Men's Basketball Coaching Staff

Nick Couluris

Our Head Men's Basketball Coach, Nick Couluris, began his journey into the sports industry as an Undergrad at St. John's University; where he majored in Sport Management, with a minor in Business. Nick was looking to follow his dreams of "making it to the NBA"; and what better way than to attend a school a short train ride from the NBA league offices, and remain focused on sport specific business strategies.

While at St. John's, Nick dove into Power 5 conference athletics as a member of St. John's Athletic staff. Nick began honing his craft of executing an event, from creation and development to finality. He also was tasked with starting the St. John's Sport Management Association, at the request of Glenn Gerstner, Dean of the College of Professional Studies. Nick obliged and grew the program from an association of 1 to over 200 by the first Symposium, which saw speakers from the NY Islanders, NY Knicks, NJ Devils, MSG Network and a number of other professional league affiliates. By the end of his junior year he was ready to pass the torch on to the next class of willing students after he provided the student body with on last guest speaker, then NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. Nick's reason for passing the torch was so he could focus on an internship he had accepted with one of the most prominent, grassroots basketball entities in the world, Five-Star Basketball. 

Upon completion of his studies, he accepted a job offer as Director for Five-Star Basketball, becoming the youngest Director in the company's 50-year history; a feat that Five-Star's Hall of Famers like John Calipari, Rick Pitino, and Roy Williams hadn't been able to accomplish. For over 6 years, Nick traveled across the country recruiting and training over 10,000+ players, from more than 30 countries. He has helped thousands go on to play college basketball and is now seeing a number of his players achieve their dreams of playing in the NBA. nick's list of NBA players includes Emmanuel Mudiay, Myles Turner, Karl Anthony Towns, Dwyane Bacon, Jonathan Isaac, Jordan Mickey, and Isaiah Briscoe. 

In his short stint at DME Sports Academy, Nick transformed a floundering 5-25 program provided huge national and international dividends; with his extensive background and knowledge of grassroots basketball. He had begun to extensively recruit for the DME HS National Team, the first of its kind at DME, as the General Manager of Basketball; while he has also provided them with their first summer of National Basketball Camps. He has set up a schedule to host camps in California, Texas, New York, and Florida; he had secured some of the top basketball talent, both players and coaches, throughout these regions to come and participate. 

In his three years of preparatory school coaching and recruiting he has placed more than 18 Division I athletes and a number of others across the NCAA/NJCAA/NAIA levels; with the hope of continuing to do so here at SCA, while restoring the men's program to its former glory, under now UMASS assistant Tony Bergeron, whom Coach Nick views as a mentor.

Head Prep Basketball Coach

Colin Johnson

Colin Johnson is entering his second year at Springfield Commonwealth Academy as an Assistant Coach and his first year as the Head Prep 2 Coach. Originally from El Dorado Hills, California Coach Johnson attended Sierra College before transferring and graduating from Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT) where he received a Bachelor's degree in Business Management. Coach Johnson was a two-year starter at WIT and received an all CCC honorable mention and a CCC second team award. After graduating from WIT Coach Johnson returned to Sierra College to start his coaching career where he acted as an Assistant Coach and recruiting coordinator. Afterward, Coach Johnson took a graduate assistant position at the University of West Georgia for the Men's Basketball Program and received a Master's degree in Business Administration.

Head Prep 2 Coach | Assistant Prep Coach

Brode Hopkins

Brode Hopkins is entering his second year at Springfield Commonwealth Academy as an Assistant Coach. Originally from Hartsburg, Illinois, Coach Hopkins graduated from Lincoln Christian University (LCU) where he received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Coach Hopkins was a four-year starter and two-year captain for the LCU Men’s Basketball Program. In addition to being an Assistant Coach, he will also act as the Assistant Athletic Director, a Boy's Dorm Parent, and the Public Speaking teacher. 

Assistant Prep Coach | Assistant Prep 2 Coach

Brandon Reichert

Brandon Reichert is a first-year Assistant Coach and educator at Springfield Commonwealth Academy. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Coach Reichert graduated from Missouri State University where he received a Bachelor's degree in Finance. Following graduation, Coach Reichert returned to Ft. Zumwalt West High School where he attended to begin his coaching career. In addition to being an Assistant Coach, he will also act as a Boy's Dorm Parent and Mathematics teacher. 

Assistant Coach

Zack Landrum

Zack Landrum is a first-year Assistant Coach at Springfield Commonwealth Academy. Originally from New Albany, Indiana, Coach Landrum is attending Arizona Christian University (ACU) where he is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education. While pursuing his degree Coach Landrum is playing for the ACU Men’s Basketball Program. In addition to being an Assistant Coach, he will also act as a Boy's Dorm Parent.

Assistant Coach

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Commonwealth Academy 

Telephone: (413) 237 4427 |  Fax: (413) 363 2874 

 1 Ames Hill Drive, Springfield, MA 01105

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