Moses Brown is pleased to announce that Upper School Math and Spanish teacher, Josh Cabrera has agreed to become the next head coach of the boys’ varsity basketball program. Josh played locally and was star player for Classical High School where he was named All-State and All Division, as well as team MVP while winning the State Division II title in his senior season. Additionally, Josh was honored with the school’s highest athletic award for top student athlete.
Following his career at Classical, Josh took his talents to Norwich University in Vermont where he continued to accumulate honors and records. Josh scored over 1000 points while at Norwich, was a three-year team captain, and named to the All-Conference team twice.
After graduation from Norwich, Josh traveled to the Dominican Republic to play professionally for a period of time before being offered the head coaching position at the Gunnery School in Connecticut. During his three years at the Gunnery, Josh coached the team to their first winning season in over 20 years and developed a highly competitive program respected throughout the New England Prep School Conference. Josh then made the move to Vermont Academy, a perennial Prep School powerhouse basketball program, where he was named Associate Head coach. During his one season with Vermont, he coached nine Division I players and became adept at film study and breakdown.
Josh was most recently the girls’ assistant varsity basketball coach at Moses Brown, and faculty advisor to the Mock Trial team.
When asked what he enjoys most about coaching high school basketball, Josh said, “I think it is important for kids to realize that Basketball is more than just winning. Billy Donovan mentioned in an interview recently, that he was depressed after winning two consecutive National Championships at the University of Florida because he got away from the culture and building bonds and connections and was too obsessed with just winning. For me, this sport has taken me to so many places, and without it and the connections I have made and the brotherhoods I have built, I would not be where I am today. I want kids to not only learn the game of basketball and be ready to play at the college level, I also want them to grow with one another; build friendships, relationships, grow as young men, and create a brotherhood so when they come back for school reunions they have awesome memories. Basketball is a great tool if used in the right way, and I want them to know how to use it when it is time!”