Varsity Boys Basketball
- Season Records
- 1,000 Point Club
- Make-A-Wish Showcase
- History of Captains
|11||Bryce Rollerson (Captain)||Sophomore|
|15||Luke Topley (Captain)||Senior|
|22||AJ Towsen (Captain)||Sophomore|
Matthew DolanVarsity Head Coach
Dolan concluded his fourth season with the Patriots in 2022-23.
GA finished with an overall mark of
11-16 and a 3-7 record in Inter-Ac play. The team advanced to the second round of the PAISAA Tournament and had one player make the All-League team.
Germantown Academy went 8-14 overall with a 3-7 mark in the Inter-Ac in 2021-22. The team fell in the first round of the PAISAA Tournament, 64-63. GA had one player named to the All-Inter-Ac League team.
During the shortened 2020-21 season, Germantown Academy went 6-2.
In his first year with the team, Dolan helped guide GA to a 16-11 overall record and a 6-4 mark in the Inter-Ac.
He began his coaching career at GA when he spent the season as the freshman team coach and assistant coach of the varsity team under 30-year Head Coach Jim Fenerty 1760.
As a student-athlete at Dickinson College, Dolan was a team captain and voted the team’s Most Valuable Player in both the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. He earned First-team All-Centennial Conference honors in 2011 and was twice selected to the Pizza-Hut Tip-Off All-Tournament Team. Dolan scored 923 points in his career and controlled 573 rebounds. He ranks in the school’s top ten with 69 blocked shots and ranks fifth in career games played at Dickinson with 101. The Red Devils set a school record, winning 12 conference games in 2010-11 and were honored with the Collegiate Basketball Officials – Sam Schoenfeld Sportsmanship Award in 2011 as well.
Dolan earned a degree in International Business and Management from Dickinson in 2011 and a Master’s of Science in secondary education from Drexel University in 2015.
Following graduation from Dickinson, Dolan spent a year with the Patriots in Fort Washington before taking the varsity head coaching position at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School, where he spent two seasons before returning to Dickinson as an assistant coach in 2014. At Christopher Dock, Dolan led the basketball program for two years and earned the League’s Sportsmanship Award selected by the coaches and athletic directors of the Bicentennial Athletic League. His teams went 30-19 and earned a trip to the playoffs and districts in both seasons. Dolan mentored five All-League players and led his team to the District 1 Final in 2012.
Dolan five seasons on the Red Devil coaching staff. He was the lead recruiting coordinator, monitored student-athletes on their academic progress, assisted with practice and game planning and served as the liaison to basketball alumni. Dolan helped lead the Red Devils to the conference playoffs four times. Dickinson won the 2015 Centennial Conference title and went to the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA Division III Tournament that year.
Carlos ChubbVarsity Assistant Coach
Troy HolidayVarsity Assistant Coach
Diana CaramanicoVarsity Assistant Coach
Kodi ShayVarsity Assistant Coach
Joe TaylorVarsity Assistant Coach
Brett BoslerVarsity Assistant Coach
Chris FarrellVarsity Assistant Coach
Evan-Eric LonginoVolunteer Varsity Assistant Coach
Ryan AyersAssistant Coach
Home to the Patriots' varsity basketball teams and girls' volleyball teams, the Big Gym is located on the far corner of the GA campus and has several entrance points. It can host a full-court basketball game or a full-court volleyball match with a total square footage of 8,915. When pulled out, bleachers can seat approximately 420. The standing room only capacity for the space is 1,626. When used as event space, the Big Gym can hold tables and chairs for a sit-down meal for 524 people. Concession stand space is located right outside of the Big Gym entrance and the restrooms are located below the gym floor. There is no formal ticket booth, but there is an area outside of the main entrance to the Big Gym where a ticket table could be erected as well as a place to sell snacks and drinks.
Big Gym - 8,915 sq. ft.
- Basketball court - 94x50'
- Volleyball court - 60x30'
- Bleacher seating - 420
- Standing capacity - 1626
GA, having won 17 Philadelphia Inter-Academic League Championships in the last 28 years, enters each season ranked as one of the best high school programs in the nation.
The Patriots of GA compete annually in the finest of basketball showcases. Some of the highlights from recent seasons include:
* The Benedictine Classic of Richmond, Virginia --- GA became the first Philadelphia area Team to win this tourney in over 20 years in 1992.
* GA has participated in the Washington DC Classic hosted by Gonzaga Prep in 1995, 1997, 2001, and 2004.
* For 10 seasons, GA participated in the Slam Dunk to the Beach National Tournament in Lewes, DE. GA became one of the most successful teams in this prestigious tournament’s history winning: The National Power Series in 1996, The Tipoff Classic in 2000, The Mayor’s Cup in 2002, and reaching the Final Game of the Main Event in the 2001 Tournament. In the 2003 event, GA went undefeated with wins over National powers St. Edward's (Ohio), Life Center (NJ), and Laurel (MD).
* In the 1998 season, GA was crowned the champion of the Laker Classic hosted by the Boys Latin School of Towson, MD. * In the 2000 season, GA claimed victory over national power St. Patrick's of Elizabeth NJ in the Hoop Group Classic in Allentown, PA. and Pennsylvania power Hatboro-Horsham in the Prime Time Shootout in Trenton, NJ.
* The 2001-02 season featured a USA Today National Ranking of #5 in its Pre-Season Poll... the highest ranking of any GA Team in the school's history.
* The 2001-02 season saw GA participating in the DC Classic (Washington, DC); The Make A Wish Classic (Phila.,PA); The Slam Dunk to the Beach (Reheboth Beach, DE.); The Hometown Hoops Classic (Temple University); The National Basketball Hall of Fame Classic (Springfield, MA.); The Hoop Group Classic (Allentown, PA.); The Prime Time Shootout (Trenton, NJ.) ; as well as flying to the University of Akron to take on National Power, St. Vincent-St. Mary's High School of Akron, Ohio featuring NBA Star Lebron James.
In the 2003-04 season, GA excelled in the Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio, Texas finishing 2nd out of a field of 32 national powers. Victories over Highlands (TX), Cleveland (CA), Lake Highlands (TX), and Southwest (TX) landed GA in the finals of this prestigious tourney. In the 2004 version of the Prime Time Shootout in Trenton NJ, GA defeated highly regarded New England Prep School Tabor Academy.
The 2004-05 season saw GA capture the Philly HS Invitational with impressive wins over Wissahickon and Roman Catholic; excelling in the Gonzaga DC Classic capturing wins over National Powers Westbury Christian(TX) and St. Alban's (DC); defeating PA State Champion Chester and NJ State Champion Haddonfield in the Widener University Showcase; scoring an inspiring win over the 3rd ranked team in the nation, Montrose Christian, in the Hall of Fame Classic in Springfield, MA; and defeating PA power Cheltenham in the Scholastic Play by Play Classic,
The 2005-06 season saw GA record impressive wins over 2005-06 Pennsylvania State Champion Lower Merion, Gonzaga Prep (DC), McDonogh School (MD), St. Christopher's (VA), and Bishop Loughlin (NY). The Patriots finished 3rd in the highly regarded Benedictine Capitol City Classic. The 2006-07 season saw GA capture its 10th Inter-Academic League Championship in the last 18 years. The team also won its very first Coaches v Cancer season ending tournament. Victories over Philadelphia powers LaSalle, Archbishop Ryan, and Archbishop Carroll highlighted this Championship Season. Coach Fenerty became only the 12th Boys Basketball Coach in Philadelphia Scholastic history to win over 400 games in his career.
The 2007-08 season climaxed with the Patriots capturing their 11th Inter-Academic League Championship in the last 19 years. The team also made its first journey to the state of Florida participating in the Gulf Shore Classic in Naples, Florida. The team had a great showing notching victories over Naples HS, Golden Gate HS, and Gainesville-Buchholz of Florida. Victories over Pennsylvania powers State College Area HS, Hatboro-Horsham, as well as Philadelphia Catholic League Champion North Catholic and Playoff participant Archbishop Carroll highlighted the season.
The 2008-09 Patriots again took on some of the finest high school basketball teams on the East Coast notching victories over Maryland Private School powers Gilman School, Landon School; Pennsylvania Powers Lower Merion, Northeast Catholic, Math Civics, & Science, Girard College, Mercersburg Academy, Hatboro-Horsham, Academy of the New Church, and Fitzsimmons High School. Most importantly, GA captured its 3rd consecutive Philadelphia Inter-Academic League championship and its 12th overall under Coach Fenerty. The Patriots participated in its first ever Pennsylvania Independent School Post-Season Tourney and advanced to the Finals.
The 100th anniversary season of GA Boys’ Basketball in 2009-10 proved to be another impressive campaign. In addition to capturing the Championship of the 36th Annual Triangle Club Holiday Festival with victories over Pennsylvania powers Conestoga HS and LaSalle HS, the team proved once again to be recognized as an Eastern hoops power. Victories over Saint Raymond’s (NY), Cardinal Gibbons (MD), Landon School (MD), Hun School (NJ), Mercersburg (PA) added to the impressive history of GA Boys’ Hoops. For the second consecutive year, the Patriots reached the Finals of the Pennsylvania Independent School post-season tournament with victories over Abington Friends and Chestnut Hill Academy. This season also marked the 400th win as the GA Coach for Jim Fenerty. Including Coach’s tenure at Bishop Egan, his teams’ victory total has now reached 469.
From 2010 to the present, the Patriots have continued their outstanding success. They won the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) Tournament at the end of the 2012-13 season after capturing the Inter-Ac League championship. In 2013, they defended their Inter-Academic League title and advanced to the semifinals of the PAISAA Tournament.
In November, 2014, Coach Fenerty was inducted into the Montgomery County Coaches Hall of Fame.
In the 2016-17 season the Patriots won at least a share of the Inter-Ac League title for the fifth straight season becoming just the fourth team in league history to do so.
To quote Coach Fenerty: "We are delighted to participate in several of the finest tournaments in the nation. How can one truly measure one's ability but by competing against the very best?"
- Matt Dolan - 2019-Present
- Fenerty/Carlos Chubb - 2018-19
- Jim Fenerty - 1989-2018
- Dave Hoch - 1981-89
- Gene Harris - 1980-81
- Hal Greer - 1978-80
- Jim Buckley - 1969-78
- Mike Gold - 1963-69
- Ronald "Clyde" Craig - 1962-63
- Robert "Maje" McDonnell - 1960-62
- Alex DeLucia - 1958-60
- Dick Harter - 1956-58
- Lou Bonder - 1954-56
- George Davidson - 1953-54
- Warren "Reds" Jordan - 1951-53
- Jack McCloskey - 1948-51
- Daniel Lewis - 1947-48
- E. Fenton Carey - 1946-47
- Louis Spealler - 1943-46
- Harold Spealler - 1941-42
- Stocker - 1940-41
- Wilfred Blake - 1939-40
- J. Cooper French - 1933-39, 1942-43
- Joe Hartley - 1926-33
- Frank Romeo - 1924-26
- Cyril Ellis - 1922-24
- Bert Barron - 1920-22
- William Sutton - 1914-20
- H.W. Furness - 1912-14
- Lyle Rickards - 1911-12
- Horace Schoenhut - 1910-11
Matt Dolan - 2019-Present
Fenerty/Carlos Chubb - 2018-19
Jim Fenerty - 1989-2018
|Season||Overall Record||League Record||Playoff Record|
|1991-92||20-5||8-2 (League Champions)|
|1992-93||24-1||9-1 (League Champions)|
|1994-95||20-5||8-2 (League Champions)|
|1995-96||19-4||10-0 (League Champions)|
|1996-97||23-5||9-1 (League Champions)|
|1997-98||23-9||8-2 (League Champions)|
|1999-00||25-2||10-0 (League Champions)|
|2000-01||27-3||10-0 (League Champions)|
|2001-02||23-7||10-0 (League Champions)|
|2006-07||18-8||8-2 (League Champions)||2-0 Playoffs|
|2007-08||18-11||8-2 (League Champions)||1-1 Playoffs|
|2008-09||24-6||9-1 (League Champions)||2-1 State Tour|
|2009-10||19-8||6-4||2-1 State Tour|
|2010-11||14-14||5-5||0-1 State Tour|
|2011-12||20-10||6-4||2-1 State Tour|
|2012-13||23-6||10-0 (League Champions)||3-0 PAISAA/State Champ|
|2013-14||19-8||9-1 (League Champions)||1-1 PAISAA|
|2014-15||22-6||9-1 (League Champions)||1-1 PAISAA|
|2015-16||24-6||10-1 (League Champions)||3-1 PAISAA|
|2016-17||22-7||9-2 (League Champions)||1-1 PAISAA|
Dave Hoch - 1981-89
Gene Harris - 1980-81
Hal Greer - 1978-80
Jim Buckley - 1969-78
Mike Gold - 1963-69
Ronald "Clyde" Craig - 1962-63
Robert "Maje" McDonnell - 1960-62
Alex DeLucia - 1958-60
Dick Harter - 1956-58
Lou Bonder - 1954-56
George Davidson - 1953-54
Warren "Reds" Jordan - 1951-53
Jack McCloskey - 1948-51
Daniel Lewis - 1947-48
E. Fenton Carey - 1946-47
Louis Spealler - 1943-46
Harold Spealler - 1941-42
Stocker - 1940-41
Wilfred Blake - 1939-40
J. Cooper French - 1933-39, 1942-43
Joe Hartley - 1926-33
Frank Romeo - 1924-26
Cyril Ellis - 1922-24
Bert Barron - 1920-22
William Sutton - 1914-20
H.W. Furness - 1912-14
Lyle Rickards - 1911-12
Horace Schoenhut - 1910-11
1,000 Point Club
Jordan Longino '21 --- 1,763
Alvin Williams '93 --- 1,702
Evan-Eric Longino '17--- 1,658
Paul Hutter '70 --- 1,627
Matt Walsh '02 --- 1,601
Julius Williams '97 --- 1,564
Cameron Ayers '10 --- 1,486
Craig White '88 --- 1,432
Brian Burke '98 --- 1,429
Otis Ellis '85 --- 1,421
Kyle McCloskey '17--- 1,420
Lawrence Talley '91 --- 1,417
Ryan Ayers '05 --- 1,370
Rick Williams '85 --- 1,358
Eric Minkin '68 --- 1,358
Bryan Grimes '05 --- 1,352
Chris Krug '98 --- 1,330
Lee Melchionni '02 --- 1,261
Marvin Walters '86 --- 1,254
Nick Lindner '13 --- 1,234
Devon Goodman '16 --- 1,201
Larry Leith '94 --- 1,153
Kyle Griffin '07 --- 1,123
Rodney Duncan '76 --- 1,100
Andrew Ott '06 --- 1,074
Greg Dotson '13 --- 1,013
(Updated March 3, 2021)
Every December, Germantown Academy hosts the annual Make A Wish Basketball Showcase. All proceeds from the tournament benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The Make-A-Wish Foundation seeks to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in more than 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and more than 39,000 volunteers across the U.S., grant a wish every 34 minutes, on average, somewhere in the country. Since 1986, Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley has fulfilled more than 6,800 transformational wishes for local children with critical illnesses.
The Make A Wish Basketball Showcase is the brainchild of former Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach Jim Fenerty 1760. Coach Fenerty wanted his players, blessed with both athletic gifts and academic opportunities, to have a sense that not everyone is lucky enough to share their good fortune. He selected the Make-A-Wish Foundation as an exemplary organization and his players embraced the concept of helping to make wishes come true for local kids who have been dealt a difficult hand. He then enlisted other high school teams to join the tournament and asked former the Upper School Community Service Organization to organize the logistics.
GA has developed many outstanding student-athletes who went on to play basketball at the college level. Some of the most notable performers in recent years are:
- Gabe Alter – Colgate University
- Cameron Ayers – Bucknell University
- Ryan Ayers – University of Notre Dame, Finland
- Josh Brownsteain – Tulane University
- Brian Burke – Lafayette College
- Austin Curry – Muhlenberg College
- Jeff Curtin – Georgetown University (Soccer)
- Greg Dotson – Morehead State
- James Drury – Washington College
- Otis Ellis – Lafayette College
- Jimmy Fenerty – Dickinson College
- Joe Gill – University of Pennsylvania
- Devon Goodman – University of Pennsylvania
- Kyle Griffin – LaSalle University
- Brian Grimes – Columbia University
- Tim Guers – Saint Anselm College
- Peter Haines – Ithaca College (Football)
- Jimmy Hammer – Johns Hopkins University
- Rob Heleniak – Johns Hopkins University
- Blair Hicks – Colgate University
- Joe Hill – American University
- Troy Holiday – Loyola University (MD)
- Jeff Holton – American University
- Jacob Hsu - University of Pennsylvania (Football)
- DJ Johnston – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Kirk Jones – Washington & Lee University
- Denis Kane – U.S. Naval Academy
- Matt Kauderer – University of New Hampshire
- Chris Krug – Princeton University
- Larry Leith – Fordham University
- Sam Lindgren – Colgate University
- Nick Lindner – Lafayette College
- Evan-Eric Longino – West Chester University
- Jordan Longino -- Villanova Univesity
- Tim McCarty – Johns Hopkins University
- Kyle McCloskey – Penn State University
- Dean Melchionni – University of Texas
- Lee Melchionni – Duke University
- Julian Moore – Penn State University
- Damon Myers – U.S. Naval Academy
- Mark Nori – Boston College (Football), Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)
- Andrew Ott – Penn State University
- Jay Overcash – Drexel University
- Chris Rodgers – Bucknell University, Germany Professional League
- Larry Sharp – Allegheny College
- Shane Simon – Hobart College
- Ted Skuchas – Vanderbilt University
- Mike Slattery – University of Delaware
- Joe Stinson – New York University
- Cole Storm – Washington College
- Allen Tate – New York University
- Andrew Towne – Franklin & Marshall (Lacrosse)
- Joe Traynor – Yale University (Football)
- Matthew Turner – Swarthmore College
- Matt Walsh – University of Florida, Miami Heat (NBA), Greece
- Craig White – Lafayette College
- Bailey Whitman – Connecticut College
- Alvin Williams – Villanova University, Toronto Raptors (NBA)
- Julius Williams – Drexel University
- Rick Williams – Siena College
History of Captains
League championship seasons are bolded.
- 2020 - Present
1980 - Jack Guinan
1981 - Larry M. Goldberg
1982 - Mark A. Kayson & Rick L Marschall
1983 - Bradley J. Hackendahl
1984 - Christopher J. Miller & Otis B. Ellis
1985 - Christopher J. Miller & Otis B. Ellis
1986 - Marvin Walters & Matthew H. Guinan
1987 - David C. Cooper & Rodney Morrison
1988 - Craig White & Matthew Oelkers
1989 - Philip Carr & Christopher O'Neill
1990 - Brian Costello & Garth Little
1991 - Lawrence Talley
1992 - Mark Nori & Alvin Williams
1993 - Denis Kane, Alvin Williams & Lawrence Leith
1994 - Damon Myers, Damon Williams & Lawrence Leith
1995 - Damon Williams, Julius Williams & BJ Medley
1996 - Chad Lamelza, Jason Lucas & Julius Williams
1997 - Jamie Chadwin, Edward Harris & Jay Overcash
1998 - Brian Burke & Christopher Krug
1999 - Christopher Rogers & Michael Taggart
2000 - Matthew Kauderer & Christopher Rodgers
2001 - Troy Holiday & Michael Slattery
2002 - Lee Melchionni, Ted Skuchas & Matthew Walsh
2003 - Jeffrey Delong & Michael Morgan
2004 - Joseph Gill & Larry Sharp
2005 - Ryan Ayers, Brian Grimes & Kirk Jones
2006 - Kyle Griffin, Andrew Ott & Zachary Paul
2007 - Kyle Griffin, Donn Johnston & Stephen Roma
2008 - Joseph Hill, Timothy McCarty & Allen Tate
2009 - James Fenerty, Jeffrey Holton, Dean Melchionni & Eric Yuschak
2010 - Cameron Ayers & Austin Curry
2011 - Nicholas Berman, James Hammer & Beau Jones
2012 - Connor Crump, Nicholas Linder & Cameron Retif
2013 - James Drury, Nicholas Linder & Julian Moore
2014 - Tim Guers, Sam Lindgren & Sean Weiss
2015 - Tim Guers, Sam Lindgren & Matthew Perricone
2016 - Devon Goodman, Gabriel Alter & Bailey Whitman
2017 - Kyle McCloskey & Evan-Eric Longino
2018 - Jordan Keys, Colten Smith & Brian Basile
2019 - Brian Basile & Diego Carrasco