Brendan Marcell will serve as the college's first strength and conditioning coach, as well as assistant men's basketball coach beginning July 1.
Marcell, a 2012 graduate of Coker, returns to Hartsville after a two-year stint at South Atlantic Conference rival Newberry College where he served as assistant coach under Dave Davis. Marcell's primary responsibilities at Newberry included recruiting, on-floor coaching, individual player workouts, pre- and post-season workouts and assisting players with academic support.
A native of Greenville, S.C., Marcell graduated from Coker in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management. Marcell played four seasons at Coker earning the Coaches Award and serving as team captain in his senior season. In addition to basketball, he was also the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
In December 2013, Marcell earned his Masters Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine.