Girls Director: Christina Raiti

Christina Raiti has recently been named Head Coach of the LuHi Girls Basketball program.  She plays a key role in coaching a nationally ranked high school team. She has worked with girls and boys from 4th grade through high school on a variety of different skill sets. Christina is the Assistant Athletic Director at LuHi as well as the Girls Basketball Director for LuHi Summer Programs. Coach Raiti is a former four year member of the Trinity College Bantams and she has a BA in Education and Special Education with a Masters in Early Childhood Gen. Ed and Special Ed (1-6). Coach Raiti is intuitive and demanding. She brings out the best in all athletes she works with. 

Phone: (516) 592-0272

Email: Christina.Raiti@empireyouthathletics.com

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Director: Derek Klein

Coach Derek played basketball at SUNY Brockport for four years. He is the Assistant Varsity Coach at national powerhouse, LuHi.  He has been in the basketball training business for six years and has trained athletes from elementary to the collegiate level as well as professional athletes. Coach DK has a Masters degree in Recreation and Sports Sciences. He is young, energetic, and extremely talented.

Phone: (516) 659-3237

Email: Derek.Klein@empireyouthathletics.com

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Director: Leon Pursoo

Coach Pursoo is the Head Coach of the LuHi Second Varsity team. He was the Varsity Boys Head Coach at Eagle Academy for Young Men II from 2012-2018. Prior to his head coaching position, he was an assistant at Medgar Evers College from 2010-2012.  Coach played at LIU Southampton and excelled on and off the court. Coach Pursoo is very passionate and energetic.

Phone: (516) 528-3446

Email: Leon.Pursoo@empireyouthathletics.com

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Director of Operations: Andrew Metz

Andrew Metz graduated from St. John's University in 2014 with a Bachelor Degree in Sports Management and in 2016 with a Masters Degree in Sports Management with a focus on Sports Administration and Coaching.  During his time at St. John's University, he served as the Administrative/Grad Assistant with then Head Coach Steve Lavin and the St. John's Men's Basketball Program for 5 seasons. Andrew is currently an assistant coach for national powerhouse, Long Island Lutheran.  He is also the Director of Operations and 17U Coach for the Adidas Sponsored AAU Program - NY Jayhawks.

Phone: (516) 528-3446

Email: Andrew.Metz@empireyouthathletics.com

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