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Junior Varsity Basketball
The SKS basketball program now fields three different teams: Prep, Varsity and Junior Varsity. The Junior Varsity team is made up of 10-12 players with a 15-game schedule. Players focus on development of their skills for advancement to the other teams, while at the same time playing competitive games.
South Kent's basketball coaches encourage integrity, intensity, and intelligence in their teams' play. Players are expected to learn different offensive and defensive sets and execute them consistently in each game. South Kent develops a winning attitude within its players. Each team works on fundamental skills that produce competitive games. South Kent School expects all its athletes to develop and exhibit sportsmanship while competing, winning, and losing with grace and style.
funkj [at] southkentschool.org (John Van Funk) is a longtime Math teacher at South Kent and leads the Mountain Biking Program. He is an avid cyclist and races often, having most recently participated in the "Team 26: Sandy Hook Ride on Washington." Coach Funk is a skilled athlete and is known for his positive, encouraging attitude with his students and team. His love of basketball and years of experience make for an excellent combination in his role as JV Basketball coach.
Patrick Beer - Assistant Coach
View or purchase professional photos of the JV Basketball team on our Smugmug page HERE.