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Tuesday, September 13
MMA 2011-12 PG Basketball Press Release
WOODSTOCK, VIRGINIA, September 31, 2011
Massanutten Military Academy has announced its roster for the 2011-12 postgraduate basketball season. Under first-year head coach Chad Myers and assistant coach Shane Maynard, the Colonels are expected to be one of the nation’s top PG teams.
MMA players have come to Woodstock from New York, West Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, and Washington D.C. Nine of them have already attracted recruiting interest from such Division I programs as UNC, Kansas, Louisville, Missouri, Va. Tech, UVA, George Washington, Marquette, Delaware, ODU, and Towson.
PG squad practices are from 2:15 until 5pm daily. Recruiting officially begins on Friday, September 9. Coach Myers expects visits from the schools listed above as well as many Division II and III programs.
Tuesday, September 13
MMA HIres New PG Head Basketball Coach
MMA is excited to announce the appointment of Chad Myers as director of the Academy’s postgraduate basketball program. For the past three years Myers has served as Director of Basketball Operations at Radford University.
Chad Myers is no stranger to military school life. He spent his senior year in high school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana, where he starred on the basketball team. He then moved to Chatham, Virginia, to attend Hargrave Military Academy for a postgraduate year of study, hoops, and recruiting. The PG year paid off when he signed a basketball scholarship to Shepherd University in West Virginia. An outstanding shooting guard, he set records at Shepherd for three-pointers in a single game (9) and consecutive free throws (37).
After earning his degree in sports and event management, Myers accepted a position on the PG basketball coaching staff at Hargrave, where he helped the Tigers post a three-season record of 82-7. In each of those years, HMA made it to the national prep school Final Four, winning the title in 2007-08 and finishing as runner-up in 2008-09. Coach Myers was instrumental in placing 33 HMA athletes into Division I college basketball programs. Among the players he coached was Jordan Crawford, now with the Washington Wizards.
In 2009 Chad joined the basketball staff at Radford University. The Highlanders finished second in the Big South that season, and enjoyed playing at some of the great venues in college basketball, including Duke, Louisville, and Kansas Universities.
“I am very excited to be joining the Massanutten family,” says Coach Myers. “This Academy offers unique opportunities for student-athletes to reach their goals of playing college basketball and earning a college degree. My years playing and coaching postgraduate ball at a military boarding school have prepared me well for this opportunity. I look forward to helping fine young men become leaders on the court, in the classroom, and in the local community. “