John Alexander founded Global Squad in 2011. As a former player from the International School of Beijing, Coach Alexander used his experience of living overseas to create a program that caters specifically to the needs of student-athletes who want to reach their full potential on and off the court.
As the head coach of the 17U Under Armour team (UAA), John leverages his extensive experience to mold future basketball stars. His coaching journey is expansive and diverse, spanning camps in over 30 countries and working with players ranging from elementary-aged to seasoned professionals. Under his guidance, an impressive roster of over 430 players have reached the college level, with 65+ advancing to play at the professional level.
John’s own playing career is decorated with notable achievements. At Washington College (2001-2005), he not only was a 3-year starter but also demonstrated leadership qualities that earned him the position of team captain. His defensive prowess at Washington College was recognized with three “Defensive Player of the Year” awards.
In high school, at the International School of Beijing (1997-2001), John scored nearly 2000 points. He was named the Nike League MVP and was instrumental in clinching the APAC Championship in 1998-99.
John graduated from Washington College with a B.A. in Business Management.
In John Alexander, the basketball world sees a visionary leader, a dedicated coach, and a global citizen, whose legacy continues to inspire and shape the future of international basketball.
Kevin Breslin’s journey in the world of basketball is a combination of talent and tireless commitment. As the Coaching Program Director for Global Squad, Kevin’s primary role involves training Global Squad coaches and ensuring that the quality of coaching meets the organization’s high standards.
Kevin served as an assistant coach at Johns Hopkins University from 2016 to 2018, fostering budding talents and honing their skills. He moved internationally to mentor players at Fastbreak Basketball Club in Singapore during 2018-19. His coaching journey brought him back home as the head coach at Saint James School.
As a player, Kevin’s on-court accomplishments were nothing short of impressive. He played professionally with the Washington Generals, competing in 15 countries. While at Washington College, from 2012 to 2016, were laden with accolades. As the team MVP, a 3-time All-Centennial Conference honoree, and the 2012 All-Mid-Atlantic Region Selection, Kevin left an indelible mark by finishing as the 5th all-time leading scorer in the school’s history.
Kevin played high school basketball Saint Maria Goretti in Hagerstown, Maryland. He was named 2008 Washington County Player of the Year and finished his career with 1388 points and was named twice to the All Baltimore Catholic League.
Off the court, Kevin graduated with a double major in English and Philosophy from Washington College. He earned the prestigious Thomas Reeder Spedden Medal in 2012 for athletic achievement combined with academic standing. Kevin also earned an M.S. in English from Washington College.
In Kevin Breslin, one finds the perfect blend of a seasoned player, a dedicated coach, and an academically driven individual, making him an asset to the Global Squad and the broader basketball community.
Christian Matthews is a beacon of basketball coaching and talent development, whose success spans both nationally and internationally. Serving as the Assistant Coach at Swarthmore College and the Summer Academy Director for Global Squad, Christian’s multifaceted expertise has been instrumental in sculpting the future of countless young athletes.
As the assistant coach for Swarthmore, Christian helped the team reach two NCAA Final Four appearances.
From 2016 to 2020, Christian undertook the pivotal role of program director and coach for Shanghai Select, one of China’s premier youth basketball clubs. His leadership and guidance have been central to elevating Shanghai Select to be recognized as a powerhouse in youth basketball within China.
Beyond his coaching responsibilities, Christian is renowned for his exceptional training skills. He has been a key figure in the development of young talent in the Global Squad, guiding them from potential to polished players, ready to take on global basketball challenges.
From Chester, PA, Christian’s own journey in basketball started on the courts before transitioning to the sidelines. He played at Washington College where he earned a B.A. in Business Management.
In Christian Matthews, the world of basketball finds a dedicated coach, an exceptional trainer, and a true mentor, shaping the destinies of young players one game at a time.
Abby Wilson embodies the spirit of international sports outreach, seamlessly integrating her passion and professionalism into her role as the International Program Director. With a footprint spanning across six continents, Abby has successfully orchestrated basketball and volleyball camps in over 30 countries, a testament to her unparalleled dedication and global reach.
Beyond setting up world-renowned sports camps, Abby also spearheads the Summer Academy as its director, ensuring that participants receive a top-notch experiences. Abby’s meticulous nature, detail-oriented approach, and her unwavering commitment to the Global Squad Core Values have solidified her reputation in the world of international sports programs.
Whether you’re a budding athlete hoping to refine your skills or a country seeking to introduce sports camps, Abby Wilson’s name stands as a symbol of excellence, commitment, and global unity through sports.
Originally from Front Royal, Virginia, Ms. Wilson attended Virginia Tech where she made the Deans list 6 semesters and graduated Suma Cum Laude in 2018 with an Honors Global Scholar Diploma and B.A. in Sociology.