Meet the team behind the team for your 2020 Albany Patroons season!
Dr. Tim Maggs has been in private practice for over 41 years. He has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of sports injuries throughout his entire career.Dr. Maggs has been an active participant in sports as well, having run 16 marathons, spending many hours on his mountain bike, playing basketball and extensively working with athletes. His wife, Trudy, and four sons, John, Connor, Tim jr., and Tom, are all actively involved in fitness and a healthy lifestyle. In fact, they just completed the Barr Trail 20k race on July 28th, a 6.2 mile race up Pikes Peak and 6.2 mile run down.In 2004, Dr. Maggs recognized the need for improved diagnosis and treatment of sports related injuries in the middle and high school age group. It was at this time he developed the Concerned Parents of Young Athletes™ Program. Dr. Maggs' goal is to have all middle and high school athletes go through not only the standard medical exam at the start of each season, but also a biomechanical exam. This would look at the musculoskeletal system, in detail, and allow these young athletes to begin correcting imbalances, weaknesses and biomechanical faults long before they become injuries that create disability and premature degeneration. Today, Dr. Maggs works with athletes from more than 25 high schools, and is the Director of Sports Biomechanics at Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, New York.Dr. Maggs launched his Structural Management® Certification Program in January 2019. He travels the country teaching his techniques to other doctors in the profession with hopes to help people have a higher quality of life and combat the opioid epidemic.As of July 2019 Dr. Maggs became the proud owner of the Albany Patroons basketball team and is looking forward to an exciting season with them. He is introducing his Structural Management® Program to all teams in the league as it will provide the necessary biomechanical information for each player to prevent and treat injuries more effectively this season and for many more to come.
Michael has been the General Manager of the Washington Avenue Armory since 2012. His role was extended when he was named General Manager of the Albany Patroons mid-season during the 2018 inaugural year of the NAPB League (North American Premiere Basketball). Michael, working alongside Head Coach Derrick Rowland helped to lead the Patroons to the finals against Yakima Sunkings.Michael continued as GM for the 2019 season, working to guide the team to their 3rd Championship, the first in 31 years. The Albany Patroons won the 2019 TBL deciding game 3 against the Yakima Sunkings May 3rd, 2019 on their home court at the Armory.After graduating from the New School Center for Media, (formally the New School of Radio and Television) Michael began his career in the late 90’s as the youngest on-air personality in the Albany market, working on-air full time at WFLY Fly 92.3. He went on to also host the night show on WKKF Kiss 102.3. Michael continues to remain active in the local Albany radio industry. Michael holds a NYS teaching certificate and is the instructor of the Radio/Internet Personality class at the New School in Albany. He is also the ‘voice’ of the Patroons radio and television commercials.Michael is an accomplished concert and event coordinator having created, developed or produced over 1,000 live music events large and small with attendances from 50 to 6,000. He has worked directly with hundreds of local, regional and national performing artists on multiple levels including management, development, promotions and booking.During his time working with some of the nation’s largest experiential marketing agencies, Michael has produced, coordinated and lead dozens of corporate training and learning seminars across the country. Michael enjoys creating and conducting structured corporate engagements such as workplace team development training.When he’s not at the Armory or courtside at a Patroons game or teaching, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
Former Albany Patroon standout Derrick Rowland played high school basketball at Brentwood High School in Brentwood, NY. He then attended Potsdam University (B.A. - Economics) where he became a two-time first team All-American and went on to win a national championship in 1981. Rowland was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in 1981 prior to signing with the Albany Patroons during the ’81-’82 season. After several successful seasons with the Patroons, setting CBA (Continental Basketball Association) all time league and team scoring records. He was named a top 5 player in the history of the league, making the CBA’s 50th Anniversary Team. Rowland still holds Albany Patroons team records in scoring, rebounds, steals and blocked shots. Rowland played for legendary NBA coaches such as Phil Jackson, Bill Musselman, George Karl, Dave Cowens as well as NCAA coach Jerry Welsh.Rowland is presently Head Coach of the 2019 TBL (The Basketball League) Champion Albany Patroons. Along with facilitating numerous youth basketball programs, Coach Rowland is an active member in the Capital Region area community in regards to youth development.During the off season, Coach spends most of his time speaking at corporate events, community groups and to children all over. His message helps thousands of people work towards reaching their full potential in the game of life.
Rocco is a lifelong Albany resident, graduating from Albany High School before attended New York Institute of Technology, graduating at the top of his class, earning a BA in communications & marketing. With over 20 years experience working in the ad agency, television, radio & newspaper industries...and over 15 years in professional sports working with; AHL teams; The Albany River Rats & Albany Devils, Arena Football Team; The Albany Conquest & World Team Tennis, The New York Sportimes'. Rocco is married over 30 years to his wonderful wife Tricia and has 3 amazing adult children; Amanda, RJ & Nicholas.
Jackie Coyne is excited to be part of the Albany Patroons. She is going into her 10th year as a Certified Athletic Trainer. Jackie earned her Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training in 2010 from the University of New England. She continued her education at the California University of Pennsylvania receiving her Masters of Science in Athletic Training in 2011. During her time at CalU, Jackie completed her Master’s Thesis; Gender Differences Between Processing Speed and Reaction Time Using ImPACT. Along with her thesis, Jackie obtained her Performance Enhancement Specialization certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Jackie is currently in her 6th year as the Certified Athletic Trainer at Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, NY. She is responsible for the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to over 300 CBA student-athletes.
Originally from Colonie, NY, Racquel pursued a career in the mental health field. She spent several years working with teenagers with developmental disabilities and autism. During that time she became interested in online networking and social media marketing, eventually working towards developing a digital media skillset. She now works alongside Dr. Maggs, managing the practice's marketing, design, and social media platforms.
Jordan is excited to be joining the Albany Patroons. After graduating from SUNY Plattsburgh, Jordan spent time working in Manhattan for a marketing agency which focused on developing visual content for fashion and beauty brands. This experience allowed him to learn how content marketing can be strategically used in any business. In 2017, Jordan found a new home in the Capital Region working as the Marketing Director for Premiere Transportation, which allowed him the opportunity to run and manage all marketing efforts for Premiere. After sitting courtside for a few games Jordan quickly realized the excitement and energy the Armory and the Patroons had to offer, that combined with the overwhelming history is what led him to get involved with the Patroons organization.
Chris grew up in Montauk and has left to pursue a career in training having played professional Arena Football for the past 5 years. Chris’s Arena football career started with the Georgia Rampage in 2013, then the Pennsylvania Steam in 2014. In 2015, he tore his meniscus before training camp with St. Louis, and that effectively ended his season early. Whilst injured Chris trained and rehabbed the knee as a free agent and traveled back and forth from Montauk to North Carolina to play for the Triangle Torch as a Receiver. In December 2015 he signed with the Torch for the 2016 season as a practice squad player. For a year and a half Chris trained and grinded on and off the field and eventually he signed for the Torch as part of the starting squad in 2017.
Over the years Chris has worked with many great trainers for Speed, Agility, Strength, Conditioning and even olympic weight trainers. One of Chris’s biggest takeaways from all this training was how fast the knowledge of the human body has increased. To this end, one of Chris’s main goals in training clients is to always be up to date with new ways to train athleticism. This includes teaching about mobility and injury prevention. In Chris’s career he has had to overcome many injuries including ones that should have been career ending. He has had two herniated discs, a knee injury, a torn labrum in his shoulder and hip, a torn rotator cuff, and a sports hernia. These experiences gave Chris first hand knowledge and skills for training athletes and weekend warriors for a safe and effective return to competition.
Whether training an adult to get ready to run their first half marathon, training a high school or college athlete for their upcoming season, or training kids to building strength and mobility, Chris's focus is always on the overall strength and protection of the body to be the best version of itself. In 2019, Chris Moved to Albany, NY becoming the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Albany Patroons, professional basketball team. In 2018, the Albany Patroons became champions. Being that the level of competition is high, the Albany Patroons brought Chris on board to help defend the Patroons title of being a championship Basketball team.
Certifications: CFSC, Arena Football Receiver
A long-time Patroons supporter and enthusiast for over three decades, Chuck Miller is one of the Patroons' broadcasters. A graduate of the Street Academy of Albany, Chuck has worked for the Patroons in nearly every capacity - from team photographer to PA announcer to National Anthem singer. Chuck has also worked with several other Albany-based sports teams, including the New York Eagles and Albany Capitals soccer teams, the Albany Firebirds Arena Football team, and the Albany Metro Mallers independent football squad. When he's not at the Armory, Chuck is an accomplished and successful photographer, and blogs every day - about the Patroons and other subjects - on his online site, http://www.chuckthewriter.blog.
The complete Albany Patroons roster for the 2020 season will be available in January 2020.