Billy Council has been coaching on the AAU basketball circuit for the past twelve years. Included on his list of accomplishments are 2 AAU Division One- National Championships and 1 BCI National Championship.
In addition to building a reputation as a passionate and dedicated AAU Basketball coach he has also coached for several years on the high school basketball circuit for both boys and girls. During this period, one memorable highlight was winning the 2005 New York City Freshman Championship with All Hollows Boys Basketball Team.
2010 embarked on a new period for Coach Billy Council where he led Fastbreak’s 10U team to rank #8 in the country for the AAU National Championship after the team’s inception of only three months.
In 2011 Billy’s 5th grade team finished 2nd in the country. Coach Billy’s exceptional knowledge and love of basketball consistently produces superb athletes and outstanding young adults both on and off the court.
Jesse Shapiro was formerly Partner, Fastbreakkids, New York City’s fastest-growing youth instructional sports group, which he launched in 2005. He was also Head Coach of the 17U basketball team of the legendary Riverside Church. At the age of 30, Mr. Shapiro has spent 12 years involved in AAU Basketball, 10 years as a coach. He has taken six teams to the Division I National Championships in Orlando, FL.
Age 35, born and raised in Bronx, New York, attended Mount Vernon High School as a multi-sport athlete football and basketball and finished his education at Sullivan College. Son of a basketball coach, whom first became involved, coaching at the age of 22 at The Bronx Kings Youth Organization under his dad’s tutelage, then combined with New Heights NYC where he led his team to 4 NYC Metro AAU Championships along with numerous top twenty finishes and tournament victories for almost a decade.
Assistant coach: Miramar High School Miramar, Florida
Director: New Renaissance Basketball Association (NRBA) South East Division
Dan Klores is Founder/Executive Director of the New Renaissance Basketball Association (NRBA).
An award-winning filmmaker and playwright, Klores has directed six films during the last 9 years, four of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Mr. Klores’ work includes the Peabody Award-winning epic, “Black Magic,” which tells the story of the Civil Rights movement through the eyes of basketball players and coaches from our nation’s Historical Black Colleges and Universities, and “Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks.”
He is the author of “Roundball Culture: South Carolina Basketball” (1980 Strode Publications), and pens a regular column, “Mind Over Media” for “GRANTLAND,” the new ESPN/Bill Simmons web magazine.
Klores is the founder of DKC Communications, one of the nation’s most successful crisis management, marketing and public relations firms. He serves on the boards of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Children’s Health Fund (CHF), an organization established 25 years ago by the singer/songwriter Paul Simon to give free health care to homeless and indigent children. Launched in New York, CHF is now in more than 25 cities across America.
A lifelong New Yorker, Klores resides in Manhattan with his wife and three children. He decided to create the New Renaissance Basketball Association for two reasons – his love and passion for the game, and for children.