Men’s Basketball coach Thomas Bragg and postgraduate player Robert Lewis were recently named NEPSMBA Class C Coach of the Year and Player of the Year.
NEPSAC, the New England Prep School Men’s Basketball Association, honored both Bragg and Lewis for their impressive performances during the Class C tournament in early March, at which the fifth seed Hyde School team beat the first and second seed teams in order to reach the finals, where they defeated seventh seed Hebron Academy.
Sean Saucier, Athletic Director at Hyde School in Woodstock, CT, expressed his excitement and pride for both Bragg and Lewis. “It is a great honor that few prep school students and coaches receive,” said Saucier. “I have watched Tom coach for years, and his mastery of the sport and presence on the court is marked. The team has improved tremendously over the course of the season, and Robert has been a leader in that effort both on and off the court. I am very proud of both coaches, and think they are very deserving of these awards.”
In addition to these awards, Lewis and a few of his teammates were named to New England Class C all-star teams. Lewis was selected for the first team, Christian Ejiga ’13 made the third team, and Jahvaney Beckford received an honorable mention.