NEPA ELITE MISSION

At NEPA Elite, we believe in ourselves and we believe in our vision. Our goal is to help build the players in Northeast, PA into not only finer athletes, but finer individuals.

EXPERIENCED COACHES

HELPING ATHLETES REACH THEIR GOALS

OUR STAFF

KEVIN CLARK

Growing up in Northeast, PA, Kevin is fortunate to be one of eight children to Margi and Brian Clark. He attended grade school at St. Paul’s School in Scranton, PA and later moved on to Dunmore High School for secondary education. After graduating from Dunmore in 2007, Kevin moved to Queens, New York where he attended St. John’s University and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Arts with a minor in Business Administration. He decided to continue his education even further a bit North of the city to Pace University, where he completed his Master’s of Science in Educational Studies in 2014. Kevin and his wife, Annie, have put down their roots in NEPA and welcomed their first child, Colin, in July of 2019.

LAUREN CARRA

A four-year starter at Dunmore High School, Carra led the Lady Bucks to four Lackawanna League Division II titles, four District II titles, a Lynett Tournament Championship, and a 103-14 overall record. The Lady Bucks advanced to the second round of the state tournament during Carra’s sophomore and junior seasons and the quarterfinals during her senior season. She averaged double figures throughout her career, posting 22.5 points per game as senior. In the District 2 Semifinal game against Holy Cross her senior year, Carra became the 11th player in the area to reach 2,000 career points. She would end her career ranked 8th all time in the area and second in school history with 2,117 points. Carra was a four time Lackawanna League Division II All Star and All-Regional selection. She was named the Lackawanna League Division II Player of the year following her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. Carra received Third Team All-State honors as a sophomore, Second Team All-State honors as a junior, and First Team All-State honors as a senior.

JAMIE MONAHAN

A native of Dunmore, PA, coached for 2 seasons as an Assistant Coach for the Scranton Shamrocks ABA Semi-Professional Men’s Basketball Team. With the Shamrocks, Jamie also ran the Marketing & Brand Management to help grow the teams’ image. In High School, Jamie was a four year varsity stand-out in both Basketball and Football for the Dunmore Bucks. In his Senior Season, he was named MVP of the traditional holiday Lynett Tournament and was all Lackawanna League first team in Basketball and all League for Wide Receiver and Defensive Back in Football. Jamie earned a Football Scholarship to East Stroudsburg University. He also has been an active coach and private trainer with the AAU and Youth Basketball programs from 4th Grade to High School. As a local community volunteer and activist for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, he has had the opportunity to assist with fundraising event, Knock out Cystic Fibrosis. His passion for sports, along with his unique ability to seize an opportunity when one presents itself, has given Cystic Fibrosis, Team Breathe Easy a fresh, new look on another sports-themed fundraising event. Jamie is also a Volunteer Assistant Coach with the Dunmore Bucks Boys Varsity Basketball Team.

CARRIE TOOMEY

A Dunmore native and started her coaching career at Bishop O’Hara High School as the Assistant Varsity & JV Head Coach. She got back into coaching when her daughters began playing basketball. She has coached all ages at the recreational & all-star levels for Dunmore Biddy League, Green Ridge League, NEPA Flames and JBHoops AAU. She has been teaching individual basketball lessons since 2015. Carrie was the first female president of the Dunmore Biddy Basketball league and  is currently an Assistant Coach with the Dunmore Lady Bucks varsity basketball team.

As a player, Carrie was a four-year starter at both Dunmore High School, and Franklin & Marshall College. A 1,600 point scorer and 1000 rebound player while at Dunmore, she later went on to be recognized as a Division III All-American her Senior year at F&M. Following her college career, Carrie was signed to play with the Sheffield Hatters (England) of the Women’s Premier British Basketball League. 

A 2012 Inductee into the Northeast Pennsylvania Hall of Fame, she’s looking forward to working with not only the current generation, but working to help develop the next generation of regional players.

CONNER EVANS

Connor Evans, a Wilkes University graduate, spent four years with the Wilkes University Men’s Basketball team. A Syracuse, NY native, Connor was a four year starter for the Colonels, where he helped lead the Colonels to 3 MAC Freedom Playoff appearances, and 2 MAC Freedom Championship appearances. As a part of the NEPA Elite staff, Connor focuses on sharing his love for the game through player development and leadership.

TESTIMONIALS

  • Parent of an NEPA Elite client“Coach Clark has worked with my son for the past three seasons. He adjusts his trainings to meet my sons needs on three levels: physical, mental and skill. The improvement in his game continues. Coach Clark also takes the time to develop a personal relationship with my son that has helped him improve as a player on and off the court.”
  • Parent of an NEPA Elite client“My son has been training with Kevin for close to two years. To say his shot has improved is an understatement. His shot is faster, more accurate, and most importantly more consistent. However, that’s not the most impressive part. The part that is most amazing is how Kevin changes the training sessions to fit what is going on with my son’s game by working on his overall development as a player. His goal is to develop players of all ages into coachable, confident kids who will be able to play the game of basketball more effectively and more efficiently at any level.
  • NEPA Elite Client and NCAA Division III Second-Team All-Conference Selection“Kevin takes pride in all that he does, especially in the basketball aspect of life. He is consistently providing positive encouragement, instilling confidence, and he is determined to guide me down a successful basketball path. Before I began training with Kevin, my shot was very inconsistent. Kevin broke it down for me, which has led to greater consistency and confidence. I have also developed new skills that will help me in my upcoming season. He provides game-like situations and I have learned how to handle and adjust to them.”

HER STORY

During her freshmen season at the University of Delaware, Carra saw action in 31 of the Blue Hens’ contests, starting 14 games, and averaging 21.9 minutes per game, as the Hens finished with a 21-12 season record. She was named to the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational All-Tournament Team and an Army ROTC Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week on November 30th. She capped her freshmen campaign averaging 6.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.1 assists. She collected 30 steals and drained 29 three-point field goals. 

 

In her sophomore season, the Blue Hens posted a 20-14 overall record and reached the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Title game before falling to James Madison, 67-61. Carra started and played in all 34 games, averaging 33.0 minutes per game, as the Hens advanced to post season in Women’s National Invitational Tournament. Carra reached double figures 21 times on the season, including 14 straight games. She was named to the Hilton Garden Hokie Classic All-Tournament Team after reaching double figures against Vanderbilt and Alcorn State.  Carra scored a career high 29 points in a 16-point comeback victory over Hofstra on January 2nd where she went 14 of 15 from the free throw line, tying her for forth in free throws made in a game. Carra completed the season ranked second on the team in scoring with 10.8 points per game. In addition, she led the Blue Hens with 85 assists and 48 three-pointers. She was selected to the Third Team All Colonial Athletic Association and earned the Blue Hen Basketball Club Outstanding Achievement Award. 

 

During her Junior campaign, the Blue Hens captured the Colonial Athletic Association Regular Season Title, a No. 7 national ranking, the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Title, and advanced to the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. Carra joined Delle Donne as the only two Blue Hens to average double-digit points, posting 10.2 per game. Carra reached double figures 19 times throughout the season adding 3.9 rebounds pregame along with 1.5 assists. A Third Team All Colonial Selection, Carra scored a season-high 22 points as she drained her 100th career three-pointer during the Hens' 72-65 victory at James Madison on Jan. 29th. During the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament, she totaled 34 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists to earn All Tournament Team honors. To finish out her junior campaign, Carra was named Team Defensive Player of the Year. 

 

Carra was a major part of Delaware's historic season during her senior season, which included a 32-4 record, a No. 15 national ranking, the Colonial Athletic Association Regular Season Title, the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title, a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament and the school's first-ever trip to the Sweet 16. An All-CAA Second Team selection and Team Defensive Player of the Year, Carra was the team's second-leading scorer with 10.7 points per game and third leading rebounder with 5.7 rebounds pregame.  She was named Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week and College Sports Madness CAA Player of the Week for the Week of December 9th after hitting the game winning shot with several seconds left to defeat Princeton. Against the University of Maryland on December 20th, Carra became the 23rd player in Blue Hen history to register 1,000 career points and finished 11th all-time with 1,275 career points. She ranks 25th all time in rebounds collected with 518, 24th in steals with 135, and 17th in assists with 242. Carra also wrapped up her career ranked in third place in school history with 171 3-pointers made and second with 134 games played. At the end of the 2012-2013 season, Carra was one of eight players nationally selected to participate in the State Farm® Women's 3-Point Championships in Atlanta, GA.

 

Carra began her head coaching career at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes, DE in the fall of 2015. Over her three-year tenure at Cape Henlopen, the program posted a 31-29 record advancing to the state playoffs in 2016 and 2017. 

HIS STORY:

A true lover of sports, Kevin attended Dunmore High School where he was a two-sport athlete for four years, playing both basketball and baseball.  As a sophomore, Kevin was a Second Team Lackawanna League All-Star in Basketball and a First Team Lackawanna League All-Star in Baseball. As a Junior, he was a First Team Lackawanna League All-Star in both Basketball and Baseball, earning Division II Player of the Year Honors and being selected as a First Team Lackawanna League All-Region member in Basketball. During his senior season, he was named as a First Team Lackawanna League All-Star in both Basketball and Baseball. 

 

Following his graduation from Dunmore, Kevin decided he was going to continue to pursue his dream and become a Division I basketball player while receiving a quality education. His freshmen year testing the waters as a potential walk-on, Kevin was the final cut of around 100 kids looking to make the Red Storm roster in the BIG EAST Conference. Although he was cut, he was determined to get his mind and body ready for the next year. As a sophomore and determined for a different outcome, Kevin made the team and took full advantage of his situation. By his senior year, was a full scholarship Division I student-athlete. 

 

During his time at St. John’s, Kevin was able to really beginning to learn the game under the tutelage of proven coaches who have been around the game for a long time. He was fortunate enough to build his own philosophies from the teachings of coaches like Norm Roberts (current assistant coach under Bill Self at Kansas), Glenn Braica (current Head Coach at St. Francis College in Brooklyn), Chris Casey (former Head Coach at Niagara). As St. John’s went in different directions with a coaching staff, he played his senior season under Steve Lavin (former Head Coach at UCLA who saw six straight NCAA tournaments, five of which were Sweet 16’s and 1995 National Championship Coach), Gene Keady (Hall of Fame Coach who took Purdue to 18 NCAA Tournaments, five Sweet 16’s and two Elite 8’s), and Mike Dunlap (winner of two NCAA Division II National Titles at Metro State, former Head Coach of the Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA, and current Head Coach at Loyola Marymount University). 

 

In Kevin’s senior season, the Red Storm went 21-12, after defeating several different top 25 teams such as Duke, Villanova, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, and the eventual 2011 National Champions University of Connecticut.  The Red Storm finished #18 in the Associated Press Top 25 that year, eventually falling to Gonzaga in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. 

 

Upon graduation from St. John’s, Kevin attended Pace University where he began his coaching career under Jim Harter and Pat Kennedy (former assistant and successor to Jim Valvano at Iona, Head Coach at Florida State University, DePaul, Montana and Towson University). It was at Pace where Kevin was able to learn the in’s and out’s of college basketball like the recruiting process, scouting of opponents and player tendencies, film breakdown, and basketball operations.

 

At just 25 year’s old, Kevin became one of the youngest college basketball Head Coaches in the country as he was tabbed the leader of Lackawanna College in Scranton, PA. In his two seasons at Lackawanna, the Falcons went to back- to-back NJCAA Region XIX semifinal appearances including two seasons with top four finishes in Region XIX Division II. He recruited and developed three separate student-athletes that were awarded Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (EPAC) Athlete of the Week as well as two First Team All-Region XIX recipients and one Second Team All-Region recipient.

 

Kevin now looks to take NEPA basketball to new heights as he works to train and develop athletes in the area ranging from elementary school to semi-professional levels.