Millbrook High School Names New Boys’ Basketball Coach

For Immediate Release
June 15, 2017
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 ext. 88235

Millbrook High School has named Robert Trent Harris its new varsity boys’ basketball coach. Harris, who works as a placement counselor with the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services in Leesburg, succeeds Ben Bates. Bates, who resigned earlier this month to become the boys’ basketball coach at the St. James School in Hagerstown, Maryland, led the Pioneers to a 12-12 record this past season.

Millbrook High School Coordinator of Student Activities Scott Mankins says, "We were very pleased when Rob expressed an interest in the boys’ basketball coaching position and are very happy to welcome him to the Millbrook family. I've known Rob for about 25 years and know that we are not only getting someone with a strong basketball pedigree, but also someone who helps prepare young men for life beyond the court and after high school. I look forward to working with Rob and am excited to watch us take the court this winter."

Harris played basketball at Shenandoah University and served as the assistant men’s basketball coach there for eight years before being promoted to head coach in 2000. In 2011, Harris left his coaching position at Shenandoah University and went on to serve as the director of athletics/activities for Charlottesville City Schools. From 2013-2014, Harris worked as the director of basketball operations at Virginia Tech.

Harris says, “I’m excited to return to coaching and have the opportunity to work with the students, faculty and administration at Millbrook High School. Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball programs at Millbrook have enjoyed great success in the past and I’m looking forward to the challenge of building upon the many successes the boys’ program has enjoyed over the years.”