Michael Powell is entering his first year as head coach for the boys’ varsity team. Michael joins the Carroll program after serving the previous 9 years at Sidwell Friends as the Associate Head Coach. Michael was instrumental in building a program that was a relatively unknown and turning it into a nationally recognized program winning 5 MAC Championships during that period.
Michael has also served as a head coach with two of the top AAU programs in the Washington area. Michael had a 3 year run with Team Takeover 15U and more recently helped to build the latest power house program with Team Durant 14U. Michael helped to lead both programs to national rankings during his tenure.
Michael’s coaching career has allowed him to coach, recruit and develop a large number of student-athletes that have received scholarships to schools like Villanova, NC State, UPenn, Miami, University of Maryland, University of Delaware and multiple other colleges and universities. Michael has had the pleasure of assisting in the development of his first student athlete to be drafted into the NBA, Josh Hart (Villanova, LA Lakers).
As a player, Michael Powell was a three-time All-DCIAA and two-time All-Met standout player at Anacostia High School in Washington, DC. He went on to earn a scholarship to attend and play at the University of Virginia. Michael suffered with some injuries and illnesses and transferred out after one season. He completed his collegiate career at Loyola University in Maryland where he was a three-time All-MAAC First Team selection and led the conference in scoring two if his three seasons. Michael also finished 7th in the nation in scoring during his senior year at Loyola. Michael had tryouts for the NBA and played professionally in the United States Basketball League (USBL) and the International Basketball League (IBL). Michael was most recently inducted into the Loyola Hall of Fame.