ConVal alum Proctor in as head coach
For a high school basketball program, turnovers on the court can be devastating, but turnover on the coaching staff can be just as detrimental. The ConVal boys basketball team is no stranger to that danger; when the team takes the court in its season opener versus Windham on Dec. 13, it will do so under its 12th coach in the past 20 seasons (and the 6th in just the past 9). This time for ConVal, the search for a new head coach went no further than the sidelines.
ConVal alum Kevin Proctor, who coached the boys junior varsity team for the past two seasons, has been named the new ConVal boys basketball coach. The 1995 graduate replaces Peter Pierce, who coached the varsity team for two seasons before leaving last month to coach the Souhegan boys varsity basketball team.
“This transition is a little different.” said ConVal principal Brian Pickering. “It’s not like “Oh my gosh! Who are we going to find? We’re going to change everything! Kevin has been part of building a foundation of success, even though it hasn’t shown up in wins and losses yet. The players love playing for him and I listened to that.”
Proctor was a member of ConVal’s last boys basketball championship team in 1994.
“He’s a good teacher,” Pickering said. “He teaches the game very well, organizes practices very well. You’re likely to see a team that’s diving for loose balls, hustling – that’s the way Kevin approaches the game.”