Coaches - Men's Basketball
Heach Coach - Martin McCann
Martin McCann enters his fourth year as the Head Coach of the Palm Beach State College Men's Basketball Team. Since taking over the program, McCann has lead the Panthers to a 69-24 overall record, a trip to the FCSAA Region Tournament, countless weeks in the NJCAA Top 25 and ongoing National Recognition.
In just three short years, McCann has watched many Panthers earn accolades and move onto the 4 Year level. The Panthers have produced 16 All Southern Conference players and 2 All Region 8 Selection. McCann has seen 20 players sign to play at the 4 year institutions, with 13 moving onto the NCAA Division 1 level. Some of the schools include Tulane, University of Portland, Stephen F. Austin, Illinois State and Jacksonville University among others.
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.
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.
Prior to Lynn, McCann was a four year letter winner at Division III Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y.
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.
Assistant Coach - Cody Cohen
Cody Cohen enters his first season at Palm Beach State.
Cohen joins the Coaching Staff after spending the past two seasons at Murray State as Video Coordinator on Matt McMahon’s staff. Cohen contributed to all aspects of the program and was responsible for scouting opponents, film breakdown, team travel, academic progress and all administrative items. During his two seasons, the Murray State Racers had an overall record of 42-23 including a record of 24-10 in Ohio Valley Conference play. During the 2017-18 Season the Racers won both the Ohio Valley Conference regular season and tournament titles earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to his time at Murray State, Cohen spent six seasons as a member of the Florida
Atlantic's men's basketball program, spending two Seasons as Graduate Assistant and
four seasons as an undergraduate manager. During his time as a Graduate Assistant
at Florida Atlantic, Cohen earned a Masters Degree in Communications .
Cohen joined the Owls as an undergraduate student manager in the Fall of 2010. He served in that role until the completion of his bachelor's degree in communication studies and a minor in sociology. Cohen balanced his course work, graduating Cum Laude in May 2014, his team work schedule and his work in the FAU media relations department, where he volunteered in 2013-14.
As a student manager, Cohen experienced the Owls title run as Sun Belt Conference Regular-Season Champions and NIT appearance, the first in the program's history. In the fall of 2012, he was promoted to head student manager where he was responsible for the organization of all student managers and assignments. His responsibilities also included coordinating team travel, assisting with on-court drills and skill work as well as shadowing the director of basketball operations on a daily basis.
Assistant Coach - Carlos Pino
Carlos Pino joined the Palm Beach State coaching staff in July of 2015. In his first season at Palm Beach, he assisted in leading the squad to a 24-8 record that included a second place finish in the Region 8 Southern Conference and the Southern Conference Tournament championship. Palm Beach ranked as high as No. 3 in the NJCAA national rankings and advanced to the Region 8 Tournament semifinals. Pino was crucial in the development of the Panthers guards as he helped develop All Southern Conference performers Derrick Clayton, Ivan Canete, Gage Ellis and Travis Weatherington.
Pino joined the Palm Beach State coaching staff after spending the last 7 years coaching all levels throughout South Florida. His extensive experience covers high school, AAU, and professional basketball. His AAU experience includes stints with the Wellington Wolves and South Florida Elite. Most recently, Pino played a major role as Director and coach for South Florida Elite, one of Florida's elite premier AAU programs. Pino has also spent time as an Assistant Coach at Wellington High School and for the West Palm Beach Piranhas, a semi professional basketball team that competes in the ABL. Pino is a graduate of William Patterson University and a welcome addition to Panther Men's Basketball.