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)

Jason Pellerin (Varsity Coach, Lawrence High School Boys)

Mitch Ryan (Travel & AAU Coach, Waterville)


Nick Pelotte (Waterville High Varsity Boys Coach)


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

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. Most recently, Coach Staffiere served as the head men’s basketball coach at nearby Unity College from 2011-2013. Prior to that Staffiere served 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. 

Staffiere has experience at the Division I level while working with the University of Maine as men’s basketball program as a graduate assistant. There he coordinated travel, prepared advanced opponent scouting reports and assisted in player development with the team’s post players. Staffiere also served three seasons as Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Athletic Department Recruiting Coordinator and adjunct lecturer of Sports Management at Division II Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. 

A veteran of the summer camp circuit, Staffiere has been a prominent fixture as Station Master at the famous Five Star Basketball Camp around the country. Staffiere was asked to lead the illustrious “Station 13,” (made famous by current Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino in the late 1970s). He has also lectured and taught at the Dean Smith Carolina Basketball School, Jim Boeheim Big Orange Camp, Jim Calhoun UConn boy’s basketball camp, Frank Martin South Carolina boy’s basketball camp, Bob Hurley Sr. Reebok All Star Camp and 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 employed by the State of Maine as a Programmer Analyst.  For three years now, his focus is primarily working on financial application development and customer service/relations.  Mitch is excited and looking forward to working with area youth of all ages.  We are just as excited to have him on board.
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
-Going on 9 years coaching experience 

Nick Pelotte

A life long native of central Maine, Nick Pelotte spent many moments exciting the crowd at the Augusta Civic Center as the point guard of Valley High School, ultimately winning four straight state championships. After graduating from Valley Nick went on to continue his career playing collegiately at Plymouth State University.

At Plymouth State Nick continued his successful career. Taken from his 2010 induction into Plymouth State's Hall of Fame:

“A former star guard for the Plymouth State men’s basketball team, Nick Pelotte thrilled fans and stunned his larger opponents with his electrifying play. He was a three-time NCAA Northeast Region All-Star and a Third Team All-American in 2005 who finished his career with 2,111 points, second on Plymouth State’s all-time scoring list.

A native of Bingham, Maine (Valley H.S.), Pelotte made an immediate impact as a freshman and was named New England Rookie of the Year in 2002. He earned All-New England and All-Northeast Region honors his next two seasons after averaging more than 18 points a game, and he exploded with 28.1 points per game as a senior to rank third in the nation in scoring and earn Third Team All-America and ECAC New England Player of the Year honors.

Pelotte led the Panthers to a combined record of 82-35 with four post-season berths, three in the ECAC and once in the NCAA. He was the leading scorer on the 2003-04 Panthers that finished 24-6 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. His most memorable moment was his epic 62-point performance in the 2005 LEC Tournament championship game, earning him the Most Outstanding Player Award in a double-overtime loss”.

Nick currently serves as Waterville High School's Varsity Boys' coach.


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