Coach ‘Maddie’ McConnell comes to Saint John’s Catholic Prep (SJCP) with a wealth of experience in the game of basketball on many levels. Most recently, Maddie was the Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach for the Boys team at Saint Vincent Pallotti, of which she is a graduate.
At Pallotti, Coach McConnell continued to build on her reputation as a “great teacher of the game” which began cresting in her earlier years as a Head CYO coach at Our Lady of Lourdes (MD) and at St. Elizabeth’s (MD). Thereafter Coach ‘cut her teeth’ in Jonathan Scribner’s nationally ranked girls program at St. John’s College High School (Washington, DC) proving herself to be an excellent strategist, motivator and, again, an effective and inspiring teacher of the fundamentals of the game.
Coach Scribner gushes that Maddie “had a great passion and enthusiasm for the game when she was with us…Maddie was just so excited to be coaching basketball, heading up our freshman program, helping out with JV and with our Varsity. She’ll do very well there.” Coach Dennis Murphy, Maddie’s head coach at Pallotti adds, “(Coaching our boys) ‘Maddie’ was liked and respected and was a great asset to our program. And, no one could’ve been more reliable and dependable.”
Predictably, Coach McConnell can’t wait to start her first year here in Buckeystown and if the energy and dynamic personality Coach has displayed already in summer and pre-season workouts is any indication, her Vikings will be a joy to watch and a pleasure to support.
Get ready for a new dawn of Viking Girls Basketball under Coach McConnell! Rest assured Coach McConnell’s versions of the Vikings will be fundamental, cohesive on and off the floor, and a dynamic reflection of a committed, caring and proficient coach.
Welcome, again, Coach McConnell to Buckeystown! We are so glad you are here!