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Queens Defenders is a Queens, NY based AAU basketball program dedicated to the development of our student athletes both on and off the court.  At Queens Defenders we provide an opportunity for children with various skill sets to train, develop their game and increase their self confidence.  The coaches in our program are committed to providing many opportunities for players to expand their skills, knowledge and love of the game of basketball.  Our programs success is not measured by wins or losses but by the improvement of the children's skills, academics and overall basketball experience.


Anthony D'Agostino - Founder, Athletic Director @ Our Lady of Hope in Middle Village, Queens, NY

Mike Limongelli - former Head Varsity Coach @ Valley Stream High School South 

Brandan Polite - Asst. Varsity Coach @ Newtown High School, Founder of Rise Above Training

Eric Brooks - Head Freshman Coach @ Christ the King Regional High School, former Fordham University point guard

James Horan - Head JV Coach @ Christ the King Regional High School


Sebastian Aguilar - Graduate Assistant @ Florida State University,               Co-founder of Queens Defenders training program

Tom Friemel - Asst. Freshman Coach @ Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School

Damien Jackson - Asst. JV Coach @ Forest Hills High School, Founder of TOWIU Skills Academy, Asst. women basketball coach @ Adelphi University

Ed Collier - Founder of "The Workout NYC"

Jason Cipolla - former Syracuse University player, helped the Orange reach the National Championship Game in 1996

Alonzo Ortiz-Traylor - former LIU Post and Georgian Court basketball player

Wes James - Founder of Different Breed Basketball Training, 2021 Zero Gravity National Championship winning coach

Prince Charles - Assistant JV Coach @ St. Mary's High School of Manhasset, former Christ the King High School basketball player

Alex Duenas - Assistant Varsity Coach @ Newtown High School

Kyle Crabbe - Coach @ Columbia Grammar and Preparatory High School, 6+ years coaching at various NYC programs.

Dwayne Banks - Former D1 player @ South Carolina State

RyanAnne Flannery - Former varsity basketball player at Maspeth High School, 6+ years coaching CYO @ St. Stan's Maspeth

Henry Dyckman- Christ the king Asst. JV coach, former Queens College Asst. coach

CJ Cooke- Former Newtown HS varsity basketball player, 5+ years of coaching experience

Justin Sevilla- Co-founder of Queens Defenders training program, 5+ years of coaching experience

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