Announcing the Next Rocket Boys Basketball Head Coach

Announcing the Next Rocket Boys Basketball Head Coach

Mount St. Mary Catholic High School is excited to announce Andre Dawkins has been named the next Rocket Head Boys Basketball Coach.

Coach Dawkins is originally from Chesapeake, Virginia where he graduated from Atlantic Shores Christian School as ESPN’s number 10 overall recruit and number two overall shooting guard for the class of 2010. Dawkins was recruited by Coach K at Duke University to play for the Blue Devils for his college career. He was a freshman guard on Duke’s 2010 National Championship team. In the NCAA tournament Elite 8 game on March 28, 2010 against Baylor, Dawkins hit two crucial three pointers in the first half to help Duke stay in the game.

During his time at Duke, Dawkins led the ACC in 3-pointer field goal percentage and is in the top 10 in Duke history for 3- pointers made. He scored over 1,000 points in four years, is a 2x ACC Tournament Champion, played in four NCAA Tournaments (8-3) and only lost three games at home in four years.

After college, Dawkins entered the NBA as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Miami Heat and spent time playing for the Boston Celtics and in the NBA G-League.

Coach Dawkins currently hosts a podcast on Duke Basketball for the Field of 68 Network called “Dawkins on Duke Podcast” and coaches in the Buddy Buckets Select Basketball League. Dawkins served as an assistant coach on the Mount St. Mary staff in the 2021-2022 school year.

“Accolades aside, Coach Dawkins earned his degree from one of the most prestigious universities in the nation. He has competed at the highest level and played for one of the most respected coaches in college basketball history. His knowledge of the game coupled with the ability to create a winning culture, while developing great young men, immediately set him apart from the other candidates. This is an exciting hire for the community and the future of Rocket basketball.” said Rocket Athletic Director, Richie Henderson.

Coach Dawkins states, “I am both honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve as the head boy’s basketball coach at Mount St. Mary High School. I would like to thank Mr. Henderson and the search committee for what I know will be an incredible experience for myself and the team. Mount St. Mary has an unwavering commitment to academic and athletic excellence. I could not be more excited to join the Rocket family, as we continue to elevate the power of athletics to pursue championships in sports and in life”. 

"Coach Dawkins' basketball pedigree is outstanding. His talent and his character are exactly what we are looking for at MSM. I look forward to the future of Rocket basketball," said Laura Cain, MSM Principal.

Rocket basketball players were introduced to Coach Dawkins at a Thursday afternoon meeting hosted by MSM Athletic Director, Richie Henderson and MSM Principal, Laura Cain. Coach Dawkins currently resides in Moore and is a realtor in the Oklahoma City metro. We are excited to welcome Coach Dawkins, his wife and daughter to the Rocket family!

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