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

ROB PAVINELLI

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!

MEGAN CASKIN

Head Basketball Trainer (Girls)

MEGAN CASKIN

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

LEON MARTIN

Suffolk Lightning Girls Director

Coach Martin is entering his 24th year of coaching Girls AAU basketball, the 1st 18 years with the Silver Bullets and the last 6 years with Suffolk-Lightning. He is one of the most successful and experienced AAU coaches in the country. His experience, work ethic, and knowledge has enabled him to send countless players to play in college through his efforts and vast relationships with so many Division 1, 2 and 3 college coaches across the country.

Some of his many accomplishments are listed below.

  • Assistant coach Kellenberg Memorial HS – New York State Federation champions
  • Assistant coach Copiague High School
  • Assistant coach Holy Trinity
  • Assistant Coach at SUNY Old Westbury High School
  • 6 straight appearances in AAU National Championship.
  • Only coach ever to win Back to Back Girls Division 1 AAU National Champions 2007 & 2008
  • 2-time USJN champions
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