MENLO SCHOOL • SINCE 1915

Upper School

Basketball - Boys Varsity

About the Team

Menlo School claimed its first CCS Championship since 2017, winning the Div. IV title in 2022, before advancing to the NorCal quarterfinals and finishing with a 21-8 record.

The Knights closed an historic 2018 season with a remarkable 25-4 record, winning back-to-back league titles, gaining a program-first CCS Open bid, and climbed to the NorCal Div. I semifinals. The 2017 Knights brought home the section championship before advancing to the second round of NorCals.

The Knights won five consecutive league titles, each with 20-victory seasons in 2005-2009.Menlo captured CCS championships in 2008, 2009, and 2013, advancing to the CIF state NorCal quarterfinals in each of those seasons.

The Coach

Ben Batory (Third Season)

bbatory@menloschool.org

Batory has coached high school basketball for two decades in New York, Florida, and California.

He has been on staff of the 2016-2017 CCS Boys Division I Champion Palo Alto Vikings and the 2008 New York State Class B Champion Collegiate School Dutchmen, and has helped 25 high school players achieve success as collegiate athletes during his the span of his coaching career.

As a former player, Batory also scored 1,000 points in both his high school and college careers, and spent five years playing professionally overseas for teams in Costa Rica, Ireland, Malta, Switzerland, and Mauritius.

He earned his bachelor’s in Political Science from Amherst, where he played for three seasons and earned all-conference honors. Batory has a master’s in Sports Administration from Ohio University.


 
Team Results Archive

Honors & Awards

State Champions

1983, 1989

NorCal Champions

1983, 1989

CCS Champions

1983, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2017, 2022

League Champions

1982, 1983, 1988, 1989, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2020

CCS Scholastic Champions

2007

Boys’ Basketball News

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COACHES

Head coach: Ben Batory 
Assistant coaches:  Rich Forslund, Matt Pierson

Menlo School Boys’ Basketball Summer Camps 2023

Titles and Championships

State Champions

1983, 1989

NorCal Champions

1983, 1989

CCS Champions

1983, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2017, 2022

League Champions

1982, 1983, 1988, 1989, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2020

CCS Scholastic Champions

2007

 

 

 

About the Team

Menlo School claimed its first CCS Championship since 2017, winning the Div. IV title in 2022. The Knights advanced to the NorCal quarterfinals and compiled a 21-8 record in Ben Batory’s debut as Menlo’s Head Coach. 

 The Knights closed an historic 2018 season with an incredible 25-4 record, winning back-to-back league titles, gaining a program-first CCS Open bid, and climbed to the NorCal Div. I semifinals. The 2017 Knights brought home the section championship—its first since 2013 and its eighth in school history. Menlo then advanced to the second round of NorCals.

The Knights won five consecutive league titles, each with 20-victory seasons in 2005-2009.Menlo captured CCS championships in 2008, 2009, and 2013, advancing to the CIF state NorCal quarterfinals in each of those seasons. 

ABOUT THE COACH

Ben Batory (second season)

Batory has coached high school basketball for two decades in New York, Florida, and California.

He has been on staff of the 2016-2017 CCS Boys Division I Champion Palo Alto Vikings and the 2008 New York State Class B Champion Collegiate School Dutchmen, and has helped 25 high school players achieve success as collegiate athletes during his the span of his coaching career.

As a former player, Batory also scored 1,000 points in both his high school and college careers, and spent five years playing professionally overseas for teams in Costa Rica, Ireland, Malta, Switzerland, and Mauritius.
He earned his bachelor’s in Political Science from Amherst, where he played for three seasons and earned all-conference honors. Batory has a master’s in Sports Administration from Ohio University.