Our Staff

NEO Basketball Instructors

Our team consists of instructors that have knowledge in not only playing the game, but also coaching. They have played high school, college and/or professionally and have also coached numerous teams and players throughout their career. The knowledge they bring is an important part to developing our youth basketball program at NEO Sports Plant. Our goal is to provide a fun atmosphere for your child, while teaching our athletes the proper fundamentals and techniques in how to play basketball the right way. We will break down different areas of the game in our clinics, while offering a more in depth coaching experience with our individual or group lessons with our instructors below.

Rollie Smith Director of Basketball

About Rollie Smith:
- Current Cleveland Cavaliers Youth Basketball Coach
- Current Player Development/Associate Coach at VASJ High School
- VASJ High School Grad, News Herald Player of the Year in '99
- Div. II Clarion University (Pa) - 6th all-time in scoring and 4th all-time in assists; Rookie of the Year, Conference Tournament MVP, and All American honors
- Played professionally in France, Argentina, and Bolivia
- Coaching/Training Career: Former Assistant Director for the Philadelphia 76ers Summer Basketball Camps

Will Brand Head Basketball Instructor

About Will Brand:
- Brush High School Grad, News Herald Player of the Year in 1998
- Div 1 University at Albany Grad, Top 10 all time in Scoring, rebounding, steals and blocks. Rookie of the year
- Played professionally for 6 yrs (Germany, Luxembourg and Mexico)
- Former Cleveland Heights Head Coach, 2018 LEL coach of the year
- 7 yrs assistant coach (Mayfield, Brush, and Cleveland Heights)

Doug Caputo Head Basketball Instructor

About Doug Caputo:
- Top 10 in scoring at Cardinal Mooney High School, Graduate class of 2013
- Division III John Carroll University, 3x All OAC conference mentions, OAC champion and 2x NCAA tournament appearances
- Current Cleveland Cavaliers Youth Basketball Coach
- Current Assistant Varsity Coach at Eastlake North High School