The objective for the Kent Girls’ Basketball Program is no less than to become the best blend of on-court excellence and academic distinction in the country. While the design of the program is to prepare young women to succeed at the college level—athletically, academically, and socially—it is also to help prepare these young women for not just the next four years of college but for the rest of their lives.
Every decision concerning our basketball family—from determining the composition of our teams, to practice and game organization, to the development of relationships among players and coaches—is fully grounded in our Statement of Philosophy: “For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.” - Rudyard Kipling
We believe that the foundation of any successful group, from a family to a basketball team, is trust. Indeed, as members of a team spend more time during a season with each other than with anyone else, and as a team is regularly confronted with obstacles that they can only overcome together, a team is in fact a family.
Within the team are countless opportunities for players to explore the aspects of leadership and character growth that help the individual as well as the team.
Coach Jason Coulombe
In the spring of 2008, my wife, Teri, and I agreed to become the leaders of Kent’s Boys Basketball program, a position we held for 10 years. During that time, our program recorded the most victories in the large school classification of the NEPSAC, the country’s most competitive basketball league; and 62 of our team members between 2009-2018 went on compete athletically at academically rigorous colleges and universities. In 2018, I decided to step down as coach, but my head and heart were never far from the game I love, so Teri and I have enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to lead the Kent Girls Basketball program. We believe that playing for the love of the game—and having fun doing it—should always remain a primary objective.
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