HC Elite Basketball was formed to offer high level, specialized training for local basketball players through camps, clinics and summer AAU teams.
In 2002, when Bill’s youngest child went to high school, Coach Nap started working with a group of 4th graders who formed the HCYP Sharks basketball team. When that group reached high school, they continued to play AAU for Coach Nap, under the name Howard County Elite. In 2010, as a 17U Division I team, they won numerous tournaments, including MD State 17U and 19U Championships. The team finished their season placing 3rd at AAU Nationals and being ranked 5th in the Nation.
In 2007, when the Elite players went to high school, Coach Nap started coaching a new team, the HCYP Sharks 4th grade team. This team has developed into one of the top teams in the Baltimore-Washington area. They can be found either playing up against older teams or in the top AAU leagues in the area. In 2010, they were Champions of both the Potomac Valley 7th grade AAU league and the 7th grade Rising Stars League.
• Current Travel Team Commissioner for HCYP
• Director of Basketball, HCYP Spring 2007 – 2014
• Established the Howard County Middle School Basketball League in 2009
• Served as Commissioner of Howard County Middle School League in 2010-11 and 2013-14
• Director of HCYP Officials 2007-11
• Commissioner of HYBA Spring and Fall leagues 2007 – 14
• Director of Howard County Winter Travel Leagues and Holiday Tournaments since 2003
HC Elite Club Administrator.
Jackie handles management and administrative responsibilities at the Club level.
She represents HC Elite at meetings such as the MD State AAU meetings and is the club contact in
dealing with other events and organizations. Jackie also assists with most other HC Elite functions,
like tournaments, camps and clinics. She is a big asset to the club, tackling any issue that arises. Jackie loves people, kids, sports and basketball in particular and brings great energy and her positive ,
outgoing personality to everything she does.
Director of Skill Development
Coach Reed is in his 14th year teaching fifth grade at Glenelg Country School. He also coached boys varsity and junior varsity basketball at Glenelg Country from 2000 to 2013. In that span, he coached championship teams and worked with numerous players who have excelled in high school, as well as many players who went on to play at the D1, D2, and D3 levels in college. For the 2010-11 season, Coach Reed’s Glenelg Country School team finished with a record of 28-4, won an MIAA Conference Championship, and was ranked 10th amongst area high school teams in The Baltimore Sun. An individual skills specialist and a dedicated student of the game, Coach Reed is excited about working with HC Elite. During the summer and early fall of 2012, Coach Reed did extensive skills training with River Hill graduate and former HC Elite player Varun Ram as he prepared to walk-on at the University of Maryland. Ram successfully walked-on with the Terps for the 2012-2013 season, and he gave a portion of the credit to the training he did with Coach Reed.
(Coach, Camp Director, Skills Trainer)
A native of Potomac, MD, Coach Stefan has been a fan of basketball since elementary school when he first learned about the game while playing travel basketball with the Potomac Boys Club. He played three years of high school basketball at Winston Churchill High School and has been playing recreationally in men’s leagues and tournaments ever since. For the past 12 years, Coach Stefan has been the head coach or assistant coach of recreational, middle school, travel and AAU teams in the Howard County Youth Program (HCYP) basketball program. He has been an NCAA Certified coach since 2008. His teams have won several regular season championships and tournament championships, including an American Youth Basketball Tour National Championship, Boys Maryland State 17U Championship, and Boys Maryland State 19U Championship. His coaching philosophy centers around teaching the fundamentals of the game through preparation, hard work, teamwork, and good sportsmanship, with an emphasis on developing both basketball skills and basketball sense and ultimately instilling a love of the game in all of his players.
(Coach, Camp Counselor)
Dan, brother of HC Elite Program Director Bill Napolitano, has been coaching youth basketball for over 13 years. He grew up in Lanham, MD in Prince Georges County, a hotbed of basketball, where he honed his skills competed in some of the toughest youth basketball games around. Dan was a stand-out HS guard who earned first team All-County honors at DuVal High School in 1980. He is a Division I scholarship athlete who was a First Team All-Conference player and team leading scorer at UMBC in 1984. He has taken teams to AAU State and National tournaments and was instrumental in starting the Howard County Middle School League in 2009. He has coached for six years in the Mid-Maryland Junior Basketball League, winning three championships including a 21-0 perfect season in 2009. Dan takes pride in developing players and sharing his love of the game. He has developed numerous players into both HS and college players. Dan currently coaches the 10th grade HC Elite AAU team which competes in top tournaments throughout the region.
(Coach, Camp Director)
Scott has spent 28 years coaching at the high school and collegiate level. After a seven-year stint as a men’s assistant at Loyola, Scott took over the
boys basketball program at Mt. Hebron High School from 1991-1995. During that time period the Mt. Hebron boys accumulated the best in county and overall record of any Howard County team during that time period. His 2004 team won the Howard Championship. In 1992 he was named Baltimore Sun Howard County Coach of the Year.
Scott then became a men’s assistant coach at Johns Hopkins University where he was responsible for guard play, including skill development for the guards and team offense. When Scott had his first child he left Hopkins to become Girls Basketball Coach at Mt. Hebron High School from 1997-2009.
During the 13 years Scott was coach at Mt. Hebron the Vikings compiled a 213 -84 record. His 2008 team went 28-0 and captured the Maryland State Championship.
He was named Baltimore Sun All Metro Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2008, Baltimore Examiner Metro Coach of the Year in 2008, Digital Sports Maryland Coach of the Year in 2008. He was named Washington Howard County Coach of the year in 2001 and 2008, and Baltimore Sun Howard County Coach of the Year in 1998, 2001, 2005 and 2008
After taking a year away from basketball Scott returned to the sidelines in 2010-11 to coach the Howard High School Girls basketball program. In his first season at Howard the Lions won their region and advanced to the Maryland State semi-finals while compiling a 20-5 record.
Scott has extensive experience running his own basketball camps for young men and women, speaking at clinics for coaches, and working at camps along the eastern seaboard. He currently has several former players competing at the NCAA Division 1,2 and 3 levels.
At his camps his goals have been:
That aspiring players learn basic skills that can help them in future basketball endeavors. The fundamentals skills that are stressed including shooting, ball handling passing, rebounding, individual and team defense, one on one moves, post moves, and individual workout drills
That the youngsters have fun playing basketball
Those participants learn important positive traits that can be not only applied to basketball but more importantly to life in general.
Steve played college basketball at St. Mary’s College. While at St. Mary’s, he set 6 school records including the single-season scoring record while leading the conference in scoring. He was the 1997 St. Mary’s College Athlete of the Year. After college, Steve went on to the University of Virginia where he received his Master’s degree in Motor Learning / Sports Psychology. Steve was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at UMBC 1999-2000 where he worked with all of UMBC’s NCAA Division 1 Athletic teams.
Steve has coached numerous teams, including both Recreation and Travel HYCP Basketball teams. From 2011 to present, Steve has coached the HCYP Sharks/HC Elite (Class of 2020) team where his son, Justin, is a member of the team. He has also served as commissioner for HYBA fall and spring leagues from 2010-Present.
Chris has been coaching youth basketball for HCYP over 7 years. He grew up in Randallstown, MD, where he played basketball, football and lacrosse for The Randallstown Optimist Program. He was a multi-sport athlete at Randallstown High School and went on to college where he earned several degrees in Business Administration from The University of Maryland, Towson University & St. Joseph’s University.
In 1994 he became an AFPT personal fitness trainer and continues to train daily and work with various athletes. He is currently coach of the 1999 HC Elite team, the HCYP Sharks 13U/7th grade Boys and the Chapelgate Christian Academy MS team. Chris has been coaching basketball for the Sharks travel program the past 3 years. In that time his Sharks teams have had winning seasons including multiple tournament Championships.
(Coach, Trainer, Camp Director, and Counselor)
A native of Columbia, MD, Sam grew up playing for Coach Nap’s HCYP teams in middle and high school. He attended Atholton High School, where he was a two-sport athlete, starring in soccer and basketball. In basketball, he was an all-conference player and captain, helping lead his team to successful seasons within the county and the region. After high school, Sam attended Haverford College where he was a 2 time all-conference player and team captain. He graduated from Haverford in the spring of 2011 with a degree in economics. During his time at Haverford, Sam also got involved in coaching, working area basketball camps with youth and also directing his own camp, DiverseCity Hoops, a unique program which combines basketball and social education. After college, Sam was able to continue his basketball career professionally, playing for Hod Hasharon in the Israeli National League. Sam is home, on break from the Israeli National season, during the Spring and Summer off-season, working with HC Elite AAU teams and camps.
Coach Jens has a passion for the game of basketball and enjoys sharing his passion and knowlege with players of all ages. Matt has been teaching in Howard County for 14 years. He has been at Howard High for the past 4 years and Dunloggin Middle School for the previous 10 years. Matt is in his 3rd year coaching at Howard, the first year as the JV coach, and the past two years as the varsity head coach. As a former Division I college basketball for 4 years at Lafayette College and a team captain his senior year, Coach Jens has a wealth of experience and knowledge about the game and what it takes to get to the next level. Matt has been involved in the basketball community the entire 14 years he has been in Howard County and continues to be active in the Howard County Men’s leagues. Matt is married to Mary Jens, a teacher at Veterans Elementary School. They have a 6 year old daughter, Maggie.