Basketball - Varsity Girls

Austin Prep Girls Basketball competes in the Catholic Central League and in Division 3 of the MIAA
 
CCL Champions: 2004, 1999, 1998, 1997
 

Coaches

  • Stephanie Bramante

    Stephanie began her basketball career in Stoneham, MA. A four year varsity basketball player at Stoneham High School, Stephanie had a great career and won the Middlesex League Championship during her 2012-2013 season. Stephanie’s leadership abilities on and off the court earned her a captainship during her senior year. She also competed in showcase AAU tournaments across New England and was recruited to play at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI.

    While at Roger Williams, Stephanie demonstrated her ability to thrive both athletically and academically, routinely making the academic Dean’s List and being named to the RWU and CCC All-Academic team in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons. She was named Team Defensive Player of the Year in 2017, and played overseas with her college team in Paris, Bruges, and Amsterdam in the Summer of 2017. During her time in Europe with her team, Stephanie coached a youth clinic in Amsterdam, teaching various fundamental skills to Dutch players. Selected as a Co-Captain during her senior year, Stephanie finished her career that year with the Roger Williams Hawks with a 15-3 conference and 23-6 overall record. Stephanie competed in the Division III NCAA tournament in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania for the second time in program history in March 2018.

    Shortly after graduating from Roger Williams University, Stephanie accepted a graduate assistant position at Providence College working for Student-Athlete Services while obtaining her Master’s Degree in Education. Her experiences working with Division I student-athletes at Providence College led to her pursuing a career in Athletics.  After her time at Providence College, Stephanie began working at Austin Prep in the Athletic Department as the Administrative Assistant, and became the Head Junior Varsity Basketball Coach and Assistant Varsity Coach. 

     

  • Ted Cottrell

    Ted Cottrell joined the Austin Prep Girls Basketball Program as the Varsity Assistant Coach and Head JV Coach during the Winter 2021-2022 Season. Ted’s coaching career began as an Assistant Coach for the Women’s Team at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. He then became the Boys’ Varsity Head Coach at Palmer High School in Palmer, MA. After being a Varsity Head coach for five years, He decided to go back to the college ranks and accepted a position as the First Assistant Coach of the Men’s Team at Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. During the summer months, He coached in the Boston Professional Exposure League which developed professional basketball players from all over the world. After coaching on the college level, he decided to go back to being a personal skill trainer. As a trainer, he has had great success in helping players prepare for all levels of competition from teaching a beginner player to preparing a player to play overseas and in the WNBA.

    Ted’s coaching style and skills are attributable to his combined experiences. As a player, he experienced ten straight years of being on a championship team. Throughout High School and his College career, he has learned the steps to success. As member of the 1990 Maryland 4A State Championship Team at Annapolis High School, Ted received both USA Today Honorable Mention All American and McDonald’s Honorable Mention All American and was invited to Nike ABCD All American Basketball Camp for the top 300 recruits in the country.

    Following high school, he attended Maine Central Institute in Pittsfield, Maine where he was a part of an undefeated team which won the New England Prep School Championship. Later he signed a letter of intent to play for Coach John Calipari at the University of Massachusetts. Ted was part of the “Refuse to Lose” Era at UMASS and a part of five Atlantic 10 Championships, and five NCAA tournament appearances which culminated in a “Final Four” appearance in his senior year. While at UMass, he received numerous awards but is most proud of being named the “Most Improved Player”. After his college career, he went on to play in Austria and then returned to the United States to play for the Delaware Blue Bombers in Wilmington, Delaware for three seasons.

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