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 - 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.
Assistant Coach - Cody Stephens
Cody Stephens enters his second season at Palm Beach State. In his first season at Palm Beach, he assisted in leading the squad to a 25-6 record that included a second place finish in the Region 8 Southern Conference. Palm Beach ranked as high as No. 11 in the NJCAA national rankings. Stephens was crucial in the development of the Panthers perimeter players as he helped develop All Southern Conference performers Larry McKnight, Josh Wallace, Gage Ellis and Travis Weatherington, who all went onto NCAA Division I & II Programs.
Prior to joining the Panthers Coaching Staff, Stephens coached on a staff that guided Barry University to a 26-7 record and a trip to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. Barry won the NCAA South Region title for the program’s first outright championship in school history. The Bucs also won a share of the Sunshine State Conference regular season title, and advanced to the championship game in the league postseason tournament.
Stephens has worked for the Rising Stars Basketball Academy, and has worked team camps at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Army West Point, The Citadel (S.C.), East Carolina University and Barry University.
Stephens played at Averett University, an NCAA Division III school in Danville, Virginia, from 2013-15. He averaged 10.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game as a senior, helping lead the Cougars to the USA South Conference regular season title behind an 18-9 overall, 11-3 record. As a junior, he scored 8.6 points and grabbed 5.8 rebounds. He earned academic all-conference honors, and was named USA South Player of the Week once.
Prior to Averett, Stephens played two seasons at Palm Beach State College from 2011-13, helping the Panthers put together a 55-8 record.
Stephens earned a bachelor's degree in sports management from Averett in 2015.
Assistant Coach - Rhett Sheibley
Rhett Sheibley is entering his first season at Palm Beach State. Prior to joining the Panthers Coaching Staff, Sheibley was the Top Assistant at Southern Conference member ASA College Miami for two seasons.
Prior to his time at ASA College Miami, Sheibley spent two seasons under current Texas Tech Head Coach Chris Beard at Angelo State University. During those two seasons, Sheibley helped the Rams to a 47-15 overall record and a trip to the programs first NCAA Division II Regional Championship.
Sheibley spent a year playing at NCAA Division III Penn State Harrisburg University. Following his playing career, Sheibley joined Cliff Ellis’s staff at Coastal Carolina University of the Big South Conference as an Undergraduate Student Manager.
Sheibley earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communications & Sports Management from Coastal Carolina University and a Master’s of Kinesiology from Angelo State University.