UNIVERSITY LIGGETT SCHOOL \ ATHLETICS
Team culture centers around “One Knight, One Family.” The play objectives are aggressive defense, execute well on both ends of the floor, and play an exciting brand of basketball for our community. The goal is to compete, give our student athletes a great experience, and make the correlation between competitive sports and life goals.
Coach bio: Solomon Spann began coaching basketball in 1997 in South Carolina. Prior to becoming Liggett’s varsity boys coach in 2018, Spann’s tenure includes experiences with the ABA’s Detroit Hoops, Cornerstone Nevada, and Liggett's JV Head Coach in 2017.
Coach bio: Craig White has served as the varsity girls head coach 2019. He also serves as the Basketball Director of Skills and Development, in which he also assists with the boys’ and middle school programs. White has two decades experience coaching at the high school level and played professional basketball for 12 years in the South American Basketball League. Previously, White served as the high school basketball coach at Harper Woods High School — a position he held for almost 20 years — and was the head girls’ basketball coach at Brownell Middle School in Grosse Pointe Farms.
Boys’ Ice Hockey
The coaches’ goal is to foster a positive experience for all boys’ ice hockey players. Recent hockey player graduates are continuing their hockey pursuits at Harvard University, Michigan Tech, Michigan State, Aurora University, US Army, Adrian College, and more.
Girls’ Ice Hockey
Girls’ ice hockey is a flagship program of the Michigan Girls’ High School Hockey League as the first Michigan high school to offer a girls’ ice hockey program. Liggett has won three state championships in the last decade.