2018 Coaches List
Andre is in his 10th year at Fencor. He is an assistant varsity and head JV coach at Germantown Academy. He previously served as an assistant at Plymouth Whitemarsh and Springside School. He also helps run Another Level Basketball, an instructional company.
Todd is a former assistant coach at Plymouth Whitemarsh High school and at Springside School. Has been coaching Fencor for 9 years.
11th & 10th Grade Regional Team
Dimming is in his third year with Fencor. He is formerly the head girls coach at Tacony Charter High School and has now moved to coach the boys.
Erin played as a two-year starter at William Penn Charter School and was a two-year starter at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, where she was a two time all league player. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Erin is in her second year with Fencor.
Stuart has extensive AAU coaching experience as well as in college shootouts and won gold medals at the Keystone State Games.
Sarah has won three Gold Medals as a coach for the Philadelphia team at the JCC Maccabiah Games. She played at Methacton High school and Juniata College. This will be her second year coaching AAU.
Presently an Assistant Coach at Central Bucks South after serving as an assistant at CB West. He has over 18 years of coaching experience.
Joe is a veteran AAU and travel team coach with the Warrington-Warwick organization. He is in his second year coaching at Fencor.
Currently an assistant college coach at Gwynedd-Mercy University. He is the former head coach at Hatboro-Horsham High School and assistant at Archbishop Wood. His teams have made several appearances in the AAU National Final 4 and has many players who went on to play Division I basketball.
Nicole is in her fourth year with Fencor . She played at nationally-ranked Bishop McDevitt and is a long-time teacher in the Hatboro-Horsham School District.
Janice has coached at Team X as well as travel ball. She played at Hatboro-Horsham High School and Cabrini College.
John is the head varsity coach at John W. Hallahan High School, which plays in the nationally renowned Philadelphia Catholic League. This is his first year at Fencor.
Matt is the head varsity coach at Upper Moreland High School. He previously was an assistant coach at Souderton High and Archbishop Wood. He has coached AAU at the highest levels.
Mark is an assistant coach at Upper Moreland High School. He played for Cairn University.
Amy (Snell) Murphy
Amy Murphy is the fourth in her family to coach for Fencor. She was named Player of the Year at Nazareth Academy and went on to play four years at St. Joseph's University. A former assistant at Gwynedd-Mercy University.
Taylor played at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy and King's College. She is the current head coach of the 6th grade team at Norwood-Fontbonne Academy. This is her second year coaching AAU.
Dave is the former head varsity coach at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School and Harry S Truman High School. He is also the former president of Lower Bucks and Lady Tigers AAU organizations and has guided many teams to the AAU nationals in his career.
Mary Eileen (Algeo) Besachio
Mary Eileen played Division I college basketball at James Madison University and led Lansdale Catholic to the state playoffs. She has coached travel basketball and run skills clinics. She is the third in her family to coach for Fencor.
Coaches Box - A Note of Appreciation
Just a short thank you to all the men and women who; took all the time necessary, gave up all that family and even vacation time, planned all those practices, went to all those tournaments, listened to all those excuses for missing all those planned practices, put up with all those bad refs’ calls at all those tournaments, cared so much about each player, tried so hard to be positive in critiquing the players, and loved practically every minute of it!!!!!!!!!!!
Fencor prides itself on the quality of volunteer coaches we have. Not that each one is perfect all the time but overall there is a lot of basketball taught, team building done, individual improvement and positive relationships built. On average between 2 practices a week and about 7 tournaments per team, the coach spends a minimum of 120 hours with the team, not counting any travel, planning, phone calls, ‘wondering’ time, tryouts, and meetings. Somewhere all this fits the definition of commitment. Thanks!
Interested in becoming a Fencor Coach? Here are the qualifications.
The club looks for people that can meet the demanding time commitment, have some knowledge of the game from playing and/or coaching, and can organize and manage practices and games.
At least as important as that skill set is that the coach can keep winning in perspective, handle varying levels of parental interest, create a team atmosphere, and understand the important impact a coach can have on a young player.
Different age levels clearly need coaches with different abilities and outlooks. The club has a Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse History Clearance done on each potential coach. We try hard not to have a parent coach a Fencor team with his or her child on that team.
If interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org.