All College Athletic Events Cancelled through April 3, 2020

Due to change in College operations in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in line with FCSAA and NJCAA, all College athletic competitions are cancelled through April 3, 2020.  Please visit this site for updates.

2019-2020 Season Preview

"We are excited to be back in motion for the upcoming basketball season. We have four talented returners and ten talented new players. The expectation for this season is to be to be competitive in all aspects as an athletic program to compete with confidence in the classroom and on the basketball court. If we can continue to accomplish these two expectations, we can be successful," said Micheal Jones, head coach.

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 tournament 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).

Basketball Coaching Staff

  • Portrait Coach Micheal Jones

    Dr. Micheal Jones

    Head Coach

    Dr. Micheal Jones is in his seventh year (73-107 record) as head basketball coach at PHSC after previously serving as assistant coach under Bobby Bowman (2010-11) and James Johnson (2011-12). In the 2015-2016 Season, Jones led his team to the Regional X Tournament where they finished in the top eight.

    Dr.Jones began his athletic coaching career at Challenger K8 (Spring Hill, Fla.) where he coached middle school basketball for four years (2005-07) before accepting a position as assistant junior varsity high school basketball coach for Florida State University School in Tallahassee, Fla. (2007-09).

  • Basketball Assistant Coach Larry Behm

    Larry Behm

    Assistant Coach

    Coach Behm is a native of Central New York.  Before joining PHSC, Behm was a successful high school coach  for 24 years in Syracuse. His teams won 327 games, including numerous league, New York state sectional and regional championships. In 2009 his team advanced to the New York State Final Four.