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Varsity Basketball

The Haverford School varsity basketball


Overview

The Fords basketball program is comprised of three teams: varsity, junior varsity, and freshman. The program participates in the Inter-Ac, the nation’s oldest high school athletic league. The Inter-Ac is made up of the following schools: Episcopal Academy, Germantown Academy, Malvern Prep, Penn Charter, and Springside Chestnut Hill.

The Fords also play a challenging non-conference schedule. During the 2016-17 season, the varsity team played PIAA State Champions Archbishop Wood and Imhotep. Their non-conference scheduled included Roman Catholic, Academy of the New Church, The Hun School, Shipley, St. Joseph’s Prep, and The Hill School.

Meet the Coach

Bernie Rogers basketball coachHead Coach: Bernie Rogers

In 2015, Coach Bernie Rogers left his 15-year post at Archbishop Ryan High School to become head coach of The Haverford School. In his time at Archbishop Ryan, Rogers led his squad to two Philadelphia Catholic League Championship appearances. He was named Coach of the Year in 2001, 2002, 2007, and 2008 and currently holds the record for most wins in the school’s history. Rogers began his career as an assistant coach at Arcadia University working with Chris Mooney, the current head coach at the University of Richmond.

Rogers serves as a Physical Education teacher for the Lower School at The Haverford School and helps coach Middle School soccer during the fall. Rogers played college basketball and graduated from Ursinus College. In high school, Rogers was named the 1992 Catholic League Sportsman of the Year and still holds the record for most career assists at Archbishop Ryan.

Team News

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John Knebels, Philly Sports Digest

It’s too bad that every basketball league doesn’t do what the Inter-Ac does.

In a tripleheader Friday at Philadelphia University, all six teams participated in their league opener. The approximate five hours provided more than merely a glimpse as to which team or teams would be early-season favorites to ultimately take home the crown.

With 10 percent of the Inter-Ac season accounted for, defending champion Haverford School and Malvern Prep appear to be the title front-runners. Read the story and see the video interviews >

Read More about BOYS’ BASKETBALL: Episcopal Academy, Malvern Prep & the Haverford School Secure First League Victory in Inter-Ac Triple-header
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By Matthew DeGeorge, DelCo Times

Haverford School’s game had ended Wednesday night, but Jameer Nelson Jr. and Christian Ray were still playing the two-man game.

The Fords are in a rare position in program history, defending an Inter-Ac title for the first time since 1999, which has Bernie Rogers’ squad toeing a fine line between pride and hunger. Read the Delco Times story >

Read More about Boys Basketball: Haverford School's title defense about more than just its two stars
Recruiting: Winning means more college offers for Haverford School's Christian Ray

By Josh Verlin, Philly.com
There's nothing wrong with a high school basketball prospect acknowledging that his primary objective this time of year is to get as many college looks as possible. The three five-day July stints during which college coaches can watch high school prospects are called live recruiting periods for a reason.

Read More about Recruiting: Winning means more college offers for Haverford School's Christian Ray

Schedule

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Senior Day, Girard College High School
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POSTPONED: 2/11/19

Results

Record

Record: 16-1
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Pennington School
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The Pennington School
CANCELLED
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Malvern Prep
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SCHA
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Win 74-60
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Germantown Academy
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Win 54-53
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Inter Ac Triple Header, Penn Charter
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Jefferson University
Win 71-43
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Bonner Prendergast HS
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Bonner Prendergast Catholic High School
CANCELLED
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Scholastic Play By Play, Cherokee HS
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Widener University
Win 48-38
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Scholastic Play By Play, Shipley School
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Lower Merion HS
Win 75-55
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Springdale Preparatory School
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Win 83-59

Roster

# Name Position Class
M.J. Atkins 2020
Isaiah Boyd 2022
Jameel Brown 2022
Gavin Burke 2019
Scott Burke 2020
Matt Carlino 2021
Ryan Gaffney 2021
Zach Genther 2021
Julius Glover 2021
Chris Griggs 2021
Wyatt Johnson 2022
Jack Leary 2020
Matt McKenna 2020
Jameer Nelson 2019
Dante Perri 2020
Ethan Pollack 2021
Matthew Quigley 2021
Christian Ray 2019
Asim Richards 2019
Bernard Rogers 2021
Tyler Seward 2021
Christopher Sims 2021
Patrick Toal 2020
taejon Williams 2021

Photos

For photos, check out our teams on The Haverford School's SmugMug account.

The Haverford School varsity basketball team

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