Premier Basketball Staff


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 Premier Basketball NY


Player Development Coach

Over 20 years of College Coaching Experience [Division III, Ivy League, Big East, and Patriot League]

He has recruited and coached numerous players who have gone on to the NBA and to Europe to play professionally.

Walter Townes

Head Coach :

  • Clarkson University
  • Drew University

Assistant Coach:

  • John Jay
  • Queens College
  • St.Johns
  • Dartmouth
  • Holy Cross
  • Columbia
  • Rutgers


Premier Basketball NY 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