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Record: 33-5
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OVERVIEW

DeMatha Catholic High School has one of the top basketball programs in the nation. It’s a program built on tradition with a storied past that has continued to flourish each decade as the type of players change and the strategy for the game of basketball has changed. In addition to annually being one of the best basketball teams in the Washington, DC area, the school has won six national championships.

A countless number of All-Americans have played at DeMatha from Ernie Cage ’58 and Adrian Dantley ’73 to recently with Victor Oladipo ’10 and Markelle Fultz ’16. Dantley and legendary coach Morgan Wootten have even been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Dantley and Danny Ferry ’85 were both named National Players of the Year while in high school and Fultz became the first DeMatha basketball player to be taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.

The basketball program and DeMatha’s proud athletic reputation owe a lot to Morgan Wootten, who was the varsity head basketball coach for 46 seasons and won 1,274 games with the Stags with an 86.9 winning percentage throughout all of those years. Morgan has consistently been recognized by the media, as well as his peers, as being one of the greatest basketball coaches ever at any level of play. Morgan also was a teacher at DeMatha for 33 years and coached varsity football for 12 seasons. Morgan remains a living legend for past DeMatha grads and current students.

Following up a living legend can be a very difficult task, but current head coach Mike Jones ’91 has succeeded at every turn. In 16 years, Mike has himself amassed 435 wins and seven WCAC Championships, including one most recently this past February. That makes 40 total WCAC titles for the DeMatha basketball program. Mike himself played under Morgan and was the Stags’ second leading scorer on the 1991 team that won the WCAC and finished 30-0, one of only two undefeated teams in school history. He has also become a national fixture with his work involving USA Basketball.

The DeMatha basketball program has achieved great heights in the past 70 years and there seems to be no signs of slowing down anytime soon. With the tradition, history and superior coaching at its arsenal, don’t be surprised to see continued success with each new year and each new team of DeMatha players.

SCHEDULE

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Result Score
vs.
The Heights School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 131-40
vs.
St. Maria Goretti (MD)
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 77-56
vs.
St. Mary's Ryken High School
St. Mary's College of Maryland Win 81-47
vs.
IMG Academy
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Loss 68-75
vs.
Roman Catholic (PA)
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 70-61
vs.
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
Eleanor Roosevelt High School Away Win 83-75
vs.
Denton-Guyer HS (TX)
Waxahachie High School Win 60-53
vs.
Bishop Ireton High School
Bishop Ireton High School Away Win 85-45
vs.
Riverdale Baptist
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 87-56
vs.
Bowie High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 83-53
vs.
Wilson HS (DC)
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 56-54
vs.
Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School Away Win 70-55
vs.
Norcross High School
WesBanco Arena (WV) Win 70-67
vs.
Gonzaga College High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 62-58
vs.
St. John's College High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 78-65
vs.
The Heights School
The Heights School Away Win 77-28
vs.
St. Mary's Ryken High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 76-40
vs.
La Lumiere HS (IN)
La Lumiere HS (IN) Away Loss 50-73
vs.
Archbishop Carroll High School
Archbishop Carroll High School Away Win 86-39
vs.
Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 86-67
vs.
Bishop McNamara High School
Bishop McNamara High School Away Win 89-50
vs.
Bishop Ireton High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 85-71
vs.
Paul VI Catholic High School
Paul VI Catholic High School Away Win 78-57
vs.
Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 87-38
vs.
Gonzaga College High School
Gonzaga College High School Away Loss 58-65
vs.
Paul VI Catholic High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 67-64
vs.
St. John's College High School
St. John's College High School Away Win 69-63
vs.
Bishop McNamara High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 71-69
vs.
Archbishop Carroll High School
LT ( SEAL ) Brendan Looney ' 99 Convocation Center Home Win 64-62
vs.
Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School
Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School Away Loss 63-66
vs.
Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School
Gallaudet University Win 81-42
vs.
St. John's College High School
American University Loss 52-53
vs.
St. Andrews Episcopal
Bishop McNamara Win 67-53
vs.
Riverdale Baptist
Riverdale Baptist Win 96-75
vs.
Rock Creek Christian
Bishop McNamara Win 84-57
vs.
St. Francis
Alhambra Tournament Win 79-74
vs.
St. John's College High School
Alhambra Tournament Win 92-79
vs.
Paul VI Catholic High School
Alhambra Tournament Win 60-51

COACH

Head Coach

Mike Jones
mjones@dematha.org
240-764-2255

Sam Anstead
sanstead@dematha.org


DeMatha Basketball Under Mike Jones '91

2018*# 33-5....#1 Washington Post, #4 USA

2017 25-10

2016# 32-5... #3 Washington Post, #13 USA

2015# 33-4....#1 Washington Post, #4 USA

2014 29-6....#7 Washington Post

2013 14-16

2012 30-5.....#2 Washington Post

2011* 29-7.....#4 Washington Post

2010* 32-4.....#1 Washington Post

2009* 31-4.....#3 Washington Post

2008 20-10..#12 Washington Post

2007* 32-6.....#1 Washington Post

2006* 34-1.....#1 Washington Post, #1 USA

2005* 29-2.....#3 Washington Post, #9 USA

2004 19-11

2003 15-17

*WCAC Champions, DC City Title Champions

#MD Private School Championships