|Terry Bowe, Head Coach | Men's Basketball|
Terry Bowe enters his 13th season associated with the Lakeland menís basketball program and his 10th as the head coach. Since his arrival, Lakeland has achieved unprecedented success, winning the programís first two District Championships in 2011 and 2012. Individual and team successes have come hand-in-hand under Bowe, as Lakeland is one of just two schools in the nation (NJCAA Div. II) to boast First Team All-Americans in 2011 and 2012 (Ray Chambers and Brendan Cooper).
Boweís tenure with the Lakers began in 1999 as an assistant under Willis Brown. The Cleveland native took the reins as head coach in 2004 and led the Lakers to a 29-32 record through his first two years. The Lakers would go 38-10 from 2005-07 but remained at or near the .500 mark from 2007-09. The 2009-10 season saw the Lakers make the jump by posting a 19-12 record and finishing second in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC). Bowe was named OCCAC Coach of the Year following the season.
The 2010-11 season was a historical one, as Bowe and the Lakers went 24-12 en route to their first District Championship in program history. Lakeland advanced to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament where it finished eighth in the country.
Last year, Lakeland repeated as District Champions and once again advanced to the National Tournament. The Lakers won their first two games to advance to the Final Four before falling to eventual national champion Mott CC in the national semifinals. Lakeland finished the year with a 27-9 overall record, good for the most wins since the 1991-92 season.
Bowe leads the OCCAC in wins among active coaches and currently ranks second in school history with 166 victories. His playing career began at nearby Benedictine High School where he led the Bengals to a pair of regional and district finals. He went on to play four years at NCAA Division III Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.
Bowe holds a Bachelorís Degree in Applied Communications and Human Resources from Baldwin-Wallace. He also earned a masterís degree in Applied Communications and Methodology from Cleveland State University and a masterís degree in Human Resources Management from Capella University.
He and his wife, Monica, live in Macedonia with their young daughter Kaia and the blessed memory of their son, TJ.
|Earl Ingram III, Assistant Coach | Men's Basketball|
Earl Ingram enters his first season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Lakeland menís basketball program, bringing along collegiate and professional playing experience. Ingram played one season at Columbus State, a fellow Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) and NJCAA Division II member school, before moving on to NCAA-Division III Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan.
In his lone season with Columbus State, Ingram helped the Cougars to a district final (2003) while leading the team in field goal percentage. He was a two-year letterman at Adrian College, playing on a Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAA) runner-up team in 2004.
Ingram earned professional tryouts with the Ohio Aviators and Indiana Alleycats of the American Basketball Association (ABA) in 2005, the Albequerque Thunderbirds of the NBA D-League in 2005, and abroad in Bayreuth, Germany in 2006. He played two seasons with the Cuyahoga Falls Cuogars/Akron Energy of the IBL from 2006 to 2007.
The Lima, Ohio native earned an Associate degree from Columbus State and graduated from Adrian with a Bachelorís degree. Ingram will work primarily with the post players at Lakeland. He currently is employed with the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland.
|Osborne Gardner, Assistant Coach | Men's Basketball|
Osborne Gardner begins his first season as an assistant coach with the menís basketball program and brings with him a wealth of collegiate and professional playing experience. Gardner is no stranger to Lakeland, having played two years as a part of Terry Boweís first recruiting class from 2003-05.
Gardner led the Lakers in scoring (16.6 ppg), rebounding (7.9 rpg), and field goal percentage (58.6) as a freshman forward. As a sophomore, his output in all three statistical categories increased. Gardner ranked second in the OCCAC and seventh regionally in scoring (19 ppg) and rebounding (9.2 rpg) while shooting 63% from the floor.
His playing career continued at California University of Pennsylvania (NCAA Div. II) where he played in 58 games and helped the Vulcans go 41-18 during his two years. As a senior, Gardner earned First Team All-Conference honors after helping the Vulcans (24-7) secure an NCAA Tournament berth and PSAC West title.
Gardner earned a tryout with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA following after college before ultimately joining the Air Force Reserves. His playing career continued with USA Basketball, where he traveled nationally and abroad from 2009-11.
At Lakeland, Gardner will work primarily with the post players.
|Ornette Gardenhire, Assistant Coach | Men's Basketball|
The 2012-13 season marks Ornette Gardenhireís fifth as an assistant coach with the Lakeland menís basketball program. Since his arrival, the Lakers have increased their win total each season and have won a pair of Region 12, District 11 championships for the first time in school history.
In Gardenhireís third season, Lakeland earned the programís first district title and NJCAA Division II National Tournament appearance, ultimately finishing eighth. Last year, Gardenhire helped the Lakers repeat as district champions and advance to the Final Four before falling to eventual national champion Mott CC in the national semifinals.
No stranger to NJCAA menís basketball or the national tournament, Gardenhire was an assistant at nearby Cuyahoga Community College in 2003-04 when the Challengers won a national championship. He helped Cuyahoga repeat as district champions one year later and advance to the NJCAA Final Four. Gardenhire assumed head coaching responsibilities for the 2007-08 season, guiding his team to a 21-9 overall record and 12-4 mark in OCCAC competition. The following season he transitioned to Lakeland to work alongside head coach Terry Bowe.
Gardenhire was a four year college starter, playing two years at Lackawanna Junior College in Scranton, Pa. before playing his final two seasons at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, N.J. He and his wife, Debra, have five children.
| ||Chris Ulrich, Assistant Coach | Men's Basketball|
Chris Ulrich joined the Lakeland coaching staff during the 1998-99 campaign. Coach Ulrich is responsible for formulating scouting reports, breaking down game film, coordinating travel arrangements and working with the post players. Ulrich is a 1992 graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College with a Bachelorís Degree in business administration. He was a four year letter winner for the Yellow Jackets, and served as team captain his senior season. Ulrich was raised in Erie, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Strong Vincent High School. He is currently a Customer Service Manager for Stahls' Transfer Express. Coach Ulrich resides in Mentor with his wife Dawn.