Martin McCann
Martin McCann
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 561-868-3009
Email: mccannm@palmbeachstate.edu
Twitter: @CoachMcCann

Coach McCann enters his 6th Season as the Panthers Head Coach. In 5 years, McCann has turned Palm Beach State into one of the premier Junior College programs in the nation. Over 5 seasons, the Panthers have won 109 games, including four 20-Win seasons.

In 5 years at the helm of Panthers' Men's Basketball, McCann has watched many Panthers earn accolades and move onto the 4-Year level. The Panthers have produced 31 All-Southern Conference players, 4 All-Region 8 selections, 4 Region 8 All-Tournament selections, 1 FCSAA Southern Conference Player of the Year, 2 Basketball Times Magazine Preseason All-Americans and 1 NJCAA All-American. McCann has seen 32 of his players sign to play at the 4-year institutions, with 21 moving onto the NCAA Division 1 level. Some of the schools include Tulane University, Baylor, Stephen F. Austin, Illinois State, New Mexico State, among others. McCann has seen 5 former player go on to play Professionally in various countries including Sweden, New Zealand and Ireland.

On January 2, 2019, Coach McCann earned his 100th victory at PBSC with a 90-68 win over Florida State College at Jacksonville.

During the 2018-19 Season, Coach McCann guided the Panthers to a Southern Conference championship, a FCSAA/Region 8 tournament appearance, and a 21-9 record. As a result of the Panthers' outstanding season, Coach McCann was recognized by his peers as the Southern Conference Coach of the Year. Coach McCann coached several award winners during the 2018-2019 campaign including Malik Curry (FCSAA/Region 8 Player of the Week, Southern Conference Player of the Year, All-Tournament Team, All-Conference 1st Team), Alex Kotov (All-Conference 1st Team), Miles James (All-Conference 1st Team), Darrick Boyd (All-Conference 1st Team), Adong Makoui (All-Conference 2nd Team), Sam'i Roe (All-Conference 2nd Team), and Marcus Hopkins (All-Conference 2nd Team).

During the 2016-17 Season, McCann lead the Panthers to a 25-6 record and a 2nd place finish in the FCSAA Southern Conference. During that year the Panthers went 14-1 in Non-Conference play and were ranked as high as #11 in the NJCAA National Rankings. In late November, McCann was named “HoopDirt.com Junior College Coach of the Week” after a week that included wins over #12 ranked Daytona State and #3 ranked Trinity Valley CC.

During the 2015-16 Season, McCann lead the Panthers to a 24-8 record and an appearance in the Region 8 Semi-Finals. During the year the Panthers went 14-0 in Non-Conference play, had 5 wins vs Ranked opponents, won the Southern Conference Tournament and were ranked as high as #3 in the NJCAA National Rankings. In his first season, McCann lead the Panthers to a 20-10 record.

Prior to taking over the Panther Program, McCann spent a year as the Top Assistant at Palm Beach State as well as two years as a Graduate Assistant Coach at NCAA Division II Lynn University. Prior to Lynn, McCann was a four year letter winner at Division III Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y.

McCann's experience stretches to the AAU ranks, as he spent 2 seasons on the coaching staff of NIKE Team Florida, one of NIKE’s Elite EYBL programs. During his time with NIKE Team Florida, McCann coached over 10 players that went on to play at NCAA Division 1 programs. Some of the schools include University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Marquette, among others.

Coach McCann has worked at basketball camps around the country including Hoop Group, Five Star, and Adidas Phenom. McCann has also interned for the New Jersey Nets in their graphic design/marketing department.