Staff

Ernie Duncan

A four year starter at the University of Vermont, Ernie finished 10th in career points (1,489), 1st in career 3PT% (.419), 2nd in career 3PT made (308). His career honors were National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District / Second Team (2019), America East All-Conference First Team (2019), America East All-Conference Second Team (2018), America East All-Defensive Team (2018), America East All-Conference Third Team (2017), America East All-Rookie Team (2016). He also helped lead the Catamounts to two NCAA appearances during his time there. His senior year he joined his two younger brothers Everett and Robin as the only brotherly trio to play in an NCAA Tournament game.


Ethan O’Day

A four year starter at the University of Vermont, Ethan recorded 1,233 points, 608 rebounds, and 217 blocks. Ethan’s career honors include America East Conference All Tournament Team (2012 and 2016), All-AEC Defensive Team (2014 and 2015), All-AEC First Team (2015), and All-AEC Third Team (2016). In 2014 he helped UVM win the AEC regular season title. After UVM, he attended the Toronto Raptors 905 Training Camp after being drafted 71st in the 2016 NBA D- League Draft. After being released from the Raptors 905, Ethan signed with the Sandringham Sabres of the South Eastern Australian basketball league in Sandringham, Australia. Ethan averaged 15.3 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.7 bpg, on 60.4% shooting in Australia. He was also named team MVP for the Sabres. The following season, Ethan headed to Germany to play for the Paderborn Unibaskets in Paderborn Germany. Ethan recorded 10 ppg, 5 rpg, and 1bpg in Germany. Ethan was heavily involved in coaching young athletes in both Australia and Germany, attending schools for clinics and running various skill camps.


Katie Lavelle

Katie was a four-year starter for the Vermont Catamounts and served as a team captain as a junior and senior. She was one of the top distributors in school history with 221 career assists. As a senior, she finished fourth among America East players with 115 assists including 10 games with five-plus assists. As a junior, Katie led the team with 26 steals and ranked third with 44 assists. As a sophomore, she nearly recorded a double-double with 14 points, nine rebounds, four steals, and four assists in a non-conference matchup with Oakland. As a rookie, she reached double figures in the scoring column three times. Katie was a workhorse on the court and never missed a game – playing in all 118 career games. In the classroom, she made the America East Academic Honor Roll twice.


Ari Shapiro-Miller, MA, LCMHC

A former college basketball coach, Ari is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics for Sport Psychology and Counseling at the University of Vermont and founder of ASM Performance Consulting. He has spent five seasons embedded with the UVM men’s basketball program as the sport psychology consultant and works privately with athletes providing mental skills coaching and mental health education.

Ari has an undergraduate degree in sport management from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and a master degree in clinical psychology from St. Michael’s College. To connect with Ari for an initial consultation or to book a session he can be reached via email ari.shapiromiller@gmail.com or on Instagram at @arishapiromiller.

Dustin Parker

Dustin works behind the scenes as the web manager and graphic designer. He brings nearly a decade of experience in public relations, social media, and graphic design. Dustin began his career volunteering in the athletic communications office at Dartmouth before moving onto the University of Maine at Farmington as the Director of Athletic Communications and Academic Compliance Officer. While at UMF, he was in charge of keeping stats, writing press releases, and generating social content for 20 varsity sports while complying with academic eligibility regulations. After UMF, he joined the Vermont Catamounts as the Assistant Director of Media Relations/Sports Information and primary media contact for the men’s basketball team. He helped with the promotions of five 20-win seasons, five regular season conference titles, and two trips to the NCAA Tournament. In his spare time, he is a freelance graphic designer and can be contacted at dustintparker2424@gmail.com.

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