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.
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.
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.
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.
Director of Tax Operations, 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 more recently provides game film and stats for his son's basketball teams.
A 1982 graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Robert is a certified public accountant and is Director of Tax Operations at Granite Telecommunications, LLC.
Robert resides in Sharon, MA with his wife, Andrea, and their basketball-loving son, Daniel, both of whom have helped raised funds for Shooting Touch.
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.
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.
Cory McMahon Melaugh
Director of Nursing, Partners In Health
Cory joins Shooting Touch as the current Director of Nursing for public health giant Partners in Health. Having lived in Rwanda for a number of years and currently playing a huge role in PIH's rollout of their University of Global Health Equity, Cory's knowledge of the Rwandan public health landscape is not to be rivaled.
Cory is a Registered Nurse also practicing at Boston's Mass General hospital and will be pursuing her PhD in Nursing from Regis College in 2018.
Brian Edgerley, Bain & Company
Associate Consultant at Bain & Company
Recent graduate of Harvard University Brian currently is an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company. Passionate about the power of basketball and the impact it can have on the lives of those in need, Brian will be a big part of organization as we continue to grow.
Rick is currently working as an Analyst for Corporate Strategy for New Balance. Having just received his MBA at MIT Sloan, Rick began his career in management consulting at The Parthenon Group, focusing on growth strategy and operational excellence in the consumer products, industrials, and healthcare industries. He received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and attended high school at Nobles, where he captained the basketball and baseball teams.
Rick has coached youth basketball part-time since 2008, at the Below the Rim Basketball Camp and with the South Boston Stars AAU team.
Head Coach of Harvard Women’s Basketball Team
Kathy is the winningest head coach in Ivy League history, head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith enters her 36th season with Harvard basketball in 2017-18. Delaney-Smith has put Harvard basketball on the map and expanded its reach both nationally and internationally as one of the longest tenured coaches in collegiate women’s basketball.
Delaney–Smith grew up in Newton, Massachutts, one of six children. She attended Sacred Heart high school, but the school had no gym classes so she picked up her basketball skills playing on basketball courts across the street from where she lived. She played on the basketball team in high school and became the first female in Massachusetts basketball history to score 1000 points.
Delaney-Smith resides in Newton, Mass.. Her son, Jared, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and currently works for Credit Suisse in New York City.
CEO of Kraft Analytics Group
Jessica Gelman is the CEO of Kraft Analytics Group (KAGR), a technology and services company focused on data management, advanced analytics and strategic consulting in the sports and entertainment industry. During a 15-year evolution that began with Kraft Sports & Entertainment (New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium, New England Revolution), Gelman built a team and technology that transformed the business through analytics and continues to power the business side of Kraft Sports & Entertainment. KAGR provides leading organizations the ability to collect and understand their data across all platforms, while providing the infrastructure to create their own data-driven strategies.