400 for Sheley - Titans coach reaches career milestone

02/26/2009 16:49

The Titans beat the Portland Community College Panthers on Saturday, Feb. 21, giving the team an impressive 23-4 record. In doing so, Head Coach Greg Sheley came away with his own impressive record: 400 career wins.

The 42-year-old Sheley, who was born and raised in Chico, Calif. came to LCC in 1999 and has brought unprecedented success to the program in his 10 seasons at LCC. Sheley's accomplishments include consecutive 30-win seasons in 2005 and 2006, five Southern region titles, eight consecutive NWAACC tournament appearances, two NWAACC championships and a record breaking 71 and counting straight home win streak.

Before coming to LCC, Sheley coached at Butte College in Oroville, Calif. in 1992. Sheley won three conference titles at Butte and when he left in 1998 had recorded 161 wins and just 67 losses, for .706 winning percentage.

In his nine plus seasons at LCC, Sheley has a 239-73 record. In the past five seasons, Sheley's Titans have had a 145-16 record. In his 17-year coaching career, Sheley now holds an overall record of 400-140, a .740 percentage.

Gene Bess, coach of Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo., has 1,045 career wins and is the all time winningest college coach. Karen Welliver, who has been coaching Cerritos College in California for 27 years, is the winningest coach in California Community College history with 564 wins.

Pat Summit and Bobby Knight are the all-time winningest Division I basketball coaches with 1,002 and 902 wins respectively.

By: Tyler Pell
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