New Jersey Belles Coaching Team
U17 High School Team
Joseph Fagan – 2020 High School Coach
Cindy Fagan – 2020 High School Coach
U16 High School Team
John Truhan –Coach 2021 High School
John is an outstanding basketball mind and has tremendous desire to win. He is an advocate of the Princeton style of play. His discipline and demanding of the players and staff thru motivational coaching works effectively under pressure which transpires to his successes on the court with all of his teams.
20009-2016: Head Coach Central Regional Girls varsity High school Basketball Team
9th Grade HS 2022 Team
Ellen Masonius – Director New Jersey Belles Program: Coach 2022 High School
Mike Rice – Coach 2023 High School Team & Skill Development
Coach Rice has 22 years of Division 1 coaching experience. He has coached at Rutgers, Robert Morris, Pittsburg, St. Joes, Niagra, Chicago State, and Fordham and has been apart of producing over 30 NBA players. He is currently the Head Coach for the nationally recognized AAU program, Team Rio.
Coach Mike Rice recently added 2 years Head Coach at the Patrick School where he won back to back Union Catholic Championship and The New Jersey State Tournament of the Champions, also known as the TOC.
Coach Rice coached from 2016 thru 2018 New Jersey Belles teams along with Ellen Masonius and has trained New Jersey Belles players for the last 3 years. His part in the New Jersey Belles alumni is evident in the scholarships awarded to the first 3 graduating classes for the New Jersey Belles Program.
Coach Rice played collegiately at Fordham University and was a three year captain.
Coach Rice is married to Kerry for 28 years. His son Michael, a Team Rio Alumni, attends Franklin and Marshall College and is a sophomore member of the Men’s Basketball Team. His daughter Katie, a New Jersey Belle Alumni, attending Lehigh University and a freshman member of the Women’s Basketball Team.
8th Grade 2023 Team
Ellen Masonius – Director New Jersey Belles Program: Coach 2023 Team
Colleen Prior – Coach 2023 Team
Colleen is a current coach a Mid Monmouth where has been coaching since 2013. Colleen is a Spring Lake Mid Monmouth trustee (2016-present) and has thought mathematics at RBC (Red Bank Catholic HS) and RFH (Rumson Fair Haven HS) from 1997 to 2003. During that time she took on the following coaching positions:
- 1997-1999 RBC Assistant Girls Basketball Coach
- 1997-1999 RBC JV Softball Coach
- 1999-2003 RFH Freshman Girls Basketball Coach & Assistant Varsity Coach
- 1999-2002 RFH Varsity Softball Coach
Colleen played at basketball RBC and graduated 1993
7th grade 2024 Team
Lisa Kukoda – Coach 2024 Team
6th Grade-2025 Team
Bill Shaughnessy – Coach 2025
- Played football, basketball and baseball at Clifton High School in Clifton NJ,
- Football at Boston College
- 1998-2002-Head Coach Girls Basketball at Colts Neck High School
- New Jersey Belles Coach, Travel Basketball Coach
Mark Donnelly – Coach 2025
5th Grade – 2026 Team
Jenny Greene – Coach 2026 Team White
Jenny is a middle school teacher in the Carteret School District. She is currently the Head Coach at Carteret Middle School and the Assistant Coach at Carteret High School. Jenny has been coaching travel basketball for 8 years, and she has been a Belles coach since 2015. Jenny played at Bishop George Ahr High School in Edison, NJ.