When Haverford School hit the court for its first game of the delayed 2021 season, there was no shortage of excitement. But of all the Fords who waited so long for basketball to return, no one felt the same anticipation as Jameel Brown. Read the full story at delcotimes.com >
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.
Head 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.
By Bruce Adams, Main Line Media News
There were many memorable moments and championship teams on the Main Line high school sports scene in 2019. Read the story, featuring basketball's perfect 28-0 season, PAISAA state tournament title, and back-to-back Inter-Ac titles >
Phil Anastasia, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Here is The Inquirer’s Southeastern Pennsylvania All-Decade Team for boys’ basketball. Levan Alston '15 and Christian Ray '19 earned honorable mention.
Top newcomer: In the short term, that’ll be Sherif Kenney, who’s expected to start at point guard as a freshman. In the long run, Howard said guard Christian Ray, the top recruit out of The Haverford School, will develop into a leader. As a high school senior, he led his team to an unbeaten season, and averaged 23.3 points and 11.1 rebounds. Read the story >
By Donald Hunt, The Philadelphia Tribune
This is a big summer for some of the best Philadelphia area high school basketball players. Roman Catholic High teammates Jalen Duren and Justice Williams and Haverford School standout Jameel Brown are expected to participate in the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Minicamp, which will take place July 24-28 at the United States Olympic & Paralympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Read the story >
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