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Vassar College Basketball Tournament Edge Athletics Elite Basketball Poughkeepsie Youth Basketball

Elite Basketball

Our goal is to help the youth of our community develop their basketball skills and a love for the game. We foster  the ideas of hard work, discipline, and commitment. Our athletes get the opportunity to work on their game year round while being exposed to high level coaching, a strength and conditioning coach, and college coaches that visit practice.

Vassar College Basketball Tournament Edge Athletics Elite Basketball Poughkeepsie Youth Basketball

Peter Stefonowich

Peter has been coaching basketball in the area for 25 years. He coached high school basketball at Ketcham, Our Lady of Lourdes, Pawling, and Webutuck. While at Webutuck his team won the Dutchess County Coaches Association Championship and finished in the section final four, four years in a row. He was named Dutchess County Coach of the Year in 2005. He coached at the college level at Dutchess Community College and SUNY New Paltz. He worked at the Hoop Group coaching at their prestigious Eastern Invitational Basketball Camp now called Elite Camp and has been to clinics at Duke University and the University of North Carolina.

Ketcham, FDR, Beacon, Dutchess County Coaches Association, Edge, John Jay, Spackenkill, Lourdes

Dan McMaster

Dan received an All-Conference Honorable Mention as a freshman in high school . He also received All League honors from his sophomore year and made All Section as a junior. Dan was named MVP of the 1996 Exceptional Senior Game. Dan was Conference I-C MVP, and All County team, the Poughkeepsie Journal All Star team. Dan was on the Top 100 High School player list. As a Senior he was MVP of the All County team, named Player of the Year by the Dutchess County Coaches and the Poughkeepsie Journal. He became Ketcham’s All Time Leading Scorer with 1246 points and is still the highest scoring boy at RCK. Dan’s final high school career average was 26.2 points per game. Dan played on the Hudson Valley Empire State team which won the gold medal Summer 1995 in Ithaca. He started for this team that had many players that went onto college as well as the NBA. Dan played on the Converse team at the Nike Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas and played on the All Star team at Five Star camp. Dan also played in the off-season for the Hudson Valley Vikings which contained many of the best players in the Hudson Valley. Dan played on the Roberto Clemente team at tournaments at Riverside Park in NYC. He was recruited by many college coaches and notably Bill Van Gundy visited Dan to recruit him to play for his junior college team. His college career was cut short by an accident. Dan was inducted into the WCSD Thomas D. Macrini Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. Dan started coaching at St. Martin’s de Porres - where he started - and his three sons play there as well.    

Coaching Staff

Chris Tompkins

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Rich Tompkins

Ernest Alfred

Stacy Loughan

Ricardo Smith

John Wilson

Josh Taylor