I have known Ben Mills for over five years and have also had the honour of learning and working with him both on and off the court. This letter serves as a testimony to the quality of Ben’s character, work ethic and professionalism, within our community, our school and with me personally.
As Director of Athletics at The Sterling Hall School, I understand the importance of commitment and dedication from our coaches. Since day one, Ben has exemplified and modelled these positive character traits with our faculty, students and parents. From the simple things of showing up before anyone else to practice, to coming thoroughly prepared with solid planning, through to the more intangible facets of demonstrating integrity and calmness - the “character building qualities” that make an athlete great!
Ben’s dedication to the success of his teams combined with his skill to inspire and lead makes him a great contributor to the sport of basketball. Moreover, as head coach and owner of the Company “A Level Up”, he teaches athletes from beginner to advanced and challenges them to reach their goals. “A Level Up” focuses on basketball fundamentals, mentorship and teamwork to nurture and assist athletes to achieve their full potential.
For your information, I have been teaching within the Conference of Independent School’s for over 15 years and was also a former member of the Canadian Olympic Team. I would not hesitate to hire Ben for any coaching position here at Sterling Hall.