Mark Prosser introduced as Brevard Men's Basketball CoachSeptember 13, 2011
Tornados welcome Coach Prosser at press conference Tuesday afternoon
Brevard, N.C. - Interim Athletic Director Juan Mascaro and the Brevard College Athletic Department are pleased to announce the hiring of Coach Mark Prosser as the new Brevard College Men’s Basketball Head Coach.
"Replacing the only four year head coach the men’s basketball program has had is tough," commented Mascaro. "However, Mark stood out from among the bunch and with his proven track record, success at a high level, integrity and charisma I believe he is a great fit for the basketball program and our college community. I believe he is the perfect coach to continue the success of the program on and off the court."
Mark Prosser joins the Brevard College Coaching Staff in the fall of 2011, coming to the Tornados from Wofford College, where he was involved in all aspects of coaching, including scouting, prep recruiting and film breakdown.
"Brevard is very similar to what I know and what I come from, having been able to work with schools with similar academic and athletic departments," commented Coach Prosser. "This team has a proven track record of success under Coach Mike Jones and my goal is to continue to build on this success. The team knows what it takes to be successful and I expect their 100 percent effort and they can expect the same from me."
Last season the Terriers repeated as Southern Confernece Champions and reached the NCAA Tournament. The team was first in the SoCon in assists and also first in assist/turnover margin on the way to a 21-13 record. Wofford also was eighth in the nation in three-point percentage and twelfth in overall field goal percentage.
During his first season back in Spartanburg in 2008, the Terriers set a school record with twelve Southern Conference wins. In addition, the team posted the first winning overall record since moving to NCAA Division I.
In the 2009-2010 season, Prosser helped Wofford reach a school-record 26 wins along with the Southern Conference Championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Working primarily with the guards, Wofford was second in the conference in turnover margin and assist/turnover ratio, plus ranked third in steals.
At Bucknell, the team averaged twenty wins a season over the five years Prosser was on the coaching staff of Pat Flannery. In the 2004-05 season, the Bison reached the NCAA Tournament after going 23-10 and winning the Patriot League title. In the tournement, Bucknell defeated Kansas in the first round.
In 2005-06, the Bison went undefeated in Patriot League play, the first team to do so in conference history. The team was ranked in the top 25 for the first time in school history and featured Patriot League Player of the Year Charles Lee. For the NCAA Tournament, the Bison were seeded 9th and defeated Arkansas in the first round. In the second round they were defeated by Memphis to end the season at 27-5, the best record in school history.
For the 2002-03 season, he served as an assistant coach for the Terriers in Mike Young’s first season as head coach. During that season, Wofford posted a 14-15 overall record, including a 79-77 win at Virginia Tech. In the Southern Conference, the Terriers were 8-8 and advanced to the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.
"I just want to say thank you to Coach Mascaro for the opportunity to coach at Brevard College," said Prosser. "My goal is to continue to build the program and keep the team performing at a high level. Our guys will play very hard and make it a 40 minute war for whoever we are facing on the court."
Prosser graduated from Marist College in 2002. He saw action as a reserve forward at Marist before a knee injury ended his playing career. He also worked with the program as a student assistant coach. Prosser earned Street and Smith honorable mention All-America honors at Lawrenceville Prep. He averaged 18 points and seven rebounds per game during his senior season, earning USA Today All-State honors.
A native of Wheeling, West Virginia, Prosser is the son of the late Skip Prosser, who was head men’s basketball coach at Wake Forest and Xavier. He and his wife Emily were married in June 2009 and reside in Spartanburg. They are the proud parents of their daughter, Ava Grayce.
The Brevard College Men’s Basketball team finished with a 13-14 record in the 2010-2011 season, earning their second consecutive bid to the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference tournament.