Basketball: Varsity


Daniel Grieves ’11

Head Varsity
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In spring 2021, Daniel Grieves was named head varsity basketball coach. Coach Grieves, who led the Rocks to the 2011 4A state title, begins his second season in charge this fall. SSC’s all-time leading scorer, Grieves, was nationally ranked and scored 2,443 points with the school during his playing days. Grieves is the only player at SSC with 2,000 points, 500 rebounds, 300 assists, and 100 steals. He played for legendary coach Jay Ladner.

Grieves joined the US Air Force Academy to play basketball; however, he stayed one season and then returned to play for Pearl River Community College. After playing one season at Louisiana-Monroe, he earned his undergraduate degree in just three years. The final season of his college career was played at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he was reunited with Jay Ladner and earned his master’s degree in Organizational Communication/Kinesiology.

Grieves comes from a basketball family. His father, Danny Grieves, played basketball at Peoria Central (IL) and later at St. Petersburg (FL) Junior College before transferring to Monmouth College (IL). He later moved into coaching with several successful stints in Mississippi, including a state championship with Morton High School and a 106-19 record in four years at Gulfport High School. Danny is presently the varsity basketball coach at Metamora HS (IL). His mother, Kim, is a former All-American high school player from Buckeye, LA, who was the Northwestern State women’s team captain. Kim went on to have a successful high school coaching career of her own. She is currently coaching at Metamora Grade School (IL).

He hopes to share his success on the basketball court with the Rock-A-Chaws. Daniel and his wife, Caroline, reside on the MS Gulf Coast.

Roster 2023 – 2024

Name Class
Max Baria2026
David Bell2027
Eduardo Carmo2025
Spencer Cornell2024
Paxton DeBardeleben2024
Raymond Ellis2027
Jason Forte2027
Alan Gilliam2026
Levi Green2024
LR Green2026
Christian Haas2026
Josh Hartl2024
Isaiah Haynes2024
Blake Henley2027
Tucker Hockert2027
Matthew Horridge2027
Waring Kane2027
Preston Keifer2027
Tripp Lee2026
Noah Lemmon2024
Christopher Mavar2024
Ryan Mavar2027
Salvatore Riccardi2027
Shad Sayah2027
Heith Shinn2024
Lance Vaughn2025
Aaron Wallis2027
Michael Walton2027
Machi Watler2024
Malachi Watler2024
Henry Williams2024

Schedule 2023 – 2024

5:20 pm
6:40 pm
11/10Purvis5:30 pm 7:30 pmSSCHome
11/15Pass Christian5:30 pm
7:00 pm
11/17St. Martin5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
11/20#Picayune ThanksgivingTBDPicayuneAway
11/21#Picayune ThanksgivingTBDPicayuneAway
11/24Richton1:30 pmPearl River CCAway
11/25Harrison Central ShootoutTBDHarrison CentralAway
11/27Pearl River Central5:00 pm
7:30 pm
Pearl River Central HSAway
12/1*West Marion7:00 pmWest MarionAway
12/5Poplarville5:30 pm 7:00 pmSSCHome
12/8#Resurrection6:00 pmSSCHome
12/9Vancleave5:00 pm
6:30 pm
12/15*Perry Central5:00 pm
6:30 pm
12/16War On
The Shore
12/20 – 12/23Rummel Christmas TournamentTBDMetairie, LAAway
12/29Sacred Heart2:00 pm
3:00 pm
1/2*Perry Central5:00 pm
7:30 pm
Perry CentralAway
1/5West Harrison5:30 pm
7:00 pm
1/9#Bay High7:00 pmSSCHome
1/11#Thrive Academy7:30 pmSSCHome
1/12*West Marion5:30 pm
7:00 pm
1/16*St. Patrick5:00 pm
6:30 pm
St. PatrickAway
1/23*Tylertown6:00 pm
7:30 pm
1/30*St. Patrick5:30 pm
7:00 pm
2/2*$Tylertown5:00 pm
6:30 pm
*District Games
#Varsity Only
$Senior Night
2/5 – 2/9District TourTBD
2/12 – 2/131st Round
2/15 – 2/162nd Round
2/22 – 2/243rd Round
3/1State TournamentJackson