Basketball Going into the Basket


Basketball is a winter sport that runs from November through the start of March. As part of the basketball program, there are open-gym practice sessions for both the boys and girls teams. Regular season practices are held throughout the week. The first 30 minutes of each practice is devoted to skills training, and the remainder of practice is team practice.

ECS is excited to host basketball practices and games in our newly renovated gym! All athletes are welcome! No prior experience is needed. Go, Eagles!

Conferences & Schools

NVIAC: Northern Virginia Independent Athletic Conference (Boys and Girls)

  • Ad Fontes Academy 
  • Christ Chapel Academy  
  • Chelsea Academy
  • Covenant Christian Academy
  • Dominion Christian School 
  • Fairfax Christian School 
  • Fairfax Home School 
  • Immanuel Christian School  
  • Legacy Christian Academy  
  • Virginia Academy  

MPSC: Metro Private School Conference (Boys Only)

  • Fairfax Christian School  
  • National Christian Academy  
  • Highland School 
  • National Christian Academy  
  • Rock Creek Christian Academy  
  • Mt. Zion Prep Academy  
  • Springdale Prep 

Boys Basketball


Photo of the Boys Basketball Team

2023-2024 Season
Our Varsity Boys Basketball team concluded a highly successful year with a heartbreaking loss to Fairfax Christian in the NVIAC Tournament championship game. The Eagles lost by just four points to a team ranked number 9 in the state of Virginia and who went on to win the VISAA Division III state championship. Matthew S. scored a game high 30 points and Jackson B. finished with 26, a season high. The Eagles concluded the season with an overall record of 23-10. Next year’s team will have some big shoes to fill, as we graduate several of our top players, most notably Matthew S. who finished the year averaging 21 points a game, and Rodney S. who averaged 9 rebounds per game. 

About the Program

For more information about Boys Basketball, please email Coach Philogene at

Girls Basketball


photo of girls basketball team with trophy

2023-2024 Season
While their season may not have ended with a conference championship, we are very proud of how well our Lady Eagles performed in just their first year as a varsity team. Winning the tournament consolation game to capture third place shows that this is a group of young ladies that never gives up. With a team entirely comprised of freshmen and sophomores, we look forward to seeing how much they grow in the coming years. 

About the Program
Please see a list of schools they compete against above. For more information on Girls Basketball, please email Coach Daniel at

About the Coaches

Boys Basketball Coach

Coach Joe Philogene holds a B.S. in Sports Management from American Military University and a M.B.A. from the University of Maryland. 

He comes to ECS with a record of excellence in training student-athletes and helping them garner athletic scholarships in divisions 1, 2, and 3. Including his season at Middleburg Academy, his fall league, tournaments, and exhibitions, he brings a 78% winning record to Evergreen Christian School. “Basketball has done so much for me professionally, that I want to share how it has helped. I am excited to teach at ECS to implement Christian values while coaching.” 

Deuteronomy 31:6 - "Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Girls Basketball Coach

Coach James Daniel III was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and has been coaching for many years and at many different levels including: 1) Head Girls Basketball Coach at Timberlake Christian in Forest, VA where he coached the team to the semi-final game and placed third in VACA State Tournament, and ended the season 9-2. His experience also includes coaching for The Fulton School in St. Albans, MO, the Holy Cross Regional Catholic School in Lynchburg, VA, and coaching the elite level of high school basketball athletes at Bishop O’Connell High School.

Coach James believes in teaching: “I believe students should be taught the game of basketball rather than be coached. Being a student being taught in the classroom helps a student achieve academic excellence. The same goes for the game of basketball. An athlete should be taught the game of basketball to help them each achieve excellence on and off the court”.

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