Brevard, N.C. - A new era dawns on the Brevard College men’s basketball program as new Head Coach Mark Prosser takes over the reigns for the Tornados, replacing the only head coach Brevard has known since the program became a four year institution.
Brevard lost seniors Josh Roper, Josh Jordan, Whitney Galloway and Donald Hudson, but the cupboard is not bare as seniors Jermichael Tanner, Vincent Dombroski, Gaither Hendrix and junior Drew Schauss look to continue the recent success of the program after making it to the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference tournament for the second consecutive year.
Brevard will have 12 games in the friendly confines of Boshamer Gymnasium, while taking to the road 16 times, including a game against 2011 NCAA Tournament participant UNC Asheville.
Brevard opens the regular season on the road as they participate in the annual Peach Belt/South Atlantic Conference Challenge between schools of the Peach Belt Conference and the South Atlantic Conference on November 11th and 12th, taking on North Georgia and Montevallo. The Tornados will remain on the road as they take on North Greenville on November 16th, before making the trip across the state to Mount Olive, N.C. to take part in the Mount Olive Pickle Classic against Mount Olive and Barton.
Brevard continues their busy November schedule when they make the trip to the Justice Center and Kimmel Arena on November 21st as take on UNC Asheville.
The Tornados welcome Belmont Abbey to Boshamer Gymnasium on November 26th in the 2011 Home Opener as they begin a four game home stand including contests against Lees-McRae and SAC opponents Anderson and Tusculum.
New Year’s Eve brings Young Harris to Boshamer Gymnasium, before the Tornados open the New Year with road contests against conference opponents Carson-Newman and Mars Hill.
The Tornados host three of their next four opponents, with Catawba, Lincoln Memorial and Wingate coming to Brevard, while BC makes the trip to Hickory, N.C. to take on Lenoir-Rhyne.
After three consecutive road contests which include a trip to Newberry, before BC starts making their return trips as they travel to Anderson and Young Harris.
The final month of the season sees Brevard hosting Carson-Newman, Mars Hill, Lenoir-Rhyne and Newberry, while traveling to Tusculum, Catawba, Lincoln Memorial and Wingate.
The South Atlantic Conference playoffs begin on February 29th at the host institutions, while the semifinals and finals of the 2012 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championships will be held at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, N.C.