Men's Basketball Coaching Staff


Drew Kelly, Head Coach
Steve Hobbs, Assistant Coach
Charles Kornegay, Assistant Coach
Doug Thibault, Assistant Coach
Marc Sternberg, Assistant Coach



Drew Kelly
Drew Kelly, Head Coach

610-526-6669 or dkelly@harcum.edu

Now entering his tenth season as the Head Coach at Harcum College, Drew Kelly has established the Bears basketball program as one of the top junior college programs in the nation. In the program's nine year history, Kelly has led the Bears to a 225-58 overall record for a winning percentage of .795.  The Bears have never won fewer than 20 games in a single season during Kelly's nine years as head coach.  The trademark of Kelly's team's at Harcum has been pressure defense and high octane offense, and the Bears have routinely averaged 100 points per game and have consistently been near the national leaders in points, 3 pointers made, and free throw made.  

The 2013-14 season saw the Bears exceed their already high standard for success, as Kelly led the Bears to a school-record 32 wins and an birth in the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas.  Harcum then advanced all the way the national semifinal, marking Harcum's first-ever final four appearance.  The Bears averaged 96 points per game and shot a school-record 52% from the field on the season, both of which ranked in the top 5 nationally among NJCAA Division I programs.  The 2013-14 team saw two Bears, Jordan Goodman and Ivan Uceda, earn All-American honors, with Goodman earning a first-team selection, another first for the program.  Harcum's ranking of 4th in the final NJCAA Division I poll marked the programs second top 5 finish in the last 5 years. 
 
The 2011-12 season was another excellent campaign for the Bears, as Harcum finished with a 26-6 overall record and advanced to the NJCAA Region 15 championship game.  The Bears led NJCAA Division I in three pointers made and were once again near the top in free throws made and points per game. 

The 2009-10 season was a record breaking one for the Bears, as they posted a 26-3 final record and finished with a #3 national ranking in the final NJCAA Division I poll.  Harcum began the season with 25 consecutive victories to set a school record.  On February 16th, the Bears earned the #1 national ranking in the NJCAA Division I poll for the first time in school history.  It also marked the first time a juco from the northeast had been ranked #1 since 1974.  The 2009-10 Bears were an offensive powerhouse, leading the NJCAA in scoring with 109.6 points per game.  Harcum scored over 100 points in 23 of the 29 games.  The Bears also led the nation in three point field goals made and attempted. 

The 2008-09 season was a historic one for the program, as the Bears moved to the Division I level of the NJCAA.  Harcum finished it's first Division I season with a 22-10 overall record, advancing all the way to the District 3 title game.  The season included marquee victories of juco powers Vincennes University, and a stunning road victory over the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. 

The 2006-07 season was the breakout year for the fledgeling program, as Kelly led Harcum to a 30-3 overall record and #3 national ranking in the final NJCAA Division II poll. The Bears earned the top seed in the NJCAA Region 19 tournament with a 13-1 region record, and then captured their first-ever Region 19 tournament championship with an 88-50 victory over Morris in championship game. Kelly was named the 2006-07 NJCAA Region 19 coach of the year.

In December of 2004, Kelly was named the first-ever Head Coach of men’s basketball at Harcum College and charged with the task of building the program from scratch. Kelly led his all freshmen squad into their first season of intercollegiate competition in 2005-06. The Bears did not disappoint, as they posted a 21-win season during their inaugural campaign and finished in a second place tie in Region 19 of NJCAA.

In addition to his duties as men’s basketball coach, Kelly also serves as Harcum’s Director of Athletics.

Prior to his tenure at Harcum, Kelly served as head coach at Bucks (Pa.) County Community College for two seasons. Kelly quickly revived a struggling program by guiding Bucks to 15-7 overall record and advancing to the semifinal round of the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference tournament in his first season, Bucks’ best showing in nearly a decade.

Kelly has also served as an assistant coach for several area college programs. From 2000-2002 Kelly worked under head coach John Castaldo at The College of New Jersey, and from 1997-2000 Kelly served as assistant coach at Haverford College. He also served as a student-assistant at Villanova University from 1993-1997 under former Villanova and UMass coach Steve Lappas.

A 1997 graduate of Villanova University, Kelly received a Master’s degree from The College of New Jersey in 2002. He and his wife Meg have one child and currently reside in Lower Pottsgrove Twp., Pa.

COACH KELLY'S RECORD WHILE AT HARCUM

YEAR W L PCT.
2005-06 21 10 .677
2006-07 30 3 .909
2007-08  26 3 .897
2008-09 22   10 .688
2009-10 26 3 .897
2010-11 22 7 .759
2011-12 26  6 .813
2012-13 20 11 .645
2013-14 32 5 .865
TOTALS 225 58 .795

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Steven Hobbs, Assistant Coach
(610) 526-6161

Now entering his seventh season on the coaching staff is junior college coaching veteran Steven Hobbs. With over 20 years of coaching experience at the junior college level, Hobbs brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Bears staff.  Hobbs used that experience to help the Bears transition from Division II to Division I back in 2008.  He plays a large role in recruiting and scouting opponents, as well as working with the Bears perimeter players.

"Coach Hobbs has been a great resource for our program for many years now," said Harcum's head coach Drew Kelly.  "Having an assistant coach with the experience of Coach Hobbs is a rare commodity, and he is a tremendous asset for our players."

Hobbs has also served coaching stints at Monroe College, Palm Beach Community College, Independence (KS) Community College, Neosho (KS) County College, Kansas City Community College, and Penn Valley (KS) Community College. In 1995-96, he helped guide Penn Valley to the NJCAA Division II national championship.

Hobbs earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He is single and currently resides in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

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Doug Thibault, Assistant Coach
(610) 526-6659 or dthibault@harcum.edu

Now entering his second season on the Bears coaching staff is Doug Thibault.  Thibault came to Harcum from NCAA Division I Longwood Unversity in Farmville, Virginia, where he served as an assistant coach for the Lancers for 10 years under Mike Gillian.  While coaching at Longwood, Thibault landed to recruits from Harcum.  Ryan Bogan '07, Harcum's all-time leading scorer, and Jeremiah Bowman '10, both transferred to Longwood after playing for the Bears.
 
"Coach Thibault is one of the hardest working coaches in the business, and I'm thrilled we were able to bring him to Harcum," said head coach Drew Kelly.   "Doug was instrumental to our success this year and I'm looking forward to working with him going forward."

Thibault's resume also includes juco experience, as he served as the head coach at Jamestown (NY) Community College, and as an assistant coach at Howard (TX) College and Treasure Valley Community College.  Thibault and his wife Crystal currently reside in King of Prussia, Pa.



Charles Kornegay, Assistant Coach

Back for a fourth season on the staff is Charles "Chuck" Kornegay.  Kornegay joined the Bears staff in 2011-12 after retiring from a lengthy professional playing career.  Local college basketball fans will remember Kornegay as the starting power forward at Villanova University from 1994-1997, where he helped lead the Wildcats to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearences.  After graduating in 1997, Kornegay played professionallyb overseas, mostly in Spain, but also made stops in Russia, Turkey, Austrailia and South America before retiring in 2010.

At Harcum, Kornegay works closely with the Bears post players.  He is currently single and resides in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Men's Basketball Coaching Staff

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