The Men's Varsity A Basketball Program is recognized as one of the premiere prep school programs in the country. It is an elite team that attracts top student-athletes from all over the country and the world, molds them into a tight, cohesive unit, and prepares them for success on the court and in the classroom in college. With a strong focus on skill development and playing the "right way," New Hampton School players are ready for the rigors of college. Players are given every opportunity to showcase their skills to college coaches, and with the help of the coaching staff, work to find the appropriate college destination. The Varsity A team also strives to teach student athletes how to be exemplary students and productive members of the New Hampton community.
The Huskies are led by Head Coach Nick Whitmore. Whitmore has a combined seventeen years of coaching experience at the high school, AAU, and collegiate level. Prior to his arrival at New Hampton, Whitmore coached at the University of San Francisco where he helped lead the Dons to a 21-12 record, a second place WCC finish, and a berth in the National Invitation Tournament. Before joining Rex Walters’ staff at USF, Whitmore served as the Head Basketball Coach at Drew School in San Francisco, co-founded the AAU program Bay City Basketball, and was a part of the basketball programs at the University of Rhode Island and Boise State University. In his first season as Head Coach, Whitmore led the Huskies to a 22-9 record.
Husky Basketball has a strong tradition of sending its athletes to play at the next level.
Currently there are former Huskies playing at the following Division One schools:
Arizona State University
University of Central Florida
Central Michigan University
University of Denver
George Washington University
University of Massachusetts
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina Greensboro
University of Northern Colorado
University of Pennsylvania
University of San Francisco
St. Mary’s College (CA)
The NBA has been a destination for former Huskies, too. The 2017 NBA Draft featured Husky Tyler Lydon ’17 who was selected as the 24th overall pick out of Syracuse University. The 9th overall selection in the 2014 NBA Draft, current Portland Trail Blazer Noah Vonleh ’13, spent 2 years at New Hampton before heading to Indiana University. The ACC’s 2012 Freshman of the year and 2015 ACC first teamer Olivier Hanlan ’13 was a second round draft pick by the Utah Jazz. Darius Songaila '98 was a Boston Celtics 2nd-round draft pick in 2002. Rashad McCants '00 was a lottery pick for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Other Huskies who earned opportunities in the NBA include: Bernard Robinson '00, Awvee Storey '97 Lawrence Moten '91 (also the all-time leading scorer in the Big East), and Cuonzo Martin ’91.
New Hampton prides itself on attracting student-athletes who love the game. Many former HUSKIES continue to make basketball their career.
Huskies Coaching DI basketball Include:
Ed Cooley ’89 - Head Coach, Providence
Kenya Hunter ’91 - Assistant Coach, UCONN Peter Hutchins '01 - Assistant Coach,Dartmouth College
Cuonzo Martin ’91 - Head Coach, Missouri Wes Miller ’02 - Head Coach, UNCG Chris Parsons ’92 - Assistant Coach, UNC Greensboro
Michael Roberts ’00 - Assistant Coach, UNC Greensboro
Todd Townsend ’01 - Assistant Coach, UW-Milwaukee
Four NHS Alumni Work for NBA Organizations:
Chris Wallace '77 - General Manager, Memphis Grizzlies
New Haven, CT - The Huskies started off the 2018-19 with a hard-fought victory over a talented and well-coached Hargrave Military Academy team from Chatham, VA. Despite Hargrave's smothering press, the Huskies kept their composure and demonstrated a willingness to find the open man consistently throughout the night. The Huskies had standout performances from Nebraska commit Mika Adams-Woods '19 (Syracuse, NY) who finished with 24 pts, 9 rebs, and 3 assts, Northeastern commit Tyson Walker '19 (Westbury, NY) who ended with 19 pts, 9 rebs, and 7 assts, and Dyondre Dominguez '20 (Providence, RI) who rounded things out with 29 pts and 11 rebounds.
The Huskies also had solid contributions on the front line with Bas Leyte '20 (Bergan Op Zoom, Netherlands) finishing with 9 pts, Trey Hall '20 (Willimantic, CT) who chipped in 9 pts and 6 rebs, and Canberk Kavsuk '20 (Istanbul, Turkey) with 8 pts and 5 rebs.
The Huskies won't have much rest time as they face off against Mt. Zion Prep from Washington D.C. tomorrow at 12pm.
New Haven, CT - Facing a tough Mt. Zion Prep team, the Huskies excecuted well and came out victorious at day two of the National Prep Showcase. In a game that saw both sides playing tough basketball, New Hampton relied on a whole team effort to walk away with the win.
New Hampton was led by Nebraska commit Mika Adams-Woods '19 (Syracuse, NY) who finished with 17 pts, 5 rebs, 4 assts and Bas Leyte '20 (Bergan Op Zoom, Netherlands) who finsiehd with 14 pts and 11 rebs. Dyondre Dominguez '20 (Providence, RI) and Tyson Walker '19 (Westbury, NY) chipped in 15 and 13 points respectively. Max Davis '19 (Oakland, CA) finished 3-5 from 3 and Brendan Mora '19 (Palo Alto, CA) and Canberk Kavsuk '20 (Istanbul, Turkey) added valuable minutes off the bench.
A native of Burlington VT, Nick attended Boise State University where he graduated with a BA in English Education. After graduating, Nick went on to work at Drew School in San Francisco where he was an Assistant Director of Admissions, English Faculty member, and the Head Varsity Basketball Coach. Following his time at Drew, Nick worked at the University of San Francisco where he served as the Director of Basketball Operations. During his time at USF, the Dons placed multiple athletes on the West Coast Conference All-Academic Team and USF climbed to a 21-12 record, a second place finish in the WCC, and an appearance in the National Invitation Tournament.
During his tenure at New Hampton, Coach Whitmore has coached the eventual 24thoverall pick in the NBA Draft in Tyler Lydon and has seen 27 players go on to play Division I basketball. Coach Whitmore has won the NEPSAC AAA Regular Season Championship and reached the NEPSAC AAA Championship game.
Andrew Gale comes from the University of Vermont where he worked for four years; first as the lead student manager and then as the Graduate Assistant Coach for the Men’s Basketball Team. During his time at UVM, the Catamounts won an America East Championship, had the longest winning streak in the country during the 2016-2017 Season, went undefeated in the America East Conference, and earned four post season bids; one to the NCAA Tournament, one to the NIT and two to the CBI. While completing his graduate work, he served as an Academic Advisor by helping players manage their coursework while competing at the Division I level.
Andrew was born and raised in Williston, Vermont. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. Andrew is also a teacher in the math department and the Head of House in Lewis. He spends his summers on Lake Champlain in Vermont with his friends and family.
A Volunteer Assistant Coach since 2011, Coach Scheinman brings tremendous knowledge and passion to the program with 25 years of college basketball coaching experience. Most recently, Scheinman was the Head Coach at Plymouth State University from 1999 to 2010 where he coached New Hampton School Head Coach Pete Hutchins '01. A 1984 graduate of Marist College, he was the basketball manager for the Red Foxes before serving as an assistant coach for 11 years at Keene State, Fairleigh Dickinson, and St. Joseph's of Maine. His 14 years as a Head Coach included stints at St Joe’s (92-93 NAIA NE Champions, played in NAIA National tournament), New England College (96-99), and Plymouth State. His PSU teams earned five ECAC postseason bids and one NCAA Tournament bid (2003-04). He has a career record of 229-149, was twice voted New Hampshire Division III Coach of the Year, and received the Doggie Julian Award in 2002 from the New England Basketball Coaches Association for distinguished service to NE college basketball.