IAC CHAMPIONS:

’88,’96,’97,’99,’01,’02,’04,’05,’07,’12,’13,’14

The history of the Varsity Boy’s basketball program dates back to 1960. At that time Bullis fielded both a prep and varsity team. The prep team faced other prep schools and college freshman teams around the area while the varsity team played high school opponents. The early years were quite successful for the program. In its first 10 years of existence the team posted 8 winning seasons and one season that ended in a .500 mark. There were 83 victories and only 44 losses during that span. Throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s the program experienced a bit of a downfall. The Bulldogs saw only two winning seasons over an almost 20 year time period. However, In 1987 Bill Harris took charge of the team and soon brought the winning tradition back to the Bullis gym. In only his second season as head coach, Harris led his boys to its first ever IAC championship, racking up 19 wins and suffering only 4 losses for the season. In his seasons as head coach, Bullis amassed nearly 60 wins and began to establish itself as one of the top basketball programs in the Washington Metropolitan area. The 1992-93 welcomed a new head coach, Mike Hibbs. A former pupil of legendary high school coach, Morgan Wootten, Hibbs quickly helped bring Bullis to new heights of success. By 1996, with an overall record of 19-1, the Bulldogs once again took the IAC title by finishing first in league play. Coach Hibbs retired after the 2003-2004 season, but not until his teams had captured 6 IAC titles and almost 200 wins. In 2004, Bruce Kelley took over the program and won three IAC titles in his first four years. In 2005, Bullis won the 2nd annual IAC end of the season tournament and became the first team to win the regular season and tournament titles. Coach Kelly kept trying to improve him team and staff and in the 2007-08 season, he asked Bullis Alumnus ʼ69 and long time St. Albans Coach Bob Brown to join his staff. The 2009-10 season proved to be a wild one for the bulldogs basketball team. Despite finishing the season 5th, they were able to make a run through the IAC tournament and defeated Landon in the championship to capture the IAC trophy. The boys basketball program has been maintaining their winning seasons by adding IAC banners in the 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14 seasons. In 2012, Anthony Thompson (Holy Cross) was named Player of the Year by the Montgomery County Journal and the Bulldogs won a prestigious Junior Orange Bowl Holiday Classic tournament by defeating #16 County West Charlotte in the championship game. New milestones were also reached in the 2013-14 season. The bulldogs went 25-4 to win the IAC regular season and tournament titles. They also became the first IAC school to be ranked #1 in the Washington Post and finished the season ranked #5 in the area. Coach Kelly has experienced a lot of success with the boys basketball program and is continuing to educate our young men on and off the court. 

All IAC Performers
2005 Dominique Davis Jeremy Myers
2006 Jeremy Myers Sam Sentz
2007 Nick Petkovich Kevin Henry
2008 Nick Petkovch Eric Bernstein Brett Stein
2009 Tex McClinton
2010 Ryan Wright....Andre Hodo Tournament MVP
2011 Jonthan Tshibuy Nigel Pruitt
2012 Anthony Thompson, Joe Hazel, Nigel Pruitt
2013 Anthony Thompson, Winton Lyle, Russell Sangster, Jamaal Greenwood
2014 Andre Walker, Aaron Briggs, Russell Sangster, Jamaal Greenwood

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