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  Mr. David Vasquenza is owner and director of WINS For Life. He has a range of valuable work experience and knowledge  
  in teaching, training, coaching and motivating individuals and groups of all ages. For over thirty years Mr.  Vasquenza has
  served adults and students for public schools and various educational organizations. He was employed at Oak Hill School
  for over 20 years as a staff trainer and direct care provider in special education. The WINS For Life workshops he created 
  and facilitates serve as professional development hours for teachers and child care providers across New England.      
  
  Mr. Vasquenza
 is a guest speaker and clinician at the Basketball Hall of Fame . He has successfully coached   
  basketball at many levels (college, high school, AAU, middle school). 
From 1996-2000, Coach Vasquenza assisted
  Worcester State College to much success and the best four-year record in the 65-year history of the Men’s Basketball
  program. During this time, the Lancers earned the only regular season MASCAC Championship title in school history  
  (1999-2000) and two ECAC berths (1998, 2000). From 1994-96 "Coach V" led Connecticut Starters AAU boy's teams to 
  three consecutive D1 State Championships. In 1996, his 15u team finished 13th in the country at the 72-team D1 Nationals. 
 
  In 2009, Mr. Vasquenza established the successful WINS For Life All Stars AAU Basketball program. The program
  grew quickly as players elevated their skills. By the 2013 high school season, 20 freshmen and  sophomores were
  playing on their varsity team! In the 2013 AAU season, Coach V's 8th grade (14u) team was 27-7 and won four
  tournament titles. Six students made their varsity basketball as freshmen. 
In 2014, the 15u (9th grade) team started 
  the season with a 24-4 record, won three tournament championships, and earned a bid to the D3 Nationals. In 2016, 
  the 17u team won the SilverMedal at the CT. State Tourney and finsihed in third place at Zero Gravity Nationals. In 2017,
  four members from that 17u team earned High School All-State honors, and nine players were selected All-Conference. 
 
  Coach Vasquenza has worked at summer camps hosted by legendary coaches Lute Olsen, Don Nelson, Gary Williams,
  and Rick Barnes. For 9-years he worked as an Asst. Camp Director and coach for Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun's BB Camp.  
  
  Mr. David Vasquenza has led a multifaceted career in education, human services, and coaching with a commitment
  to helping others. His career focus has been to assist and lead individuals with their physical, intellectual, social, and  
  moral development. The mission statement is "to help as many people as possible, in as many ways as possible". 

  Administrative Leadership
  David Vasquenza
  
Mike Morhardt
 
  Coaches (camps, clinics, and AAU):
  
David Vasquenza: Director (former college & high school coach; D2 basketball player at Keene State)

  Brandon Gage: former Head coach, Womens Basketball, University of St. Joseph's
  Brittany Whiteley: Suffield High School Girls Varsity coach, High School teacher, former player atEastern CT. State Univ. 
  Ben Horwitz: Pace University Men's Basketball assistant, former Mens Basketball Manager at Syracuse Univ. (2017 grad.)
  Dan Horwitz: Trinity College assistant coach, former college player at Newbury College (2017 graduate)
  Deanna Mayza: 2016-17 captain, University of Hartford Women's Basketball,
  Derrick (Tony) Seldon, II: Western CT. State Univ. Mens Basketball coach, Eurobasket Select pro-player (Germany, 2016
  Ethan Burke: Men's Basketball manager, College of Charleston, 2017 All-State (Class S), 7-year WINS player
  Emily Savino: Graduate Assistant, Western New England College Womens BB captain 2012-13, 2010 CCC Rookie of 
  the Year, First Team All-Conference. 2011-12, 2012-13, WNEC Coca-Cola Female Athlete of the Year 2012 & 2013,    
  Gary Burke: Canton High School Asstistant Varsity coach, retired 25 years USAF, Central Conn. State Univ. graduate,
   played basketball for Myrtle Beach Air Force Base 
  Frank Mansella: Coventry Travel Basketball (President),
  Jesse Peterkin: Ridgefield High School, Freshmen Boys Basketball coach, teacher at Ridgefield HS, Master Degree at 
   University of New Haven, D3 Varsity Crew member at Ithaca College
  Jevon Williams:  East Hartford H.S. Freshmen Boy's Basketball coach, educator East Hartford Public Schools,
   former college player at Univ. of Connecticut (Storrs), and UConn Avery Point, UConn graduate.   
  John Cessario: Southington High School Varsity Boys Head Coach, 24-year high school coach, educator at CCMC School,
  Bentley College Graduate, led 2013-14 East Windsor High School to NCCC conference Championship & 23-2 record.
  One of Connecticut High School Basketball's top Varsity Coaches.
  John Winer: CREC Athletic Director, former college coach at Leigh University
  Jonathan Myette: East Hartford H.S. Assistant Girls Varsity coach, E.H.H.S. school social worker, Masters Degree NYU
  Jordan Richard: Varsity Boys basketball head coach, UConn Avery Point Men's Basketball captain, 
   Masters Degree: Southern New England Univ, Bachelors Degree; Univ. of Conn, educator at Wheeler Clinic.   
  Lisa Oriard: former college coach (Univ. of Washington, Boise State, Whitworth College), two-time All Pac-10 player
  (University of Washington), two-time All-Academic Pac-10, selected Pac-10 All Decade Team Women’s Basketball, 
   2-year captain, Univ. of Washington Women’s Basketball, 1,000+ point scorer, 4 NCAA appearances , 3 Pac-10
  conference championships (98-20 record), named "Top 10 Pioneers in Sport for the 20th century" (Spokane, WA.)       
  Marissa Gudauskas: Suffolk University, current student-athlete & member of Women's Basketball team 
  Mark Corey: Conard High School Assistant Varsity coach, UConn graduate, three sport captain at Hall H.S
  Mark Hyduk: Southington High School Boys Basketball coach, educator for Hamden Public Schools.
  Matt Gionfriddo: Hall High School, Assistant Varsity Coach, educator at West Hartford Public Schools; ECSU graduate 
  Melanie Binkhorst:  Bates College, current student-athlete & member of Women's Basketball team 
  Mike Morhardt: former Stafford H.S. Boys Varsity coach & Windsor Locks Girls Varsity coach,
   2015 Teacher of Year (Stafford Public Schools) Former player at University of Hartford, educator at CCMC School. 
  Ryan Aeschliman: East Granby Varsity Basketball coach, educator at EGHS, former college player at Kean Univ. (NJ)