Lions Basketball Overview
The basketball program at The Phelps School has existed for decades, competing in the famous Lyons Gym until The Phelps Athletic Center was completed in time for the 2018-2019 season. The program won numerous Tri-County Independent School League championships throughout the 1990s and 2000s until establishing its first prep team in 2010. Since the inaugural prep team, the Lions have seen over 100 Phelps basketball players compete at various levels of college basketball, with over 30 playing Division One. Kyle Vinales (Central Connecticut State), Terry Larrier (Virginia Commonwealth/UConn), Quincy McKnight (Sacred Heart), and Mike Watkins (Penn State) highlight the cast of Phelps basketball players who have gone on to have tremendous success in college and beyond. They are joined by Chas Kelley (Boston College), Jack Collins (Monmouth University), and Wisler Sanon (St. Francis University PA) as the newest crop of Lions ready to make their mark on the college hoops scene. On the court, the Lions boast four PAISAA semi finals appearances (2014, 2015, 2019, 2020) breaking through in 2015 for the schools first PAISAA championship by defeating Westtown.
The Phelps School has announced the return of Trey Morin as the Director of Athletics and Basketball Program Director for the Lions.
Morin returns to Malvern following two seasons at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Austin, TX. While at St. Andrews, the program obtained the highest seed in the Southwest Preparatory School Tournament since 2008 and won playoff games in back-to-back years for the first time in program history.
"In his time at Phelps from May of 2019 through June of 2021, Morin was able to continue to advance our basketball program.” Mr. McGeorge commented. “He achieved much success, including a combined record of 36-18 and a PAISSA Semi-Final appearance in his first season.”
While leading the Lions, Morin was responsible for the recruitment of many players that are now at the Division I level, including Chas Kelley (Boston College), Sam Onu (Memphis/FGCU), Isaiah Miranda (North Carolina State), and Devin Butler (VMI).
Additionally, Morin was able to recruit and aid a number of students in attending some of the top colleges in the country, including Jackson Piotrowski (UChicago), Logan Shanahan and John Coppilino IV (Emory University), Caelin Peters (Connecticut College), and Henry Rovillard (Bowdoin College).
Prior to his time at Phelps, Morin served as an assistant coach at Bates College in the esteemed NESCAC conference, overseeing the recruitment of high-academic athletes and responsible for scouting and game plan implementation. Morin has also served as an assistant coach at Colby-Sawyer College and Bradford Christian Academy, as well as the Co-Director of the New England Playmakers AAU program.
As a four-year player and two-year Captain at Salem State University, Morin started in over 40 games and was a part of two NCAA tournament teams in which the team won over 75 games.
Along with the Athletic Director and Director of Basketball responsibilities, Coach Morin will live on campus with his wife Katherine and their infant son, Maverick. "My family and I are elated to return home to Phelps. I look forward to arriving on campus and continuing to advance the basketball program and athletics as a whole."