Girls Varsity Basketball
Additional Levels Offered:
Girls JV Basketball
Welcome to The Frederick Gunn School Girls Basketball Program. FGS has maintained a girls’ basketball program since becoming coed in 1978. We are a member of Class D within NEPSWBCA (based on the size of our female population). Our program consists of a JV and Varsity team and can accommodate athletes at all levels. The program emphasizes skill development, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. Our teams play competitive schedules with opponents including Canterbury, Miss Hall's, Cheshire, KLHT, Harvey, Stoneleigh-Burnham, Westover, and Millbrook. The Frederick Gunn School Varsity Girls Basketball earned a place in the Class D New England tournaments in 2016, 2019, and 2020. During the 2020 season the team made school history hosting a first round tournament game and winning for the first time. The Highlanders capped off the most successful season in school history with a trip to the semifinals of the NEPSAC tournament!
At the Varsity level, a competitive schedule challenges the team to work together and push one another both in games and practices. Teamwork is at the core of the program and is emphasized both on and off the court. The FGS team strives to improve both as individuals and as a team, working to build our success over the course of the season. The best teams are composed of selfless players who understand the strengths of their teammates and utilize them on and off the court. Hard work and respect for the game are important parts of every moment we set foot on the court. The average week consists of four (100 minute) practices and two games. Players often live, eat, and go to class together daily. The team aspect is natural during the winter term, and these players demonstrate that both on and off the court.
Head CoachOriginally from Glastonbury, Conn., Amy is a 2011 graduate of Colby College in Maine where she earned a degree in Economics with a minor in Mathematics. At Colby, Amy was a member of the women’s crew team which she captained her senior year. Amy spends her summers working at a camp in Maine where she teaches waterfront lifeguarding and is the waterfront head. At The Frederick Gunn School, Amy is the Assistant Academic Dean, Junior Class Dean, and teaches Calculus. Outside of the classroom Amy coaches girls' JV field hockey and is the girl's basketball head coach. Amy lives in Graham House with her dog Matrix, who loves long walks and naps. In her free time Amy enjoys swimming, camping, and canoeing.
Assistant CoachCassie graduated from Taft before matriculating at Tufts University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and psychology. Cassie coaches softball and recreational skiing and snowboarding and teaches Spanish III. She has taught math and English for six summers for the Taft School academic enrichment program and for the past six months has taught and tutored English in Madrid, Spain. She enjoys other people’s dogs and likes to golf, fish, snowboard and play volleyball. She's also a dorm parent in Bourne Hall. Her most memorable experience to date has been running with the bulls in Spain.