CCC&TI Announces New Men’s Head Basketball Coach
HUDSON, NC (May 31, 2018)…Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute has announced two major moves in its Athletic Department, but both changes involve familiar faces.
Long-time Men’s Basketball Head Coach and Athletic Director Matt Anderson is shifting his focus to a full-time Athletic Director role, while former Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach, Jamison McIver, will take over as the new Head Coach.
“I’m excited about this transition and the direction our athletic program is headed,” Anderson said. “I am very proud of what we have collectively built here and look forward to continuing to take it to new heights.”
McIver had served as Assistant Coach for six years, during which time the Cobras had experienced unprecedented success, including three trips to the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship Tournament.
“Jamison has played a huge part in our success over this time and has shown unwavering loyalty to the institution by turning down positions at other universities,” Anderson said. “He has an amazing basketball IQ and ability to relate to and mentor young men. He is one of the best coaches I have ever worked with, and I am confident he has the qualities needed to take our men’s basketball program to new heights.”
Prior to joining the staff at CCC&TI, McIver spent two years as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University and two years as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Brevard College, both Division II programs. As a player, McIver played four seasons at Mars Hill University, including a standout senior season when he led the team in assists and was among the team’s top scorers.
“It’s an honor to be named head coach of Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, and I would like to personally thank Dr. Mark Poarch, Dena Holman and Coach Matt Anderson for this opportunity,” McIver said. “Caldwell has been great to me and I am looking forward to the new challenge and duties.”
McIver said he plans to continue Caldwell’s up-tempo style of play, and the recruiting focus on North Carolina and South Carolina athletes.
“I want kids that will work hard in the classroom and on the court,” he said.
Under Anderson’s leadership as Athletic Director and Men’s Basketball Head Coach since he arrived in 2010, the Cobras have finished as NJCAA Division III National Runner-up in 2014 and finished fourth in 2013. Most recently, the Cobras were Division III Region 10 champions in 2016 and qualified for the 24-team NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament in 2017, the team’s first year in Division I after the jump from Division III.
Anderson’s career record as CCC&TI Head Coach is 172-78 and he coached five NJCAA All-Americans during that time. A local basketball standout at West Caldwell high school, Anderson played college basketball at High Point University, and also served as an assistant coach at Mars Hill College and West Caldwell High School before taking the Head Coach position at CCC&TI.