The Winchendon School’s basketball philosophy is simple: recruit the best, well-rounded student-athlete possible. Our overall objective is to involve them in the entire school community, foster a team environment, and watch them experience success. By doing this we prepare our student-athletes to be successful academically and athletically at Division I, II, & III programs across the nation.
After The Winchendon School:
The Winchendon School graduates have gone on to compete at: Providence College ( NCAA Career Steals Leader), Florida State ( McDonald’s All American), South Carolina, Michigan, George Washington, St John’s, Boston College, Richmond, Louisville, Yale University, UCONN, Georgetown, Holy Cross, Northeastern, Trinity College and many, many more. Graduates of Winchendon have competed in the NBA for the Washington Wizards, Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, and the Sacramento Kings. Additionally, graduates have represented their country in the Olympic Games.
Coach Kehoe is entering his twelfth year coaching in the NEPSAC and his second at The Winchendon School. During Coach’s first eleven seasons’ his teams have reached the NEPSAC “Elite Eight” four times, “Final Four” twice, and has been to the championship game twice, winning once. Coach Kehoe was named NEPSAC Coach of the Year in 2014.
His past coaching experience includes coaching at the high school, junior college, and four-year College levels. In his coaching career, Kehoe has placed over 250 players in college and has/had 13 former players play professionally overseas. This is why high end student-athletes will choose to further their pre-college development at The Winchendon School. .
“As a coach, I care more about the whole student-athlete rather than just the player. There is a common saying, that the four years of college dictates the next 40 years of your life. What I say to our prospective student-athletes is that you have these years to make the right decision about the next four years; these years will be as impactful on your life as any possibly could be.”
Coach lives in Madison CT with his wife, Kris. He is also the proud father of 22 year-old triplets, Patrick, Matthew, and Mikayla.
Associate Head Coach Lenny Jefferson is entering his first year at The Winchendon School. Coach has spent the last five years coaching at private day schools in Atlanta GA. Coach Jefferson also coached for the Atlanta Select AAU program and coached for Nike Elite.
Jefferson was a four year starter at CCSU, captaining the team his junior and senior years. Upon graduating coach spent two years playing professional basketball in Germany.
Coach Jefferson is the proud father of three sons, Silas 9, Nicholas 8, Caleb 7.
Assistant Coach Seamus Bell is beginning his first season at The Winchendon School. Coach did a post-graduate year in 2013. Upon graduating from Winchendon he went on to the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, where he studied history. A 2 time intramural basketball champion at UMass, Seamus also helped start the athletic program at the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School (PVCICS), in Hadley, MA, serving as the school’s inaugural Middle School Boys Head Basketball Coach. Bell worked during the summer for the Hoop Group, a New Jersey based grassroots exposure camp. Seamus is currently a special education teacher in the Narragansett Regional School District.