There are coaches across the country who can recruit high level talent, and there are coaches around the country who coach at a high level. Kevin Boyle of Montverde Academy (FL) has cemented himself as the best at doing both.

It has been well documented throughout his time at both St Pat’s (NJ) and Montverde that he continues to coach high level players. The insane list of the players Boyle has coached in his career includes:

Cade Cunningham

R.J. Barrrett

Luc Mbah a Moute

Jalen Duran

Day’ron Sharpe

Ben Simmons

Dakari Johnson

Andrew Nembhard

Moses Moody

Joel Embiid

Solomon Alabi

Caleb Houston

Scottie Barnes

D’angelo Russell

Al Harrington

Sandro Mamukelashvili

While at Montverde he has won 5 Geico National Championships and while at St Pats he won 5 TOC titles in New Jersey. He was also awarded the Max Preps Coach of the Decade and has been the Naismith national coach of the year multiple times.


Although there are a multitude of factors that lead to his elite nature as a coach, there is one factor that we feel plays the biggest role; he doesn’t care who a prospect is, or what others tell him the prospect is supposed to be. He pushes each player to be the best version of themselves imaginable. The norm for coaches in the current era of transfers and handlers is to cater to the players demands, as opposed to pushing each person to be the best versions of themselves. This leads to many players falling well below their potential level and underachieving when they reach the next level. This will never happen with a player that Boyle coaches.

Boyle is unapologetically challenging on all of his players, regardless of what their national ranking is, how many stars they have, or who is recruiting them. This is why the players that come to him as high-level prospects, leave as bonafide pros. Also, this means that Montverde Academy is not for everyone, and those high level prospects that attend Montverde know that they are going to be pushed to their limits.

Much like a Blue Blood at the college level, Montverde is now tradition rich with players who have come through their system and gone on to play at a high level collegiately and many have become high level draft picks. Because of this, the rich only seem to be getting richer.

As long as Boyle continues to coach the Eagles, and his talented staff (especially Rae Miller and Kevin Boyle Jr) continue to bring in high level players, don’t expect Montverde to be going anywhere soon.