Our girls varsity basketball team—the 2019 NEPSAC Class B champions!— competes in the competitive Independent School League (ISL), composed of sixteen New England preparatory schools. Our goal is not only to develop and strengthen each girl's basketball skills, but also to develop important qualities, such as confidence, dedication, teamwork, and sportsmanship. We challenge the girls in practices and games, thus enabling our team members to constantly push themselves and each other as we strive to become the best team we can be. Those who wish to play college basketball will be guided through the process, provided the opportunity to attend showcases, and assisted with sending game film and highlights to college coaches.
Coach Crail began coaching girls basketball at Groton after serving as the boys JV coach for two years. He has more than a decade of experience coaching basketball at the high school level; prior to arriving at Groton, he coached at Brooks School, Minuteman Tech, and Marlboro High School.
His coaching philosophy centers around the value of hard work and dedication. He believes basketball is the ultimate team sport, and he strives to create a family atmosphere within his team. He believes basketball can help develop qualities such as team work, confidence, commitment, perseverance, accountability, and sportsmanship.
Coach Crail graduated from Westfield State University, where he played football and baseball while earning his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He excelled in football, baseball, and basketball at Maynard High School. Aside from coaching basketball at Groton, he enjoys coaching his daughters’ youth softball and basketball teams. He is also a passionate fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics.