Nibert resigns as head men's basketball coach at PC

Apr 12 Written by  STAFF REPORTS

Gregg Nibert, head men's basketball coach at Presbyterian College, has resigned, according to a release from PC.

Nibert led the Blue Hose for 28 seasons and accumulated more than 400 victories. The Blue Hose finished the 2016-2017 season with a record of 5-25. 

Nibert is the first men’s basketball coach in Presbyterian College history to reach the 300-win plateau, an honor he reached during the 2005-06 season after becoming the first to accomplish 200 wins at PC in the 2000-01 season.

During his tenure at Presbyterian College, Nibert has compiled six 20-win seasons. His Blue Hose teams finished in the top four in the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) regular season standings 14 times, winning the SAC Championship twice (1992-93 & 1996-97) and the Food Lion SAC Tournament title once (1995-96). He has also been named the SAC Coach-of-the-Year twice for his efforts (1993 and 1997).

Nibert is also the only coach in the history of PC basketball to lead the institution to two different postseason tournaments; guiding the Blue Hose to the NAIA National Tournament in 1993 and the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament in 1996, 1997, 2003, and 2006. Nibert is also the only coach in the history of the SAC to coach a squad to the “Sweet 16” of the Division II Tournament.

“We thank Gregg for all he has done for PC and our men’s basketball team over many years. Not only has he had an impact on the lives of hundreds of student athletes, he has played a vital role in the Clinton community and our region,” said Bob Staton, PC’s president. “While Gregg has decided to resign, he leaves us with a solid foundation for continuing to strengthen our basketball program. We wish Gregg the best in his future endeavors and offer appreciation for all that he has contributed to PC.”

Staton has appointed John Reynolds to serve as the interim head coach for men’s basketball.

Reynolds will oversee the men’s program as PC launches a search for a permanent coach.

Reynolds recently completed his fourth season as an assistant coach for PC. During his tenure, Reynolds has gained a reputation as an outstanding evaluator and recruiter. He has been instrumental in the recruitment and development of several All-Conference and All-Freshman Team selections.

“I’d like to thank and recognize Coach Nibert for an outstanding career of service to Presbyterian College. For 28 years he led this program with character and dignity, and for that we are grateful,” Reynolds commented. “I am honored that President Staton has charged me with the leadership of the program at this time. PC Basketball has a long and rich tradition of excellence, both on and off the court. As a program, we look forward to building upon that reputation, while taking on the challenge of daily improvement towards the ultimate goal of competing for championships. I'm excited and humbled by the opportunity to lead our team.”

Prior to joining the Blue Hose, Reynolds spent three seasons with the Delta State University Statesmen and was responsible for guard development, recruiting, and travel coordination, while also assisting in the development of the strength and conditioning program. With his help, The Statesman went from last in the conference in defense in 2012, to first in 2013.

A graduate of The Citadel, Reynolds was a four-year letter-winner. He played under coaches Ed Conroy and Chuck Driesell and twice was named Scout Team Player of the Year for the Bulldogs. Reynolds was a member of the class with the most wins in The Citadel history, and the first team to participate in post-season play in 2009.

Serving as a role model for student-athletes in their academic pursuits, Reynolds was named to the Southern Conference All-Academic Team on three occasions, as well as to the Dean's List. In 2013, he earned his MBA from Delta State University.

Reynolds and his wife, Alexis, reside in Irmo.

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