletic/WBCA Division II National Coach of the Year, will enter the 2013-14 season, her 37th as a head coach, only 18 wins shy of 900. Her overall record of 882-246 includes 725-155 with the Falcons.
Stevens received the ultimate honor in April 2006 when she was amongst the 2006 inductees into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame during ceremonies held in Knoxville, Tenn. Stevens in the top ten winningest coaches in NCAA women's basketball history, only the legendary Pat Summitt of Tennessee and fellow Hall of Famer Geno Auriemma of Connecticut have averaged more victories per season than Stevens.
A 2005 inductee into the Bentley Athletic Hall of Fame, Barbara traveled to France and Israel in 1994 as an assistant coach for the USA Select Team, marking the second straight summer she was involved in USA Basketball. In 1993, she was an assistant coach for the West team at the U.S. Olympic Festival. In 2014, Babara secured her first national championship title for Bentley! Barbara, 58, is a native of Southbridge, MA. She resides in Waltham, MA.
CEO and Founder, Focused Impressions, Inc.
Craig Stockmal is currently the CEO and Founder of Focused Impressions, Inc. Craig has held management and executive positions over his 30 year career and recognized as a creative thinker, innovative problem solver, and the recipient of numerous industry awards for technology best practices. Stockmal received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Boston College.
Stockmal was also Head Basketball Coach at Watertown HS from 1985-1991 and was inducted into the Watertown HS Hall of Fame in 2000. Over the past 14 years, he has mentored inner city youth through his involvement with AAU basketball and holds board positions with Junior Achievement of Northern New England and The Watertown Boys & Girls Club. Stockmal has three children who are graduates of NYU and is married to Liz Brunner Stockmal.
Dr. Mary Vadnais, MD, MPH
Harvard Medical Associates
Dr. Vadnais received her medical degree from the University of Vermont and her MPH from Harvard University. She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency and maternal fetal medicine fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Vadnais is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal fetal medicine.
Dr. Vadnais comes to Shooting Touch as an advisor on the organization's health education curriculum here in Boston and overseas in Africa. We know the resources that she will bring to the organization will only help propel its impact in bringing vital health education to under-resourced youth around the world through the power of sport.