The Men's Varsity A Basketball Program is recognized as one of the premier prep school programs in the country. It is an elite team that attracts top student-athletes from all over the country and world. The program aims to develop players and mold them into a tight, cohesive unit. This will prepare them to excel early in their careers at the collegiate level. Coach Gale emphasizes skill development and playing the "right way." Players are given opportunities to showcase their skills to college coaches, and with the help of the coaching staff, 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.
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 Cincinnati
UC Santa Clara
Florida Gulf Coast University
University of Massachusetts
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina Greensboro
University of Northern Colorado
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 Minnesota Timberwolf, 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, George Mason University
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 – Basketball Executive and Scout, Memphis Grizzlies
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.