Bio & Coaching Resume

Biography “Coach” John McGuire 


I have been an educator for the past 14 years.  Elizabeth Public School District, New Jersey.

Educational advancements:

I have a Master’s Degree in Administration/Supervision from Walden University. April 2009 (GPA 3.8)

Hoops There It Is Basketball Resume

2006- Our camp was established with 57 players

2011-received official endorsement of the NJ Police Athletic League (PAL)

2010-2011-“Hoops There It Is” is now a year round clinics are born! We have worked with well over 100 players since September of 2010 and continue to provide preseason practice and conditioning as well as ongoing coaching throughout the year for those who choose to get extra instruction weekly.

2010-Established a Private Training teams program

2011-“Hits there It is” is also born. A fundamental program that gets baseball players ready for the season. Our preseason training will improve beginner to advanced. It is a fun and interactive program that provides a comprehensice understanding of baseball.

2011-2012-Established an AAU travel basketball program   12U and 15 U

Coaching Resume:

In Elizabeth School District:

8 years-Boys Middle School Basketball (2009 District Championship)

11 years-Boys Middle School Soccer (Three district championships 2001, 2007 & 2009)

10 years- Boys Middle School Baseball (District champions in 2011 & 2nd place in District in 2009)
Cranford experience:

6 years-Saint Michaels-Head Girl’s basetball coach

12 years-(present)Cranford Recreeation basketball referee

2011-2012-PAL team trainer-6th grade boys and 5th grade girls

2010-Present-Hoops There It Is AAU Basketball-10 AAU Championships and counting

2015- 6th Grade Champs (Christmas tournament South Brunswick)

2016-Mid Central Jersey Champs for 4th grade Lady Knights, 5th Grade Lady Knight, JV Lady Knights, 7th grade Knights, and Boys high school Knights   Honorable mention-Lady Knights lost by 3 in Championship and 8th grade boys lost in semi finals


Coach Craig West: Information COMING SOON!!!


Staff Resumes


Coach Anthony Pires has already joined the staff at “Hoops There It Is” during the fall basketball pre-K to elementary program on Saturdays. He showed patience, knowledge, and a genuine knowledge of the game how to teach the players correctly.

Coach Anthony has been hired as our expert for the pitching staff. He still is currently pitching in an adult baseball league. He enjoys the competition of the game. He is going to be a great asset to our staff during our “Hits There It Is” Baseball Program. He too is prepared to visit the little league fields this spring and summer to watch our players execute their pitches in the “real” games situations.  

To build fundamentally sound baseball players with a specialty in pitching.

B.A. in physical education and health, January, 2004

Kean University, Union, New Jersey



Dec. 07 – Present-    Elizabeth, New Jersey

Head Coach, Boys Middle School Basketball

  • Developed and implemented daily practice and conditioning schedule
  • Provided instruction in teaching the fundamentals of basketball and life

Mar. 09 – Present      Elizabeth, New Jersey

Head Coach, Boys Middle School Baseball

  • Developed and implemented daily practice and conditioning


  • Provided instruction in teaching the fundamentals of baseball and life

Apr. 03- June 03
Upper Freehold High school, Allentown, New Jersey

Head Coach, Junior Varsity Baseball

  • Developed and implemented daily practice and conditioning schedule
  • Provided instruction in teaching the fundamentals of baseball and life.

Coach Pedro Garcia


Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, NJ  Major (Sports Management)

Union County College,
Cranford, NJ     Received  Associates Degree

 Work Experience:

Joined Hoops There It Is  Knights AAU Program as an assistant coach

Became an assistant Coach for Hoops There It Is Summer Program

Pedro is co-coaching with Coach Anthony Pires for two of HTII camp in Scotch Plains YMCA and one week for HTII baseball camp at the YMCA.

2010  Murray Hill Health and Racquet Club
New Providence, NJ


  • Explain and enforce safety
    rules and regulations governing sports, recreational activities, and the
    use of exercise equipment.
  • Stocks shelves.
  • Fully interact and assist members
    on how to better their health performance

“Coach” Nicholas Rodriguez

Coach Nick is a fantastic baseball coach. Coach Nick has been hired to assist myself  in working with the position players as well as the hitting and base running aspects of the game. He lives, breathes, and loves the game. He is also a great educator of baseball. He coaches much more than what goes on inside the diamond. He also believes in our philosophy and looks forward to coaching our players and eventually he too will be visiting little league fields to see the improvements of our baseball players thanks to our comprehensive “Hits There It Is” Baseball Program. Nick will be co-coaching will me in February and March clinics and plans to become an important part of our baseball program. 

Welcome Coach Nick and Anthony!

Objective:       To obtain a coaching position in the Hoops There It Is Camp that will enable me to continue to progress and develop professionally.

Education:      Masters degree in the Art of Teaching, 2008

Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

Bachelor of Arts in Education, 2003

Kean University, Union, NJ

Certification:  New Jersey Standard Teaching Certificate: K-12, Health and Physical Education

Coaching Experience:         

Ronald Reagan Academy #30, Elizabeth, NJ 9/07-present 

Head Middle School Girls Soccer Coach

Head Middle School Girls Basketball Coach

Head Middle School Boys Travel Baseball Coach

Westminster Academy #26, Elizabeth, NJ     9/05-6/07

Head Middle School Girls Soccer Coach

Head Middle School Girls Basketball Coach

Head Middle School Boy’s Baseball Coach   

McAuliffe Middle School #77, Elizabeth, NJ 11/03-6/05

Head Middle School Girls Basketball Coach

Head Middle School Boys Baseball Coach

*Also worked a summer camp that included Golf, Tennis, Volleyball in Elizabeth (summer of 2008, 09, 10)

Joan McGuire


Elizabeth Public Schools,  Elizabeth, N.J.

Kindergarten Teacher
October 1999- Present

Academic after school teacher for grade levels pre-k through sixth grade

– Plan, develop, prepare, and implement an effective kindergarten program

– Devise and prepare daily lesson plans, materials, teaching aids and demonstrations to

effectively convey critical concepts

– Stimulate and motivate students by generating excitement and enthusiasm

– Compose and administer authentic assessments to monitor student progress

– Communicate with parents/guardians on their child’s progress, fostering excellent

professional relations

– Integrate technology across the curriculum

– Mentor for first year kindergarten teacher

“Hoops There It Is” Summer Basketball Camp, St. Michael’s School, Cranford, N.J. 

Co-owner /Assistant Manager
June 2007 – Present

– Responsible for the advertisement and record-keeping for a co-ed summer basketball camp for children ages 8 to 14 during the months of June and July.

– Managed and catered the daily lunch program

– Served over 300 campers in the program

Union County College, Cranford, N.J.

Sports Director for the College for Kids Sports Program
June 2004 – August 2006

– Responsible for advertising, mailings, camper files and updated information for a full day sports program .

– Managed a staff of 6 instructors and 10 assistant instructors.

– Responsible for supplies, weekly meetings, and the safety and location of the children.

– Designated driver for campers in relocating them to their sites.

– Communicated with parents/guardians on their child’s progress and pertinent daily information.

Union County College, Cranford, N.J.

Co-Ed In-Line Hockey Instructor/Volleyball Instructor for the College for Kids Summer Sports Program for 11-14 yr olds.

June 2002- August 2003

– Created, organized, instructed and supervised daily activities while monitoring the progress of the children’s skills and abilities in hockey and volleyball.

Union County College, Cranford, N.J.

Student Accounts Clerk/Cashier
April 1997 – October

– Responsible for the adjustments and record-keeping of students accounts

– Applying payment and financial aid to accounts when applicable

– Worked closely with registrar, recruitment, and financial aid to assure proper account management and convenience of  payment.

Volunteer and Related Experience

– 2009 Project Graduation “Thank you” Committee manager for Cranford High School, Cranford, N.J.

– 7th and 8th grade girl’s volleyball coach for the seasons 2002-2006 at St.Michael’s School, Cranford , N.J.

– Assistant Director/Choreographer for the Roosevelt Middle School Choir, Elizabeth Public Schools for the 2005-2006 season.

– Volunteered with Calvary Lutheran church in the assistance of Homeless Mothers 1998-1999

– Sponsor for a child in Sri Lanka since 2003 with Christian Charity Fund