Coach DaeShawn Beasley was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He played basketball at Wright State Lake University, where he currently holds the record for points, assists, and rebounds. He played professionally in Orlando, Florida, for the Florida Flight Basketball Association and Italy and Spain. He has been coaching basketball for the past four years. Three of those years were at the high school level in Orlando, Florida, and the last year he has been the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Pine Manor College. Coach Beasley has a wealth of basketball knowledge to offer our young athletes. He believes in progression, not perfection, as his means of training. He emphasizes the repetition of fundamentals in basketball.
As a Watertown Native, 'Coach Raf' was the Captain, defensive stopper, and awarded MVP of the 1980 Graduation Class. He has coached basketball and played alongside Division I players at the Watertown Boys and Girls Club Summer League. His area of expertise is shooting. He once made 1,000 shots in 2 hours and won multiple shooting competitions (where he made 100 free throws in 5 minutes )to donate to charity organizations.
He teaches mental focus and consistency of shooting.
Coach Samantha LaForgia (Coach Sam) was born and raised in Staten Island, NY. She has been playing basketball since the 3rd grade, all the way up through college. She has over 5 years of experience coaching youth and high-school summer camps, clinics, rec-leagues, and more. Sam also spends her summers volunteering at special needs camps. She has a Master's degree from Merrimack College in Exercise Science.
In addition to playing and coaching in her free time, she stays involved in higher education, personal training, and teaching yoga
CPR/AED - American Heart Association
CPT - NSCA
200 RYT - (yoga instructor)
Niles Cohen, a Cambridge, Massachusetts native, played basketball for Wheaton College, where he walked on as a sophomore and played a significant role. He also majored in Film+ New Media studies while at Wheaton. He has trained players and young kids for about 5 years now and has even coached the Brookline, high varsity basketball team in a summer league. His training focuses on improving basketball skills, focus, confidence, and conditioning because in order to reach peak performance, you must be in shape and believe in your abilities