Coaches and Staff

MVP's coaches have vast experience in the college, high school, and the AAU ranks. They come back year after year because they believe in MVP’s program and mission. Each program is led by a Commissioner who has demonstrated outstanding leadership ability. Many of the Commissioners have lengthy resumes as head basketball coaches.

Camp Leadership

John Nemsick – Director

John's experience as a high school basketball coach and secondary education teacher led him to start coaching at MVP back in the 90's. John has been camp director fifteen years and utilizes his Master's Degree in School Leadership to lead a staff of 35 coaches

Dillon Faulkner, Associate Director

Dillon's experience as an assistant at SUNY Fredonia and AAU Basketball Program Director led him to find Backyard Sports and MVP Basketball Camp. Dillon also earned a Master's Degree in Sport Business Management and currently serves as the Director of Business Operations for Backyard Sports.

Tim Jenkins – Camp Director

Tim is the varsity boys basketball coach at The Birch Wathen Lenox School in New York City. Tim has coached at MVP since inception and was promoted to Asst. Camp Director in 2011.

Tyrone Carver – Camp Director

Ty is the varsity boys basketball coach at Mamaroneck High School. He was commissioner of MVP boys 11-12 division for many years before his promotion to Assistant Camp Director in 2011.

“John Maher
Coaches Spirit  Award”


John Maher

John Maher worked in pharmaceuticals but his true passion was basketball. John coached AAU teams during his corporate career and then added summers at MVP during retirement.

John also loved kids just as much as basketball. If he ever saw kids of any age and ability shooting hoops at a playground he had to go over and start talking basketball with them. He just couldn't help himself.

John coached in the oldest boys division alongside MVP's most experienced coaches, many of them less than half his age. But he never took a back seat to anyone when it came to his energy as a teacher and mentor.

After John passed away suddenly in 2008, MVP created an award in his honor. This award goes to one MVP coach each summer who typifies his passion for basketball and his love for children.