Description of sport: Competitive boys basketball consisting of 5 teams: varsity, JV, B-Squad and two 9th grade teams.
Where to go for more information: Activities Office.
Length of season: 9th Grade tryouts are the week of November 11, 2019. Grades 10-12 begin November 18, 2019.
Practice and/or meeting times: Varies.
Practice and/or meeting sites: WHS gymnasiums.
Competitions: A 22-26 game schedule that includes a holiday tournament. Games are mostly on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Eligibility requirements: Must meet MSHSL and Wayzata Public Schools Eligibility Requirements. Must be fully registered with the Activities Office. Eligible sports qualifying physical, eligibility form and fee payment must be on file in the Activities Office before participation.
Average number of members: Approximately 10-13 per team.
Costs and/or needed equipment: Participation fee. Must provide shoes. One time fee for practice uniform.
Awards criteria & type of awards: Lettering requirements determined by head coach. A copy of the requirements is available in the Activities Office.
Student leadership: Captains are selected by the team. The number varies year to year.
- Bryan Schnettler, Head Coach
- Tim McKee, Assistant Coach
- Zachary Kuseske, JV/Assistant Coach
- Sam Blank, JV/Assistant Coach
- Jordan Halverson, 10th Grade Coach
- Jon Matzke, 9th Grade Coach
- Mario Jordan, 9th Grade Coach
Coach Schnettler is in his 6th season as the head coach of the Trojans. In his first 5 seasons in Wayzata, Schnettler has helped lead the Trojans to 107 wins including a school record 28 wins during the 2016-17 season. The Trojans also finished 3rd place in the state tournament and won a conference championship during the 2016-17 season. The Trojans returned to the state tournament in the 2017-18 season as well. Coach Schnettler was the head coach at Rosemount High School for 5 seasons before coming to Wayzata. Schnettler is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, where he earned his degree in Physical Education and was a member of the basketball team. Schnettler helped lead the Tommies to back to back conference championships while being named a team captain, an All-American, and breaking school and conference records for 3 point field goals made in a season. Coach Schnettler is a physical education teacher at Wayzata High School and lives in Plymouth with his wife Jonna and sons Grayson and Griffen.
Coach McKee is beginning his 6th season as an assistant coach for the Trojans. Tim has 20+ years experience coaching football and basketball at the youth level for Wayzata youth programs and at the high school level for Providence Academy. Tim attended the College of St. Thomas and earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota in 1986. Coach McKee owns a construction business in the West Metro and lives in Medina with his wife.
Coach Kuseske is in his 4th season with the Trojans. Prior to coming to Wayzata, Zak was a varsity football, varsity basketball and sophomore baseball coach at Centennial High School for three years. Coach Kuseske was a three-sport athlete at Kimball Area High School before going on to North Dakota State University. While at North Dakota State, Kuseske was a captain NDSU boxing team as well as playing semi-professional football during the summer. Coach Kuseske earned his degree in Physical and Health Education at NDSU. Kuseske currently teaches health education at Wayzata High School. Coach Kuseske lives in Maple Grove with his wife Rachel and daughter Gabrielle.
Coach Blank is beginning his 2nd season with the Trojans. He is from Winona, Minnesota where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He went on to play basketball at Saint John's University. Coach Blank has Masters in Education and is currently working towards his administration license. He has been in the district for three years and currently works as the Student Support Specialist at Meadow Ridge Elementary. Coach Blank lives in Minnetonka with his wife and daughter.
Coach Halverson is in his 1st season with the program. Coach Halverson is a graduate of the University of Concordia-St. Paul where he was a standout on the football team. Coach Halverson played track, basketball, and football at Fridley high school and was an all-state basketball player. Coach Halverson teach Physical and Health Education at Wayzata High School and is also the defensive coordinator on the football coaching staff. Coach Halverson lives in Brooklyn Park with his fiancé and daughter.
Coach Matzke brings 19 years of coaching experience to the program. This is Coach Matzke's 14th season with the Trojans. He graduated from Minnesota State Mankato with a degree in Elementary Education and teaches sixth grade at King of Grace Lutheran School in Golden Valley. Matzke lives in Champlin Park with his wife and 2 children.
Coach Jordan is in his 2nd season with the Trojans. Mario is from Sandersville, Ga where he graduated from Washington County High School. Mario played collegiately at Paine College University where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Marketing. From Paine College, Mario went on to play some professional basketball in Australia. Prior to the Trojans, Mario coached the Wayzata 8A team during the 2017-18 season. Mario does individual and group basketball trainings and has helped with some of our summer and fall camps. Mario looks to bring a lot of excitement, enthusiasm, and hard work amongst the guys in the program. Mario lives in Eden Prairie.
- Summer Basketball Camps & Workouts
- Trojan Madness & Youth Night Information
- Printable Schedules
- Fall Opportunities
Welcome to Wayzata Trojans Boys Basketball. We are proud to be a part of the winning tradition of Wayzata athletics and to teach the game of basketball to the young men of Wayzata High School. Our goal as a program is to use basketball to learn lifelong lesson, create lifelong memories, create lifelong friendships and learn a work ethic that will help us improve everyday both on and off the court. We will work hard and passionately to excel as both students and athletes. Thank you for your interest in Wayzata Basketball and GO TROJANS!
“Daring To Be Great”The motto of the Wayzata Boys Basketball program is “Daring To Be Great”. This means that whether it is on the court, in the classroom, in the community, or in life, we are pushing ourselves and putting ourselves in situations in which we can achieve the best for our teammates, our family, our friends, our coaches and our classmates. Here are some examples of what we dare to do:
On The Court
- Dare to make your teammates better
- Dare to spend extra time in the gym and weight room
- Dare to put the team first in order to achieve the ultimate goal
- Dare to take care of your body by eating right, getting proper rest and saying NO to chemicals
- Dare to listen to and respect your coaches
- Dare to want to have the ball with 10 seconds left, down by 1, and know our team is going to win
In The Classroom
- Dare to study and prepare for your test so that you do you personal best
- Dare to introduce yourself to a new classmate
- Dare to listen to your teachers and sit in the front row
- Dare to help a fellow student in need
- Dare to thank your teachers when they help you
In The Community
- Dare to volunteer your time for the good of someone or something else
- Dare to help someone in need
- Dare to spend time with your family and thank them for all that they do for you
- Dare to take care of yourself in a way that would make others proud
- Dare to shoot for the stars (set your goals high and go after them)
- Dare to be a leader
- Dare to dream big
- Dare to laugh and love
Camp Flyers are located on the Camps and Clinics page located here once the dates have been set. Information typically comes out in late February or early March.
2019 Wayzata Boys Basketball Camp:
When: June 17-21
Where: Wayzata High School (Gyms 1-8)
Who: K-8th Grade Boys (Grades based on 2018-19 school year)
Registration Information: http://www.wayzatabasketball.org/
2019 Wayzata Boys Basketball Skills and Drill Workouts:
When: June and July
Where: Wayzata High School Gyms
Who: 4-11th Grade Boys (Grades based on 2018-19 school year)
Registration Information: http://www.wayzatabasketball.org/
The Wayzata Fall Boys Basketball Opportunities listed below are optional. They are a great way for you to improve your game and you are strongly encouraged to take part in what you can. Forms will be added as they become available. Go Trojans!
- The Wayzata High School Weight Room will be open Monday-Friday from 3:10-4:30 p.m. this fall after school and from 6:30-8:00 a.m. before school.
- Wayzata Strength and Conditioning Coach Ryan Johnson will put a workout on the white board everyday for our athletes.
- Coach Johnson strongly encourages us to workout as a team 3-4 days a week.
Open Gym Opportunities:
- See the August-November Opportunities calendar: Available Soon
Fall League Opportunities:
- Contact Coach McKee for more information.
3 on 3 Tournament (Fundraiser for WBBA)
- Wayzata Boys Basketball 3 on 3 Tournament for Grades 4-9.