Head Coach: William Thom
Every facet of Millbrook's basketball program is designed with college and life preparation in mind. From the way we watch film, to the way we practice yoga and meditation, to the style in which we play on the court, we aim to prepare each and every one of our program members athletically, physically, mentally, emotionally, and culturally for the prospect of playing college basketball and beyond.
To be successful, a team must have shared values. It is with this mindset that the Millbrook basketball program has three clearly marked objectives. During each and every team function - each practice, each workout, each conditioning session, each film session, each team meeting - these objectives are present in the minds of Millbrook basketball players and coaches alike:
1. BE A BLESSING: One of the greatest truisms in life is that when you help somebody, you help yourself. We aim to choose optimism and to work to not only support, but to also elevate, those around us.
“There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
2. COMPETE WITH CONFIDENCE: Prepare to win. Play to win. We strive to foster a never-ceasing competitive nature within our players. By fostering this nature in ourselves, we also foster the ability to just get a little better every time we step onto the court. We do not have to become a D1 player or a championship team in one day but, rather, we aim to compete to get just a little better each day.
3. HAVE FUN: Without this, nothing else matters. When you’re having fun, you are comfortable and loose. When you’re having fun, you care about the people you are with. When you are having fun, you can fight through hard times. When you are having fun, joy is the common denominator. These three objectives are the backbone of the Millbrook basketball program. Working to achieve these objectives, not just on the basketball court but also in everyday life, we aim to prepare hardworking young men of good character to be strong collegiate student-athletes. Couple this mental and emotional outlook with physical fundamentals, college-level coaching and preparation, and execution, and we truly feel that every day is a great day to be a Mustang!
Recent college placements include:
Claremont McKenna University
Washington and Lee College
Franklin and Marshall College
St. Michael’s College
South Carolina State University
Wheeling Jesuit University
Birmingham Southern College