Brendan Foley enters his first year as the head coach at Chipola College.
Foley previously served as an assistant at Chipola for six years. 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 30 players to the Division 1 level. He also helped coach the 2017-18 Indians to a second place finish at the NJCAA Region VIII tournament.
Foley helped coach the 2013-14 Indians to a 26-6 record, 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. Not only were the Indians successful on the court, but they were also recognized by the NJCAA for their work in the classroom. The Chipola Indians Men’s Basketball team amassed a 3.12 team GPA.
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. Foley’s main responsibilities included scouting, recruiting, and on-court development.
Prior to arriving at Chipola, Foley served as assistant coach at Santa Fe College (Gainesville, FL) from 2008 to 2012. 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; and an FCSAA Region VIII tournament appearance.
Foley earned his Master’s degree in 2008 from Kansas State University, where he served as 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 Chipola's Assistant Athletic Director, Natalie Foley.