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Staff

Joe Craigue, Director & Coach

Craigue, a native of Concord NH, played at Division-1 Saint Mary’s College of California. He played his high school basketball at Mission Prep in San Luis Obispo, CA, where he was a MaxPreps.com first team all-state selection. Craigue is currently the starting point guard for Deyi Sports (Shenzhen, China) where he plays professionally each year from late June thru July. He also trains some of China’s top-prospects and runs coaching-clinics for Chinese college coaches. Craigue is passionate about passing on his basketball knowledge to the next generation of basketball players.

Kraig Harlow, Coach

Kraig Harlow a native of Claremont, NH is in his third year at Cap City Basketball. Coach Harlow comes to the program bringing great enthusiasm and love for the game. Coach Harlow is known for his creative approach to teaching integral basketball skills to athletes. Currently, he is the Athletic Director at Unity Elementary School and coaches high school basketball with the Fall Mountain boys program.  He has also spent time working under former Stevens Varsity Coach Matt Baird-Torney. Coach Harlow has also had the pleasure to work for various AAU programs in VT and NH.

Dimitri Floras, Coach

Dimitri Floras is entering his 3rd year with Cap City Basketball.  We are very fortunate to have such a talented player coach our kids. After a storied high school and prep career (New Hampshire state championship with Merrimack High School, New England Prep School Athletic Conference honorable mention, and a recognized top 100 recruit), Dimitri continued his playing career at division 1 Quinnipiac University (Hamden, CT) before transferring home to Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, NH) for his final 2 seasons (averaging 13 ppg and a NCAA tournament appearance). Dimitri is currently playing professional in the  ABA and after the Cap City season will continue his pro career overseas.  Coach Dimitri brings a ton of passion and energy to the gym and the kids love him!

Jason Pimentel, Coach

Jason is a 2010 graduate of Lawrence HS (MA),  where we was a standout on the basketball team, gaining the interest of scouts. He continued his basketball career collegiately at NHTI from 2010-2013, helping them win the conference championship in his final season. Jason then went on to play for Plaistow Shockers of the ABA. Jason brings knowledge and a fire to teach the game to Cap City, where he will contribute greatly to the development of our players.

Kirin Asselin, Coach

Kirin Asselin is a star soccer player for the Tilton Rams,  one of the top prep programs in the country.  As a blue chip soccer recruit, Kirin is currently being recruited by multiple division 1 colleges. She is also a contributor on the girls basketball team, where she helped the Rams win the N.E.P.S.A.C. championship this past Winter. 

According to coach and director coach Joe Craigue, she has the knowledge and leadership ability to really elevate your game.

"In all my years of Coaching, I have never seen a vocal leader quite like Kirin. She gives her all, and expects everyone on her team to do the exact same, and nothing less will be accepted," said Coach Craigue about Kirin's qualities both on and off the floor.

We are excited and proud to have Coach Kirin coaching and getting our players better!

Lou Demos, Coach

With over 29 years of boys varsity coaching experience, Lou brings a wealth of knowledge to our program. Lou has coached at every level from developing youth all the way through high school. Lou began his coaching career in Manchester, NH with St. George in the CYO organization. During his time he has developed his talent for teaching the game while holding players to the highest standards and always having a team first mentality. In his time as coach he has amassed countless State and City championship at every level. Coach Demos has led Cap City to back to back to back state championships.

Melissa Pfefferle, Coach

Melissa Pfefferle is entering her 2nd year with Cap City Basketball.  Coach Melissa, had a very successful career at the University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH) where she was their starting point guard for all four seasons.  After college, she spent 10 years as an assistant coach for the womens basketball team at Division 2 Saint Anselm College (Manchester, NH).  While at Saint Anselm, she also was the head softball coach for 5 seasons earning Coach of the Year honors in the Northeast 10 conference. 

Bill Duffy, Coach

Bill Duffy is in his third year with Cap City Basketball.  Bill has served as an assistant varsity basketball coach for Concord Christian Academy for the past 7 seasons. Coach Duffy is no stranger to AAU basketball having spent two seasons coaching AAU Basketball before Cap City.
 

Adam Tuttle, Coach

Adam Tuttle is in his first year with Cap City Basketball.  Coach Tuttle was a 4-year starter, a 1000-point scorer, and All-State selection for Trinity High School (Manchester, NH).  Upon graduating in 1997, he continued playing collegiately at Colby-Sawyer College (New London, NH).  He was a major part of two of the most successful seasons for the Chargers, winning back to back conference championships in 2000-01 and 2001-02.  For the past 5 season, Coach Tuttle has been the JV Head Coach and varsity assistant at Concord High School (Concord, NH).  We are happy to welcome Adam's wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm for the game here at Cap City Basketball!

Damon Avella, Coach

Damon Avella is currently in his 1st year with Cap City Basketball.  Damon lives in Bedford, NH and has been coaching basketball for the past 8 years.   He is currently the head coach of the 2019 State Championship Bedford 4th grade travel team, as well as, an assistant coach for the Bedford 6th grade travel team.  Coach Avella puts a huge emphasis on developing fundamentals and also working together as a team.  He is the Vice President of the Bedford Basketball League and is actively involved in many other coaching responsibilities in and around Bedford, NH.

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