2012 USA Nike Hoop Summit Head Coach
The USA will be lead at the 2012 Nike Hoop Summit by longtime high school coach Kevin Boyle (Montverde Acadey, Fla.).
“It’s a great honor to be a part of USA Basketball,” Boyle said. “I have worked with Nike through sponsorship of my teams since 1988, and Nike and USA Basketball are first class organizations. The USA Basketball men’s program has done a tremendous job with success at all age levels, and I look forward to coaching this team.”
Currently in his first season at Montverde Academy, Boyle has led his 2011-12 team to an 19-3 record (as of Jan. 31, 2012).
He was hired at Montverde in April of 2011, after 23 seasons as the head coach at St. Patrick High School in New Jersey (1988-89 through 2010-11), where he compiled more than 400 wins.
In 2010-11, Boyle led St. Patrick to a 26-1 record after his team lost in the finals of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s North Jersey, Non-Public B tournament, and he was named the 2011 Naismith National High School Coach of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club in March of 2011.
Under Boyle, the St. Patrick Celtics won the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions five times, and the program consistently ranked in the USA Today Super-25 for two decades.
Boyle has sent numerous players to the NBA, including the No. 1 NBA Draft pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2011, Kyrie Irving, as well as Samuel Dalembert (Houston Rockets) and Al Harrington (Denver Nuggets). According to a Jan. 15, 2009 article in the New Jersey Monthly, more than 75 percent of his players had gone on to play for NCAA Division I teams.
After a 30-3 season in 2008-09, Boyle was tabbed as the ESPN Rise National High School Boys Basketball Coach of the Year, and he earned USA Today's National Coach of the Year award following his team's second consecutive New Jersey Tournament of Champions win in 2006-07.
Three times he has serves as a head coach in the Jordan Brand Classic, where he has coached the likes of LeBron James and current Duke freshman senstation Austin Rivers.
He has been the owner/director of the Kevin Boyle Basketball Camps and Clinics for the past 22 years, including day camps, overnight camps, boot camp after school programs and coaching clinics across the United States as well as in Europe.
In 2010-11, director Marc Levin and Blowback productions followed Boyle in what proved to be his final season at St. Patrick, filming the documentary "Prayer For A Perfect Season" during the team's quest for the national title. The movie premiered Oct. 19, 2011 in New York, N.Y., and was featured on HBO on Oct. 25, 2011.
Sports writer Brian Fitzsimmons of MSG Network in NYC, who also shadowed Boyle in the 2010-11 season, and published the biography "Celtic Pride: How Coach Kevin Boyle took St. Patrick to the Top of High School Basketball."
Boyle, who was born in Clark, N.J., graduated from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City. He played two seasons at Seton Hall before finishing his playing career at St. Peter’s.
He started his career coaching middle-school boys at St. Joseph’s in Roselle, N.J., and in 1989 made the move to St. Patrick.