Peter Hutchins, a 2001 graduate of New Hampton School, enters his fourth season as the New Hampton head coach after a year of coaching at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.
During his first three years, 16 HUSKIES earned Division I scholarships or went on to play basketball Division I basketball in the Ivy League. Sam Cieplicki ’08 and Mike Topercer ’09 earned scholarships to play at Division II St. Michael's College and Bentley College.
While at Williams, Hutchins helped coach the Ephs to a 2007 NESCAC championship while serving as an assistant coach to current Bucknell University head coach, and two-time Division III National Coach of the Year, Dave Paulsen.
While receiving his BA History at Plymouth State University, Hutchins helped captain his team to an NCAA tournament appearance and three 20-win seasons.
As a former student-athlete at NHS, Hutchins played basketball with former New Orleans Hornets small forward Bernard Robinson, former Timberwolves guard Rashad McCants, former North Carolina guard Wes Miller, and former Marquette wing Todd Townsend.
Hutchins brings a tremendous amount of passion for the game of basketball to New Hampton. The 2009-2010 team included players who went on to play at Baylor University, University of Michigan, the Naval Academy, Arizona State University, Drexel Univeristy, St. Lawrence, and Trinity. Hutchins' players benefit from his dedication to skill development, unyielding work ethic, willingness to listen, and connections with coaching staffs throughout college basketball. In addition to coaching varsity basketball, Hutchins is a member of the Academic Support Department and a dorm parent in Ebbles House.