Mark Gnapp enters his fourth season as the head coach of the girls' varsity basketball team.
In his first three seasons, the Knights have posted their best divisional records in years, while regularly defeating elite competition and being ranked in the Top-20 in the state.
He has been the head girls' basketball coach for multiple teams in the Morris County area and has worked as the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) director and manager of Hoop Heaven Bridgewater, a specialty basketball training facility, since 2006.
During his coaching tenure, he has been a part of two conference championships, one Morris County Championship, two state sectional championships, one overall group New Jersey State Championship and one Tournament of Champions appearance. In total, he has accumulated 309 wins.
Gnapp has coached and trained numerous collegiate Division I and professional players and co-directed the Future Basketball Stars Program of South Plainfield. He earned the Star Ledger's honor of Coach of the Year in 2008 and was also selected as the coach for the North/South All-Star Game from 2015-17.
"I'm really looking forward to this opportunity," Gnapp said. "I really can't wait to share my ideas with my team and while striving to be one of the best teams in the state."
Gnapp played varsity basketball for Parsippany High School and then went on to play basketball at Susquehanna University.
The Middle School girls’ basketball program allows interested students to get used to the Gill basketball facilities. This is a competitive team that regularly has a strong winning record each year and helps prepare players for the varsity competition in the Upper School.
The girls’ basketball team has been one of the most successful programs at Gill. It has experienced tremendous success on both the local and state level. The program has won six conference titles (2007-2009, 2012-2014), five Somerset County Championships (2009, 2010, 2011-2014), three Prep B Championships (1984, 1992, 2010), three Non-Public B sectional titles (2010-2012) and two Non-Public B State Championships (1976, 2012). In 2022, the team earned its second-consecutive Skyland-Delaware Division Championship while being recognized as a Top 20 team in the state. Individually, 15 Knights have recorded over 1,000 career points while playing for Gill.
Delaware Division of Skyland Conference, and Somerset County Interscholastic Athletic Association
Monday before Thanksgiving
Approximate ending date:
Beginning of March