Aspirations Becoming Expectations || Eagle Basketball in Year 1 with Head Coach Karnell James

An unmistakable St. Thomas spirit resonates deeply regardless of its origin. Karnell James was once a basketball scoring machine at Division III University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Now his singular drive is focused on coaching the Red & White to prominence within the state’s private ranks. James was promoted in April 2020 [...]

Proud to Unveil Jane and Bill Joplin ‘54 Campus Expansion || Promoting Success of Eagle Student-Athletes

St. Thomas is proud to unveil the Jane and Bill Joplin ‘54 Campus expansion, the latest priority project to support the school’s immediate strategic plan and promote the success of Eagle student-athletes in competition, in the classroom, and in the community. The Joplin Campus, named to recognize the extraordinary philanthropy of the Joplins during the [...]

St. Thomas Names Karnell James New Leader of Eagle Basketball

St. Thomas High School announces that Karnell James will take the helm of its basketball program as head coach after serving as an assistant the previous two years. James brings an impressive reputation as a focused strategist and competitor who promotes great rapport with scholar athletes and their families, establishing immediate trust and long-standing relationships [...]

By |2020-10-23T12:41:55-05:00April 16th, 2020|Athletics, Basketball, Campus News|1 Comment

Everett Vaughn ‘18 | Unheralded But Invaluable Role for Texas A&M Basketball

Everett Vaughn ‘18 toils in quasi-anonymity, even when reaching and extending up and over his measured six-foot and 10-inches, sweating and bleeding maroon and white for the revitalized fighting Texas Aggie hoopsters. His is not a glorious Disney produced Hollywood version of life inside the power elite dribble drives of big campus college athletics. Not [...]

By |2020-03-10T18:57:46-05:00March 10th, 2020|Alumni, Athletics, Basketball|0 Comments

20 in ’20 | The Most Impactful Identities of Eagle Athletics Since 2010 | Third in Series

How do we remember our contributors? Some leave indelible impressions through tenure over years or even decades, thereby becoming part of an institution’s fabric through their dependable presence. Others shine brightly, creating unforgettable memories regardless of their longevity. Others still permeate our consciousness for their role as selfless facilitators, whether lifting colleagues or the community [...]

By |2020-02-20T13:52:52-06:00February 17th, 2020|Athletics, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Rugby|0 Comments

Eagle Basketball’s Gary Hall Named to Coach in 43rd Annual McDonald’s All-American Game

Never in his lifetime of hoop dreams did St. Thomas basketball boss Gary Hall envision he would occupy a coveted front and center coaching seat for the nation’s premier high school all-star extravaganza. But there’s no foolin’ come April 1 at the Toyota Center. Hall has been named to navigate the West squad for the [...]

By |2020-02-14T14:10:46-06:00January 23rd, 2020|Athletics, Basketball, Campus News|0 Comments

Eagle Basketball Embraces National Stage at 39th Annual Beach Ball Classic

The holiday season traditionally closes distances and unites family and friends. But Eagle Basketball braced for an absolute about-face. The contingent bounced from Christmas day flights for dribble drives along the Atlantic coast, a business trip drenched in purpose for big picture dividends rather than immediate gravitas. For the first time in program history, the [...]

By |2020-01-06T13:08:24-06:00January 6th, 2020|Athletics, Basketball|0 Comments

Eagle Football Faces Expanded District After TAPPS Realignment

Eagle Football will compete in an expanded district in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years while three other St. Thomas programs will be largely unaffected by the TAPPS biennial realignment and reclassification. St. Thomas is positioned in Division I District 2 football along with generational rival St. Pius X, Katy St. John XXIII, Tomball Concordia [...]

By |2019-10-31T14:34:52-05:00October 31st, 2019|Athletics, Campus News, Football|0 Comments

Eagle Basketball Head Coach Gary Hall Reconnects with Former Villanova Star Scottie Reynolds

The two once teamed for wins and records and state championship caliber contention. They remain united because their ties bind well after and beyond the ball. In the early weeks of the 2020 academic year, Eagle Basketball boss Gary Hall welcomed a return from Scottie Reynolds, a revisit to their glory days in Herndon, Virginia [...]

By |2019-11-01T12:57:53-05:00September 4th, 2019|Athletics, Basketball|0 Comments

Eagle Basketball Advances in TAPPS State Playoffs with 10th Straight Win

Anderson Kopp '19 poured in 28 points while brother Maddox '21 added 10 and Elijah Elliott '20 bounced for 12 more as Eagle Basketball defeated San Antonio Central Catholic 74-62 to launch its TAPPS 6A postseason. The Eagles improve to 25-8 with their 10th straight win and advance to face San Antonio Antonian College Prep [...]

By |2019-02-20T22:24:13-06:00February 19th, 2019|Athletics, Basketball, Campus News|0 Comments
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