Boys' Basketball - Varsity
The Portsmouth Abbey Basketball program believes in providing a challenging and educational experience both on and off the court. Basketball players are expected to strive to reach their very best academically, socially and athletically. Our coaching staff believes in a smart, aggressive brand of basketball that honors the game with strong defense and a quick-paced offense. Practices emphasize working together to win as a team with respect for the opponent, officials, fans, and the game. The team plays its home games in front of passionate fans in a "Hoosiers"-style gym on campus.
Boys' varsity basketball is a member of the Eastern Independent League (EIL). EIL member schools include Bancroft School, Beaver Country Day, Berwick Academy, Concord Academy, Landmark School, Lexington Christian, and Pingree School. We also compete against traditional rivals St. George's and Pomfret.
Head Coach: Clarence Chenoweth
Coach Clarence Chenoweth came to Portsmouth Abbey in 1995. He coached both JV basketball and girls' varsity basketball before becoming the Head Coach of the boys' varsity basketball team. Under his guidance the boys' basketball team won the SENE Championship in 2005. Coach Chenoweth played collegiate basketball at Salve Regina University. In addition to his responsibilities in athletics, Coach Chenoweth serves as the Dean of Students and teaches math. He lives on Corys Lane with his wife and their two children.
Assistant Coach: Dr. Stephen Zins