Head Men’s Basketball Coach Chance Jones
Chance brings several years of head high school coaching experience to the community college level.
After a very successful head-coaching stint at Galva High School where his final two teams compiled a 45-11 record and three Lincoln Trail conference championships during his tenure, Chance brings his talents to the East Campus of Black Hawk College.
Athletic Director and East Campus Assistant Dean BJ McCullum had this to say regarding the hiring of Coach Jones, “I have been blessed to have spent time and compete against many great coaches in my career. I recognize that Chance has many of the talents and passion those coaches exemplified. His love of working with young people, his passion for the game of basketball, his communication skills and his desire to continue to learn, all lead me to believe that he can be a great coach. With that in mind I’m extremely excited to have Chance leading our men’s basketball program at Black Hawk College East Campus.”
Assistant Coach Randal “Pup” Dennison
Coach Randal “Pup” Dennison enters his first year as assistant men’s basketball coach at the East Campus following a successful two year stint as Galva High School boy’s basketball assistant coach. During his tenure, Galva compiled a record of 45 wins and two conference championship titles.
“I am extremely excited to have Coach Dennison join me at East Campus. His work ethic is outstanding and the relationships he builds with student athletes is second to none in my opinion. We are lucky to have him with us.”
Coach Dennsion is employed by Branchfield Casting in Galva, where he is lives with his wife, Dee.
Assistant Coach Drew Cotton
Drew Cotton joins the BHE staff this season as assistant men’s basketball coach. Cotton is an associate professor of agriculture at the East Campus and teaches classes in agribusiness and production management, as well as the equine science curriculum. He also is an assistant coach for the Black Hawk College equestrian team. He received his bachelor’s degree from Kansas State and master’s degree from the University of Florida.
Outside of Black Hawk College, he has interest in thoroughbred race horses as he spends summers as an assistant trainer and owner, working at race tracks around the Midwest and Florida.
“I am extremely excited we were able to add Coach Cotton to our staff. He is very familiar with the college and students, and he does a great job working with our student-athletes. His character adds a great boost to our program”—Coach Jones
Last updated 12/18/2014