Staff

Mike Byrnes

Owner / CEO

Mike has had a wide variety of success through the game of basketball. After spending three years as an assistant coach at WPI and Nichols College, he stepped away from the college game to start 1 Stop Basketball. His goal was to assist youth players in accomplishing their goals both on and off the basketball court. 1 Stop Basketball began as a program founded on individual and small group skills training. It now offers training, conditioning, camps, clinics, leagues, and after school programs in two locations; Webster, MA and the MPLEX in Mansfield, MA.

In January 2016 Mike took over the reigns as the Program Director of the Central Mass Swarm, quickly growing the program to 20 teams. He has now further expanded the program into the Metrowest area, and created the Metrowest Swarm, which will be run out of the MPLEX in Mansfield, MA.

Mike feels strongly that 1 Stop Basketball offers an outstanding product to youth players and can get players to where they want to go. During his tenure Mike has currently trained and worked with over 100 youth players in the Central Mass area.

Dan Peretti

Owner / President

As Owner and President of 1 Stop Basketball Dan brings over 20 years of experience in AAU coaching, player development and program growth. In partnering with Mike Byrnes his goal is to expand 1 Stop Basketball’s overall product offerings into multiple locations.

Dan’s AAU coaching resume includes assistant and head coaching positions with a number of premier AAU programs in the New England Area. These programs include: Rhode Island Breakers, Rhode Island Hawks, Connecticut Nike Elite and Team Mass. He currently coaches the 9th grade and varsity teams for Central Mass Swam.

Throughout his tenure he has held the title of program director for both Milford, CT and Sturbridge, MA travel basketball. He currently holds a senior director position with Swarm Basketball and is assisting their expansion into the Metrowest area. His passion for basketball shows in the work he puts into developing both his players and their teams.

Joe Dicruttalo

Director of Basketball Operations

Over the past 10 years, Joe has had the opportunity to work with players all across the youth development spectrum.  From directing a youth instructional league to helping college players maximize their potential and find opportunities to continue their careers after college, Joe has gained a unique view on the best tactics to maximize development for players of all skill levels and ages.  Serving multiple years as a college, high school & youth basketball coach, as well as serving on multiple town & recreational travel boards, has given him a unique insight into overall basketball player development.

In high school, Joe lettered 3 years as a Varsity player at Franklin High where he was part of 2 league championship teams and was named First Team All League twice.  After high school he continued his playing career at Westfield State University. During his senior year, he was elected captain where he led the team in steals & assists and finished second in points & rebounds.

Paired with a degree in elementary education, Joe strongly believes in teaching the game of basketball with a high focus on both character & player development.  A long time advocate for creating a safe & positive environment for players to utilize the game of basketball to improve their lives both on and off the court, Joe hopes to use this experience as a way to generate awareness about the importance of positive role models in youth basketball.

 

Todd Minarik

Basketball Trainer / Head Coach

Todd has been involved in basketball as a player, trainer & head coach since the mid-1980s.  He is currently the head basketball coach for All Saints Academy, Central Mass Swarm AAU & the Webster travel team for the SCMBYL league.  Throughout his coaching career, Todd has been implementing modernized training methods, evaluating individual skill levels & team concepts resulting in numerous tournament & league championships.  He has also coached at the New England Elite Skills Camp and the Junior Elite 75 Showcase Camp where he trained players from youth to high school levels.  As a player, Todd had an outstanding career at Bartlett High School compiling a 66-17 record over four years while being selected twice as a league all star.  He also earned top performer selection in USA Today, as well as selected to the Telegram & Gazette All Star team.  In 2012, Todd was inducted into the Bartlett High School Hall of Fame.

Mike Byrnes mbyrnes@1stopbasketball.com 508-826-5233 | Dan Peretti dperetti@1stopbasketball.com 401-864-6105