Meet The Coaches

Head Basketball Coach

Connor Quigley

Coach Connor Quigley is a former Division III Basketball player who has experience playing and coaching at every level of amateur basketball. With almost a decade of coaching experience, he has a deep understanding of the transition between high school and college basketball.

Coach Quigley's career began at Keiser University under the tutelage of legendary Head Coach Rollie Massimino, a member of the College Basketball Hall of Fame and pioneer of the sport. During Coach Quigley's time at Keiser, the Seahawks amassed a record of 53-14 and finished in the Elite 8 of the 2016 NAIA National Tournament. Coach Quigley had many responsibilities as a member of Coach Massimino’s staff. His main responsibilities included, designing and implementing individual workout programs, developing scouting reports and game strategies, as well as recruiting new players. Coach Quigley aided in the development of 7 Keiser players that went on to play professional basketball: Stanley Whittaker, Andrija Sarenac, Deion McClenton, Brice Jenkins, Stefan Zecevic, Marko Orlic, and Andrija Matic.

Following his time with Coach Massimino, Coach Quigley spent a year working as a College scout based out of South Florida. Aided by his experience working and playing at different collegiate levels, Coach Quigley identified local talent and helped dozens of Florida athletes gain recognition and recruitment interest. During that time he worked closely with members of the Florida community to organize AAU Events and Individual Showcases in order to provide exposure for high school athletes.

Coach Quigley went on to accept a position working for Coach Baker Dunleavy at Quinnipiac University for the 2018-19 Season as a video coordinator. He was able to gain valuable insight to the Division I level while learning from one of the top up and coming coaches in college basketball. His understanding of video operations has become a great aid in the recruitment of his athletes, as he's been able to create an abundance of video content for them to use in their recruitment process.

Coach Quigley made his return to Florida for the 2019-20 season, accepting the Head Coaching position at Triple Threat Prep. The program finished the year with a 20-11 record, including Triple Threat Prep’s first win over a Junior College program (Palm Beach State). 90% of Coach Quigley’s athletes were offered an opportunity to play College basketball, five of whom moved on to play at a Division I Junior College program. Koby Isaac, one of Coach Quigley’s top recruits was named an All American as a Freshman during the 2020-21 season at Southeastern Community College. Coach Quigley is a passionate mentor with a clear understanding of the skills, concepts, and daily habits required to play college basketball. He helped create Palm Beach Prep in order to provide an impactful environment that deeply values the personal growth and the long term sustainability of its Student Athletes.

Palm Beach Prep Coach Norman Gomez
Basketball Coach

Norman Gomez

Coach De'Yara Burrell
Basketball Coach

De'Yara Burrell

De’Yara Burrell joined the Palm Beach Prep coaching staff in the Summer of 2022. Prior to PBP, Coach Burrell worked as an assistant coach at to Genesee Community College where she was also taught courses in Competitive Women’s Basketball Fundamentals.

Coach Burrell played for Coach Christie McGee-Ross at Genesee and made two appearances in the NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Tournament, and won two NJCAA Region III Championships. Burrell received numerous awards throughout her Genesee playing career.

Coach Burrell received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from NAIA-I Jarvis Christian College. A dedicated leader and mentor, Coach Burrell will assist with all aspects of the Men’s Basketball Team at Palm Beach Prep.

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Basketball Coach

Daniel Holbrook

Daniel Holbrook, Academic Advisor

Coach Holbrook brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Palm Beach Prep Coaching Staff. A 2003 graduate of Lexington High School (MA), Holbrook captained his team and was named a Middlesex League All-Star in both his junior and senior seasons. During that time, the Minutemen won three consecutive Middlesex League titles and were one of the top teams in Division I.

Holbrook is a 2008 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth where he captained the basketball team, was voted the Little East Conference Most Valuable Player, and earned All-American honors from both the National Association of Basketball Coaches and D3hoops.

Holbrook was an assistant coach at Keiser University for five seasons working under NCAA Hall of Fame Coach Rollie Massimino. During that time, the Seahawks compiled an overall record of 131 wins and 36 losses. The stint included four trips to the National Tournament, a Runner-Up finish in the 2012 National Tournament, and Twenty-One No. 1 rankings in the Top 25 National Poll. Holbrook recruited four All-Americans, two Academic All-Americans, and the 2017 valedictorian at Keiser University. Before joining Keiser, Holbrook served as an assistant coach at Brandeis University for two seasons, and two seasons at Lexington High School (MA) under legendary coach Bob Farias.

Palm Beach Prep is located in beautiful Deerfield Beach, Florida. Our unique location is the perfect setting for student-athletes to receive a wonderful education and college-level athletic experience.

Our Student Life programming enhances the student experience by providing a diverse calendar of activities, events, and programming in the categories of Fitness, Wellness, Recreation, Entertainment, Education, Field Trips, and Professional Sports Outings. The student experience is at the forefront of everything we do as an institution.

Rated the #12 Beach Town in the United States in 2015, Deerfield Beach, Florida is packed with restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters, fitness paths, and much more! Deerfield Beach is home to the Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals spring training facilities, and is also a short distance from the Palm Beach International Raceway and Florida Atlantic University’s McArthur Campus.

Deerfield Beach, Florida is approximately 30 minutes from West Palm Beach, 10 minutes to Boca Raton, 20 minutes to Ft. Lauderdale, and 45 minutes from Miami. Public transportation is readily available through busses and train railways.