Glenville State College Assistant Basketball Coach Kent McBride has accepted the Head Coaching job at his alma mater. Concord University made the official announcement on April 6th in the Carter Center. McBride has spent the past two seasons as the top assistant at Glenville State College.
“I am extremely grateful that I was able to have Kent work as an assistant at GSC, he did a wonderful job and will be successful at CU,” stated GSC Head Men’s Basketball Coach Stephen Dye.
McBride becomes the Mountain Lions 14th head coach in school history. McBride succeeds Steve Cox, who announced his retirement in March after 33 seasons on the Concord bench. Cox has spent the last 22 years as the Mountain Lions Head Coach.
McBride was Concord’s starting point guard from 2002-2006 and his 504 career assists rank him fourth in program history. The Mountain Lions had a .562 winning percentage during McBride’s playing days, including a 22-7 record in 2003-04.
After graduating from CU in 2006, McBride spent four seasons as an assistant coach at West Virginia Wesleyan. McBride who is a native of Mullens, West Virginia then spent a year as an assistant at his high school alma mater Wyoming East High School. While at Wyoming East, McBride helped coach the Warriors to a 26-2 record and a runner-up finish in the 2009 West Virginia Class AA state tournament.
“We wish Kent the best of luck at Concord, he will be a great fit for the Mountain Lions,” said GSC Athletic Director Janet Bailey.