Tom Sclafani

Coach Sclafani is entering his 35th year in the girls basketball community. He is currently the Co- Owner of Coaches Choice USA. This organization runs girls basketball Tournaments, Camps, and Clinics in the Tri-State area. Coach Sclafani is also the Co-Owner of Hoop Nation which runs boys basketball Tournaments in the Tri State Area. Other businesses owned by Sclafani include a Video Production Company and a Sports Management Company which manages former Professional Athletes and Coaches.

Coach Sclafani has run and spoken at many basketball Camps in the Tri-state area. He has coached 81 players who have received Division 1 and Division 2 scholarships and has helped over 3,000 players go onto play College Athletics over the years in his role at Coaches Choice USA and at The Highlight Reel (a National Recruiting Service) where he served as Vice President and Co-Owner.

At the Collegiate level, Coach Sclafani was an Assistant Coach at St. Francis College and Scranton University. While at Scranton the team posted a 26-5 record and was ranked 5th in the nation on the D3 level. Sclafani went on to become the Head Women’s Coach at Stevens Institute of Technology where he was voted Coach of the year three years in a row. He went on to compile a 60-36 record, one league championship and Two ECAC bids.

At the High School level, Coach Sclafani produced a 124-45 record while coaching at Adelphi Academy in NYC. In 1997 Coach Sclafani led his team to the state finals. Coach Sclafani is currently the Head Girls Coach at East Brunswick High School. He lives in East Brunswick, NJ with his wife Debbie, sons TJ, Danny and Dominic and daughters Dayna and

Tucker Neale

Tucker has led both a distinguished playing and coaching career.  He attended Strongsville High School where he led his 23-2 team to regionals while garnering 1st team All-Ohio honors.  He still holds numerous school records, 44 points in a game, 537 points in a season.  He then was an AAU All-American in the summer of 1990.  He attended Colgate University and led Colgate to the NCAA Tournament in 1995, the first time in the school’s 96-year history and was twice named Conference Player of the Year.  Tucker is the All-Time leading scorer at Colgate (2,075 points.)  He holds 9 other school records and has since had his #20 jersey retired.  He then as invited to the Boston Celtics camp in 1995, the year of the NBA lockout.  Instead, Tucker opted to play in Germany in the Bundesliga where he averaged 30 points per game and was player of the year.  In 1996, he tried out with the Cleveland Cavaliers and was cut in the final round.  He then started TFN Camps & Clinics.  His NBA clientele now includes Calvin Booth (Washington Wizards), Keith McLeod (Utah Jazz), Cezary Trybanski (Phoenix Suns), and Andreas Grinieadakis (Detroit Pistons).  He has worked with Paul Grant (Milwaukee Bucks) and Adonal Foyle (Golden State Warriors).  His workouts have been viewed by the General Managers and Player Personnel Directors of 14 NBA teams. He has over 50 players currently in college whether from his lessons or thru SMAC.

Jon Lawniczak

Jon has been part of the New York Basketball community for the last 18 years. He started his playing career at St. Anthonys High School (Recently ranked as the number 1 sports program in New York state and top 50 in the country by Sports Illustrated.) From there he went on to play at Hobart and William Smith college and was part of the schools first Division 3 NCAA Tournament appearance.

Coach Lawniczak has been a High School Coach for the past decade beginning with St. Dominics High School (2003-2006) and Long Island Lutheran High School (2007-present). Both programs have fluorished with his assistance leading to an overall combined record of 192-51 and multiple championships.

Coach Lawniczak has also been involved with Lightning basketball since 2005. First as a coach and as the Girls Program Director since 2008. His team has gone on to have aLightning Hall Fame career with a 460-118 record over 8 AAU seasons with several major championships including the Boo Williams Nike Invitational and the Nike Chicago Tournament of Champions. His team also won an AAU National II Championship in 2008. As the Girls Director, he has built Lightning Girls basketball into the largest girls basketball program in the country. Lightning girls has over 800 members in 3 states.