ND Basketball Program

The Notre Dame basketball program under the direction of long-time head coach Gary Palladino and recently under leadership 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). Nine times in the last 10 seasons, Notre Dame has won more than 10 games and reached the quarterfinal round of the state tournament three times during that span. Traditionally sending players to the collegiate level, Notre Dame basketball enjoys a homecourt 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.

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 (44-26; one quarterfinal appearance)

Jason Shea ‘97 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. 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.

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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