We are fortunate to be in our second year of “Prep Girls Basketball” and our girls’ programme has been flourishing under the tutelage of our Head Coach and Director of Basketball, Marc Ffrench. Marc has been the driver of this Prep Programme and has seen a number of his players scouted in both the Canadian and American university basketball systems. The team continues to excel, and the girls work hard on and off the court. The team culture is one of commitment and dedication in all they do, including in the classroom. When not in the gym with their coach, the girls have also been assisting and volunteering with other co-curricular programmes. Since arriving at KES, Marc has also been focused on his own professional development. Enhancing his personal coaching development pathway, he has been working through the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and Basketball Canada’s highest available Coaching Certification level. Recently, Coach Ffrench has been recognized for his commitment to excellence by Basketball Nova Scotia with an exciting appointment: “Basketball Nova Scotia has selected Marc Ffrench to be the Head Coach of the 2020 Nova Scotia U16 Girls Provincial Team. Coach Ffrench brings a wealth of knowledge, demonstrated success in elite level programs, combined with his ability to teach and prepare young athletes to thrive in competitive situations. Coach Ffrench and his yet to be named coaching staff will be responsible for developing the U16 Roster to be the core players of the roster that will represent Nova Scotia at the 2021 Jeux Canada Games to be held in the Niagara Region of Ontario. BNS is excited to welcome Marc Ffrench of King’s-Edgehill School and KES Prep Basketball to our Provincial Team Head Coaches Group for 2020.” We join BNS in congratulating Marc Ffrench on his appointment to the provincial programme.