Boys Varsity Basketball
Additional Levels Offered:
Boys JV Basketball
Boys Thirds Basketball
FGS basketball program stresses hard work, fundamentals, teamwork, and discipline at our core and we look to develop these skills within the structure of the team.
Considered one of the premier leagues in the United States, we play in the very competitive New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), which had seven players taken in the 2014 NBA draft. Each year we play a competitive 24 game schedule and each year have non-conference games against Trinity-Pawling, Cheshire Academy, Salisbury School, Choate Rosemary Hall, and Williston Northampton School.
Boys Basketball at FGS has a long and storied history. FGS has a solid tradition in basketball from the legendary teams of the 1940’s and 1950’s with Coach Beebe, who won seven Tri-State League titles during this time. FGS also had solid teams during the 1980’s and 1990’s. FGS teams have always shown great competitive spirit, outstanding sportsmanship, and the never-ending pursuit for excellence. Many FGS players have continued playing at the college level, and recent graduates have gone off to play at Colby College, Babson College, Emmanuel College, Vermont Military Institute, Cleveland State, and Ware. FGS basketball teams have also had many players who enjoy playing the game but are not looking to play at the college level, and just want to help the team succeed in any way they can. If you are interested in becoming a part of the program and feel as though you can contribute through your character, hard work, and enthusiastic play, please feel free to contact me.
The varsity program provides an opportunity for students to be competitive and develop their skills to be successful. Stressing a strong, positive environment where our student-athletes can flourish is of the utmost importance. Taking risks and being supportive of your teammates builds strong team chemistry. Becoming closer as a team will help each other on the court and lead to success. We want our students to have a competitive edge and not back down from any opponent. The varsity program looks to develop skills for players that want to pursue basketball at the college level as well.
Head CoachDr. Konik has over 20 years of experience working with adolescent and young adult students in varying capacities – counseling, mentoring, and coaching. Dr. Konik received his B.A. in Psychology from The University of Florida, his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Vermont, and completed his predoctoral internship at the Outpatient/Inpatient Neurobehavioral Unit with the Kennedy Krieger Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Konik’s research background focused on the relationship between anxiety and pain in children. Dr. Konik is a well-recognized leader in the field, having presented nationally at the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs and has been published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology.
Assistant CoachGregory Swenson has dual bachelor’s degrees in economics and history from Drew University, where he also played soccer and lacrosse and worked in undergraduate admissions. He studied for three weeks in St. Petersburg, Russia, known for its “white nights,” as part of a history and culture program at Drew. Prior to joining The Frederick Gunn School he coached middle school lacrosse and was a supervisor at an elementary school camp. He is teaching economics and coaching three varsity sports: boys soccer, baseball and boys lacrosse. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and watching cooking shows.