Brittany Gaetano is the Boston Program Director at Shooting Touch and is responsible for running all aspects of the organization’s domestic programming.
Brittany comes to Shooting Touch with 12 years of collegiate coaching experience, most recently as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Colby College in Waterville, ME. Her coaching career began at Amherst College where she was an assistant for three years, helping guide the team to three NCAA tournament appearances and back-to-back Final Fours. In 2010, Brittany accepted her first head coaching position at Drew University. Always seeking ways to use sport as a platform to drive social change, Brittany played a monumental role in spearheading Unified Sports at Drew, a program that celebrates and practices inclusivity by putting college and Special Olympic athletes on the same playing field. She also founded Physical Fitness with the Arc Morris, a partnership between the University and the local ARC chapter that promotes healthy living and sport for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Brittany moved to Maine as Head Coach of the Colby Mules in 2016, competing for three years in one of the most competitive basketball conferences in the country. Having seen firsthand the positive impact that athletics can have in changing lives, Brittany is excited to be at Shooting Touch where she can fully combine her passion for helping at-risk youth with her steadfast belief in the transformative power of sport.
Brittany is a graduate of St. Lawrence University where she was a member and two-time captain of the women’s basketball team. She received her Master of Secondary Teacher Education from UMASS Amherst.
ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Vinh Bui has been with Shooting Touch Boston since February of 2018. He is the Program Assistant for Shooting Touch Boston and handles all things basketball for the AAU club. Along with being the eighth grade team coach, he also hosts workouts and camps for the girls in the city of Boston.
For over a decade Vinh Bui worked for a non-profit in his neighborhood called the Dorchester Youth Collaborative. Vinh Bui worked closely with urban youth in high crime areas of the city and used sports and workshops as a deterrent for crime. Vinh has also been a basketball coach for over a decade, starting with the grassroots ranks with the neighborhood community centers. In 2016, as an assistant coach for the boys program at New Mission High School, Vinh’s team won the MIAA state championship and has since won two Boston City League championships. Vinh Bui is currently the girls basketball head coach at New Mission High School.