Coaches

  • Head Coach:  Alexander Popp
    (802) 869-6208
    Bio
  • Assistant Coach Mike Corcoran
  • Assistant Coach Casey Cota
Overall Statistics
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12 4 0 75

Roster

List of 5 news stories.

  • Vermont Academy 85. Bradford Christian 75.

    Vermont Academy 85. Bradford Christian 75.
    Symir Torrence recorded another triple-double with 24 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.  Tommy O’Neil added 15 points, and Josh Bascoe chipped in 13 points. The Wildcats travel to Rhode Island next to face a talented Brimmer & May.
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  • Vermont Academy Victorious in Williamstown

    Vermont Academy 71. Williams College JV 62.

    Bijon Sidhu, Tommy O’Neil, Travis Evee, Joshua Bascoe, and Symir Torrence all reached double digits en route to a big win over the Ephs.  
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  • Wildcats down the Wapiti at Winchendon

    Vermont Academy 84. Winchendon School 53.
    Symir Torrence recorded a triple-double with 21 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists as the Wildcats rolled over the hometeam Wapiti.
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  • Vermont Academy 56. St. Pat’s 57.

    Vermont Academy 56. St. Pat’s 57.
    In a rematch from Hoop Group Team Camp, TPS got their revenge.  The game itself was a total rockfight, and the Wildcats will certainly grow from the experience.  Next game is at the 2018 Slam Dunk to the Beach!
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  • Vermont Academy 58. Westtown 59.

    Vermont Academy 58. Westtown 59.
    In a low-scoring (no shot clock) affair, the uber talented Westtown School was able to squeeze past Vermont Academy.
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Select A Team:

  • Basketball - Varsity Boys

    2018 - 2019
    Head Coach: Alexander Popp

    Boys’ Varsity Basketball Matriculation, 2015-2018: UChicago, Vanderbilt, Western New England University, William & Mary, Manhattan, Arizona, Butler, Carnegie Mellon, Colby , Harvard, Jacksonville, Rhode Island, San Diego State, St. Lawrence, Tufts, Louisville, Miami, Missouri, UVM, Virginia Commonwealth, Wake Forest, WV Wesleyan, and Xavier.

    Prep Basketball Accomplishments, 2015-2018: NEPSAC Finalist in 2015, NEPSAC Champions in 2016, NEPSAC Final 4 in 2017. Simisola Shittu ’18 named McDonald’s All-American in 2018.


    Thank you for your continued support and interest in Vermont Academy Basketball. My name is Alex Popp, and I am head basketball coach at Vermont Academy, the only traditional coed boarding school in Vermont serving ninth through postgraduate student-athletes from around the country and the world since 1876. I am thrilled to take this opportunity to share with you our rich tradition of top-tier basketball at our historic school in beautiful New England.

    Vermont Academy prepares the student-athlete academically, athletically, and socially for the next level. College placement is a top priority for our staff, and the foundation that we provide allows graduates to be productive when they arrive on the college campus of their dreams.

    Recognized globally as the best high school league in the country, the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) is consistently well represented in the NBA Draft. VA Wildcats are recruited by all high-major programs as well as the world-class Ivy League, whose emphasis on academic and athletic excellence aligns perfectly with our program goals. In addition to getting face time with and exposure to some of the most highly respected names in college basketball, you will be coached, mentored and challenged by experienced professionals dedicated equally to both your athletic success and development of character.

    In my work as a coach, it has become increasingly clear to me that athletes who model basketball as a framework for learning all of life's lessons - both on- and off-court - are more successful as young adults. A holistic approach to sport - one that blends academics, leadership, service, and personal interests - is increasingly favored over a singular, linear path. My philosophy has helped propel young athletes from high school careers to elite college programs and beyond.

    Over the course of my career I have learned from and collaborated with some of the best coaches in the world. As an instructor, I have leveraged those experiences and developed a coaching style centered on fundamentals, balanced with an energetic and team-focused approach. Consistency and unrivaled work ethic are hallmark characteristics of any successful basketball player, and I strive to inspire those qualities in every student-athlete and in every facet of their life. I challenge all of our players to commit to our culture of old school fundamentals and new school vision.

    If the prospect of playing basketball at the highest level, getting an excellent education to prepare you for college, and being welcomed into a diverse community of individuals from around the globe interests you, please call our Office of Admission at 802-869-6229 or my mobile at 617-877-4571 to arrange a visit and come see Vermont Academy in person. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

    Follow Vermont Academy Basketball on Twitter @VtAcademyHoops or @CoachAPopp and on Instagram at @VtAcademyHoops. Also, check out Coach Popp's blog at www.coachpopp.com Go VA!

Away
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Williams College JV (MA)
Win 71-62
Williams College (MA)
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The Winchendon School (MA)
Win 86-53
The Winchendon School
Home
League
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Cushing Academy (MA)
Loss 57-66
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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Blackburn Invitational vs. Proctor Academy (NH)
Win 88-60
Worcester Academy
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Blackburn Invitational vs. Worcester Academy (MA)
Loss 74-89
Worcester Academy
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Bradford Christian Academy (MA)
Win 85-75
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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St. Andrew's Holiday Classic vs. Brimmer & May School (MA)
Win 68-49
St. Andrew's School
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Basketbull HoopsFest II vs. Vanier Prep
Win 60-57
South End Community Center
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Basketbull HoopsFest II vs. The Patrick School (NJ)
Loss 56-57
South End Community Center
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Slam Dunk to the Beach vs. Bishop Walsh HS (MD)
Win 63-53
Lewes, (DE)
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Slam Dunk to the Beach vs. Westtown School (PA)
Loss 58-59
Lewes, (DE)
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Bradford Christian Academy (MA)
Win 63-56
YMCA Plaistow, NH
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Brewster Academy (NH)
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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Tilton School (NH)
Win 81-59
Tilton School
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St. Paul's School (NH)
Win 82-71
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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Kimball Union Academy (NH)
Win 87-72
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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Loomis Chaffee School (CT)
Win 72-65
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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New Hampton School (NH)
New Hampton School
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Worcester Academy (MA)
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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Hoosac School (NY)
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Proctor Academy (NH)
Proctor Academy
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National Prep School Invitational vs. DME (FL)
Providence, RI.
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Wilbraham & Monson Academy (MA)
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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Gould Academy (ME)
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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St. Andrew's School (RI)
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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Northfield Mount Hermon School (MA)
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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Holderness School (NH)
Holderness School
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Cheshire Academy (CT)
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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Kimball Union Academy (NH)
Kimball Union Academy
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The Lawrence Academy (MA)
The Lawrence Academy
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Brewster Academy (NH)
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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NEPSAC Quarter-Finals
TBD
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NEPSAC Semi-Finals
TBD
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NEPSAC Finals

Education for Life - One Student at a Time

Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.