Girls Basketball

Girls Basketball

Philosophy

Athletics has long been a key component of the growth and development of young people. Students-athletes gain a deeper understanding of themselves, and thereby a better grasp on how to work with others, in a team environment. The belief in scholar-athleticism has a proud tradition here at Hotchkiss, so much so that we have a watchword for it literally engraved on our Main Building.

In the Girls Basketball program, we look to live up to this high standard. We aim to foster competitiveness and confidence in our players, and ultimately to teach our players the tough-mindedness to know that they can dig deep and succeed in difficult circumstances.

As a team, our goal each year is to vie for a Founders League title and earn a spot in the New England tournament. We are looking for dedicated, hardworking student-athletes who know what it takes to compete and win against the toughest competition.

-- Doug Kneeland, Head Coach, Girls Varsity Basketball

Highlights

In recent years, we have won the Founders League title and a berth in the New England Class A Tournament. We have graduates recruited to play at Brown, NYU, Gettysburg, Williams, Trinity (Harford) and other schools.
 

 

 

Facilities

​The varsity team ​practices and plays in Fowle Gym, a classic high school, wooden-floored court, where students, families, and fans overflow the stands, crowd the sidelines, and make so much noise that it can be difficult for anyone to hear. The Forrest E. Mars Jr. Athletic Center also boasts a fully staffed training room, a fitness center, and numerous locker rooms and team rooms.

 

Coaching Staff

Douglas Kneeland Head Coach Doug Kneeland '98
Phone: (860) 435-3207
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Biography:
Doug Kneeland has coached the Girls Varsity Basketball team since 2010-11, working at other levels throughout the basketball program previously in his time at Hotchkiss. He also served as the assistant coach to the Girls Varsity Basketball team at Western Reserve Academy. He is an alumnus of Hotchkiss, graduating in 1998 with six varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. He then matriculated to Swarthmore College, where he garnered 13 varsity letters in his four years there.

 

Assistant Coach Parker Reed
Phone: 860-435-3772
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Assistant Coach Will Boscow
Phone: 860-435-3753
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Prospective Athletes

Interested in playing for Hotchkiss? Our coaches would love to hear from you.

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