On this episode we interview Lee Academy’s Head Prep Basketball Coach Dan Haynes. Dan was a multisport athlete in high school and college before getting into coaching. He has been at Lee since 2016 and shares his insights on such topics as the remoteness of Lee Academy, playing in the NEPSAC AAA, his largely international roster, and more. Dan explains his pitch to players on why it’s a good thing to go to a prep school in Northern Maine, plus much more. Enjoy the interview!
What You Will Learn:
[1:27] Growing up and why Dan chose basketball.
[3:45] What it was like playing more than one sport in college.
[6:10] About Lee Academy.
[12:02] Challenges of being located in a remote location?
[17:10] How does Dan get his players recruited?
[31:45] What makes the NESPAC AAA league so special?
[35:05] Famous Alumni of Lee Academy
[42:00] Benefits and challenges of international players.
[47:30] Player who was the biggest surprise.
[52:40] Biggest win of career?
[54:53] Best player coached against?
Connect with Dan:
Twitter | https://twitter.com/CoachDanHaynes
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/Lee-Academy-Post-Graduate-Basketball
Website | https://www.leeacademy.org/athletics/prep-basketball
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/discodaniel/
Connect with Cory:
Website | https://www.prepathletics.com
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/prep_athletics/
Twitter | https://twitter.com/PREP_Athletics
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/PrepAthletics
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone | 859-317-1166
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Cory Heitz is the Founder and President of PREP Athletics. He has been helping place players into the right fitting prep schools since 2008. Cory completed a post grad year himself before playing in a D1 basketball program, so he knows the pressures that players and families face when trying to get to the collegiate level. That’s why he started this podcast, which is to share his wealth of information to those looking to reach their college basketball goals.