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Team Information

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Levels: Varsity / Junior Varsity / Sophomore / Sophomore B / Freshman A1 / Freshman A2 / Freshman B
Head Coach: Pat Ambrose (pambrose@d125.org)
Varsity Assistant Coaches: Jack Zimmerman, Paul Swan, Grant VanderArk, Chandler Simon
Sophomore Coaches: Nate Gustin, Steve Wood
Freshman Coach: Kevin Gimre
Freshman Assistant Coaches: Griffin Dwyer, Floyd Glinsey Sr.

Varsity Schedule JV Schedule Soph Schedule Soph B Schedule Frosh A1 Schedule Frosh A2 Schedule Frosh B Schedule

 

Head Coach Bio

boys basketball coach Pat Ambrose

Pat Ambrose
21st Season
pambrose@d125.org

Pat Ambrose is the winningest coach in Stevenson history, and has guided the Patriots to the IHSA state finals four times, and won the Class 4A state championship in 2015. His career record is 423-166 (.718), and in the past five seasons Ambrose-coached squads have posted a 182-39 record (.824). He has never had a losing season. His accomplishments include: 

  • 2015 IHSA Class 4A State Champion
  • 2014 IHSA 3rd Place in State
  • 2013 IHSA 2nd Place in State
  • 2007 IHSA 4th Place in State
  • 4 IHSA Supersectional Championships
  • 5 IHSA Sectional Championships
  • 8 IHSA Regional Championships
  • 7 North Suburban Conference Championships
  • 2015-2016 IBCA Coach of the Year
  • 2013-2014 IBCA Coach of the Year
  • 2012-2013 IBCA Coach of the Year
  • 2002-2003 Pioneer Press Coach of the Year

Prior to joining Stevenson, Ambrose was an assistant coach at Proviso West and Hoffman Estates high schools.

As a player Ambrose played four seasons at Augustana College. In high school he was an all-conference and all-area player at Naperville North. In 2013 he was inducted into the Naperville North Hall of Fame.

Ambrose teaches in Stevenson’s Social Studies Division.

Tryout Information

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2019-20 Tryout Date: Nov. 11

Tryout Information Meetings

  • Freshman boys interested in trying out for basketball are invited to attend an informational meeting at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21 in Room 8048. The meeting will provide information and expectations for tryouts, and for the upcoming season. Contact Coach Gimre at kgimre@d125.org if you are unable to attend, or with questions.
  • The sophomore boys basketball informational meeting takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 in the Field House. If you cannot attend, please contact Coach Gustin at ngustin@d125.org.
  • Players who want to try out for the varsity boys basketball team should email Coach Ambrose at pambrose@d125.org.

Records/History

boys basketball state title celebration 2015


Top 50 Scoring Leaders in Program History
All-Time Scoring Leaders
All-Time Individual and Team Records


Stevenson Boys Basketball Team Championships

IHSA State Championships (1)
2015

IHSA State Finals Appearances (5)
1992, 2007 (4th), 2013 (2nd), 2014 (3rd), 2015 (1st)

IHSA Supersectional Championships (5)
1992, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015

IHSA Sectional Championships (6)
1992, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2019

IHSA Regional Championships (12)
1980, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019

North Suburban Conference Championships (11)
1977, 1980, 1991, 1992, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

North Suburban Conference Lake Division Championships (7)
2003, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016


SHS Boys Basketball Season Summaries

Season results as reported on the IHSA website
Year Record Coach Achievements
1965-66  13-10 Lou Fornero  
1966-67    9-14  Lou Fornero  
1967-68  11-11 Dave Jacobs  
1968-69    8-12 Dave Jacobs  
1969-70    3-20 Dave Jacobs  
1970-71    9-13 Dave Jacobs  
1971-72    9-14 Bob Jackson  
1972-73  12-12 Bob Jackson  
1973-74    3-21 Bill Ebenezer  
1974-75  10-14 Bill Ebenezer  
1975-76  14-11 Bill Ebenezer  
1976-77  14-10 Bill Ebenezer   NSC champion
1977-78  13-13 Bill Ebenezer  
1978-79  14-10 Bill Ebenezer  
1979-80  22-7 Bill Ebenezer   IHSA AA regional champion; NSC champion
1980-81  13-12 Bill Ebenezer   
1981-82  13-12 Bill Ebenezer   
1982-83  11-14 Bill Ebenezer  
1983-84  13-12 Bill Ebenezer  
1984-85   8-17 Bill Ebenezer  
1985-86   5-20 George Katich  
1986-87  16-10 George Katich  
1987-88  10-16 George Katich  
1988-89   6-20 George Katich  
1989-90  14-12 George Katich  
1990-91  25-3 Ken Johnson   IHSA AA regional champion; NSC champion
1991-92  29-2 Ken Johnson   IHSA AA state qualifier; NSC champion
1992-93  18-10 Ken Johnson   IHSA AA regional champion
1993-94  13-13 Ken Johnson   
1994-95  10-17 Ken Johnson  
1995-96   9-19 Ken Johnson  
1996-97  14-13 Ken Johnson  
1997-98   9-18 Ken Johnson  
1998-99  17-9 Ken Johnson  
1999-00  18-10 Pat Ambrose  
2000-01  17-10 Pat Ambrose  
2001-02  19-9 Pat Ambrose  
2002-03  17-10 Pat Ambrose  NSC Lake champion
2003-04  14-13 Pat Ambrose  
2004-05  19-9 Pat Ambrose  
2005-06  21-8 Pat Ambrose  IHSA AA regional champion
2006-07  27-7 Pat Ambrose  IHSA AA state finals - 4th
2007-08  19-8 Pat Ambrose  NSC Lake champion
2008-09  17-11 Pat Ambrose  
2009-10  21-8 Pat Ambrose  IHSA 4A regional champion; NSC Lake champion
2010-11  15-13 Pat Ambrose  
2011-12  17-11 Pat Ambrose  
2012-13  29-5 Pat Ambrose  IHSA 4A state finals - 2nd; NSC champion
2013-14  32-2 Pat Ambrose  IHSA 4A state finals - 3rd; NSC champion
2014-15  30-3 Pat Ambrose  IHSA 4A state champion; NSC champion
2015-16  24-7 Pat Ambrose  IHSA 4A regional champion; NSC champion
2016-17  22-6 Pat Ambrose  NSC champion
2017-18  18-10 Pat Ambrose  NSC champion
2018-19  27-6 Pat Ambrose  IHSA 4A sectional, regional, NSC champion
All Time  840-607 (.581)    

Coaching Records
Name Seasons   Record
Lou Fornero 2   22-24
Dave Jacobs 4   31-56
Bob Jackson 2   21-26
Bill Ebenezer 12   148-153
George Katich 5   51-78
Ken Johnson 9   144-104
Pat Ambrose 20    423-166