- Basketball (M) 2011-12Basketball (M) 2011-12
Director: David Hixon
A veteran of many years of summer camps as both coach and player, New England Basketball Hall of Fame honoree David Hixon feels that WMBC gives young players the instruction and experience that is necessary for their development.
Hixon is currently in his 35th year as head basketball coach at Amherst College. In his first season (1977-78), Hixon was the youngest college varsity head coach in the country. As a player, he captained the Amherst Lord Jeffs during the 1974-75 campaign. Hixon's teams have won more than 600 games and have earned more than 20 postseason invitations, claiming the 2007 NCAA Division III National Championship with a 30-2 record. (See full bio)
Local high school and college coaches, present and former standout players, and coaches from other New England schools will serve as both coaches and guest lecturers. Past and present WMBC staff members include:
Amherst College won the 2007 NCAA Division III Championship.
Ron Buelow - Amherst College
Len Larabee - Westfield H.S.
Alan Wolejko - Westfield State/Umass/HCC
Claude Salomoa - Hampshire Regional
Dan Orzulak - Ware H.S.
Rey Harp - Northampton H.S.
Koby Altman - Southern Illinois
Leon Szopa - Easthampton H.S.
Fred Ciaglo - Hopkins Academy
Marty Sanderson - Frontier Regional
Russ Reilly - Middlebury College
Don Doucette - UNC/UNH
Bob Licare - University of Lowell
Jim Todd - Salem State University
Rick Boyages - Ohio State
Phil Rowe - Keene State/UNH/GW
Tommy Verdell - Wilbraham & Monson
G.P. Gromacki - Amherst College
Luke Flockerzi - Univ. of Rochester
Adam Hutchinson - Washington & Lee Univ.
Mike Rejniak - Amherst College
John Halas - Amherst College