Boys Basketball

"The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is looking. As a program, we strive to teach our young men to be the best version of themselves on and off the floor."
    • Hugh Brown '18 hits the career 1000th point mark



District Championships


Hugh Brown '18
2016-17, 2017-18


CVC Championships


Current Coaches

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Josh Nugent

Director of Boys Basketball Operations and Varsity Head Coach

Josh in in his second year of coaching basketball at Hawken. He has thirteen years of experience coaching boys basketball at St. Edward High School, where he was also an alumnus and a math teacher. Josh was St. Edward Head Coach Eric Flannery’s top varsity assistant for the past two years. In 2019, the team reached the semifinals of the OHSAA State Tournament. Prior to that, Coach Nugent was the junior varsity head coach for five years and the head freshman coach for four years. Josh is a graduate of John Carroll University, and he received his master’s degree in Positive Organization Management and Change at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.
Described by Head of School Scott Looney as “an ideal fit for our boys basketball programs at Hawken,” Josh impressed the search committee with “his character-first approach, his knowledge of basketball and coaching, and his core beliefs in using basketball as a vehicle to lead young men.” Josh remarked, “I have already had the pleasure of meeting some great people at Hawken. I cannot wait to meet the basketball family and the rest of the community. I’m excited to dive into the work together to see the heights the Hawken basketball program can reach.”
Josh is a member of  the Upper School Math Department. 

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    • Jason Bratten

      Varsity Assistant Coach

    • Brian McLaughlin

      Varsity Assistant Coach

    • Ed Suggs

      JV Head Coach

    • John Collins

      Freshman Head Coach




Hawken Basketball History

Hawken Athletics Hall of Famers Maurice Gray ’86 and Vic Schmelzer ’74 boast school records which stand today and may never be broken.

Maurice Gray is the all-time leading scorer for both career and season. In the 1984-1985 season Gray scored and amazing 653 points, and his career mark is 1,719 points!

Vic Schmelzer was a rebounding machine in his day. He holds the school career mark with 911 rebounds, highlighted by his 1973-1974 season, where he brought down 406 rebounds!

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  • Collegiate programs attended by Hawken alumni

    Davidson College
    Columbia University
    Allegheny College
    George Washington University
    Case Western Reserve University
    Kenyon College
    Hamilton College
    The College of Wooster
    John Carroll University
    Pamona College
    Southern Methodist University
    Syracuse University
    Lake Erie College
    • Maurice Gray

    • Vic Schmelzer


An independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school, toddler through grade 12

Lower & Middle Schools, 5000 Clubside Rd, Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Birchwood School of Hawken, 4400 West 140th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135 

Upper School, PO Box 8002 (12465 County Line Rd), Gates Mills, OH 44040
Mastery School of Hawken, 11025 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

Gries Center, 10823 Magnolia Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106

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