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Assistant Coaches: Jerry Pelphrey, John Brannen
...Jerry PelphreyAssistant Coach
Travis Ford on Pelphrey
: "I feel very lucky and fortunate to have Jerry
as a member of our staff at Eastern Kentucky.He
knows the coaching business and the recruiting process as well as anybody.He
is very familiar with the Southeast part of the nation and is not only a great recruiter, but a great coach as well." Jerry Pelphrey begins his first season as an assistant coach for coach Travis Ford's Eastern Kentucky Colonels.Pelphrey
, 29, a native of Paintsville, spent the four previous seasons as an assistant coach at East Tennessee State University
.Prior to his
stint at ETSU
spent one year each at Gardner-Webb (1995-1996), Milligan College (1994-95) and as a student assistant at East Tennessee
, a 1994 graduate of East Tennessee
, played four seasons (1989-93) for the Bucs and was a part of three regular season and conference tournament championship teams there that went on to play in the NCAA Tournament.Other highlights of the ETSU teams during that time span were a pre-season NIT appearance and a ranking among the Top 10 teams in the nation.
Having played some at all five positions on the floor for East Tennessee
was a first team All-Southern Conference player in 1992-93.Pelphrey is a 1989 graduate of Paintsville High School where he was an all state basketball and all state football player.His
brother, John Pelphrey, played basketball at the University of Kentucky
and is an assistant coach at the University of Florida
. "I am very, very excited about working at Eastern Kentucky University," said Pelphrey.
EAST TENNESSEE STATE - Assistant coach Jerry Pelphrey resigned to become assistant coach at EASTERN KENTUCKY.
EASTERN KENTUCKY - Jerry Pelphrey
and Chad Dollar named assistant coaches.
...Pelphrey was assistant coach at EAST TENNESSEE STATE and Dollar was assistant at WESTERN CAROLINA