Our basketball program stresses the development of a selfless attitude while on the road to success. Shared team goals around achievement, competition, and both group and personal growth have created a program that pulls the best out of each program member. An encouraging and supporting environment has allowed the achievement of these goals, which has translated to success for both the team and the individual.
Walker’s basketball program is a member school of the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Basketball, which provides the rules and regulations for high school basketball teams to prepare students for parallel rules in the NCAA. Walker’s basketball is also a part of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker’s is a Class “C” division competitor, and also competes in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.
Spectator policy: Please note that we are not permitting visiting team spectators for our home contests through February 5, 2022.
vs. St. Luke's School
vs. Millbrook School
vs. Miss Porter's School
vs. Kent School
vs. Choate Rosemary Hall
vs. Taft School
vs. Greens Farms Academy
vs. Kingswood Oxford School
vs. The Storm King School
vs. Marianapolis Prep
vs. Cheshire Academy
vs. NEPSAC Class C Quarter-Final Game
Coach John Monagan completed his 13th year coaching the Varsity Basketball team. Over his years at Walker’s, he has led the team to the NEPSAC Class C tournament five times. His philosophy centers around playing fast and having a strong offensive attack. Walker’s is now moving to Class B for basketball beginning with a slight schedule shift in 2021-2022. Coach Monagan also teaches history at Walker’s. In his playing years, Coach Monagan led his prep school basketball team to two New England Championships.
Patrick Durning joins the winter coaching staff at Walker’s for the 2021-2022 season. After serving as co-coach for Middle School soccer this fall, Coach Durning is looking forward to working with the Upper School athletes. He has previously coached cross-country, soccer, track, basketball and ice hockey at the high school level. In addition to coaching, Coach Durning teaches history and economics at Walker’s and is a dorm parent in Cluett.