Junior Burrough takes reins of varsity basketball

Shortly after Norfolk Collegiate’s varsity basketball TCIS championship win, head Coach Jim Markey announced his retirement after a 20-year tenure. Following a thorough search, Collegiate is proud to announce former Boston Celtic "Junior" Burrough as our new head varsity coach.

Burrough, who was drafted to the Celtics in 1995 while attending the University of Virginia, is the top 5 all-time leading scorer and top 3 all-time leading rebounder in the university's history.  

He is nationally and internationally recognized as a professional basketball player with his most recent position being head coach of the Black Nike Elite Youth Basketball League in Washington, D.C.

“We’re very excited to have Junior join our community,” said Headmaster Scott Kennedy. “He has ties to our school as his brother-in-law John Treherne ’07 played basketball at Collegiate from 2003-07. Junior has appreciation of the strong tradition that our basketball program carries, and best of all, he has played at the highest level of the sport—the NBA. He will be a great asset to our program.”

Burrough’s passion is developing young players to have the skills and knowledge they need to compete academically and athletically throughout their basketball careers.  

With the graduation of Collegiate’s trio of Bash Townes ’16, Adam Grant ’16 and Kyonze' Chavis ’16, the varsity basketball team is undergoing a rebuilding process; however, Burrough is confident in restructuring the program.

“I’m extremely excited at the opportunity to work at Norfolk Collegiate and to build a program from its grassroots,” said Burrough. “It is my goal to cultivate student-athletes to uphold the standards of Collegiate by being a part of our community, learning and competing at the highest level.”

Burrough also has spent his time as a NBA and college sports analyst for ESPN, ABC and CBS affiliate stations in D.C.

“We’re excited to have coach Burrough at Collegiate,” said Jon Hall, athletic director. “He will be a fantastic fit for our program and one to carry on the rich tradition of our school.”