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Brian Baudinet Joins Canterbury Faculty

Canterbury’s director of athletics Jim Stone announced on May 2nd the appointment of Brian Baudinet as the School’s new head boys’ basketball coach and assistant director of admissions.

“After a thorough and intensive search for our new basketball coach, we are thrilled to welcome Brian to the Canterbury community as a full-time member of our faculty,” said Jim Stone. “Brian is a highly motivated and competitive coach that will bring an outstanding level of expertise and energy to Canterbury basketball and across all areas of School life.”

No stranger to the New England boarding school world, Brian graduated from The Taft School and started his college years at the University of Rochester. While there, he was part of the varsity basketball team before transferring to UMass (Amherst), where he enjoyed a successful career as a Division I athlete.

Brian began his coaching career at Division III Trinity College in Hartford, Conn and then moved on to Division II American International College in Springfield, Mass. Most recently, Brian served as an assistant coach at Division I Duquesne University.

Brian spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, which was the affiliate of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. His primary duties included player development, opponent scouting, and practice and game-planning. While there, Brian coached 5 players with NBA playing experience.

Brian Baudinet
Coach Brian Baudinet

In addition to his coaching experience, Brian has worked with a handful of NBA and D-League players in private workouts. He has also done extensive work coaching camps and clinics for the Hoop Group, one of the top basketball organizations on the East Coast.

“The sense of community, combined with outstanding academics and a high level athletic program make Canterbury one of the best all around prep schools in New England,” said Brian. “I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to be working at such a top-notch institution and I look forward to building the basketball program into a perennial contender against its peers.”

"Athletics forge an indelible link between physical exertion and moral development."

- Dr. Nelson Hume

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