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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 second 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.

Lou Demos, Coach

With over 28 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. Lou is also one of the programs AAU coaches and recently both his 10U and 11U teams won NH state championships and reached the National Championship game.

Bill Duffy, Coach

Bill Duffy is in his second 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 for Trifecta Basketball AAU and also helping conduct camps and clinics for them. 
 

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. 

Ben Filteau, Coach

Ben recently moved to Hooksett from the Nashua area and is in his first year at Cap City.  Ben previously was an assistant coach at the successful North Andover (MA) High School.  He has also coached various ages for the Boston Warriors and New England Storm AAU programs.  In addition to these programs, Ben has volunteer for the Nashua Special Olympics basketball.

Colin O'Neil, Coach

Coach O'Neil is in his 3rd year with Cap City Basketball.  Colin was captain and a member of the 1997 All-State basketball team at Manchester (NH) Memorial High School.  After High School, he had the opportunity to stay local and continue his playing career at Notre Dame College (Manchester, NH) as a member of the 1998-1999 basketball team.  Since graduating, Coach O'Neil has been very actively involved in youth basketball.  He served as the Head Coach of Parker Varney Elementary (Manchester, NH) boys basketball program, as well as, Head Coach of the 10U and 11U Cap City boys team.  This Spring, Coach O'Neil will be assisting the class of 2024 and class of 2025 Cap City Adidas Gauntlet programs as they enter their first year on the circuit.  Coach O'Neil brings years of knowledge to the game and we are excited to have him back with the program.

Zach Bean, Coach

Zach Bean is in his first year with Cap City.  He is a former collegiate basketball player that had a stand out career as a 3 year starter for Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH.  Zach has also coached as the high school level as a varsity assistant for Kearsarge (New London, NH) and Cheverus (Cheverus, ME).  Coach Bean has also spent the previous summers coaching at "Step It Up" which is an international training basketball camp focusing on developing players from grade 6 to college from all around the world.

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 basketball with the Worcester 78s of 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!

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.

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!

Ray Ramas, Coach

Ray Ramas is in his first year as a coach with Cap City Basketball.  He will be assisting with the Manchester 6th grade boys program in their first year of play with Cap City.  Coach Ramas moved from New Hampshire from California in 2016.  Since settling in NH, he has volunteered as a coach for Boys and Girls Club of Nashua, as well as various travel teams in Hollis, NH.  Coach Ramas started his coaching career working with the College of Siskiyous in Weed, CA.  We are happy to have Ray join the staff and look forward to having work with our teams.