2016-2017 Record : 11-9 2015-2016 Record: 14-7 2014-2015 Record: 8-10 2013-2014 Record: 4-12 2012-13 Record: 5-12 2011-12 Record: 13-6 (New England Class B Quarterfinals) 2010-11 Record: 13-6 (New England Class B Semifinals) 2009-10 Record: 11-13 (New England Class B Quarterfinals) 2008-09 Record: 10-10 (New England Class B Semifinals) 2007-08 Record: 17-5 (New England Class B Champions)
New England Champions: 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2008
The coaching staff is committed to inspiring our young female players to become their very best on the court, in the classroom, and in life. We expect our girls to function as one unit. Working together, supporting each other, and placing the well being of the group ahead of self-interests are some of the values we hope to instill in every player. As a team we may face opponents with more talent but we will never be out hustled. We always strive to give 100%. We push ourselves everyday to improve the quality of our play, mental toughness, and physical condition. Our girls represent hard work, unity, and heart through all of their interactions on and off the court.
The Suffield Academy women’s basketball program has a rich history of success, including New England championships, players selected to the New England All-Star team each year, and a number of our girls have gone on to play at the college level to schools such as Colby, Umass-Lowell, Merrimack, and Trinity.
The Suffield Academy women's basketball team is thinking big even after graduating one senior and staring at stiff competition. With some younger additions to the team, the girls look to form new bonds and function as a unit. The girls will focus on hustle and execution in aims to improve last seasons record.
Wayne was born in Waterford, Connecticut, and earned his B.A. at Assumption College. He then worked for 10 years at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a research specialist, and three years in Suffield’s Admissions office. He now serves as the co-director of athletics as well as the director of standardized testing for College Counseling at the Academy.
Coaching is Wayne’s passion. The Tigers qualified for the New England Tournament in eight of his 10 years as coach of the girls’ varsity basketball team, winning the New England Championship in 2008. Wayne also coached the varsity softball team from 2003 to 2009, winning the Western New England Championships in 2003, 2006, and 2007 (undefeated in 2006 and 2007).
Wayne and his wife Kelly ’82 have been married for 29 years. Kelly runs Suffield’s day care program and their son Jack ’13 is a senior at Bryant University.
Lyndsey is a member of Suffield’s Office of Academic Support and Leadership program. A graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, Lyndsey most recently worked in academic support for the town’s public school system. Lyndsey was a member of Eastern’s varsity field hockey team and has extensive experience in both coaching field hockey and basketball.
Lyndsey is a dorm head in Barnes with her husband Bennett and cats Barney and Wilma. She is also the head coach of varsity field hockey and the assistant coach to girls’ varsity basketball.