The Episcopal boys basketball program strives to maintain excellence by promoting and building habits that allow student athletes to excel on the court and in the classroom. Student athletes are treated with respect and dignity, but are tasked with high expectations, as the program strives to reach its greatest potential.
The Episcopal boys basketball program has had tremendous success since the first boys basketball district win in 1973. The Knights have made 23 state playoff appearances, including 18 consecutive years and claimed six district titles. In 2018, the squad defeated a nationally ranked team to advance to the state championship game where they ended the season as state runner-up.
Head Boys Basketball Coach
Chris Beckman, Sr. became the Episcopal Head Basketball Coach in 1997 after beginning his coaching career in 1992 as Assistant Coach at Pope John Paul II and UMS-Wright. Coach Beckman graduated from Millsaps College with a Bachelor of Arts in English. At Millsaps, he played basketball for four years, serving as Team Captain his senior year. After his time at Millsaps, Coach Beckman earned a master's from the United States Sports Academy. While at Episcopal, Coach Beckman has built a strong foundation for the Knights boys’ basketball program. He is the school’s winningest basketball coach with more than 500 wins. Coach Beckman is married to Kelli, and within their blended family they have five children, including Brittany, Brent, Blaine, Christopher,and Noah.