The Sports Barn Basketball Coaches
Chris Coates has an extensive basketball resume as both a player and a coach. He started at Winnacunnet high school in Hampton, NH where he was Mr. NH basketball and a High School ALL-American. Coach Coates decided on Keene State College where he was a two time All-American and National player of the year nominee. After graduation, he went on to have a successful professional career playing in Australia, France, Hungary and Norway where he was 2004 MVP and leading scorer at 26 points per game. He also played for the XBA Dakota Lightning and the Adirondack Wildcats of the USBL summer pro league. Chris was a player/coach for a season in France and coached a handful of games in the pro ABA League for the Manchester Millrats and Boston Frenzy. He was recently inducted to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, Little East Conference Hall of Fame and the Keene State College Hall of Fame.
Coach Bradley is the Derry girls director of the Spartans with nearly 10 years of coaching experience. A former player from Dover High in Dover NH, he spent years as an assistant and camp instructor, assisting his program while attending UNH. For nearly five years he coached in many capacities at St Thomas High school in Dover NH. He started as a head coach for the Freshman & JV boys while also serving as a varsity assistant, but also spent time as the Varsity head coach for the girls basketball program. Spending some seasons here as a Spartans coach, he has consistently received great reviews from players as well as parents for his positive attitude and a passion for teaching the game and holding players accountable.
We are proud to have Coach Cyr join the Spartans and Sports Barn coaching staff. He is a Native of Greenland NH and has a passion for coaching basketball. Chad has been the Greenland middle School boys basketball coach for the past four seasons and has a great reputation for developing his players skills, work ethic and awareness of the game. In addition, he has been coaching for the Spartans program for the last year, bringing home multiple tournament championships.