Scott was a standout during the 1998-1999 season leading Central Catholic High School to a Division 1 State Championship averaging over 30 points and 11 rebounds per game. Scott was named Massachusetts’ player of the year by both Gatorade and the Basketball Hall of Fame.
In his senior year, Scott was named a McDonald’s All-American. Scott later played at the University of Connecticut as well as at the University of Rhode Island where he was named the team MVP and a member of the Atlantic 10 All-League team. Scott averaged 16 points per game and finished with the fourth best free throw percentage (80.7) in the school’s history making 159 of 197 free throws in his Rhode Island career.
Upon graduation from URI in 2005, Scott began a professional basketball career in Europe. As a professional, Scott has played both in Sweden and Luxembourg. As member of the Black Star Mersch in Luxembourg, Scott was named the league’s Most Valuable Player averaging over 30 points per game.
Scott is now the head coach at Bradford Christian Academy in Haverhill, MA. His experiences on the basketball court, his knowledge of the game, and his outgoing personality make him an inspirational and lovable coach.
Scott also runs the Scott Hazleton Basketball School is recognized as one of the most competitive clinics in Massachusetts and thus brings in some of the best talent in New England.
Joe played high school ball for the 1998 MVC champion Haverhill Hillies. He then played junior college basketball for Northern Essex Community College. While there Joe was selected as a First Team Pre-Season All-American, was a two time 1st Team All Region, a two time 1st team All-New England, and finished his 2 year career scoring over 1000 points , and was selected a 3rd Team All-American. A two year captain, he was second in the country in scoring with a 26.7 point per game average.Joe has since been the President and co-owner of the Mv Roadrunners. He is now an assistant coach at Bradford Christian Academy, the Director for Player Development for Lady Rivals middle school and will be coaching with the MS futures teams . Joe has been coaching youth basketball in the Haverhill or Pentucket school districts since 2002. Joe is married to his wife Lindsey, and has 3 children Aliana, Jordan, and Brady.
Ushearnda Stroud (Coach U) a Georgia native received an athletic scholarship to the University of Tennessee and later Sacred Heart Univ. During her junior year, Ushearnda and teammate were struck by a car breaking her leg and shoulder. After intense rehabilitation and graduation, she was able to return to the court playing basketball professionally in Germany. Once returning from overseas she focused on mentoring and coaching, with positions at Watertown High School, Notre Dame High School, Salem State University and Lawrence High School. Ushearnda has coached and trained athletes who have gone on to play and continue their education at, Fairfield, Marquette, San Jose State, St. John’s, Univ of New Hampshire, Trinity College, Syracuse, St. Anslem, Univ Hartford.
Air force Base (Germany) to train the children of our serviceman and women. Ushearnda received recognition of service by the U.S. Military Stars and Stripes News. Also, she was the founder of the United Conquerors Basketball player-development organization working with girls K-12 providing academic assistance and basketball skill training. This service to the community has been recognized by the Mayor of Malden MA, U.S. Senate, Massachusettes State Senate and House of Representatives. Most recently Zonta International awarded Ushearnda the 2019 "Woman making a difference" recipient.
Ushearnda is currently in her second year at Brooks School (North Andover MA) as the girl's 1st basketball head coach.
Coach Wayne Williams has been playing and coaching basketball his entire life. Playing and coaching on the boys side and in adult leagues, he moved over to the girls side when his daughters were young. He has been involved in every facet of growing the game of basketball from individual, group, and large clinic instruction. Although never the head coach due to work restrictions, he has been an assistant and confidant to many top high school coaches including Sean Reddy(Lasalle), Scott Hazelton(BCA), Gary Martinelli(Ponaganset). Specializing in fundamental skill work and conditioning, he has been head coach in some top AAU programs, Exodus NYC, Breakers, and Rivals, to name a few. His one constant theme and message to kids, is to work on the total package if you desire to play at the college level. Coach Willams has coached and sent players to UCONN, Kentucky, Syracuse, St. John's, as well as most D2 and top D3 programs throughout the country. He has established a great relationship with many of the college coaches on the road today.
Coach Heidi played 3 years for Nashua High School. Her team was ranked third in the country by USA Today. Coach Heidi played for the Granite State Rockettes AAU team at the national level. She was senior captain and went on to play Division III at Rivier College. Coach Heidi was a four year starter and senior captain. She has coached at various highs schools and AAU programs in NH.
Craig has enjoyed the game of basketball his entire life. He started coaching in 1999 for the Derry, NH Recreation Program and quickly moved up to the Derry Girl’s Astros Travel Team. In 2006 he started coaching AAU girl’s basketball. His team won the NH State Championship for three consecutive years; then went on to the National tournaments and ranked in the top ten. He moved over to the NH Rivals in the fall of 2009 and again the teams won the NH State Championships. Over the past few years he has grown along with the Rivals, coaching at all grade levels. Several of these players have received full and partial scholarships; including DI Colleges - Boston University, University of Richmond, Niagara University, Holy Cross, DII Colleges - St. Michaels, SNHU, as well as many DII colleges. Coach Bonneau has been an important part of the Girls Rivals accomplishments since the start of the program. He is known for his positive attitude, enthusiasm, and basketball knowledge.
Don grew up in Haverhill and played a multitude of sports at Whittier Technical High school. He’s been coaching youth basketball since 2000. Don started coaching youth basketball when his daughters (Ashley and Nicole) showed an interest in the sport. Don brings an abundance of energy and discipline to the Rival program. Don was co-owner of the MV Roadrunners AAU program. Besides basketball Don has coached youth football and soccer. He is married to his wife Lynn.