Tom “Coach Storm” Hellen
Tom “Coach Storm” Hellen has been involved with girls basketball for over 25 years. He played basketball for two years at UMass Amherst and coached his twin daughters in travel ball, AAU, and he was a volunteer assistant coach at Somerville High during their high school careers capped by getting to the Garden in the state D1 semifinals in 2001. Coach Storm has been involved with running the Best of the Best College Coaches Showcase and the Turkey Tipoff Tourney for many years as well. Tom has also been a prolific writer on-line at coachstorm5.com and Coach Storm’s Corner where he covers and ranks the top high school girls teams in the North, South and Central parts of the state. His annual Cream of the Crop recognizes the best players in those regions for their talents.
Brian Harris is a 1973 graduate from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in History. He also holds a law degree (J.D.–1977) from Harvard University. Harris coached varsity girls’ basketball at Arlington Catholic High School from 1987 to 1992 and was the girls’ head coach at Somerville High for 18 seasons from 1992 to 2010. Currently, he is the head coach of the girls’ varsity team at Prospect Hill Academy Charter School in Cambridge. Additionally, Harris has coached softball on the high school, junior college and college levels. Also, for over 25 years, Brian has coached girls’ basketball and/or softball on a volunteer basis in Massachusetts’ Bay State Summer Games run by the Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation. Harris, with Tom “Coach Storm” Hellen, have organized and run college basketball showcases for individual high school players (Coach Storm’s Best of the Best) since 2000 and an annual pre-season girls’ high school team tournament (Coach Storm’s Turkey Tip-Off Tournament) since 2003.
Kim Penney, in 2005, established One-on-One College Consulting, LLC, an educational consulting firm which specializes in guiding student-athletes on the college admissions process. For twenty years, Kim has also directed One-on-One Girls’ Basketball Clinics. She is excited to help direct the Best of the Best Showcase and help its participants find their best-fit colleges. Kim holds a B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University, where she played Division III basketball. She holds a M.Ed. in Guidance Counseling from Salem State University, where she coached women’s basketball. Kim also coached the girls’ varsity basketball team at Reading Memorial High School for 15 years, capturing the Massachusetts’ Division II State Championship in 2012. She was named Coach of the Year by the Boston Globe, the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association, as well as the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association and was inducted into the Reading Memorial High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015. She currently serves as a member of the Tufts Athletic Hall of Fame Committee and the MIAA Endowment Committee.
Jaclyn Lyons is the head girls’ varsity basketball coach at Milton Academy. A standout player at Reading Memorial High School, Coach Lyons played both Division I and Division II college basketball on an athletic scholarship at the University of New Hampshire and Merrimack College, respectively. Jaclyn is also a free-lance graphic designer and girls’ basketball event manager for One-on-One Clinics, the events division of One-on-One College Consulting. She manages various events for One-on-One, including basketball camps and clinics, skill sessions as well as the Best of the Best Showcase. She is committed to the game, helping all of her clients reach their true potential through her individual skills training and work.