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Basketball - JV Girls
2022 - 2023
Head Coach: Courtney Cheetham
Girls' JV basketball at Derryfield is a safe, fun, positive environment for girls to learn and develop their basketball skills and knowledge. It is often the case that the team is split into two groups of players: those that have played before and those who are learning the game for the first time. Therefore, the teaching of fundamental skills is at the forefront of what we do. All the strategy in the world will not be useful, if, after running the perfect play, the girls do not have the ability to put the ball in the basket. At practice, we combine drills and skillwork with fun and games, motivating the girls to work hard, while having fun in the process.
Courtney Cheetham enters her third season for the Cougars, holding an overall record of 33 - 9 including holiday and tournament play. In 2022, the Cougars were the Division 4 NH State Runner Up, losing in the final to a polished Concord Christian squad.
In 2021, Cheetham was named the NH Sportspage Coach of the Year. Prior to Derryfield, Coach Cheetham coached 6 seasons at Division 1 Merrimack High School. Coach Cheetham helped transform the program to a perennial powerhouse, a consecutive top 4, division 1 standings. In 2018, after leading Merrimack to the # 2 overall seed, Coach Cheetham was named the Division 1 Coach of the Year. Courtney serves as the Director of Wellness at Derryfield, and the Girls Director for the New England Storm AAU basketball club.
Jenna Chrabolowski is going into her first season Co-coaching the Derryfield Girls Junior Varsity basketball team. She is a Manchester Central graduate and a Umass Lowell graduate, also while at Lowell played Division 1 field hockey. Jenna also coaches travel field hockey in her free time. Jenna looks to bring her athleticism, competitiveness, as well as her love and knowledge of basketball to this Derryfield season.
Coach Mike began playing basketball and tennis in middle school with his neighbor and best friend. He quickly realized the games were a lot of fun, and also that he was pretty good at them. He joined his high school tennis team and participated in several tournaments with them, winning some matches and losing others, but having lots of fun along the way. He is looking forward to working with beginners and more experienced players alike in both basketball and tennis and hopes to pass on his enjoyment of the games.
Coach Stephanie Millios is going into her second season as the Junior Varsity’s Head JV basketball coach at Derryfield. As well as assisting with the girls varsity team, Stephanie is also the head junior varsity girls field hockey coach. She is a Manchester Memorial graduate and is finishing her bachelors degree at Southern New Hampshire University. Stephanie was a multi-sport athlete growing up and played a season of college field hockey. Stephanie looks to bring her love and knowledge of basketball into her second season as well as her positivity for all of her athletes.
Coach Viselli has 20 years of coaching experience at the town, travel, and AAU levels, 3rd grade through high school. He has coached multiple teams for both the Pentucket and Haverhill programs. Coach Viselli has coached for 3 different AAU programs and he started his own AAU program in 2013-2018. Coach Viselli is currently coaching for the Mass Lady Rivals in addition to coaching here at DS.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.