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The Program

Level of Play
Freshmen, Junior Varsity and Varsity

Making the Team
Tryouts are held in early November

Six times per week during basketball season 

Incoming Freshman Activities
Incoming freshmen will receive information regarding summer and pre-season activities upon acceptance to St. Francis DeSales H.S. This mailing will include information on an Incoming Freshmen Summer Basketball Camp that is held at the school in early June, as well as material regarding summer competitive events with other high schools in the form of team camps and shootouts.

Pre-season activities involve an 8 week program for non-fall sport athletes that includes open gyms, weight training and conditioning. This information will be provided to students within the first few weeks of the academic year.

Opportunities for Elementary and Middle School Athletes
Summer Camps
The basketball program at DeSales holds two sessions of summer camp, the first in early June and the second in early July. These camps are for students entering grades 3-8 and take place in the school gym from 8am-12pm.

Stallion Summer League
The basketball program also holds an annual summer league for students entering grades 5-8 that is held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from mid June to mid July. Teams and Divisions are established to appropriate grade level and the league consists of no practices. Games are held between 4pm and 8pm on these nights and the season concludes each year with a postseason tournament and All-Star game.

2019  Stallion Basketball Academy

Sundays April-May
April 28, May 5, 12, 19 and 26
2:00-3:30 p.m.

We will also have a 2nd session from 3:45- 5:15 if we have enough demand for it.  

St. Francis DeSales H.S. Gymnasium
Staff - St. Francis DeSales Boys Basketball Coaching Staff and Players

The 2019 Stallion Basketball Academy will accept boys in grades 3-8 who are serious about working on their basketball skill development.  We will work on the following skills in each 90 minute sessions:

  1. Ball Handling

  2. Passing and Catching

  3. Pivoting and Footwork

  4. Finishing Around the Basket

  5. Shooting

  6. One on One Moves

Cost - $50.  Each Stallion Basketball Academy participant will receive a T-Shirt.

The first 40 applicants to register will get a reserved spot.  We will have a very good participant to instructor ratio. Students will be in groups of 6-8 per instructor.  Our deadline has been extended to May 22.

If we have enough people on the waiting list, we will open up a second session from 3:45-5:15 pm.

2019  Stallion SUMMER LEAGUE

REGISTRATION - The Stallion Summer League is open to boys entering Grades 5-9 in the fall of 2019.  Cost: $175. The registration deadline is May 15th.  

MISSION AND HISTORY - The St. Francis DeSales High School Stallion Summer League (SSL) was started over 20 years ago by head coach and now principal, Dan Garrick with the intention of giving boys in central Ohio an opportunity to develop their basketball skills in an organized game setting.  Although the games will be competitive and records will be kept, the absolute top priorities are for the boys to have fun, learn and improve.


  • NCAA = Rising 5th-6th graders, Big Ten = Rising 7th-8th graders, NBA = Rising 9th graders

  • NBA CLINIC- May 20, May 21 and May 22- 6:00-8:30 PM

  • NCAA and BIG TEN CLINIC DAY 1- Sunday, June 2nd   

    • NCAA 1:30-3:30 PM

    • BIG 10 3:30-5:30 PM  (UNIFORMS PASSED OUT)

  • NCAA and BIG TEN CLINIC DAY 2- Monday, June 3rd

    • NCAA 6-7:30 PM

    • BIG 10 7:30-9 PM

  • ALL - Practice Day- Tuesday, June 4  (TEAMS SELECTED)


    • NCAA 6-7:30 PM

    • BIG 10 7:30-9 PM

  • 10 Regular Season Games


ALL STAR GAME (Players vote for their teammates that have not missed 4 or more games)


Pat murphy - Varsity Head Coach

Contact:  patmurphy@desales.co

2nd Year

Alma Mater:
Bishop Ready High School

GREG BAHEN - Varsity Assistant

Jon Draher - Varsity Assistant

Brandon Garrick '07 - Varsity Assistant



BRENNAN SCHLABIG '12 - Freshman Head Coach

JACK GEDEON - Freshman assistant coach

MITCH ASMUS - Freshman assistant coach


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