triple threat sports


— Coach Charles McDonough — 

For nearly two decades

Triple Threat Sports has been providing young athletes in Vermont with camps, clinics and 1-on-1 personal training. Coach Charles McDonough has narrowed his focus to put all his energy into his true passions of training young athletes 1-on-1 in…



Our basketball training center is located at Vermont Sport & Fitness on Curtis Avenue in Rutland, VT where Coach McDonough trains year round. This facility and relationship has grown with Dan &  Leslie Doenges and provides the perfect environment for advancing each athlete and focusing on their very specific individual needs. 

Whether it be footwork, dribbling, ball handling, shooting technique, post moves or free throws, this space allows us to work on it all. Coach McDonough considers his training center a “basketball lab” where players can try new things and make adjustments in a non-judgmental environment, all while focusing on the individuals mental approach to the game. 


Coach’s second passion, golf, came a bit later in life, and in the spring, summer and fall enjoys teaching golf around the area.

His earliest memories are with a basketball in his hand, since his “daycare” was the Mount Saint Joseph gymnasium where his father Marty McDonough coached and taught for four decades. As a youngster, Coach McDonough’s basketball journey took him around the country. He played hoops at high profile basketball camps, served as point guard for his high school team at MSJ, where his excellence on the court netted him a scholarship to play hoops for the Catamounts at the University of Vermont. There he redshirted his first year, completed his business degree in four years and used his grad assistant coaching year to complete his Masters degree in public administration. 

The basketball journey continued after college with stints with a professional Norwegian team, tryouts in Amsterdam, and a job as a player/coach in Germany in the Bundesliga League. After his stint in Germany, more tryouts in Paris and Brooklyn followed and eventually Coach landed back in Vermont after many international travels and a new world view. Finding new passions in travel, golf and snowboarding but wanting to keep that basketball still in his hand he started Triple Threat Sports which has become what it is today.

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