ABOUT

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.

ADMINISTRATION

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

Briana Podlovits - Lady Defenders, Girls Athletic Director @ St. Margaret's in Middle Village, Queens, NY

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

COACHES

Sebastian Aguilar - Asst. Freshman Coach @ Christ the King Regional High School, Co-founder of Queens Defenders training program

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

Damien Jackson - Asst. JV Coach @ Forest Hills High School, Founder of TOWIU Skills Academy

Ed Collier - Founder of "The Workout NYC"

Blake Gaston - Head Freshman Coach @ Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School

Frank Abreu - Head Varsity Coach @ Evangel Christian School

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

Ryan Kennedy - 1000pt scorer @ Farmingdale State College, Founder of Grind City Training, 2021 Zero Gravity national championship winning coach

Cory Madden - former player @ Manhattenville College

Ben Chobhaphand- Head Varsity Coach @ Forest Hills High School, Former Head Coach @ Laguardia Community College, Former Assistant Coach @ Nassau Community College

Joe Bode- PAR @ St. Stans Ozone Park, Queens, NY

Leeza Theodore

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

Dom Santoro- Former assistant athletic director and coach @ Nativity, 2021 Zero Gravity national championship winning coach

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