The MCW Starz organization offers competitive girls and boys elite AAU teams, camps, clinics, college recruit counseling and community service.
Our core principles are based in teamwork, developing a positive self-image, good sportsmanship, respect, unity, loyalty, leadership and managing adversity. We aim to develop the life skills and potential on and off the court by identifying strengths and weaknesses and developing a strategic plan for each participant.
We value communication with each participants’ support system or the opportunity to create one. By pursuing excellence in sports, MCW Starz strives to make a difference in the lives of all the athletes as well as in the community.
Zach Zegarowski is a graduate of the University of Massassachusetts, Lowell. A scholarship basketball player, Zach was recruited by Stan VanGundy to play hoops for the River Hawks. After graduating from UMass, Zach joined his High school basketball coach at Charlestown High School as a teacher and coach. Working with Head Coach Jack O’Brien, Zach coached basketball and JV baseball. Together they won five state basketball titles and successfully facilitated placement for over 30 student-athletes into college. Their commitment to these student-athletes changed lives and created opportunities. Zach went on to become the assistant coach for the Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School Boys’ Varsity Basketball team. In his first year as coach, the Generals’ won the league title. Zach is currently managing and training his son, Michael Carter-Williams, in the NBA.
In 2002, Zach and Mandy founded Mass Hoop Elite, a comprehensive AAU basketball program. Mass Hoop Elite offered camps and training clinics, provided individual workout sessions, aided in player recruitment and development through the AAU program. The goal of Mass Elite was to provide players with an opportunity to develop their basketball skills by identifying their strengths and weaknesses. What began as a family passion (their four children, Michael, Masey, Marcus and Max participated in the camps, clinics, workouts and AAU teams of Mass Elite) has grown into a new family business, MCW Starz.
After guiding their son Michael Carter-Williams through his high school career, aiding him through the rigors of college recruitment and play at Syracuse and transitioning him into his now very successful professional career, Zach and Mandy are excited to grow MCW Starz. Their energy is focused on building MCW Starz and with managing the career of Michael, the 2014 NBA Rookie of the Year.