Jun 1, 2011
Kevin Boyle Takes Over Powerhouse Montverde (Fla.)

Kevin Boyle isn’t the kind of coach who rolls up his sleeves when he jumps on the court and instructs his players.

Boyle, the new boys basketball coach at national power Montverde Academy, doesn’t believe in taking the time.

“I remember the first game he won when he was here. He didn’t let the kids go back into the locker room at halftime, said Joe Picaro, principal at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J. Instead, he and his assistant coaches went out on the court in their suit jackets and demonstrated what they wanted the kids to do.

“It was something to see.”

That was during the 1988-89 season, Boyle’s first at St. Patrick. Twenty-three seasons later, Boyle was chosen the Naismith National High School Coach of the Year in March following a 26-1 season and a No. 2 national ranking in USA Today.

Boyle, 48, replaces Kevin Sutton, who resigned two months ago after eight years at Montverde. Sutton led the Eagles to a 22-4 record last season and No. 15 ranking by USA Today. In 2007, Montverde was HoopsUSA.com national champions

The Eagles’ standards have been high. So are Boyle’s.

“In three of the last five years [at St. Patrick], we have had a chance to win a national championship, ” Boyle said. “I would be disappointed if we didn’t take it to that level, if not a level higher [at Montverde].”

Boyle grew up a gym rat in New Jersey. His father, Neil, was a basketball coach in the Catholic Youth Organization. Boyle was recruited as a guard to Seton Hall by Bill Raftery, then the Pirates’ coach and now a college basketball television analyst.

“When I was growing up, I was in the gym for over 10 hours a day during the summertime, Boyle said. Basketball has been my passion. I love playing it, I love teaching it and I love coaching it.”

During his college career — one that began with the Pirates and ended at Saint Peter’s College in New Jersey — Boyle played for four coaches, including current Toronto Raptors assistant P.J. Carlesimo.

“Kevin has been an institution in high school basketball, Carlesimo said. There is no question about Kevin’s qualifications. You are talking about him running one of the elite high school programs in the country at St. Patrick.”

For much of his career, Boyle locked up with legendary high school coach Bob Hurley at rival St. Anthony in Jersey City, N.J. The Celtics’ only loss last season came to St. Anthony in the state final that decided USA Today’s national title.

Kevin Boyle Takes Over Powerhouse Montverde (Fla.)

Orlando Sentinel, Joe Williams

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-05-31/sports/os-hs-montverde-coach-20110531_1_kevin-sutton-basketball-coach-love-coaching

Kevin Boyle isn’t the kind of coach who rolls up his sleeves when he jumps on the court and instructs his players.

Boyle, the new boys basketball coach at national power Montverde Academy, doesn’t believe in taking the time.

“I remember the first game he won when he was here. He didn’t let the kids go back into the locker room at halftime, said Joe Picaro, principal at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J. Instead, he and his assistant coaches went out on the court in their suit jackets and demonstrated what they wanted the kids to do.

“It was something to see.”

That was during the 1988-89 season, Boyle’s first at St. Patrick. Twenty-three seasons later, Boyle was chosen the Naismith National High School Coach of the Year in March following a 26-1 season and a No. 2 national ranking in USA Today.

Boyle, 48, replaces Kevin Sutton, who resigned two months ago after eight years at Montverde. Sutton led the Eagles to a 22-4 record last season and No. 15 ranking by USA Today. In 2007, Montverde was HoopsUSA.com national champions

The Eagles’ standards have been high. So are Boyle’s.

“In three of the last five years [at St. Patrick], we have had a chance to win a national championship, ” Boyle said. “I would be disappointed if we didn’t take it to that level, if not a level higher [at Montverde].”

Boyle grew up a gym rat in New Jersey. His father, Neil, was a basketball coach in the Catholic Youth Organization. Boyle was recruited as a guard to Seton Hall by Bill Raftery, then the Pirates’ coach and now a college basketball television analyst.

“When I was growing up, I was in the gym for over 10 hours a day during the summertime, Boyle said. Basketball has been my passion. I love playing it, I love teaching it and I love coaching it.”

During his college career — one that began with the Pirates and ended at Saint Peter’s College in New Jersey — Boyle played for four coaches, including current Toronto Raptors assistant P.J. Carlesimo.

“Kevin has been an institution in high school basketball, Carlesimo said. There is no question about Kevin’s qualifications. You are talking about him running one of the elite high school programs in the country at St. Patrick.”

For much of his career, Boyle locked up with legendary high school coach Bob Hurley at rival St. Anthony in Jersey City, N.J. The Celtics’ only loss last season came to St. Anthony in the state final that decided USA Today’s national title.






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