2021-2022 Season Preview
The Bobcats are back in the Den for the 2021-2022 season with their first game opener against Trinity College on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, at home (PHSC fitness center) at 7 p.m. This year's Bobcats plan to build on their successful season last year. The Bobcats finished 7-13 last season and won the Region 8 DII Men's Basketball Championship in Florida. They advanced to the Region 10 South Atlantic District Tournament in North Carolina where Sandhills Community College defeated the Bobcats in the Final Four. "We are looking to have the same passion, zeal, and enthusiasm going into this season as we did last season. I hope to see you all there as we embark on the road to success. Go Bobcats!" said Coach Jones.
All students, employees, faculty and community residents are encouraged to show their spirit and support.
PHSC Men's Basketball Program History
The PHSC men's basketball program was started by Bobby Bowman in 1991, who led the basketball program for 20 years. Coach Bowman ended his career with 334 career wins and was inducted into the FCSAA Hall of Fame in 2009.
In 1998, PHSC won its first FCCAA State Tournament and advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament in which the team finished in the elite 8. In 2010, the program switched to Division II status and appeared in the 2011 and 2012 regional tournaments for the first time. In the 2015-2016 season, the PHSC men's basketball team finished in the top eight at the Region 10 Tournament.
Other highlights include:
- Five State tournament appearances
- Three Suncoast Conference Championships
- Two Suncoast Conference Tournament Championships
- Four-time 'Top 20' NJCAA ranking
The men's basketball program transferred more than 96 players to four-year colleges in conferences such as the SEC, Big 12 Conference, Conference USA, SoCon, MAC, MEAC, PBC, Sunshine State Conference, TSC, ASUN, and the GLVC. Additionally, many PHSC student athletes from the men's basketball program have gone on to play in professional basketball organizations such as the NBA Development League (NBADL) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).