Yesterday we announced some exciting news about Findlay Prep’s Head Coach Michael Peck. He has just been named by the Portland Trail Blazers organization as the new head coach of its NBA Development League team, the Idaho Stampede.
Coach Peck has been the head basketball coach of the Findlay Prep program at Henderson International School for the past five seasons. Coach Peck and his staff led Findlay Prep to three national titles, accumulating a 157-8 record and maintained a perfect 65-0 record at home.
“My time at Findlay Prep has been unforgettable,” said Peck. “During these past few seasons, I’ve had the opportunity to coach some amazing young talent. I’m excited to start this new chapter in my career with another incredible organization.”
Findlay Prep Associate Head Coach Todd Simon will replace Coach Peck as head coach. Coach Simon worked with Peck for seven years and played a key role in building the program from the time it was founded.
Findlay Prep has an impressive basketball program has produced six McDonald’s All-Americans, six Jordan Brand All-Americans and six Parade All-Americans. A number of Findlay Prep athletes have gone on to play in the NBA, including Tristan Thompson (Cleveland), Avery Bradley (Boston), Corey Joseph (San Antonio), DeAndre Liggins (Orlando), Joel Anthony (Miami) and Louis Amundson (Indiana).
“Findlay Prep is a world-class program and a valued asset to our community.” said our headmaster Seth Ahlborn, “Our focus on excellence in athletics and academics in the Henderson International and Findlay Prep programs prepare young people for entry into the nation’s best colleges and careers.”
Have you ever been to a Findlay Prep game? They play right here on campus inside the Henderson International School gymnasium. Their next game is on November 8 against Impact Academy! See you there!
[Photo courtesy of the Las Vegas Sun]