About Us 1

North Shore 78s come to Salem, Massachusetts for the 2019 – 2020 Season starting October 26. 
The team played the previous two season before moving north. 

Executive Staff

About Us 2

Tom Marino – Founder & CEO

Tom launched Worcester 78s basketball in the summer of 2017 after working with an ABA team in 2016. He is a digital marketing consultant supporting small business, family owned business and startups, exclusively.  

For 15 years prior Tom had been a talent acquisition consultant in a range to high-tech disciplines in the Boston and metro west startup community. He has lived in Worcester and the surrounding communities for over 30 years.  

About Us 3

Anthony Leonelli – Head Coach & Director of Player Personnel

“Coach Leo” is a dynamic offensive basketball mind with an array of experience with sports program launches. Along with his coaching and executive position with the 78s, Leonelli is the first head baseball coach of the Pine Manor College baseball program. He is also the founder of 508 Sports which focuses on youth coaching and instruction.

He has been the head basketball coach at Green Mountain College in Vermont and an assistant basketball coach at Rhode Island College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Wentworth.