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Who We Are

Don Francis

Founder & CEO

In 2010 Andrew founded AD Hoops training in Brooklyn and ran programs at Bishop Ford High School and Bishop Loughlin High School. Andrew was responsible for launching Loughlin’s inaugural Basketball Camp. In addition Andrew has been a featured clinician/instructor at FST, Villanova Basketball Camp, Hoop Start USA, St. John the Baptist, St. Anthony’s, St. Dominic’s, & LI Back to Basics Basketball. Andrew was an assistant at Hunter College.

 

Prior to his time at Hunter Andrew spent two years as a Volunteer assistant at Northport HS and one year at Bishop Ford HS in Brooklyn. At both schools he focused on player development.  In the summer of 2011 Andrew coached the Nike Battle of the Boroughs Brooklyn All Star Team which featured former Brooklyn Net star Isiah Whitehead. In the summer of 2012 he conducted the one week “Zip Workout” for 15 D1 players.  He has coached numerous AAU and CYO teams including St. Patrick’s, Brooklyn Comets, LI Hoosiers, and Holy Name. He also assisted the Horizons youth program in Brooklyn. In the fall of 2012 Andrew was an assistant on the Suburbs team that beat NYC in the Metro Classic All Star Game.

 

Currently Andrew is the Head Varsity Basketball Coach at his Alma Mater Northport High School. In his first season (2012-13’) the team achieved a 22-3 record and won the Long Island Championship for the first time since 1995. He was named the Newsday/MSG Varsity and LongIslandBasketball.com Coach of the Year. Northport has made the Suffolk Final 4 in 5 of the last 8 years.. In 2015-16 Northport finished the season 19-2 with the only two losses coming to the two teams that appeared in the L.I. Championship. This past season the Tigers were 22-2 with both losses coming to Suffolk champ Brentwood. Their resume included a win over the Nassau Champion Baldwin. Since Andrew’s arrival at Northport High School in 2012 the Tigers have achieved a record of 133-41. Andrew was inducted into the Northport athletics Hall of Fame in 2018.

As a player at Hobart College Andrew garnered NABC DIII East Region All-American Honors, he was the Empire Athletic Association “Athlete of the Year” and was a 1,600 point scorer. He held Hobart’s records for 3 pointers in a game with 10 for 17 years. He was also a key member of the Statesmen Lacrosse team that won the D3 national title in 1993 and was also a member of the 1st Hobart D1 team in 1995. Andrew was inducted into the Hobart College Athletic Hall of Fame in November of 2012.

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