ND Basketball...Shooting, Slamming, And Defending Its Way To New Heights

The Notre Dame basketball program under the direction of long-time head coach Gary Palladino and recently under leadership and vision of Jason Shea ‘97 has perennial been a state tournament qualifier and more than competitive program within the state of Connecticut. In its program history, the Green Knights have reached the state championship game three times (1960, 1998, and 2003). Ten times in the last 11 seasons, Notre Dame has won more than 10 games and reached the quarterfinal round of the state tournament three times during that span. As recently as the 2016-17 season, Notre Dame completed a perfect regular season, climbing to the #1 ranking in the state of Connecticut for the first time in school history. Traditionally sending players to the collegiate level, Notre Dame basketball enjoys a home court advantage playing before jam-packed crowds in cozy Alumni Hall. Notre Dame competes in the ultra-competitive Southern Connecticut Conference, a league comprised of 23 schools in the greater-New Haven area that has won over 400 state championships since the league’s inception in 1994.

2016-17 - 23-2; CIAC Class L qualifier
2015-16 - 18-6; CIAC Class L quarterfinalist
2014-15 - 12-11; CIAC Class L qualifier
2013-14 - 14-9; CIAC Class L qualifier
2012-13 - 15-8; CIAC Class L qualifier
2011-12 - 1-19
2010-11 - 10-12; CIAC Class L qualifier
2009-10 - 18-7; CIAC Class L qualifier
2008-09 - 18-7; CIAC Class L quarterfinalist
2007-08 - 21-3; CIAC Class L quarterfinalist
2006-07 - 12-9; CIAC Class L qualifier

Head Coach Jason Shea ‘97 (Fifth Season; 67-28; 2017 SCC Finalist; 2016 CIAC Quarterfinalist)

Jason Shea ‘97, who was named the SCC OrthoNow Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 season, took over for long-time head coach Gary Palladino in March of 2013. Palladino won 499 games in his glorious high school career. Shea, who is a member of the Social Studies Department faculty, was an assistant coach for 10 seasons under Palladino. He started in the 2003-04 season as the freshman coach before moving up to the JV position for six years prior to being named head coach. In his four seasons, his teams have won 67 games, including a perfect 20-0 2016-17 regular season, and qualified for the CIAC Tournament each season. Shea captained the 1996-97 Notre Dame to a 17-8 record. He averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds and achieved New Haven Register All-Area status while being named to the Connecticut Post Super 15 as well as being named an honorable mention all-State player. He matriculated at Connecticut College where he played for Glenn Miller, former Brown and Penn head coach, who is currently an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut. At Connecticut College, Shea served as captain his senior year and his teams went a combined 89-16 in his career, reaching both the Elite 8 and Final 4 on the NCAA Division III level. Prior to joining the Notre Dame staff as a social studies and business teacher in 2004-05, Shea worked in the financial world in New York City for three years. Coach Palladino asked him to speak to the team following the 2002 season. That opportunity sparked a renewed interest in coaching and education and ultimately led him on his current career path.

2016-2017 Basketball Schedule and Results

Date Opponent Location Time Result
12/17/2016 Greenwich Trinity College 6:00 PM W 80-61
12/20/2016 Newington Maloney HS 4:45 PM W 81-58
12/23/2016 Fairfield Prep Alumni Hall 7:00 PM W 84-70
1/3/2017 Xavier Alumni Hall 7:00 PM W, 73-55
1/6/2017 Hamden Hamden HS 7:00 PM W, 85-66
1/9/2017 Amity Alumni Hall 7:00 PM W, 72-66
1/11/2017 Shelton Shelton HS 7:00 PM W, 96-57
1/14/2017 Archbishop Malloy (NY) Springfield College 3:00 PM W, 74-66
1/16/2017 East Haven Harbor Yard 1:00 PM W, 80-30
1/21/2017 Bergen Catholic (NJ) Away 6:30 PM W, 70-69
1/24/2017 Xavier Xavier HS 7:00 PM W, 70-48
1/27/2017 Hamden UNH Charger Gymnasium 7:00 PM W, 88-70
1/30/2017 Amity Amity HS 7:00 PM W, 66-40
2/1/2017 Shelton Alumni Hall 7:00 PM W, 89-67
2/3/2017 West Haven WHHS Game 7:00 PM W, 79-73
2/7/2017 East Haven Alumni Hall 7:00 PM W, 95-45
2/10/2017 Wilbur Cross Alumni Hall 7:00 PM W, 88-69
2/14/2017 Fairfield Prep Fairfield University 7:00 PM W, 57-53
2/16/2017 Wilbur Cross Wilbur Cross HS 7:00 PM W, 65-55
2/21/2017 West Haven Alumni Hall 7:00 PM W, 69-54

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