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Coach Sullivan grew up around Worcester Academy and has been with the school since 1998.  As head coach since 2011, he has sent players to all levels of college basketball.  In this episode Coach Sullivan describes not only his basketball program and his search for international players, but the local community and how his players can make an immediate impact.  Each year he looks for players with the same passion he has where he can build a relationship not only on the court but off the court.

What You Will Learn

  1. [2:05] Overview of tradition and basketball at Worcester Academy.
    [4:20] The grit of the Worcester Academy basketball program and the search for players not afraid to work hard.
    [7:15] Why Coach Sullivan chose basketball?
    [9:25] Why should a good player go to Worcester?
    [14:10] Community service in the surrounding neighborhoods..
    [16:45] Benefit of Worcester Academy’s location for college recruiting.
    [18:40] Example of a PREP Athletics placement to Worcester Academy.
    [19:45] College recruitment starts once a kid signs w/ Worcester Academy.
    [23:08] College placement during Covid.
    [24:12] Has Covid changed the the type of player Coach Sullivan looks for his team?
    [25:00] Predictions for prep schools in the future.
    [26:18] What Coach Sullivan looks for when recruiting guards.
    [27:48] Advice he gives his players on how to pick a college.
    [30.10] Coach Sullivan’s thoughts on NCAA transfers
    [31:35] Changes he would make to the NCAA.
    [33:35] Biggest surprise as a player at Worcester.
    [34:56] Biggest win as head coach.
    [35:40] Best player he coached against.
    [36:40] Personal life outside of coaching.

     

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    Website | https://www.worcesteracademy.org/team-pages?Team=13376&SeasonLabel=2017%20-%202018

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