Gilman Street Basketball Club
Gilman Street Basketball Club

Gilman Street Basketball Club

21 Gilman Street

Waterville, ME 04901


Lenny Holmes (Club Founder) -

Mark Leclerc (Club General Manager, Director of Operations) -

Matt Poulin (Facility/Events Director) -


Tony Staffiere (Former Head Coach at Unity College, Assistant at Colby College, Head Coach at Mercy College / C.O.R.E. Training Instructor)


Paul Vachon (Varsity Coach / Clinician)

Jason Pellerin (Varsity Coach, Lawrence High School Boys / Clinician)

Mitch Ryan (Travel & AAU Coach, Waterville / Clinician)


Mason Griffin (Coach / Clinician)


Club Founder - Lenny Holmes

Coach Holmes’ basketball career began at Presque Isle High School where he was an All-State player in the early 80’s. He went on to be an All-Conference collegiate player at the University of Maine Machias. Coach Holmes’ coaching experience includes years as the head coach at Windham High School and as an assistant at the University of New England.

Coach Holmes currently specializes in shooting Instruction, which he does throughout the Maine and New England. His Shooting School clinics, camps and individual instruction, provide Gilman Street Basketball Club participants with the best shooting instruction found anywhere.

Professionally Lenny has a Masters of Science in Educational Administration and has served as a Teacher, Athletic Director and Assistant Principal.

Director of Operations - Mark Leclerc

Mark has lived in Central Maine all his life and has been very active in coaching baseball, softball and basketball for over 35 years. He resides in Fayette with his wife Brenda where they raised three children, Malorie, Lindsay, and Sam. He was boys varsity assistant coach at Winthrop High School from 2005 - 2008 helping the Ramblers to two State title games, State Champions in 2008. 
Mark has been in business/sales since 1988 and began running basketball events 10 years ago. Since then, the Maine Athletic Club was formed and became the contact for competitive out of season basketball events in Central Maine. Recently combining with Maine Hoops has now provided Central Maine many more options for the best all of Maine basketball has to offer.
Mark believes sports is more than just winning or losing, and that every player should get their chance at their own level of play to become the best they can be. Come join us and see what we can do for your child.


Tony Staffiere, Founder C.O.R.E. Values Basketball, Ltd.


Tony Staffiere brings 15 years of college basketball experience in both men’s and women’s basketball at the NCAA Division I, II, III levels. Coach Staffiere has been a head coach in men’s and women’s basketball at the NCAA Division II and III levels. 
     Most recently, Staffiere was the varsity girl’s basketball coach at Mount View High School where he led the Mustangs to their first MPA State Tournament in over eight seasons. For his efforts, he was named the 2017 Kennebec Valley Athletic Association Class B Coach of The Year. 
     Staffiere relocated to the Waterville area in 2010 to serve as the top assistant women’s basketball coach at Colby College. While at Colby in 2010-2011, the program won 22 games and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Second Round. Working with the team’s post players, he helped develop a All-American Honorable Mention honoree and two New England Small College Athletic Conference All Conference selections. 

     A veteran of the summer camp circuit, Staffiere was a prominent fixture as Station Master at the infamous Five Star Basketball Camp around the country. Staffiere was asked to lead the illustrious “Station 13,” where he worked with current NBA stars LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Steph Curry. He has also lectured and taught at the Dean Smith Carolina Basketball School, Jim Boeheim Big Orange Camp, Geno Auriemma UConn girls’ basketball camp, Frank Martin South Carolina boys’ basketball camp, Bob Hurley Sr. Reebok All Star Camp and locally at the Pine Tree Clinic.

Jason Pellerin

Jason Pellerin is a lifelong resident of central Maine. He played basketball for Lawrence High School in 1989 and 1990 and captained the 1990 State Championship team. Today, he has come full circle as he is now the Boy's Varsity coach at his alma mater. Previous to being the Lawrence Boy's Varsity coach, Jason coached the Lawrence Girls' Varsity team for 8 seasons from 2002 to 2010. During that tenure, he was named two-time KVAC Coach of the Year. He has also been an assistant varsity coach under Mike McGee for the Lawrence Boy's Basketball team, the 8th grade Boys Basketball Coach at Lawrence Junior High, and the PAL Basketball Director for three seasons.


Mitch Ryan


Recently married, Mitch resides in Waterville with his Wife, Christina.  Mitch is excited and looking forward to working with area youth of all ages.  We are just as excited to have him on board, as he brings a lot to the table.
Mitch's Coaching resume:
-4 years coaching experience at Mount View (3-6th grade boys/girls B.U.M League)
-Summer camp director 2 years (Mount View B.U.M League)
-4 years coaching experience at the Alfond Youth Center (6th grade Boys)
-Gilman AAU coach 6th grade boys (Assisted high school boys)
-Gilman BBI sessions & One on One Clinics
-9 years coaching experience 

Paul Vachon


Coach Vachon is well known for his accomplishments as the Girls' Varsity Basketball Coach at Cony High School. 
- 23 years, seven state titles, 
- New England Basketball Hall of Fame, 2002, 
- Maine Sports Hall of Fame, 2013, 
- Maine Basketball Hall of Fame, 2014. 
Coach Vachon also started the Capital City Girls' Basketball Clinic in 1986 and over the past 30+ years has directed and built the CCC into one of the best day camps in the country.
Mason Griffin
Mason was a standout post player at Mt. Ararat High School and his moves around the hoop allowed him to be extremely efficient in spite of being undersized at his position.  Mason has gone on to Coach at several levels and has impressed many seasoned Coaches with his style and effectiveness regardless of his age.




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