A former Division I point guard and member of the Lafayette College team that won the 1999 Patriot League Tournament championship and appeared in the 2000 NCAA Tournament, Coach Dawson is currently faculty and head coach at Choate Rosemary Hall. Nominated twice as New England Coach of the Year, his Choate teams are 40-13 the last two seasons while winning the 2018 New England Class A championship along with the 2019 Founders League title. Drew spent nearly a decade coaching at the NCAA Division I level and in Europe and in the spring of 2016, he founded the Project Triple Threat (PTT) basketball club to facilitate player & personal development. Coach Dawson was inducted into the Lafayette College Hall of Fame in November 2018, as a member of the 2000 Lafayette NCAA tournament team.
Dean Landry / the "GM" & Coach
Dean Landry brings more than two decades of coaching experience to Project Triple Threat. Coach Landry is known around PTT as "the GM". Following a successful D3 career at Anna Maria College, Dean started out as an assistant at his alma mater. After two seasons on staff at Anna Maria, Coach Landry moved on to the Northeast 10 Conference, spending time as an assistant coach on the scholarship level at Southern New College (now, Southern New Hampshire University). He eventually relocated to the Nutmeg State and quickly became involved in southern New England hoops with his then two young sons. Coach Landry spent the next 15+ years coaching and directing various Connecticut-based youth basketball programs including the Wallingford Parks and Recreation, Ulbrich Travel and several area AAU programs, such as, CBC and the CT Northstars. In the spring of 2016, Dean joined Drew Dawson to establish PTT. Through the years, Coach Landry has had the privilege to coach and work with many promising youngsters including his two sons: Matthew and Brad. Dean and his wife, Lynne, have three adult children. His son, Brad, is a freshman under Hall-of-Famer, Jim Calhoun, at the University of St. Joseph (CT).
Jimmy "Eco" Economopoulos / Coach
Coach “Eco” was born and raised in Wallingford CT. After graduating from Lyman Hall High School, Jimmy went on to play four years at Division III Albertus Magnus College. While at Albertus, Coach Eco won three GNAC championships and played in three NCAA D3 tournaments. Following graduation, Jimmy coached at Foran H.S. in Milford before taking over the Varsity boys basketball coach at Daniel Hand H.S. in Madison, CT, where he currently serves as the youngest head coach in the SCC. Coach Eco has traveled throughout the country coaching on the club circuit including currently with several of PTT's flagship teams.
Robert Ruys / Coach
Rob Ruys brings more than a decade of coaching experience to Project Triple Threat. Coach Ruys is currently the varsity head boys basketball coach at Lyman Hall HS in Wallingford, CT. Prior to his duties as varsity head coach, he acted as the freshman coach/ varsity assistant. Rob is no stranger to the grassroots hoops circuit. Since 2002, he has coached countless AAU teams winning five CT State Championships while taking three different teams to the National AAU Championship Tournament. Rob and his wife, Nancy, have three adult children.