Suffield HS S.A.M. – Nolan McCoy

Nolan is a two-sport athlete (basketball and baseball) who also manages the girls volleyball team in the fall. He was an All-NCCC selection in basketball in his senior year. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the World Language Honor Society and is an AP scholar.

How do you prepare before a game?
My teammates and I like to have fun before the games and joke around, almost too much fun. We now have a time restriction on our antics. We usually stretch about 40 minutes before a game and are constantly muttering sarcastic remarks to one another (all in good fun). 

What were you most excited about with regards to the winter season?
I enjoy thoroughly everything about Suffield High School basketball. Everything from on to off the court is a rewarding experience. Just being able to spend time with the coaching staff and my teammates is something to look forward to; they truly are a remarkable collection of individuals.

What is your most memorable moment to date in your high school uniform?
My most memorable moment within uniform would be defeating Granby High School last year. That team went on to become state champions and no one expected us to win. Everyone on the team played a role in that victory; it was the definition of a team win.

Who is your favorite pro or college athlete?
Dustin Pedroia. While he is an extremely gifted athlete, it is what he does off the field that is so admirable. He would still be considered a top-tier player if he didn’t spend countless hours in the gym, but he does anyway. He is committed to his teammates and their success, rather than his own ego.

What are your college plans?
I plan to go to a business school and study actuarial science.

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