Bishop McGuinness Villains: Welcome

Bishop McGuinness High School Boys Basketball

Welcome to the web page of the Varsity and Junior Varsity Bishop McGuinness High School Villains Basketball Program. This site will provide you with our season, game, and practice schedule as well as other important information on the Villains. Come back and check the site out for up-to-date practice and game information. Go Villains!







NCHSAA "Sweet 16" 2016-17  

2018-19 Varsity and Junior Varsity Schedule Is Coming Together!

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The schedule for the 2018-2019 Varsity and JV Villains Basketball Teams is beginning to come together!  Keep checking for updates to the schedule!

For the last 3 seasons, the Bishop boys have been in the MaxPreps Top 5 Strength of Schedule in the NCHSAA 1A ranks. 
Bishop is a member of the ultra-competitive 6 team Northwest 1A Conference, which hails 7 of the last 12 NCHSAA 1A State Champions in boys basketball.

Monday November 19- @ High Point Christian- JV ONLY- 645 
Friday November 23- Piedmont International University Thanksgiving Tournament (Winston Salem, NC)- Time TBA- VARSITY ONLY
Saturday November 24- Piedmont International University Thanksgiving Tournament (Winston Salem, NC)- Time TBA- VARSITY ONLY
Tuesday November 27- JV ONLY- Christ the King- 400
Wednesday November 28- @ Starmount
Friday November 30- @ Community School of Davidson (JV 430, Varsity 730)
Monday December 3- Oak Level Academy (JV 530, Varsity 700) 
Tuesday December 4- Roxboro Community School (JV 500, Varsity 800)
Friday December 7- Woodland Baptist Academy (JV 530, Varsity 800)
Wednesday December 12- JV ONLY- @ Christ the King- 400 
Friday December 14- @ Triad Baptist Academy- 630- VARSITY ONLY
Monday December 17- Glenn- (JV 500, Varsity 800) 
December 27-29- Jim Clark Holiday Classic- Orlando, FL- VARSITY ONLY 
Monday January 7- Horizon Crocs Australia- VARSITY ONLY- 700 
Tuesday January 8- Winston Salem Christian- (JV 700, Varsity 830)
Friday January 11- East Surry*
Friday January 18- South Stokes*
Tuesday January 22- North Stokes*
Friday January 25- @ Mt Airy*
Tuesday January 29- WS Prep*
Friday February 1- @ East Surry*
Tuesday February 5- @ South Stokes*
Friday February 8- @ North Stokes*
Tuesday February 12- Mt Airy*
Friday February 15- @ WS Prep*

Feb 18-22- Northwest 1A Conference Tournament @ South Stokes
Feb 25- March 16- NCHSAA Tournament

*denotes Northwest 1A Conference Game

Bishop Boys win Roxboro Community Turkey Shootout Tournament Championship!!!

November 2017- The varsity Villains started the season with a bang by bringing home the tournament championship at the 2nd Annual Roxoboro Community Turkey Shootout!  The Bishop Boys had a big win in round 1 over the visiting South Australia Basketball Club, a club team on a US tour from Australia.  In the championship round, the Villains squared off with NCHSAA 2A school Warren County from Warrenton, NC.  Although the Eagles threatened several times in the second half, the Villains led wire to wire and brought the championship back home to Kernersville.  Mark Palmisano and Ryan Moon were named to the All-Tournament Team, while CJ Cappuccio earned Most Valuable Player honors.

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Practice Schedule & Notes for 2018-19

Below is the practice schedule for the boys teams for 2018-2019 season.  Any changes to the schedule will be announced at practice and/or posted below.

Coach Thompson joins The Hardwood Hustle Basketball Podcast!!!

Coach Thompson on the Hardwood Hustle Basketball Show

In August of 2017, Coach Thompson was an invited guest on The Hardwood Hustle Basketball Podcast.  The Hardwood Hustle is a platform designed to educate, empower, and encourage basketball coaches, players, and parents.  Hosts Adam Bradley (Lead 'Em Up) and TJ Rosene (College Basketball Coach) share their genuine and fresh perspective on topics centered around the Hardwood and the Hustle.  Joined by some of the biggest names in basketball, the Hardwood Hustle continues to inspire the basketball community and all "Hustlers" who regularly listen.  

Coach Thompson joined the Hardwood Hustle podcast and discussed his coaching philosophy, coaching career, and highlights from memorable moments at Bishop.  Coach Thompson's episode can be found here.  

Coach Thompson with the USAB Youth Clinic Staff
Bishop Coaches with USA Basketball!

Coach Robinson and Coach Thompson
In August 2015, Bishop Boys Basketball head coach Josh Thompson traveled to Las Vegas to serve with USA Basketball at their first ever Youth Development Initiative.  Coach Thompson worked at 3 clinics for Las Vegas area youth, and also served with the USA Basketball staff as hosts for the USAB Youth Coaches Clinic, which featured former NBA greats George Raveling and John Lucas, USAB Junior National Team Head Coach Don Showalter, Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins, and the University of Kentucky Head Coach John Calipari.  Bishop's head womens coach Brian Robinson was a featured speaker at the coach academy.  Coach Thompson and Coach Robinson are USA Basketball licensed youth coaches.

Listen Live To Villains Basketball With Carolina Sports Live!!!


Carolina Sports Live (CSL) braodcasts more than 100 live athletic events during the school year for the Villains. The broadcasts are available exclusively over the web from the schools all-new athletics website: – “The Radio Home of the Villains!”

During the fall, CSL provides complete coverage of all Villains football games as well as select boys soccer and volleyball matches. In the winter, there is wall to wall coverage of Bishop’s highly decorated basketball teams and the Northwest Conference Basketball Tournament, and then the spring season features a wide variety of sports including girls soccer, lacrosse, baseball, and softball!

In addition to live and archived broadcasts of Villains events, is also your source for up to date schedules of all Villains athletic teams.  The Radio home of the Villains!!

Bishop Basketball Photos Now Available!!!

Photos of the Bishop McGuinness Varsity and Junior Varsity Boys Basketball teams are now available online for purchase.  Local photographer Kevin Hartley attends many of the Villains home games and photographs live game action.  Capture your sons moment in time as a Bishop Basketball Player with Kevins photos.  Many of the photos on this website (including the above and below) are thanks to Kevin!  Visit or click on the link above to go directly to his site to view his photos!


Former Villains in College and Pros!!!

Ilian Evtimov ('01) went on to play at NC State!
Check out the updated Villains website! The link on the left labeled "Former Villains in College and Pros" will keep you posted on Bishop Basketball alumni who have continued their basketball careers in college and in professional leagues. Since 1998, Bishop has had over twenty players go on to continue their basketball careers at various levels in the collegiate ranks, as well as on to the FIBA and NBA.