Director Sean Crocker Boys' Varsity Head Coach Mercersburg Academy
Mercersburg Boys' Basketball Camp is designed to challenge young men to improve their skills on and off the court. By combining on court station work with in classroom film break down and lectures, players will learn skills and concepts that will help them reach their goals on the court, no matter how small or large they may be. The program will be coached by college and high school coaches and will include an overview of the college recruiting process for the players who are interested in playing basketball after high school.
Mercersburg Boys' Basketball Program Overview:
Mercersburg graduates have gone on to compete at all three NCAA collegiate levels and in overseas professional leagues. Over the years, the college list has included the Ivy League, Pac-12, ACC, SEC, and the Patriot League, as well the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and the Centennial Conference. Ugonna Onyekwe ’99 (a two-time Ivy League player of the year), Stephane Pelle ’99, and Adam Chubb ’00 all competed on the professional level in the Euroleague, and Kareem Wright ’99 played for the Harlem Globetrotters. Alumni currently play for the University of Vermont, Vanderbilt University, St. Mary’s College (Md.), Anderson University, Walsh University, and Sage College (N.Y.).
Mercersburg’s basketball program trains and competes on the Plantz Courts, a 10,000 square foot facility that houses three full-sized courts. Off-court training takes place in the McDowell Fitness Center, which features contemporary equipment and programming geared for athletic development.
Sean Crocker was named Mercersburg’s head boys’ varsity basketball coach in May 2015. He comes to Mercersburg from Stuart Hall School, an independent boarding school in Staunton, Va., where he had been head boys’ basketball coach for the three seasons and a mathematics/computer science teacher since 2011. His Stuart Hall teams improved from eight wins his first year to 18 victories in 2014–2015.
Crocker has worked as an assistant coach at Washington and Lee University, Tufts University, Framingham [Mass.] State College, and Wheelock College (where he was also the head men’s tennis coach). Crocker also has experience as the director of operations for the East Coast Fusion/Team Loaded AAU program and as director of operations for The Hoop Group. He also spent five years teaching mathematics and computer science at Boston Latin School from 2005 to 2010.
Crocker graduated from Connecticut College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science, played varsity tennis, and served as a student assistant coach for the men’s basketball team. He received a master’s degree in educational studies from Tufts. He and his wife, Tricia, have two children.
Keith Buxton joined the varsity basketball staff as an assistant coach in 2015-2016. Before coming to Mercersburg, he spent the previous two seasons on staff at East Carolina University. Buxton graduated from High Point University, where he was a student manager, in 2012 with a degree in sports management. Buxton is from Brooklyn, N.Y. and graduated from the Dr. Susan McKinney Secondary School of the Arts.