Basketball - Girls Varsity
Head Coach: Wil Smith (contact)
Wil Smith is a native of Jacksonville, FL. A graduate of Bowdoin College ’00, where he was two time captain of the varsity basketball team, and University of Maine School of Law ’06, Smith enters his second season as Head Coach. Before coming to Berkshire, Smith served as Associate Dean of Students and Multicultural Affairs at Bowdoin College and Head Coach at Catherine McAuley (all girls) High School in Portland, Maine. In his four years as Head Coach at McAuley, one of Maine’s most successful girl’s high school basketball programs, McAuley made four tournament appearances. They also won a western Maine Regional Championship, finished as state runner up in the Class A State Championship, reached the regional quarterfinals and semifinals. As both Assistant and Head Coach at McAuley, Smith coached several players who went on to play at all levels of college basketball including Stanford Univerisity, Boston College, Manhattan College, Bowdoin College, Bentley College, and the University of Maine. Smith is looking forward to the challenges and rewards of building a similarly successful varsity program at Berkshire School. He hopes to accomplish success by emphasizing team work, fundamentals, academic excellence, individual commitment, self-discipline and, of course, fun.
Smith currently serves as Dean of Community and Multicultural Affairs and also supervises the Residential Prefects, House Heads, and directs New Student Orientation. In addition, Smith coaches the varsity softball team at Berkshire. Will is joined in the Berkshire community by his daughter, Olivia ’13.
Assistant: Julia Cohan
Julia Cohan is a graduate of Williams College, where she earned her B.A. in psychology. She was a four-year member of the Track & Field team, earning All-Division III New England honors twice in the javelin throw and serving as a team captain her senior year. Julia is a native of Allendale, NJ and attended Northern Highlands Regional HS, where she played for their state-ranked basketball team and was a state champion javelin thrower.