Basketball - Boys Varsity
2018 - 2019
The Gunnery basketball program stresses hard work, fundamentals, teamwork, and discipline at our core and we look to develop these skills within the structure of the team.
Considered one of the premier leagues in the country, we play in the very competitive New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), which had seven players taken in the 2014 NBA draft. Each year we play a competitive 24 game schedule and each year have non-conference games against Trinity-Pawling, Cheshire Academy, Salisbury School, Choate Rosemary Hall, and Williston Northampton School.
Boys Basketball at The Gunnery has a long and storied history. The Gunnery has a solid tradition in basketball from the legendary teams of the 1940’s and 1950’s with Coach Beebe, who won seven Tri-State League titles during this time. The Gunnery also had solid teams during the 1980’s and 1990’s. Gunnery teams have always shown great competitive spirit, outstanding sportsmanship, and the never-ending pursuit for excellence. Many Gunnery players have continued playing at the college level, and recent graduates have gone off to play at Colby College, Babson College, Vermont Military Institute, Cleveland State, and Ware. The Gunnery basketball teams have also had many players who enjoy playing the game but are not looking to play at the college level, and just want to help the team succeed in any way they can. If you are interested in becoming a part of the program and feel as though you can contribute through your character, hard work, and enthusiastic play, please feel free to contact me.
The varsity program provides an opportunity for students to be competitive and develop their skills to be successful. Stressing a strong, positive environment where our student-athletes can flourish is of the utmost importance. Taking risks and being supportive of your teammates builds strong team chemistry. Becoming closer as a team will help each other on the court and lead to success. We want our students to have a competitive edge and not back down from any opponent. The varsity program looks to develop skills for players that want pursue basketball at the college level as well.
Should you have any questions about the basketball program please feel free to contact us at The Gunnery.
Head Coach: Brian Konik
Assistant Coach: Greg Swenson
About Our Coaches
Hailing from the Sunshine state, Brian Konik has amassed an immense amount of basketball knowledge. In his high school days, he won a Florida state championship while playing against the likes of Jason Kidd. After attending the University of Florida, Brian found himself in Annapolis, MD, as an assistant coach at The United States Naval Academy while attending Johns Hopkins Graduate School. After a stint at the Naval Academy, Brian took his talents to St Mary's High School in Annapolis, MD, which plays in the highly competitive MIAA. He won state championships while at St Mary’s coaching for over a decade. This is his first season as Head Coach of The Gunnery after multiple seasons as an assistant coach. He is very excited to start a new chapter in his coaching career. His experience in helping students play basketball in college will bring discipline and culture to the program.
A native of East Lyme, CT, Greg Swenson is recent graduate of Drew University, located in Madison, NJ. He was a dual-sport athlete in college, playing soccer and lacrosse. He earned all-conference honors in lacrosse in 2018 as well as earning All ECAC in 2016 for soccer. Greg was a three-sport athlete in high school, participating in soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. He earned all-conference honors in all three sports as a senior and earned three first team all-conference awards in lacrosse. He has developed a strong network of coaches in order to help ambitious students that want to participate in college athletics.