The VES girls' basketball program is for players who enjoy basketball and are willing to commit to developing their skills and abilities. At the junior varsity level, coaches teach fundamentals and prepare younger players for the more advanced varsity team. At the varsity level, VES plays a competitive schedule in the challenging and talented Blue Ridge Conference as well as several non-conference games each season. While our basketball program encourages participation at every skill level, we have had several players in recent years who have continued their careers by playing at the NCAA Division I and Division III levels. More importantly, all of our players build character and confidence by learning the importance of teamwork, competition and discipline. At VES, we are committed to developing the best program possible while creating an enjoyable experience and an appreciation for the great game of basketball. Our time on the basketball court is one of the many ways we lead our students toward full stature.
Zach joined VES in August 2016 from Perkiomen School in Pennsburg, Penn., where he taught Spanish and coached multiple sports. Zach attended Saint James School, a boarding school in Hagerstown, Md., and received his undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Biology at Sewanee: The University of the South, where he competed in basketball and track for the Tigers. He enjoyed studying for a semester at the Universidad de Complutense in Madrid, as well. At VES, Zach is a member of the World Languages department, where he teaches Spanish III and IV. He serves as head coach for varsity girls basketball, and as an assistant coach for JV soccer and track and field. He is a student advisor, serves as the co-dorm head for Randolph, and sponsors the Captain’s Club. Zach is pursuing his master's degree in Spanish with specializations in teaching methodology and professional preparation at Middlebury College. He will finish the degree in the summer 2020 and is considering pursuing additional degrees in secondary education and Biology.