Boys' Varsity Basketball
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The educational experience at Canterbury extends itself to the basketball program, where focus is placed on sportsmanship, discipline, and determination. Our goal is not only to develop the athlete’s basketball skills but also to encourage true sportsmanship and a sincere appreciation for competition. The Boys’ Varsity Basketball team participates in the very competitive New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), which is recognized as one of the top conferences in the nation and is a member of the Tri-State League. The Saints have captured the NEPSAC Class B New England Championship twice — in 2015 and again in 2020. Coach Brian Baudinet was named NEPSAC Class B Coach of the Year for the 2019-2020 season.
Graduates of the Canterbury basketball program have gone on to play at Babson, Dartmouth, Hampton, Louisville, Marist, Princeton, and Williams, as well as many other NCAA universities.
NEPSAC CLASS B CHAMPIONS
Overall Season Record: 25–2
Tri-State League CHAMPIONS: 9–0
NepSAC Class b coach of the year: brian baudinet
Head Coach Brian Baudinet
Brian Baudinet has served as head coach of Boys’ Varsity Basketball since fall 2017. Prior to his arrival at Canterbury, Baudinet coached extensively at the collegiate and professional ranks. Most recently, he spent three years as an Assistant Coach at Atlantic 10 Conference member Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. While there, he helped develop several players that have gone on to play professionally including Micah Mason, who finished his career with the sixth highest 3-point field goal percentage in NCAA Division I history. In addition to his player development duties, he was also responsible for opponent scouting and recruiting players from all around the globe.
In his three seasons as the Head Coach here at Canterbury, the Saints have compiled a 66-14 overall record, including a 24-3 record against Tri-State League opponents (Hotchkiss, Taft, Avon Old Farms, Trinity-Pawling, Berkshire) and a 30-4 mark against NEPSAC Class B competition. In 2019-20, he guided the Saints to a school record 25 wins, ending the season on a 19 game win streak to finish with a 25-2 overall record. The Saints concluded the season by capturing the NEPSAC Class B Championship, defeating The Brooks School 68-57 in the final. The Saints also claimed the Tri-State League Championship for the second time in three years, finishing with a 9-0 league mark. For the second straight year, three players were named to the Class B All-League Team, while four players earned All Tri-State League honors. In addition, the team was selected by the District Board of Officials for the Sportsmanship Award.
In 2018-19, Baudinet guided the Saints to a 21-6 record advancing all the way to the Class B Championship game for just the second time in school history. Three players were named to the Class B All-League Team. In 2017-18, the team finished with a record of 20-6 and advanced to the Class B Semifinals. The team also won the Tri-State League Championship for just the 3rd time in School history. For the season, two players were voted to the Class B All-League Team.
Baudinet's prior experience includes serving as an Assistant Coach for the Tulsa 66ers—the D-League affiliate for the Oklahoma City Thunder—which included time in Oklahoma City with the NBA team and in Tulsa with the D-League team. While there, Baudinet was responsible for the development of the frontcourt players and for opponent scouting and preparation. He worked extensively with current OKC Thunder starter Andre Roberson, as well as former NBA players Reggie Williams, Dominic McGuire, Mustafa Shakur and Grant Jerrett.
Before his time in the Midwest, Baudinet had a brief stint as an Assistant Coach at Division II member American International College in Springfield, MA. His time there was preceded by three years as an Assistant at NESCAC member Trinity College in Hartford, CT. While there, Baudinet recruited the Northeast extensively and was responsible for recruiting the players that brought Trinity to back to back NCAA Division III tournaments including a trip to the Elite 8. Among the players Baudinet recruited were a NESCAC Player of the Year, a NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year, and four All-NESCAC performers.
Baudinet also spent time assisting at The Pro Training Center in Clearwater, FL during July of 2014 where he worked with several professional players including former NBA All-Star Kevin Martin, Omri Casspi, and Gal Mekel.
In addition to his coaching experience Baudinet is also a co-founder of Fab Four Sports, LLC which runs summer basketball camps. He also has worked extensively with the Hoop Group, as a coach and counselor at camps and showcases.
Assistant Coach Edward Ogundeko
Edward joined Canterbury in 2020 and is a member of the History and Social Science Department, as well as assistant coach of Boys’ Varsity Basketball. In addition to teaching and coaching, he helps develop summer STEM and extracurricular programs at the School, and is a dorm parent in Hickory Hearth. Prior to Canterbury, Edward worked as a Media Sales Representative at HomeAdvisor in New York City. A graduate of Proctor Academy, NH, he received his B.A. in Political Science from Trinity College, CT, where he played basketball all four years. Edward then went on to obtain his M.A. in Technology Management from Central Connecticut State University, CT, where he played football for one year. Edward grew up in Brooklyn, NY and now lives on campus. Outside of work, he enjoys working out, playing basketball, and hiking around New Milford.