Coach Mike Alvarado grew up in The Bronx and played his high school ball at All Hollows, where he emerged as one of the top prospects in the city and earned a spot in the Jordan Brand Classic regional game. Mike then starred at Manhattan College, leading the Jaspers to the 2014 MAAC championship and a spot in the NCAA tournament. After graduating, he served as a special assistant to Manhattan Coach Steve Masiello before joining Basketball Stars in 2018. He is a passionate trainer who specializes in developing guards.