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Basketball    Varsity Girls Basketball

We are building an exciting Basketball program at New Hope Academy. Inspired by the vision of Coach Caldwell, we expanded our Basketball programs adding girl’s and boy’s Varsity, Junior Varsity and Middle School teams. In addition, pre-K through elementary students participate in co-ed intramural basketball skills training programs with older Elementary students competing in local basketball leagues.

Our vision for New Hope athletics is to develop high level student athletes who excel on and off the court.

   New Hope Lady Tigers   

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The New Hope Academy’s Lady Tigers girls’ varsity basketball team placed 2nd at Nationals in their very first season in 2017-18. Then, in only their second season, they made history by becoming the 2019 GEICO High School National Champions! The team’s undisputed victory is recognized by ESPN , MaxPreps , USAToday and Blue Star Media.



Michelle Watts

Michelle Watts


Michelle Watts, Associate Head Coach will be entering into her 3rd season at New Hope Academy, and her 14th season coaching high school girls basketball overall. Coach Watts is highly influential with the NHA basketball program development and with leading to the Lady Tigers to becoming the Geico High School National Champions, the consensus #1 team in the country in 2019. Coach Michelle Watts has teamed with head coach Sam Caldwell for 7 seasons, and while at Riverdale Baptist, Coach Watts successfully guided her team to win 3 National Championships.

William Hall

William Hall


William Hall is currently the Head Basketball coach for New Hope Academy’s middle school girls. He has been coaching for over a decade at the grassroots level. He began his coaching career at the recreational league level, then progressed to AAU and then on to elementary school in Prince George’s County Public Schools. (PGCPS). He has coached both boys and girls, and he is a trainer to over 50 athletes (MS/HS/college/pro). Previous to NHA, he coached for Team Takeover, LPMC,(Lady Prime Marissa Coleman) and DMV All Stars. Coach Hall is known for his development of young basketball players and for his ability to recognize talent and potential in young athletes.