Brendan Foley
Brendan Foley
Title: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone: 850-718-2399
Email: foleyb@chipola.edu

Brendan Foley is entering his second season as head coach at Chipola College. On June 6, 2018, Foley was promoted to head men’s basketball coach. During the 2018-19 season, Foley led the Indians to a 27-5 overall record and were runners-up in the Panhandle Conference with a 9-3 finish. They made an appearance in the Region VIII tournament for the second consecutive year. The Indians were ranked in 11-of-12 NJCAA Top 25 polls climbing as high as #7 nationally. Off the court, the Indians were active in the community and the team boosted over a 3.0 team GPA, which included six members on the FCSAA All-Academic team.

As an assistant coach during the 2016-17 season, Foley was named the #2 Junior College Assistant Coach in the country by Coachstat.net. During his tenure at Chipola, he has helped graduate and move 35 players to the Division 1 level.

Foley helped coach the 2013-14 Indians to a 26-6 record, and a Panhandle and Region VIII championship. The Indians advanced to the NJCAA Elite Eight at Hutchinson, Kansas, where they were upset by the eventual National Champions.

The Indians maintained a Top 10 ranking in the NJCAA throughout the 2013-14 season, climbing to a #1 ranking in January 2014. Foley also helped coach Sam Cassell Jr., who was selected a first team NJCAA All-American. 

Foley helped coach the 2012-13 Indians to a 26-5 record and Top 15 national ranking in the NJCAA. Chipola also made an appearance in the FCSAA Region VIII tournament. 

Prior to arriving at Chipola, Foley served as assistant coach at Santa Fe College (Gainesville, Florida) from 2008-12. While at Santa Fe, he helped coach the 2011-12 Saints to a 26-5 record; Mid-Florida Co-Conference championship; Top 10 NJCAA ranking; FCSAA Region VIII tournament appearance.

Foley earned his Master’s degree in May 2008 from Kansas State University, where he served as a Graduate Assistant for Bob Huggins and Frank Martin. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati where he entered as a practice player and served as head student manager under coaches Bob Huggins and Andy Kennedy. Foley also played one year at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri.

Foley is married to Assistant Athletic Director, Natalie Foley and resides in Marianna.