Boys’ Basketball

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Program Overview

Head Coach Edgar De La Rosa has made his mark at the high school and NCAA coaching levels for over 30 years. A member of three basketball Hall of Fames, including St. Francis College, De La Rosa has coached future NBA and Division I stars. As an assistant coach at Poly Prep for 8 years, De La Rosa was a member of the Poly team that won a pair of Ivy Prep League titles and the team’s first NYSAIS crown in 16 years in 2020, qualifying for the New York State Federation Tournament of Champions. The team were undefeated and took the 2022 Ivy Prep Championship as well as earned the 2022 NYSAIS title. Since then, their stellar record on the court has continued. In 2023, with an undefeated season, they took the Ivy Prep League Championship. In 2024, they were NYSAIS B champions for the fourth consecutive year. Poly Prep Boys’ Basketball has a terrific track record of student-athletes continuing their careers in NCAA Division I, II, and III basketball programs. At the professional level, Poly alums have had great success, including 2x NBA All Star Joakim Noah ‘03 and Charlie Marquardt ‘13 who played in the NBA G League. Poly alums have been named 2x NBA All Star and have played professionally in the NBA G League. He led the Poly team to his first NYSAIS Championship title as head coach in 2022.

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Boys Basketball Championship team
Boys Basketball team huddle
Poly Prep Boys Basketball in action on the court
Poly Prep Boys Basketball in action on the court
Poly Prep Boys Basketball in action on the court
Boys’ Basketball Highlights

#1 NYSAIS B Champions (4th consecutive year 2024)
#1 NYSAIS Champions (2020, 2022, 2023)
#1 Ivy Prep League Champions (undefeated 2021, 2022, undefeated 2023: 26-0)
2023 Federation Class B Champions
2023 Coach Edgar De La Rosa, Coach of the Year NYS Private & Independent Schools
2021 NYSAIS Federation Class B Champions (ranked # 1 in NY State for schools our size)
1st Place Ivy Prep League Champions (2020)
#6 In NY State Class B by NY State Sportswriters Association (2020)
#1 In New York City in Class B by NY State Sportswriters Association (2020)
Boys’ Basketball Coach
Basketball Coach Edgar De La Rosa

Edgar De La Rosa
Head Coach

Business Phone: (718) 836-9800
Education: St. Francis College – BS

Edgar De La Rosa was named Head Coach of the Varsity Boys’ Basketball team in 2020. Previously, he worked as an assistant coach for eight years with the team with both Bill McNally and Ben Kettering. In 2023, he was named Coach of the Year NYS Private & Independent Schools.

De La Rosa served as an assistant basketball coach on the high school and university level for more than 30 years including Bishop Ford H.S., New York University, Fordham, Stony Brook, and Manhattan College, and as Director of Basketball Operations at Rutgers University. Among his responsibilities were recruiting student-athletes, player development, on the floor coaching, scouting opponents, and conducting workouts. He was Head Coach of the New York City team in the Empire State Games 1995-99.

He served as assistant coach of the Dominican Republic National Team in 1994, 2003, 2007, and 2008 and selected the 12-member team for the Central American Games, Pan American Games, and the Caribbean Games. De La Rosa played on the Dominican National Team between 1980-87.

De La Rosa earned a BS in Management at St. Francis College, where he also played basketball and was named to the St. Francis College Hall of Fame.

Basketball Facilities

Poly’s Prep Boys’ Basketball practices and competes in the Legacy Gym.

Basketball Court Legacy Gym with fans
athletics legacy gym basketballs
Boys basketball
Boys basketball
Featured Athletes

Josh Hartley ’21

During his first year as a Poly Prep Blue Devil, Josh Hartley helped lead the team to its second Ivy League Championship in 6 years and its first NYSAIS Championship in 16. Josh led the team's frontline during the playoffs with an impressive 19 rebounds per game, with 26 rebounds in the state championship.