Brent Pelella (Founder/Editor-in-Chief)- A Connecticut native, Brent spent 3 1/2 years at Eastern Connecticut State University where he played baseball and obtained a BA in Communication. He competed three years as a collegiate baseball player. As a college graduate, Brent was an employee of The Hoop Group and then a Graduate Assistant for the Long Beach State University Mens’ Basketball team. He is currently Head of New Business Development for Feat Socks.
Robbie Goodrich is our photographer and ead Contact Reporter for CIAC Boys Basketball. He is a former D3 college athlete who works in the education field. Robbie loves high school basketball and strives to find the stories that reflect the intensity of competition on and off the court. He is the co-founder of an advocacy group called RACCE and is passionate advocate for educational equity. For coverage or questions he can be reached at (203) 597-7456 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Rubinstein (Contributing Editor)- Sam is a 2014 graduate of Pomperaug High School where he was a three sport captain in basketball, baseball, and football. Currently, Sam is a student at UMass Amherst in the Isenberg School of Management as a Sport Management major and Education minor. He is a student manager for the UMass men's basketball team, who is a part of one of the top conferences in Division 1 basketball, the Atlantic 10. As a student manager, Sam assists with day-to-day operations for the program along with video work and statistical analysis. During the spring at UMass, Sam is a member of the school's club baseball team and is an assistant coach for DRIVE Hoops AAU, located out of Hadley, MA. For the past two summers, Sam has been an intern for Hoop Group Elite camps in Reading, PA, which are known as the best showcase camps for high school players on the east coast. Locally, Sam has been the coach of the Pomperaug High School summer league team at the Waterbury YMCA for two years, has worked several local youth basketball campus in the area. He hopes to work in either college basketball or high school athletics as a coach or athletic director and has a passion for teaching children life values through sports.
Nate Rubinstein - Nate grew up in southwest Connecticut prior to venturing out to Columbus, Ohio to earn his bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs Journalism, along with a minor in Media Production and Analysis, from the Ohio State University. Known for his flashy passing and sharpshooting from the perimeter, Nate still has the ability to be a high-class point guard in OSU’s intramural B division, but chooses to spend most of his time in the press box as a play-by-play broadcaster for the Scarlet and Gray Sports Radio and the Big Ten Network Student-U program, covering multiple Ohio State athletic teams. This past year, Nate also covered the Buckeye women’s basketball team for Ohio State’s student newspaper, The Lantern. With his passion for high school hoops, Nate contributes recruiting reports for the Prep Hoops Ohio team. Lastly, he is a die-hard New York Knicks fan, and a firm believer that winning ways will soon return to Madison Square Garden. You can follow Nate on Twitter @Nate_Rubinstein.