Meet Our Team
Charles Tracey, Center Director
Charles has been involved in structured teaching, playing and coaching of basketball for over 35 years. He has coached recreation, traveling All-Stars, and AAU teams in the community. Charles lives in Covington with his wife and three children. His family is very active in our community and the local basketball scene. Charles is the Girls Head Basketball Coast at Lakeshore High School and is also the former Hannan High School Head Basketball Coach.
Charles grew up in Kenner and played in Biddy programs from 9-12 yrs. old. He participated in four National Biddy Tournaments, winning a National chanpionship in Puerto Rico in 1976. He played High School Basketball at De La Salle High School in New Orleans through his Senior Year. He was coached by some of the best Biddy coaches in the area as well by Jim Tillette his Senior year. In fact, Jim won the Louisiana State Championship in 1986 before moving on to become the head coach at Samford in Birmingham, AL.
Ryan Lewis, Coach
Ryan parlayed his 6’9″ frame into a frontcourt career, first at the University of Georgia for two years then at the University of Jacksonville. Originally a graduate of Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg FL, Ryan has mentored young prospective basketball players as a Basketball Camp Counselor in Georgia for two years then again in Jacksonville for another two.
Now a resident of Mandeville, Ryan advises our coaches and players on drills, footwork, and schemes for our forwards and centers. He also works with our AAU teams to advance our players’ skill and basketball IQ. Ryan has been with our Center for two years.
Mike Andersen, Coach
A 30 year employee of DuPont, Mike has coached basketball locally for many years. Besides coaching at Pelican Park for 6+ years he served on the Girls Basketball Board for 3 years. As a Biddy coach for 4 years, he coached a team that finished 5th nationally in 2005. A graduate of Bonnabel High School, Mike has been with the Center since its inception.
Steve Alfonso, Coach
Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach, Lakeshore High School
12 years of high school coaching, former head coach at Hannan, St Bernard and Rummel High School
Barry Dotson, Coach>
Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach, Fountainbleu High School
25 years of high school coaching, former head coach ay Holy Cross and Brother Martin High School
John Priola, Coach
Boys Varsity basketball Head Coach, Mandeville High School
25 years of high school coaching, former head coach at Holy Cross
Elicia Ocmond, Coach
A 2008 graduate of Mandeville High School, Elicia started point guard lettering all four years on the varsity team. Senior year she was selected all-district, played in the Pontchartrain High School All-Star Game and was selected Honorable Mention Academic All-State. In 2008-2009 she played guard one season for Millsaps College Women’s Basketball Team.
Elica’s coaching and AAU experience consists of playing six years for Mandeville Magic, and then coaching for the last 2 1/2 years at the NSBBTC.
Melissa Weinmunson, Coach
- Mandeville High School Girls Varsity Assistant & 9th Grade Head Coach
- 2 time High School District MVP at Loranger
- High School All State 1st Team
- High School State Champion
- SLU Scholarship Athlete
- All Academic Southland Conference
Hannah Tracey, Coach
- Sophomore, Mandeville High School
- 2 time Biddy All American
- Biddy National Free Throw Champion
- 2 time Mandeville Jr High MVP
- High School All Parish Team as Freshman
- Mandeville High Best Offensive as Freshman
Steve Lopinto, Coach
- Fontainebleau High School Varsity Girls Head Coach
- Former Head Coach at Central Lafourche and Maurpas
- Head Coach for 12 years
Phil Williams, Coach>
- Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach, St Paul High School
Luke Barwick, Coach
- Boys 9th Grade Basketball Coach, St Paul High School
Kenny Troncoso, Coach
Interested in Joining our Team?
NorthShore Sportsplex is always looking for caring and skilled individuals to join our training staff. Please call us at 985-773-4185 for more information and to see if any positions are currently available. At the very least, please send us your resume to review and keep on file.