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Basketball Operations

Noel Gillespie – Head Coach

Head Coach Noel Gillespie enters his second season with the Swarm. He joined Greensboro from the Denver Nuggets, where he has spent the three seasons as an assistant coach and advance scout. Prior to his time in Denver, Gillespie spent 10 seasons with the Phoenix Suns. He started with the Suns in 2003-04, spending one season as assistant video coordinator and four seasons as video coordinator before becoming the team’s advance scout in 2008-09. He was promoted to assistant coach and advance scout in 2009-10, spending one season in the role before being named a full-time assistant coach starting in 2010-11. In 2007, while with the Suns, he was as an assistant coach for the Western Conference All-Star Team and the sophomore team for the Rookie Challenge during All-Star Weekend in Las Vegas. Gillespie is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He got his start in the NBA as a video assistant with the Indiana Pacers in 2001-02 and served as a graduate assistant coach at Florida State University in 2002-03 before joining the Suns. Noel and his wife Sherry have two children.

Cam Twiss – Director of Basketball Operations

Twiss begins his second season with the Swarm. He joined Greensboro from the Boston Celtics affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, where he was the Manager of Basketball Operations. A sports management major and four-year letterman on the Endicott College basketball team, Twiss also worked with the NBA Communications Department during the 2008 and 2010 NBA Finals. In addition to his roles in the NBA, Twiss’ prior experience includes coaching New England Basketball School Camps and Clinics and the Landmark High School JV men’s basketball team.

Corsley Edwards – Assistant Coach

Greensboro Swarm

Edwards enters his second season with the Swarm. He came to Greensboro after time as an assistant coach with the Denver Nuggets. A graduate of Central Connecticut State University, Edwards played for the Blue Devils all four years of college and earned Northeastern Conference All-Rookie Team honors in 1999 and NEC First-Team honors in 2000, 2001 and 2002. He graduated as Central Connecticut State’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,731 points. In the 2002 NBA Draft, he was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 58th selection. In addition to his time in Sacramento, he played for the then New Orleans Hornets during the 2004-05 season. In total, he has over 12 years of professional playing experience, competing in the NBA G League, the CBA and overseas.

Brian Boyle – Assistant Coach

Boyle is in his first season with the Swarm. He joins Greensboro after spending the past year as a video associate for the Philadelphia 76ers. Over the last three seasons, he has worked with the Denver Nuggets, Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers in several capacities, all related to basketball with an emphasis on video operations, player development and advance scouting. Following graduation, Boyle worked for one season as a graduate assistant with the men’s basketball team at his alma mater, LaSalle University.

Kurt Couvion – Assistant Coach

Couvion enters his second season with the Swarm, now as an assistant coach after spending a season as a basketball operations intern. Couvion’s experience in the NBA G League also includes time with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and the Santa Cruz Warriors as a basketball operations coordinator. Prior to his time in NBA G League, Couvion was a graduate assistant within the West Virginia University athletic department. He is a graduate of West Virginia with a master’s in industrial relations human resources and a bachelor’s in athletic coaching education.

Tyler Lesher – Athletic Trainer

Lesher is in his first season with the Swarm, spending last season with the Cleveland Cavaliers as an athletic trainer intern. He also served as an assistant athletic trainer with the Cleveland’s G League affiliate, Canton Charge. Prior to his time at the professional level, he was the graduate assistant athletic trainer at California State University, where he also earned both a master’s degree in kinesiology and a bachelor of science in athletic training.