Coaches

2019 Coaches List

11th Grade

Andre Strothers (head coach)
Andre is in his 11th year at Fencor. He is an assistant varsity and head JV coach at Germantown Academy. He previously served as an assistant at Plymouth Whitemarsh and Springside School. He also helps run Another Level Basketball, an instructional company.

Dimming Jones
Dimming is in his fourth year with Fencor. He is formerly the head girls coach at Tacony Charter High School and has now moved to coach the boys there.

Erin Martin
Erin played as a two-year starter at William Penn Charter School and was a two-year starter at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, where she was a two time all league player. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Erin is in her second year with Fencor.

Maddi Hinchey
This will be Maddi’s second year coaching AAU basketball. She helped coach Fencor U16’s National team last year and is starting her second year as an assistant girls’ high school basketball coach at Penn Charter. Maddi played basketball in high school at the Springside School and has 5 years of AAU experience playing experience.

10th Grade

Andre Strothers (head coach)
Andre is in his 11th year at Fencor. He is an assistant varsity and head JV coach at Germantown Academy. He previously served as an assistant at Plymouth Whitemarsh and Springside School. He also helps run Another Level Basketball, an instructional company.

Dimming Jones
Dimming is in his fourth year with Fencor. He is formerly the head girls coach at Tacony Charter High School and has now moved to coach the boys there.

Erin Martin
Erin played as a two-year starter at William Penn Charter School and was a two-year starter at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, where she was a two time all league player. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Erin is in her second year with Fencor.

Maddi Hinchey
This will be Maddi’s second year coaching AAU basketball. She helped coach Fencor U16’s National team last year and is starting her second year as an assistant girls’ high school basketball coach at Penn Charter. Maddi played basketball in high school at the Springside School and has 5 years of AAU experience playing experience.

9th Grade

Eric Glemser (head coach)
Currently an assistant college coach at Gwynedd-Mercy University. He is the former head coach at Hatboro-Horsham High School and assistant at Archbishop Wood. His teams have made several appearances in the AAU National Final 4 and has many players who went on to play Division I basketball.

Nicole Miletto
Nicole is in her fourth year with Fencor . She played at nationally-ranked Bishop McDevitt and is a long-time teacher in the Hatboro-Horsham School District.

Janice Brown
Janice has coached at Team X as well as Montgomery travel ball. She played at Hatboro-Horsham High School and Cabrini College.

Mike Gallagher (head coach)
Mike is the head coach of John W. Hallahan High School, which plays in the Philadelphia Catholic League. This is his second year with this grade, his first as head coach. This is his second year with Fencor.

8th Grade

Gary Christian (head coach)
Gary is an Assistant Coach at Central Bucks South High School after serving as an assistant at CB West. He has over 19 years of coaching experience.

Joe Kosman
Joe is a veteran AAU and travel team coach with the Warrington-Warwick organization. He is in his fourth year coaching at Fencor and his fourth as Assistant Varsity and Head JV Coach for Central Bucks South girls.

7th Grade

Stuart London (head coach)
Stuart has extensive AAU coaching experience as well as in college shootouts and won gold medals at the Keystone State Games.

Grant Berger
Grant is a personal basketball instructor and currently a manager at Camden (N.J.) County College for both the women's and men's teams.

Taylor Sweeney (head coach)
Taylor played at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy and King's College. She is the current head coach of the 6th grade team at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy. This is her second year coaching AAU.

Bonnie Hartman
Bonnie played basketball for Lansdale Catholic. This will be her first year as an AAU coach.

6th Grade

Sarah Sherman (head coach)
Sarah has won three Gold Medals as a coach for the Philadelphia team at the National JCC Maccabiah Games. She played at Methacton High School and Juniata College. She was an assistant for both the 5th & 10th grade teams last year. This will be her third year coaching AAU.

Liz Wortman
Liz played at Juniata College and was a starter by her junior year. She helped Bellefonte High to the state quarterfinals. Liz is a teacher in the Main Line area.

5th Grade

Mary Eileen (Algeo) Besachio (head coach)
Mary Eileen played Division I college basketball at James Madison University and led Lansdale Catholic to the state playoffs. She has coached travel basketball, fall leagues and run skills clinics. She is the third in her family to coach for Fencor.

Justin Besachio
Justin was on the junior varsity basketball team at Division I James Madison University. He has many years of CYO coaching experience. This is his second year with Fencor.

4th Grade

Todd Rose (head coach)
Todd is a former assistant coach at Plymouth Whitemarsh High school and at Springside School. Has been coaching Fencor for 10 years.

Coaches Box - A Note of Appreciation

Just a short thank you to all the men and women who; took all the time necessary, gave up all that family and even vacation time, planned all those practices, went to all those tournaments, listened to all those excuses for missing all those planned practices, put up with all those bad refs’ calls at all those tournaments, cared so much about each player, tried so hard to be positive in critiquing the players, and loved practically every minute of it!!!!!!!!!!!

Fencor prides itself on the quality of volunteer coaches we have. Not that each one is perfect all the time but overall there is a lot of basketball taught, team building done, individual improvement and positive relationships built. On average between 2 practices a week and about 7 tournaments per team, the coach spends a minimum of 120 hours with the team, not counting any travel, planning, phone calls, ‘wondering’ time, tryouts, and meetings. Somewhere all this fits the definition of commitment. Thanks!

Interested in becoming a Fencor Coach? Here are the qualifications.

The club looks for people that can meet the demanding time commitment, have some knowledge of the game from playing and/or coaching, and can organize and manage practices and games.

At least as important as that skill set is that the coach can keep winning in perspective, handle varying levels of parental interest, create a team atmosphere, and understand the important impact a coach can have on a young player.

Different age levels clearly need coaches with different abilities and outlooks. The club has a Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse History Clearance done on each potential coach. We try hard not to have a parent coach a Fencor team with his or her child on that team.

If interested, email fencor@fencor.org.