Law names Jamie Anderson head boys basketball coach
Jamie Anderson has been named the new boys basketball coach, replacing Tim Dooley.
Anderson, 45, not only played for Law, graduating in 1990, but is also a lifelong Milford resident.
“We will come in with a new attitude, a little more upbeat than where it’s been,” Anderson said. “We have a pretty good nucleus back. Hopefully, we will put a good product out there.”
This is the first head coaching job for Anderson, who played in college at SUNY Buffalo. He was an assistant for one season at Weston (2012-13), when the team advanced all the way to the Class M state championship final as the No. 23 seed.
He has since coached his son’s travel team. Anderson was one of 34 applicants and one of just eight people who interviewed for the job.
“We are really excited what his vision is for the program both short-term and long-term,” Law athletic director V.J. Sarullo said. “We were more than comfortable with what he could do for us.”
A business banker for Santander Bank, Anderson is excited to get started for a program trying to make headway in the rugged Southern Connecticut Conference.
“I love the school, I love the student-athletes and I’m entrenched in the community,” Anderson said. “I’m very confident that our trajectory will be going in the right direction. It may be baby steps, but it will be going in the right direction.”
White to Canisius
Notre Dame-West Haven forward Jalanni White has signed a national letter of intent to play at Canisius.
White, a Register All-Area selection this past season, averaged 12.1 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots per game for the Green Knights, who had their first undefeated season (20-0) in history. White verbally committed to Canisius the last weekend in April and signed his NLIT this past weekend.
“I couldn’t stop smiling after I committed, I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I was happy,” White said.
The 6-foot-7 White, a New Haven resident who will turn 18 on May 20, was also considering Maine and New Haven. White, an All-SCC selection, played in the JCC Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Classic.
White said downtown Buffalo (New York), where the school is located, has a “downtown New Haven feel to it” and that he was looking forward to playing in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
Huber signs with UNH
Foran wide receiver Brett Huber has signed a NLIT to play football at New Haven next fall, the school announced Wednesday.
Huber finished with a state-record 107 receptions in his senior season, for 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns. He also ran for eight touchdowns and threw one touchdown pass to earn All-Area laurels.
He finished his career with 209 receptions for 2,860 yards and was a two-time All-SCC selection.