Twiss begins his fourth 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.
Wolf joins the Swarm after being an assistant coach at UNC Wilmington under C.B. McGrath. Prior to UNCW, Wolf was an assistant with the Brooklyn Nets (2014-17) and Milwaukee Bucks (2008-13). In total, Wolf brings over 14-years coaching experience to the job. A native of Kohler, Wisconsin, he began his coaching career after playing professionally for 11 seasons in 2003-04 at William & Mary. Wolf was the head coach for the Idaho Stampede of the Continental Basketball Association from 2004-06 before becoming the head coach/general manager of the Colorado 14ers in the NBA Development League (2006-08). Wolf played for seven franchises since being drafted as the No. 13 overall selection in the 1987 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Including two stints with the Hornets, he played for the Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics, Portland Trail Blazers, Orlando Magic and Milwaukee Bucks. An Atlantic Coast Conference standout at UNC Chapel Hill, Wolf played four seasons for Dean Smith.
Lebo, a former standout and teammate of Wolf’s at the University of North Carolina, brings a wealth of experience to the sidelines. The former head coach at East Carolina University (2010-18), Auburn University (2004-10), the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2002-04) and Tennessee Technological University (1998-02) began coaching in 1990. He has also been an assistant at the University of South Carolina (1993-98), Vanderbilt University (1992-93) and East Tennessee State University (1990-92). The Carlisle, Pennsylvania, native played four seasons (1985-89) for Dean Smith at UNC before playing in the NBA as a member of the San Antonio Spurs (1989-90).
Maye returns to coach in Greensboro after an illustrious career at UNC Greensboro (1998-03). The Amityville, New York, native graduated from UNCG as the program’s all-time scoring leader and earned several All-Southern Conference honors. He went on to play in the G League (2006-07 with the Dakota Wizards in Bismarck, North Dakota) and internationally on six different continents for over 14 years (2003-17). Most recently, Maye was an assistant with the Capital City Go-Go (Washington Wizards affiliate) in 2018-19.
Saenz comes from an NBA/G League player development background, dating back to 2002 when he was a member of the San Antonio Spurs organization as a player assistant. Before joining the Hornets organization in 2018 as a video coordinator, he held positions with the Dallas Mavericks (2015-17) and Rio Grande Valley Vipers (2017-18), the Houston Rockets affiliate. Saenz graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, in 2010 and then earned a master’s degree from the University of Incarnate Word in 2015.
Player Development Coach
Friedman will split time in Charlotte and Greensboro, focusing on the player development of the two-way players and Hornets players on assignment. He came to the organization from the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (Houston Rockets affiliate) where he served in player development and video coordinator roles. He has also been with the Maine Red Claws (Boston Celtics affiliate) and Northern Arizona Suns (Phoenix Suns affiliate). Prior to his work in the G League, Friedman worked under the coaching staff at the University of Miami. The Massachusetts native attended Bates College where he was a member of the basketball team.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Mattson graduated from Sonoma State University in 2014 and earned a master’s degree from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2016. His strength and conditioning, and player performance experience includes the New York Knicks, West Coast Elite Under Armour, the University of Washington and Point Loma Nazarene.
Lesher comes from the Cleveland Cavaliers as a former Intern Athletic Trainer. He also served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer and Head Strength & Conditioning with the Cleveland’s G League affiliate, Canton Charge. Prior to his time at the professional level, he was the Men’s Basketball Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at California State University, Chico, where he earned his master’s degree in Kinesiology. Also during his time there he completed his certifications for his NSCA-C.S.C.S, NASM-P.E.S, and C.E.S.. Before that he earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Athletic Training from New Mexico State University.
Manager of Player Development & Basketball Operations
Goose enters his fourth season with the Swarm, second as the Manager of Player Development & Basketball Operations. He began with the Swarm as a Basketball Operations Intern. A graduate from the University of Connecticut, Goose was a four-year manager for the Men’s Basketball program and was a member of the 2014 NCAA Championship team. He also has experience as support staff for the USA Men’s National Team. Goose began his professional career as a community engagement intern for the Boston Celtics.