Athletics at PBP

Personal Growth is the most important aspect of a Post Graduate Year.  Our program is designed to emulate the daily routine of a college basketball environment, we want our athletes to be fully prepared and comfortable when they arrive on campus as freshman. Our basketball program is coached by former college players and coaches who have firsthand knowledge of the requirements to not only make a college roster, but how to succeed once there.  We play a 40-50 game National schedule against the top Post Graduate and Junior College talent in the country. Our national schedule allows us to increase our athlete’s exposure to collegiate coaches across the country, as well as the opportunity to gain in-game experience against college level competition.

 

Meet our coaching staff

Connor Quigley – Head Coach Coach Connor Quigley is a former Division III Basketball player who has experience playing and coaching at every level of amateur basketball. With almost a decade of coaching experience, he has a well rounded understanding of the transition between high school and college basketball. Coach Quigley’s career began under the tutelage of legendary Head Coach Rollie Massimino, a member of the College Basketball Hall of Fame and pioneer of the sport. During Coach Quigley’s time at Keiser University, the Seahawks amassed a record of 53-14 and finished in the Elite 8 of the NAIA National Tournament. Following the passing of Coach Massimino, Coach Quigley spent a year working as a College scout based out of South Florida. Aided by his experience working and playing at different collegiate levels, Coach Quigley identified local talent and helped dozens of Florida athletes gain recognition and recruitment interest. During that time he worked closely with members of the Florida Grassroots community to organize AAU and Individual Showcase events in order to provide exposure for high school athletes. Coach Quigley accepted a position working for Coach Baker Dunleavy at Quinnipiac University for the 2018-19 Season as a video coordinator. He was able to gain valuable insight to the Division I level while learning from one of the top up and coming coaches in college basketball. His understanding of video operations has become a great aid in the recruitment of his athletes, as he’s been able to create an abundance of video content for his athletes to use in their recruitment process. Coach Quigley went on to accept the Head Coaching position at Triple Threat Prep and made his return to Florida for the 2019-20 season. The program finished the year with a 20-11 record, including notable wins over Palm Beach State, DME Academy, Victory Rock Prep, and Central Pointe Christian Academy. Over 90% of their Student Athletes were offered an opportunity to play at the collegiate level. Coach Quigley is incredibly passionate about his role as a mentor to aspiring college athletes. Palm Beach Prep was founded as a means to create an environment that allows its Students to find their true calling in life.

 

Dan Holbrook

Coach Holbrook brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Palm Beach Prep Coaching Staff.  A 2003 graduate of Lexington High School (MA), Holbrook captained his team and was named a Middlesex League All-Star in both his junior and senior seasons.  During that time, the Minutemen won three consecutive Middlesex League titles and were one of the top teams in Division I.

 

Holbrook is a 2008 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth where he captained the basketball team, was voted the Little East Conference Most Valuable Player, and earned All-American honors from both the National Association of Basketball Coaches and D3hoops.

 

Holbrook was an assistant coach at Keiser University for five seasons working under NCAA Hall of Fame Coach Rollie Massimino.  During that time, the Seahawks compiled an overall record of 131 wins and 36 losses. The stint included four trips to the National Tournament, a Runner-Up finish in the 2012 National Tournament, and Twenty-One No. 1 rankings in the Top 25 National Poll. Holbrook recruited four All-Americans, two Academic All-Americans, and the 2017 valedictorian at Keiser University. Before joining Keiser, Holbrook served as an assistant coach at Brandeis University for two seasons, and two seasons at Lexington High School (MA) under legendary coach Bob Farias.

 

Our Philosophy

Our athletic program is designed to maximize all of our athlete’s overall potential as collegiate prospects. We do this by focusing on three key aspects; their skill set as a player, their physical fitness as an athlete, and their mental toughness as a competitor. College coaches at all levels are looking for players who can make an immediate impact on their program. Incoming freshman have an uphill battle in their first year not only adjusting to the physicality of the college game, but also the learning curve required to play at the next level. We teach our players what it means to be a part of a system and hold them accountable to the standards that they’ll be held to at the next level.