The objective for the Kent Girls’ Basketball Program is no less than to become the best blend of on-court excellence and academic distinction in the country. While the design of the program is to prepare young women to succeed at the college level—athletically, 在学业上, and 社会—it is also to help prepare these young women for not just the next four years of college 但在他们的余生里.
Every decision concerning our basketball family—from determining the composition of our teams, 练习和游戏组织, to the development of relationships among players and coaches—is fully grounded in our Statement of Philosophy: “For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, 狼群是狼的力量.——拉迪亚德·吉卜林
We believe that the foundation of any successful group, from a family to a basketball team, is trust. 事实上, as members of a team spend more time during a season with each other than with anyone else, and as a team is regularly confronted with obstacles that they can only overcome together, 一个团队实际上就是一个家庭.
Within the team are countless opportunities for players to explore the aspects of leadership and character growth that help the individual as well as the team.
Having coached young men the game of basketball for nearly a quarter century, Jason Coulombe excitedly accepted the offer to take the reins of Kent's girls program in 2月ruary 2020.
Throughout his 25-plus years in prep school education, Coach Coulombe has held a variety of administrative positions at various schools, from Dean of Students to Assistant 校长. 他也在教室里教过书, with his primary focus being Black American Studies, 他现在还在肯特教这门课.
But there is nothing for which he has more passion than mentoring young people through the game of basketball. 十年来，他和他的妻子, 泰瑞·弗里曼, 从2008年到2018年领导我们的男孩项目, the program recorded the most victories in the large-school classification of the NEPSAC, the country’s most competitive basketball league, winning the New England title in 2010; and 62 of his teams’ members went on to compete athletically at 在学业上 rigorous college and universities, with some developing into professional players.
“After stepping down from leading our boys’ program in 2018, my head and heart were never far from the game I love,库伦教练说. “So I’m grateful to the School for asking me to lead our wonderful girls’ program and to have the opportunity to return it to the top of the NEPSAC.” Coach Coulombe emphasizes that his top priority as the leader of Kent 女生篮球 is to ensure that the team members are always aware of our purpose and are constantly reinforcing our family’s culture.
“Our purpose is clear—to prepare our young women to truly thrive, not just for the next four years of their lives after 肯特 但在他们的余生里. While the majority of our young women will go on to compete athletically in college and even beyond, our primary job as coaches is to help them find and embrace their true selves, 一路上互相支持.”
Coach Coulombe currently serves as Kent’s Dean of 社区生活. His wife, Teri, serves as the Enrollment Coordinator in the 招生 Office.
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