The basketball program at SMH is growing by leaps and bounds. We recently renovated our two existing gyms and have also added the Ancira Events Center with two more full size courts. Our program consists of multiple teams from the Lower and Middle Schools, and 3 Upper School teams. These courts will allow for more significant practice time and game opportunities for all levels of our basketball program.
The varsity program plays an extremely competitive schedule in TAPPS 6A District 3. While each year we do have some players for whom basketball is their only varsity sport, the vast majority of our players are talented multi-sport varsity athletes. We are very glad that most of our players continue the proud prep school tradition of participating in multiple sports.
Our program focuses on teaching the fundamentals. Everyone in the program will learn about how to be a good teammate and to work together to pursue a common goal. We hope that each of the boys will learn the value of hard work, teamwork, competitiveness, and respect that will help them to be successful in every area of their life.
Jahrrend Arnold is a graduate of Byron P. Steele High School in Cibolo, Texas. Coach Arnold was a four year varsity basketball player and a three year starter. His junior year he was named Captain of the varsity team. From there he went to play at Concordia University in Austin, Tx. He now is finishing up his undergraduate degree at Wayland Baptist University.
Coach Arnold was the former Director of Operations of Basketball for Stone Oak Athletics & Standard of Athletics. He is the Director/Owner of S.A. Arnold Elite, which is an amateur basketball sports organization which promotes and develops young athletes.
Coach Arnold is entering his 3rd year here at Saint Mary's Hall has the JV Head Coach & Varsity 2nd Assistant Coach.