132 Hopper Ave, Waldwick, NJ 07463
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OUR COACHES & STAFF

Waldwick Manager & AAU Director

Don Trifari

Kyle Sabella

Bio

Kyle Sabella was an All-County basketball and soccer player at Morris Catholic High School and a former college player at FDU-Madison. He has been coaching Boys High School basketball for 15 years as a top assistant coach at Morris Catholic High School, Elmwood Park High School & Dumont High School. He is currently entering his second year as the Head Boys Varsity Coach at Fair Lawn High School. Kyle has been coaching at Hoop Heaven since 2001 and took over as Manager of the Waldwick facility in 2008 where he also serves as the AAU and Camp Director.

Waldwick Asst. Manager & Coach

Norman Gomez

Norman Gomez

Bio

Waldwick Coach

Chris Howell

Chris Howell

Bio

Waldwick Coach

Jeffrey Ingallis

Jeffrey Ingallis

Bio

Waldwick Coach

Joe Colombo

Joe Colombo

Bio

Joe has spent the last four years on the sidelines of the Pequannock Girls Basketball program as the JV & Assistant Varsity coach where he helped win the North 1 Group 2 State Sectional Title his first year on staff. Before joining the Lady Panthers, Joe served as the JV coach at DePaul Catholic High School for 4 seasons and was later named Head Coach at Mary Help of Christians Academy. Currently in his second season at Hoop Heaven, Joe runs camps, clinics and private shooting instruction for girls and boys of all ages. Over the last 10 years he has coached in several other AAU, CYO, and Travel programs in Northern NJ. Joe has also worked as a team coach and site manager for Player’s Choice Women’s College Evaluation Showcases.

Waldwick Coach

Paolo Trujillo

Paolo Trujillo

Bio

Paolo is an Assistant Varsity coach at Dumont HS where he was once a former standout following a 3-year collegiate career. Coach Paolo is now entering his 5th season as an AAU coach at Hoop Heaven.

Waldwick Coach

Steve Herget

Steve Herget

Bio

Steve Herget is returning for his second year at Hoop Heaven. He teaches at Elmwood Park High School/Middle School and also serves as the schools assistant varsity boys basketball coach.

Waldwick Coach

Don Trifari

Atom Johnston

Bio

Atom Johnston has spent the last 6 years as the Boys’ Assistant Varsity Coach at Westwood High School, in addition to coaching both the Freshman and JV basketball teams where he helped lead Westwood’s Varsity to the North 1 Group 2 State Sectional Final twice as well as qualifying for the Bergen County Tournament for his respective teams in each of his 6 seasons. Prior to this, Atom has held the positions of JV coach at Clifton High School, and Head Coach for both Clifton and Westwood’s middle school teams. Atom is in his first season at Hoop Heaven, but previously ran his own AAU team for 7 years called Team G which was based first out of Clifton, and then out of Westwood. He has privately trained players of all ages, ranging from elementary school to college players from all over North Jersey for 15 years.

Waldwick Coach

Don Trifari

Paul Salisbury

Bio

Former Boys Head Varsity Coach at Old Bridge High School.

Waldwick Coach

Don Trifari

Jimmy Kenny

Bio

Former Boys Assistant Varsity Coach at Dumont High School.

Waldwick Coach

Don Trifari

Bryan McCourt

Bio

Bryan McCourt is a former all league player at West Milford High School and is now entering his 5th season as a boys assistant coach at Fair Lawn High School. He is now entering his second season as an AAU coach at Hoop Heaven.

Waldwick Coach

Don Trifari

Adam Sidrow

Bio

Former Boys Head Varsity Coach Dumont High School.

Waldwick Coach

Don Trifari

Joe Columbo

Bio

Joe Colombo has spent the last four years on the sidelines of the Pequannock Girls Basketball program as the JV & Assistant Varsity coach where he helped win the North 1 Group 2 State Sectional Title his first year on staff. Before joining the Lady Panthers, Joe served as the JV coach at DePaul Catholic High School for 4 seasons and was later named Head Coach at Mary Help of Christians Academy. Currently in his second season at Hoop Heaven, Joe runs camps, clinics and private shooting instruction for girls and boys of all ages. Over the last 10 years he has coached in several other AAU, CYO, and Travel programs in Northern NJ. Joe has also worked as a team coach and site manager for Player’s Choice Women’s College Evaluation Showcases.

 

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