Coach Thomas Messinger

Thomas was a 2006 graduate of Northampton High School where he competed in both baseball and basketball. After departing Northampton High School, he enrolled for a postgraduate year at Deerfield Academy. He then continued his basketball career at Emerson College in Boston, MA. Upon graduation from Emerson, Thomas attended Smith College where he worked for Project Coach, served as an assistant coach at Belchertown High School, and obtained a Master’s Degree in Teaching.

Throughout the years Thomas has held multiple positions within Hargrave such as Admissions Counselor, Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach, Head Varsity Basketball Coach, and Director of Admissions. While working in those positions Thomas was awarded the Hargave’s O.B. Teague Coach of the Year Award and Virginia Independent Conference Coach of the Year.

Thomas has since found his nitch as the Head PG Basketball Coach.

Hargrave is truly a one-of-a-kind institution. We prepare young men for success on-and-off the playing fields with a dedication and compassion that is so rare in education these days. Our faculty, staff and coaches are gifted in connecting with young men, and they always have a growth and development focus at all times. When our young men walk across the stage on graduation day, they are prepared for whatever life throws at them in their next step.

— Coach Thomas Messinger

The Hargrave Team

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