Coaches

  • Head Coach:  Alexander Popp
    (802) 869-6208
    Bio
  • Assistant Coach Mike Corcoran
  • Assistant Coach Casey Cota
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List of 5 news stories.

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  • Vermont Academy Earns Big Road W

    Vermont Academy boys' varsity basketball team traveled to NEPSAC AA and Lakes Region foe Proctor Academy Friday night for round two of an early season blow-out win over the Hornets. Through the first five minutes, the game remained close as the teams exchanged baskets. Vermont's offensive execution got things going for the 'Cats giving VA the 51-32 lead at halftime. The second half was more of the same as Vermont Academy cruised to the 94-78 win with 5 players reaching double figures. Go VA!
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  • Vermont Academy Loses by 2 in Shootout

    The 2018-2019 Vermont Academy Basketball team traveled to New York on Wednesday without two key contributors and the hurdle proved to be too tall for the Wildcats to get over. Symir Torrence '20 (Marquette commit) scored a career high 39 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds. Tommy O'Neil '19 (Harvard commit) added 21 points and 11 rebounds. VA is back at in on Friday at Proctor Academy for Lakes Region & NEPSAC AA action.
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  • Defensive Growth Serves the 'Cats

    Travis Evee '19 paced the way with 29 points, 4 assists, and 4 steals. Jake Cook added 17 points, and Tommy O'Neil chipped in 16 points (4-5 from 3FG). Andrew Lynch and Symir Torrence both had 9.
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  • 5 Game Winning Streak Snapped by the Talented Huskies

    The Wildcats of Vermont Academy ran into a buzzsaw on Wednesday night.  
    New Hampton outscored Vermont Academy 92-75,  but it was the VA leadership that stood out the most in the midst of the worst loss of the season. Will Potter, Arya Tehrani, Tommy O'Neil, Travis Evee, and Symir Torrence were class acts.  Witnessing this display of impeccable character was a joy for the Vermont Academy coaching staff and fans.
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  • 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!

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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
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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)
Loss 94-98
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
Home
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Kimball Union Academy (NH)
Win 87-72
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
Home
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Loomis Chaffee School (CT)
Win 72-65
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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New Hampton School (NH)
Loss 75-92
New Hampton School
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Worcester Academy (MA)
Win 83-74
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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Hoosac School (NY)
Loss 94-96
Hoosac School
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Proctor Academy (NH)
Win 94-78
Proctor Academy
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National Prep School Invitational vs. DME (FL)
Loss 70-74
Providence, RI.
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Wilbraham & Monson Academy (MA)
Win 103-76
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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Wilbraham & Monson Academy (MA)
Win 103-76
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
Home
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Gould Academy (ME)
Win 72-65
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
Home
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St. Andrew's School (RI)
Loss 87-91
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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Northfield Mount Hermon School (MA)
Loss 91-100
Northfield Mount Hermon School
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Holderness School (NH)
Win 74-61
Holderness School
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Cheshire Academy (CT)
Win 70-62
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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Kimball Union Academy (NH)
Win 1-0
Kimball Union Academy
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The Lawrence Academy (MA)
Win 86-70
The Lawrence Academy
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Brewster Academy (NH)
Loss 94-98
Playing Fields - Williams Gym
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NEPSAC AA Quarterfinals vs. Worcester Academy (MA)
Win 81-74
Worcester Academy
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NEPSAC AA Semifinals vs. St. Andrew's School (RI)
Loss 68-81
St. Andrew's School

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.