Genesee Community College men's basketball head coach Terry George has been named the 2013-14 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Region III Coach of the Year. The announcement came this weekend during the Region III Final Four held at Monroe Community College.
In his third season at the helm, George led the Cougars to a 23-8 season and a trip to the regional title game. Currently ranked no. 19 in the NJCAA National Poll, the Cougars finished third in the Western New York Athletic Conference (WNYAC) during the regular season and won 20 or more games for the first time since 2003-04.
"Terry has had a huge impact on our program," said Genesee Athletic Director Kristen Schuth. "This honor is very well deserved."
"It is an honor. It's an honor to come back home and re-establish the Genesee basketball tradition," said George. "Without this group of players, I would have never been able to receive this award. They gave me everything they had. I'm very appreciative of what they did and thankful for the support we have in place at Genesee, which allowed us to thrive and succeed this year."
A Buffalo, NY native, George played two seasons at Genesee in 2001-02 and 2002-03 and currently holds the career record for most points and highest field goal percentage at the College. A two-time NJCAA All-American, George led his teams to the NJCAA National Tournament during both playing seasons and helped the Cougars to a 32-0 start in 2002-03. He continued his playing career at NCAA Division II St. Rose College where he averaged 11.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game during two seasons.
George has amassed 55 wins during his first three seasons at GCC and has coached two NJCAA All-Americans, nine all-region players and one regional Player of the Year.