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 12, 2018. Grades 10-12 begin November 19, 2018.
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
- Jon Bryant, Varsity Assistant
- Jake Dammann, JV Coach & Varsity Assistant
- Jon Matzke, 10th Grade Coach & Varsity Assistant
- Tim McKee, 10th Grade Assistant Coach
- Zachary Kuseske, 9th Grade A Coach
- Alexander Culver, 9th Grade B Coach
Coach Schnettler is in his fourth season as the head coach of the Trojans. In his first three seasons in Wayzata, Schnettler has helped lead the Trojans to 70 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. Coach Schnettler was the head coach at Rosemount High School for five seasons before coming to Wayzata. Schnettler also served as an assistant coach at both Rosemount High School and Edina High School. 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 Maple Grove with his wife Jonna and son Grayson.
Coach Bryant is entering his first season as an assistant coach for the Trojans. Prior to coming to Wayzata, Bryant spent many years as a successful basketball trainer in the area working with hundreds of players, including many from Wayzata. Bryant played basketball on some very good teams at Armstrong High School. Bryant also played at St. Cloud State University before transferring to the University of Wisconsin where he helped lead the Badgers to the final four in 2000 while being name the West Region’s most outstanding player in the NCAA Tournament. Bryant works as a financial advisor in the Wayzata area and lives in Eden Prairie with his wife and two kids.
Coach Jake Dammann is beginning his fourth season with the Trojans. Prior to coming to Wayzata, Jake spent four years as an Assistant Coach at Bloomington Jefferson, where he also is an alumni. Jake played collegiality at the University of St. Thomas while earning a bachelors in Business Finance. Jake then earned a Masters degree in Athletic and Activities Administration from UST and his teacher license at Bethel University. Jake currently teaches math at Wayzata High School where he also is an assistant football coach. Jake lives in Minnetonka with his wife Katie.
Coach Matzke brings 17 years of coaching experience to the program. This is Coach Matzke's twelfth 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 McKee is beginning his fourth season as an assistant coach for the Trojans. Tim has 15+ 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 second 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 and is currently in his 5th year of teaching. Kuseske currently teaches physical and health education teacher at Wayzata High School. Coach Kuseske lives in Maple Grove with his wife Rachel and daughter Gabrielle.
Coach Culver is beginning his second season as an assistant coach for the Trojans. Culver is from Champaign, Illinois where he played basketball and football at Champaign Central High School. Culver went on to play basketball on some very good teams at Winona State University. Culver is in his fourth year as a special education teacher in the district and currently teaches at Wayzata High School. Culver also coaches football at Wayzata. Culver lives in Plymouth.
- 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.
2018 Wayzata Boys Basketball Camp:
When: June 18-22
Where: Wayzata High School (Gyms 1-8)
Who: K-8th Grade Boys (Grades based on 2017-18 school year)
Registration Information: http://www.wayzatabasketball.org/
2018 Wayzata Boys Basketball Skills and Drill Workouts:
When: June and July
Where: Wayzata High School Gyms
Who: 5-11th Grade Boys (Grades based on 2017-18 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!
Wayzata Boys Basketball Fall Training Camp:
- Fall Training Opportunity Flyer: More Information Coming Soon
- Fall Training Opportunity Registration Form: More Information Coming Soon
- 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.