Boys' Varsity Basketball
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 captured the NEPSAC Class B New England Championship in 2015 and have reached the semifinals or better a handful of times since 2013.
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.
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 6th highest 3 point field goal percentage in NCAA Division 1 history. In addition to his player development duties, he was also responsible for opponent scouting and recruiting players from all around the globe.
In 2013-14, Baudinet served 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.
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