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

20 in ’20 | The Most Impactful Identities of Eagle Athletics Since 2010 | Second 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 [...]

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 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

Eagle Basketball Takes Down State’s No. 1 Private to Tighten District Race

Dillion Lowe ‘21 drained his only attempt of the game ... a left-wing 3-point dagger with one minute remaining for the final lead change of the game ... and later added a clutch free throw to push Eagle Basketball past top-ranked Tomball Concordia Lutheran 63-59 at Reckling Gymnasium. The victory splits the regular-season series and [...]

By |2019-02-06T10:33:36-06:00February 5th, 2019|Athletics, Basketball|0 Comments

Eagle Basketball Rallies for 60-52 Win at St. Pius X

Anderson Kopp ‘19 poured in 26 points while Elijah Elliott ‘20 erupted for eight of his 14 in the decisive third quarter as St. Thomas collected a valuable 60-52 win at St. Pius X in the latest episode in the generational series. Eagle Basketball broke out of the halftime with a 15-3 spurt with Elliott [...]

By |2019-01-22T22:46:00-06:00January 22nd, 2019|Athletics, Basketball|0 Comments

Eagle Basketball Receives Turbo Blast Boost from Rockets Performance Coach Jimmy Vidas

Within days of Gary Hall becoming the new leader of Eagle Basketball, he put into motion his desire to establish a culture of accountability and toughness to jump-start the dormant program. The first priority in constructing that identity was adding a consistent strength and conditioning element that would mirror Hall’s own driven personality. He previously [...]

By |2018-11-20T15:13:13-06:00November 20th, 2018|Athletics, Baseball, Campus News|1 Comment
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