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boys basketball

We offer basketball teams for our 6th – 12th grade students.  We have multiple teams in both the Middle and Upper School to ensure that our student-athletes are challenged appropriately and offered opportunities to reach their highest potential.

Our Middle School athletics work in tandem with our Upper School teams to create a linear progression through sport which allows for a higher level of skill acquisition and longer love of the game.

Upper School League:
Southeastern New England Independent Schools Athletic Association (SENE); of NEPSAC

Upper School Boys Basketball – Varsity, Varsity2, & JV

Upper School Boys Basketball

Joseph "Ladi" Odugbela

Head Varsity Coach

Coach Ladi begins his first season in 2019/2020 after coaching at Coyle and Cassidy School for the past eight seasons.  He is a graduate of St. Andrews School (’06) where he was a part of the NEPSAC championship team.  Coach Ladi then went on to a successful playing career at North Platte CC, Regis University, and Reinhardt University and still holds many individual records.  He is also the program director for the AAU program New England Rivals (RI).

Evan Mitchner

Head Varsity2 Coach

Coach Mitch began coaching competitive basketball over 10 years ago, beginning at the John Hope Settlement House. He has also spent the last nine years coaching AAU basketball, first with the Rhode Island Renegades and currently with the New England Rivals. His current 13u team is ranked 21st in the country. Coach Mitch also spent three years coaching at Gordon School where he amassed in a 29-3 overall record.

Juan Carter

Assistant Varsity Coach

Coach Carter comes to Rocky Hill with over a decade of coaching experience, most recently with New England Rivals AAU, LaSalle Academy, and South Providence CYO (including multiple State Championships and a New England Championship!). Coach Carter was a graduate of Hope High School and Rhode Island College. As a young man, he used basketball as a tool to keep away from negative influences, which fueled his desire to dedicate his life to working with young people. Aside from coaching, he is the Director of the Streetworkers program for the Nonviolence Institute in Providence and the President of A Sweet Creation Youth Organization, both of which teach and mentor Rhode Island youth.

Kurt Heise

Head JV Coach

Coach Heise looks forward to having a great season. He played four years of soccer and lacrosse at Carleton College. He was also a member of the club ice hockey team. In high school, he played soccer, basketball, ice hockey, and lacrosse.


  • 2018-19, 2017-18 NEPSAC Tournament Runner-up
  • 2019-20 NEPSAC Tournament Semifinalist
  • 2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2015-16, 2005-06 NEPSAC Tournament Invitation
  • 2017-18, 2005-06 SENE Tournament Champion
  • 2017-18, 2015-16, 2005-06 SENE League Champion
  • 2019-20, 2016-17, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10 Mariner Classic Champion
  • 2015-16, 2014-15 SENE Tournament Runner-up
  • 2015-16, 2014-15 Rocky Hill Holiday Classic Runner-up
  • 2003-04, 1997-98, 1996-97, 1995-96 CPL Champion
  • 1982-83 ILSC League Champion

Special Recognition

  • 2018 SENE Player of the Year – Tedrick Wilcox
  • 2013 SENE Player of the Year – Troy Pierre-Louis
Middle School Boys Basketball – A, B, & C teams

Middle School Boys Basketball

Alex Champagne '04

Head Coach A Team

Coach Champagne ’04 graduated from Rocky Hill School in 2004. He played varsity soccer, basketball and lacrosse. Alex then played lacrosse in College at Ohio Wesleyan University and Mount Ida College. He played in four NCAA lacrosse playoff games. After college, he lived in China for two years as a student and undergraduate English teacher. Alex currently has a Masters Degree in Economics. His passion is helping others see and grow to their highest potential.

Jason Martins

Head Coach B Team

Coach Martin has over 10 years of coaching experience including Pop Warner Football, Little League Baseball, and CYO basketball in Taunton, MA. He has been playing basketball for over 30 years, and played AAU ball for the Silver City Sharks out of Taunton. He was co-captain on 3 championship teams with his CYO team (ST. Joseph’s). He played High School Ball with Bristol Plymouth H.S. and was Captain junior and Senior years. 

Sean Tucker

Head Coach C Team

Played Division III football at Salisbury University, MD (3 years playing offensive line,1 year as player coach representative after career ending injury). 12 years of high school football coaching experience (5 years with Freshman/JV teams as Head coach, 7 years at the Varsity level as Assistant coach). 3 years of high school lacrosse coaching experience (3 years as the Head Varsity Boys lacrosse coach).

US Varsity Boys Basketball

Middle School Boys Basketball


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