Jason Polykoff played basketball at Haverford from 2002-06.
Polykoff ‘06 Returns to Alma Mater to Coach in Friends Schools League Championship
HAVERFORD, Pa. – Friends’ Central Head Coach, Jason Polykoff ‘06, returns to his alma mater in the Friends Schools League Championship Friday night. Polykoff has led his team to a13-12 overall record and 6-2 in the league. Friends’ Central defeated Abington Friends in the semifinals, 67-59, to advance to the championship game Friday night. “I am very excited to be coming back to where I played and went to school for four years,” said Polykoff. “I am very comfortable coming back to Haverford. This will feel like a home game to me.” Polykoff played at Haverford from 2002-06. During his career, he played in 92 games. During his senior year he started in all 24 contests. He averaged 7.3 points per game while scoring 673 points. He is currently fourth on the all-time list in three-point percentage (.364) an sixth in assists (215). During his junior year, Polykoff played in 26 games, which ties him for the most games played in a season. “In all my years of coaching at Haverford, Jason was one of the unselfish ones,” said Haverford Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mike Mucci. “Jason always did what he was asked to do and those qualities helped him to be the coach he is at Friends’ Central. Those traits will help him be successful in coaching and teaching.” Ploykoff ‘02 is also a Friends’ Central graduate. While at Friends’ Central, he played on the varsity team all four years. In those four years, the team advanced to the league championship four times and won twice. During Polykoff’s freshman year, the championship game was played at Haverford in the Alumni Field House. Polykoff is currently the boys varsity coach, teaches math and is the sports information director at Friends’ Central Friends' Central will take on the Academy of the New Church at 7 p.m. Friday night at Gooding Arena for the boy's title. The Academy of the New Church is ranked No. 2 in the state. Shipley and Germantown Friends will play for the girls championship. That game is slated to start at 9 p.m.