Congratulations to MBS girls basketball coach Mike Sturgeon, who picked up his 300th win on Thursday, February 25 as the Crimson defeated Villa Walsh, 41-23, on the road. With the win, the girls basketball team clinched the NJAC division title.
This year, Mike Sturgeon has led the Crimson to a stellar 11-1 record so far, and the team also posted an impressive 46-41 win over previously unbeaten Morris Catholic to help Coach Sturgeon reach the milestone.
“The big thing today was that we were able to clinch the title,” said Coach Sturgeon. “That was the main goal heading in. It’s nice though to get 300 wins and do it at the same place with the same program, and be able to look back at all the great players that came through. I think that’s the biggest takeaway from it. When these milestones come, I don’t really worry about myself. But when I look back at the kids I got to coach, I think that’s a big part of it. I had so many great kids come through this program.”
Mike Sturgeon has been coaching at MBS since 2001. He has served as the head coach of the varsity girls basketball program from 2001 to 2010 and again from 2011 to the present.
In 2019, Sturgeon guided the girls basketball team its first-ever Morris County Championship as the Crimson defeated defending champion Chatham, 33-32, on a buzzer-beating shot.
Under Coach Sturgeon's leadership, the MBS girls varsity basketball team captured its first Prep Championship in 2015 with a win over Pennington. In 2014, Coach Sturgeon was named the Daily RecordCoach of the Season following a stellar 18-7 record and a remarkable turnaround. The Crimson went undefeated in the Liberty Division in 2014 and also won the conference title for the first time in School history.
In addition to coaching girls basketball, Sturgeon serves as Middle School Athletic Director. He has also been the varsity baseball pitching coach for the past 20 seasons and has had four separate stints as volleyball coach from 2004 to 2006, 2008, 2013, and again in 2015.