Our Sponors
Wayne began his coaching career at Hazen Union High School under his
mentor Steve Pratt.  During that time Hazen went to four final fours and
won one DIII boys state championship.  Wayne also helped run Wilcat
AAU, serving as the head coach for it's 17u boys team.  That team featured
8 all-state players.  Wayne then moved to Chicago where he began
working for Full Package Athletics.  While working at Full Package Wayne
helped develop some of the areas top high school and college
prospects.  In 2004 Wayne moved back to Vermont and created Lone Wolf
Athletics.  The goal at Lone Wolf was to provide aspiring basketball
players with quality skill development.  The success of Lone Wolf and
Wayne is evident with many Lone Wolf kids receiving D1 & DII basketball
scholarships.  Countless other Lone Wolf kids have gone on to be
all-state, all-conference, and all-league performers.  In 2006 Wayne was
hired as associate head coach of the Vermont Frost Heaves.  The Frost
Heaves are a men's professional team that plays in the Premier
Basketball League.  In 2009 Wayne left the Frost Heaves to focus on the
continued development of Lone Wolf Athletics.  Today Wayne skill
develops hundreds of junior high, high school, college, and pro basketball
players each year.  Contact Wayne at lonewolfathletics@yahoo.com.
Meet The Coaches
- Wayne Lafley -
Steve Pratt -
Steve began his coaching career at tiny Cabot High School in Vermont. He then moved on to Hazen Union High School and quickly
built the boys program into a DIII powerhouse. During his tenure as head coach they went to four final fours and won one state
champioship. Steve then moved to Chicago where he co-founded Full Package Athletics. Full Package has quickly become the
premier place for the greater Chicago area basketball player to train. Steve has also become one of the premier skill development
coaches in the country. Steve has gone on to train over 40 NBA players, this list includes players such as Brad Miller, Elton Brand,
and Dan Dickau. Each year Steve plans to return to Vermont and teach camps that are sponsored by Lone Wolf Athletics.

Chris Cassidy -
Chris is currently the JV boys coach at Rice High School. Prior to Rice Chris ran the VBG boys AAU club. In 2009 VBG won the
Vermont 16u AAU boys state championship with Chris as the head coach. In August of 2009 Chris and his VBG club joined forces
with the Lone Wolf boys program. Besides his Rice duties Chris will coach in the Lone Wolf boys AAU program. Prior to his
coaching days Chris was a star player at Brattleboro High School and a letter winner at Skidmore College.

BJ Robertson -
As a former star player at BHS, Saint Michael's College, and the Vermont Frost Heaves BJ has played the game at the highest of
levels. After finishing his pro career BJ got into coaching. In 2012 he joined the Lone Wolf boys program and has quickly been a
great addition to the staff. BJ is a hit with players, families, and our other coaches.

Chris Johnson -
Chris has coached the game of basketball at different youth levels (CYO, school teams, AAU, etc). In 2013 Chris joined the Lone
Wolf girls program as director of basketball operations. Chris's day to day help was a major factor in the success of the Lone Wolf
girls program. Chris's love for the game and eagerness to learn has been a great addition to the program.

Chuck Verderber -
Many know Chuck from his playing days at the University of Kentucky and his exploits playing professionally in Europe. Now living in
Vermont, Chuck has been active in coaching youth basketball in both schools and AAU. In 2014 Chuck joined our LWA boys
program to coach teams.

Paul Booth -
Paul has coached basketball at all levels, but most recently has served as the men's head coach at Norwich University in Northfield,
Vermont. Paul has built a highly respected D3 college program that has enjoyed success. In 2014 Paul came on board the LWA
boys program to help coach teams.

TJ Sabotka -
TJ has coached youth basketball of all levels and currently holds the position of top assistant coach for the Rutland HS boys varsity
team. In 2015 TJ was brought on to help coach in the LWA girls program.

Quaron Pinckney -
Known to many as Q, Quaron was a former standout college player at D2 Saint Michael's College. In 2015 Q was named the JV
boys coach at Rice HS. In 2015 Q was also brought on to help coach in the LWA boys program.

John MacDonough -
John is a former college player at Johnson State College. John has spent most of his coaching career coaching both boys girls
youth basketball at many levels. John is currently coaching in both the Lone Wolf boys and girls programs.
Wayne Lafley