Premier Basketball Staff

Philip Izevbehai

Boys’ Lead Trainer

Premier Basketball Coach Phil Izevbehai
  • Elwood-John Glenn High School
    • 2x All-County
    • All Long Island 2008-09
  • New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
    • Associated Press
    • All-Conference Second Team
    • Top 10 3 pointers made in NYIT History 2012 to 2014


Director of Basketball Operations

  • St. Dominic Head Coach for 15 years

*NY State Federation Champions
* 3 Time NSCHSAA Champions

  • In 1997, Rob Pavinelli was recognized as:

*MSG/Daily News Tri-State Coach of the Year 
*Newsday Coach of the Year
*ONE of only two people in NY State history to win a
 NY State Federation Championship as both a player and a coach.

  • MSG Varsity Basketball Color Analyst
  • Director of Suffolk-Lightning for 7 years….and counting!


Head Basketball Trainer (Girls)


Sachem North High School (’01 – ’05)

  • Two-Year Captain
  • Two-Year Coach’s Award
  • Freshman ‘Rookie of the Year’

Fairfield University (’05 – ’09)

  • 4 year starting point guard
  • Team Captain
  • All Academic Team
  • Ranked 7th in school history for assists and minutes per game