125 Algonquin Parkway,Whippany, NJ 07981
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OUR COACHES & STAFF

Whippany Manager & Coach

Coach Slackman

John Slackman

Bio

John Slackman – is the AAU Director and manager her at Hoop Heaven. He has been coaching has been coaching High School Basketball for over 6 years and has been a head coach for the last 3 years. He is currently the head girls’ basketball coach at Pope John High School. He played high school basketball at the powerhouse, Oratory Prep and on the collegiate level at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. He also received his Masters in Sports Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has been inducted in the Hoop Heaven Hall of Fame.

Whippany Asst. Manager & Coach

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Alison Litzky

Bio

Alison Litzky is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with degrees in Sports, Entertainment & Event Management and Facilities Management. She played 4 years varsity basketball at Wayne Hills High School. Presently, Alison is Assistant Manager at Hoop Heaven and coaches several youth basketball teams including AAU. In addition to coaching, Alison provides private basketball training for all ages.

Whippany Asst. Manager & Coach

Cody Curatolo

Cody Curatolo

Bio

Cody Curatolo – Assistant Manager, Coach and Personal Basketball Trainer. He played basketball at Jefferson High School, and AAU with the Hoop Heaven Heat as well as the NJ Panthers. As basketball trainer, he continues to aid all individual players reach their ultimate goals, whether it is making their travel team, high school team or eventually playing collegiate basketball.

Whippany Asst. Manager & Coach

Kyle Lorenz

Kyle Lorenz

Bio

Whippany Camp Director

Bill Maranz

Bill Maranz

Bio

Bill Maranz (Coach M) – is the Camp Director. He has coached both in college and professionally. He currently works with the Brooklyn Nets in addition to running basketball programs in the Essex County area. Coach M’s enthusiasm and creativity make Hoop Heaven Basketball Camps known throughout the state.

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Tony Pujol

Bio

Tony Pujol – is one of our newest Elite AAU coaches. He was recently a top Assistant Men’s Coach at the University of Alabama before returning to NJ to spend more time with his family. He also offers private lessons and works with some are top HS players in their development.

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Rocco Carnevale

Rocco Carnevale

Bio

Rocco Carnevale played multiple positions at West Essex High School. He has been coaching AAU teams and house teams for 7 years at Hoop Heaven and won several championships. He runs many of Hoop Heaven’s clinics and offers private lessons.

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Kyle Just

Kyle Just

Bio

Kyle Just – is currently in his third season as a varsity assistant coach at Gill St. Bernard’s. He’s also been an assistant at St. Benedict’s Prep, Morris Catholic, and Parsippany High School. He has been coaching at Hoop Heaven for the past five years year round. He coaches both Elite and regular AAU teams at top area events.

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Jason Banzhaf

Jason Banzhaf

Bio

Jason Banzhaf is currently in his 3rd year of coaching House and AAU teams at Hoop Heaven. He does private lessons and instructional clinics. Jason played college basketball at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Coach Jason is third all-time in Catholic University Men’s basketball history in both points and rebounds.

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John Carvhlo

John Carvhlo

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Brett Coleman

Brett Coleman

Bio

Brett Coleman has been coaching at Hoop Heaven for the last 5 seasons in both for AAU and house teams. Brett is from Livingston, is the oldest of 4 brothers and recently graduated from Montclair state university with a teaching degree in physical education and health.

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Brandon Danzy

Brandon Danzy

Bio

Brandon Danzy attended Morris Knolls High School, graduated in 2008. Played football and basketball, then went on to play basketball at CCM. He has been coaching for 6 years and coaches kids from 5th to High School. He just started at Hoop Heaven in fall 2014.

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Mike Tierney

Mike Tierney

Bio

Mike Tierney- is going into his third year coaching AAU teams at Hoop Heaven. He was a two year varsity player at West Essex High School. He comes from a family of coaches. His father was the long term Boys Varsity coach at West Essex. He is also an IAABO ref.

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Jabari Jackson

Jabari Jackson

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Don Trifari

Don Trifari

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Whippany Desk Staff

Sandeep Suresh

Sandeep Suresh

Bio

Sandeep Suresh has worked at Hoop Heaven for the last 6 years. He played basketball at Parsippany High School.

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ABOUT THIS FACILITY

We have regulation size basketball courts, floating hardwood maple flooring for ease on participants' knees, state-of-the-art portable basketball stanchions, height adjustable regulation goals with tempered glass backboards and breakaway rims. HOOP HEAVEN offers members year round basketball competition, recreation and education for players of all ages and levels of ability. HOOP HEAVEN offers members year round legal and financial services thru their comprehensive affiliate program.

WHERE WE ARE

Celebrate your child's birthday at HOOP HEAVEN! We'll entertain the kids with the best basketball party they've ever had.

We provide: Pre-printed Hoop Heaven invitations 1 hour on a brand new, youth-size basketball court with state-of-the-art equipment Professional basketball and fun & games instructors 1/2 hour in our basketball-themed party room with tables and chairs NEW!! Birthday child will receive an official Hoop Heaven basketball suitable for autographing by guests.

The basic fee for each party is $295 for up to 15 children. Additional children at $15/ea. A $125 non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking. Balance due at time of party.

Call us today at your Hoop Heaven location:
Bridgewater: 732-271-HOOP (4667)
Waldwick: 201-251-HOOP (4667)
Whippany: 973-884-HOOP (4667)

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