A great place to play ... an even greater place to learn!
The boys’ basketball prep program for Grades 10-12 is dedicated to the overall development and growth of young student athletes getting prepared to play at the next level. Students who play basketball on the Varsity Boys’ team receive an outstanding academic experience while playing basketball in one of, if not the, most competitive leagues in North America – National Preparatory Association.

The boys’ program is a two-term sports that allows students to work on strength, conditioning, and skill development in the first term, with the NPA season starting in the second term. The long-term goal of the program is to help student-athletes develop consistent habits in order to sustain a motivated, university caliber player who is prepared for the next level both on the court and in the classroom.

The program also provides year-round, one-on-one mentoring, with training and certified coaching by a former university and professional basketball player. Students have access to strength conditioning coaching designed specifically for basketball. Students also maintain a personal portfolio to help monitor their progress toward individual academic and athletic goals.

University Opportunities

The University Placement Office at RNS works one-on-one with students as they make their post-secondary education decisions and work their way through the application and scholarship process. RNS graduates are accepted into leading universities in Canada, the US, and abroad, many with scholarship awards.

About the Coach

Damian Gay has been involved with basketball his entire life. He played his university career at St. Mary's University and Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, NS. While at MSVU, he was a two-time 1st Team All-Canadian and league MVP. He was a captain on the 2008-09 MSVU team that captured a national silver medal. Damian finished his career playing professionally with the Saint John Millrats of NBL of Canada. Damian has taught mathematics at RNS since 2010.


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    Damian Gay 

    Math Teacher; Coach, Prep Boys Basketball