About the Program
Niya Johnson arrived at The Winchendon School following a successful run as a student-athlete and coach at the college level. After just a year with the program, it was clear that Coach Johnson was the best choice to lead our program. Her players respect and appreciate her and are excited to give her and the team their best effort. Along with recruiting and coaching, Ms. Johnson is a popular teacher with students.
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.
Director of Basketball Program:
Coach Kehoe has over 20 years of coaching experience in NEPSAC. 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.
Coach Kenny Green is the Head Coach of the Power 5 AA program at The Winchendon School. Coach Green played collegiate basketball at the University of Rhode Island, between 1986 and 1990. He is the school’s all-time leader in blocks, and on five different occasions, he blocked eight shots in a single game. Green was named the Atlantic 10 Conference‘s Freshman of the Year in 1986–87, and as a senior, his 124 blocks, topped the NCAA Division I. He was also honored as the Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year that season. Green finished his career at URI with 1,724 points, 996 rebounds, and 328 blocks. In 2000, he was inducted into the University of Rhode Island Hall of Fame, and his number is now retired.