Program Directors


Nuri Mahmoud is a co-founder of RI Elite. He currently coaches at the Rocky Hill School. In 2016 the varsity team won 1st place in their division and made it to the NEPSAC New England tournament for the first time in over a decade and second time in school history. He was a member of the 2008 Classical High School undefeated state championship team, contributing 18 points and 17 rebounds, he then went on to Trinity College in Hartford, CT. His passion and dedication to the growth of our student athletes has been a catalyst for success.  


He looks to continue  to teach our student-athletes core values such as responsibility, integrity and discipline through the game of basketball.


Nick Light is the Co-Director/Founder of Rhode Island Elite. He played two years of varsity at Pilgrim High School and at Mitchell College from 2011-2013. He is truly dedicated to helping the student-athletes of Rhode Island to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level.


He looks to continue to teach our student-athletes core values such as hard work, dedication and responsibility through the game of basketball. 


Ray Pena
Nick Light 
Nate Stichell 
Nuri Mahmoud
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