Coaching Staff

Marsha Blount  is a product of Mount Vernon High School, where she is considered the best guard to ever play at the school.  During her senior season, she and her teammates made history as the first undefeated team in school history and being awarded the State Championship behind Marsha’s 31.5 points-per-game. After a successful basketball career at Queens College, in which she was a four-year starter, Marsha went on to play for several semi-pro women’s teams.   In most basketball circles it is said that Marsha would have had a 10-15 year career in the WNBA.   In 2005, Marsha purchased the NJ territory of the ABA, and founded the Jersey Express. Today, the Jersey Express is the longest tenured-team in the ABA.  She has won more games than any coach in the history of the American Basketball Association and is  always the sentimental favorite to win the ABA championship.  During the 2017-2018 season, Marsha perhaps had her finest coaching season of her career, making more than 30 player personal moves to her team to Northeast Championship. 

Jason Lampa, MBA – Jason joined the organization in 2017 as the Director of Business Development and Player Development.  After a successful high school athletic career where he earned 12 Varsity Letters, Jason played four years of college basketball, first starring at Raritan Valley Community College and then finishing his career at Atlantic College where he averaged 27.3 points per game his senior year.  He graduated from Montclair State University, using his final year of eligibility to play on the Montclair State Volleyball team.   Jason has 16 years of experience working in sales and marketing holding executive positions in business development and corporate strategy.  He earned his MBA from Seton Hall in 2003 and Post-MBA in Marketing from Cornell University in 2014.  Jason is currently preparing to start law school in the Fall of 2019.  

Interesting Fact:  Jason’s father Glen Lampa is a member of the Bernards High School  Wall of Fame, an honor given to only 28 people since the inception of the school  in 1909.