Allied Basketball is a coed sport.
Cut/No-Cut Sport? No-cut sport
Start Date: Check the 2023-24 Winter Sport Tryout Info Guide
Head Coach: Ryan Hutchins (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Emma Degen (email@example.com)
Time Commitment: Approximately three hours a week. Times will vary based on practices and competition.
Note: Allied Basketball will not count towards a Physical Education waiver.
Stevenson’s Allied Sports Program Philosophy
A co-ed interscholastic program that provides opportunities for students with disabilities who would not otherwise be able to participate in our athletic programs.
- Problem solving
- Decision making
- Physical fitness
- Relationship building
- Social skills
- Social/emotional skills within a competitive environment
- Allied Student-Athlete: A student who cannot participate in the District 125 existing co-curricular athletic programs, even with reasonable modifications or aids and services.
- Allied Student Partner: A student who meets the criteria for District 125 athletic participation.
- Restriction or Participation: Student-athletes participating in the same sport (bowling) in the winter season will be prohibited from competing as an Allied student-athlete. Appropriate participation for such a student-athlete may take place as a student partner.
*For the most up-to-date information, view the 2023-24 Winter Sport Tryout Information (Google Doc).
- Every athlete is required to register before they can participate in a tryout.
Co-Head Coach Bios
Coach Hutchins is entering his 15th year teaching at Stevenson and 6th year as a co-head coach of allied basketball. He also coaches allied soccer in the spring. Previously, he coached in the lower level Stevenson boys baseball & football program as well as JV girls golf. While he was the girls golf JV coach, the team won multiple conference championships and a state title in 2019. Coach Hutchins has been married to his wife (Lauren) for 9 years and has 2 sons (Henry-6, Jack-2) and a daughter (Vera-4). When he's not coaching at Stevenson, he is coaching his son's flag football and baseball teams.
Emma Degen was named head girls golf coach in May 2015. She served as an assistant coach in the program for two seasons (2011 and 2014) prior to her elevation to head coach. She also serves as head coach of the girls track and field team, and has been an assistant girls basketball coach since 2011. Degen led the Patriots to back-to-back state tournament appearances in 2017 and 2018. Stevenson finished fifth in 2018 after taking 12th the year before. The team won consecutive North Suburban Conference championships in 2017 and 2018, going undefeated (6-0) both years. The Patriots have a 36-8 dual-match record in Degen’s four seasons. Degen played the sport for four years in high school and four years at the college level. At Lake Zurich High School, she was a four-year member of the girls golf team. In 2006, her senior season, she was named team captain and went on to earn most valuable player honors after qualifying for the IHSA sectional tournament. Degen continued her playing career at Winona State University in Minnesota, where she was a member of the team for four years and earned all-conference academic honors in 2008.