Men's Basketball

2007-08 Milestones
*School record for wins (22)
*NESCAC Finalists
*NCAA Tournament Second-Round

Men's Basketball Highlights [.mov] (requires Quicktime)

Fall 2008 Boy's Basketball Clinic Brochure [.pdf]

About the Program
Men's basketball is among the most storied athletic programs at Bowdoin College. Since 1941, the Bowdoin College campus has gathered in Morrell Gymnasium to support their Polar Bears, with considerable success. Bowdoin has seen postseason play numerous times in the last 20 years, making four ECAC appearances and two NCAA appearances. Bowdoin has made three NCAA Tournament appearances in 1995-96, 1998-99 and 2007-08.

The Polar Bears have qualified for the NESCAC Tournament in each of the past seven seasons and have posted winning seasons in 14 of the past 16 years. Head Coach Tim Gilbride has led the team for the past 23 seasons, posting a school-record 320 wins during that span. For more information about the program, you can email him at .

2007-08 Recap
The Polar Bears enjoyed the program's best-ever season in 2007-08, accumulating a 22-7 record and defeating top-ranked Amherst in the NESCAC Semifinals to reach their first-ever NESCAC Championship Game. The Polar Bears earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, where they won their first round game in convincing fashion over Curry, 79-49, before bowing to host Brandeis in the second round.

A trio of seniors- Andrew Hippert, Jordan Fliegel and Andrew Sargeantson- paced the Polar Bears to their program-record 22 wins. Hippert and Fliegel were recognized as Second-Team All-NESCAC selections.

As their impressive record at home suggests, Bowdoin plays in front of some of the best fans in New England, as Morrell Gymnasium provides a fantastic environment to watch and play College Basketball. Bowdoin fans (aka Polar Bear Nation) pack the gym to the rafters for NESCAC contests, especially traditional rivalry games against Bates and Colby.



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Men's Basketball Coaching Staff

Head coach: Tim Gilbride
Assistant coaches: Preston Beverly

Fall 2008 Boy's Basketball Clinic Brochure [.pdf]

The 2008-09 season will mark the 24th campaign for Bowdoin Head Coach Tim Gilbride. During his career at Bowdoin, Gilbride has accumulated a 320-241 (.570) record, including a school-record 22-7 mark, NESCAC Championship Game berth and NCAA Tournament win in the 2007-08 season. Gilbride has led the Polar Bears to several postseason appearances, including three NCAA Tournament berths. Gilbride has the best winning perecentage of any men's basketball coach at Bowdoin and is the career wins leader in Bowdoin College basketball history.

Gilbride began his time at Bowdoin in the 1985-86 season, after serving as assistant men's basketball coach at American International College and head women's coach at his alma mater, Providence College. In his five years with Division II AIC, Gilbride was part of a team that had a cumulative record of 104-45. In 1985, AIC finished as NCAA New England Regional Champions with a 29-4 record and finished the season ranked third in the nation. As the head coach of the Providence College women, Gilbride had a career record of 82-27 and finished the 1980 season with a 22-7 record and a No. 16 national ranking.

Gilbride also served as the head men' soccer coach for the Polar Bears. In 1997 and 1998, Gilbride led the Polar Bear soccer squad to two straight trips to the NCAA tournament. In '98, Gilbride became the only coach in any division of the NCAA to lead both a men's soccer and a men's basketball team to the NCAA tournament. He can be reached at .

Preston Beverly, Assistant Coach
A former Division I player and a veteran Division III coach, Preston Beverly joined the Bowdoin staff for the 2007-08 season, aiding the Polar Bears to a school-record 22 victories and their first NCAA Tournament bid since 1999.

A two-year captain at Virginia Military Institute, Beverly was one of top rebounders in the Big South Conference during his career. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Psychology, reaching the rank of S-6 Lieutenant.

During the 2006-07 season, he served as the assistant coach at SUNY-New Paltz, handling several aspects of recruiting, scouting and practice planning for the Hawks. In 2007, he was the leading rebounder for the semi-pro Hudson Valley Hawks, the National Professional Basketball League champions.

Beverly hails from an extremely athletic background, as his father (Randy) was a long-time NFL defensive back who starred in the New York Jets' Super Bowl III victory, making three interceptions. His mother Sharon played collegiate basketball at Queens College, enjoyed an extremely successful collegiate coaching career and currently is the Director of Athletics at Vassar College.

To reach coach Beverly, you can email him at

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Men's Basketball Roster

# Name Year Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Hometown/School
2 Randy DeFeo '11 G 5-11 155 Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood
10 Darian Reid-Sturgis '09 F 6-3 210 Boston, Mass./Roxbury Latin
11 Kyle Hebert '10 G 6-2 195 Keene, N.H./Keene
12 Mike Hauser '10 G 5-11 180 East Williston, N.Y./Chaminade
22 Tim Lane '09 F 6-4 205 Townsend, Mass./North Middlesex
23 Scott Schulkin '11 G 5-11 180 San Francisco, Calif./Drew Coll. Prep
32 Kyle Jackson '09 F 6-3 185 Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxboro
33 Paul Sellew '10 F 6-5 210 Glastonbury, Conn./Glastonbury
50 Mark Phillips '10 C 6-6 250 Ashland, Mass./Ashland

Head Coach: Tim Gilbride
Assistant Coaches: Preston Beverly
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 Men's Basketball Schedule

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Men's Basketball Releases

Date Posted Title
04/16/2008,  3:00PM Fliegel Plays in NEBCA All-Star Classic
03/31/2008,  11:30AM Maine Coaches Honor Four Polar Bears
03/20/2008,  11:30AM Gilbride Named NABC Northeast District Coach of Year
03/05/2008,  4:00PM Gilbride Coach of the Year in NESCAC Awards
02/25/2008,  8:00PM Hippert Named NESCAC Player of the Week
11/27/2006,  4:30PM Bradley Named Player of the Week
07/28/2006,  12:00PM Michael Brown Hired as Assistant Coach
04/11/2006,  11:00AM Petrie Named State Player of the Year
03/06/2006,  1:30PM Petrie Named First-Team All-NESCAC
03/03/2005,  3:00PM Petrie Earns All-NESCAC Recognition
11/18/2004,  11:00AM 2004 Men's Basketball Preview
11/02/2004,  3:30PM Basketball Teams Host Clinic
10/20/2004,  2:00PM 2004 Hall of Honor Inductees
06/09/2004,  12:00PM Boyages Named Interim Ohio State Head Coach
05/14/2004,  11:30AM Bowdoin Honors Athletes at Annual Banquet
05/14/2004,  11:00AM Men's Basketball Awards End-of-Year Honors
03/04/2004,  1:00PM Petrie Named Second-Team All-NESCAC
11/18/2003,  11:00AM 2003-04 Men's Basketball Preview
08/18/2003,  11:30AM McFarland Elected to New England Hall of Fame
02/17/2003,  8:00AM Petrie Earns Player of the Week Honors
02/15/2003,  8:00AM NESCAC Basketball Tournament Information
01/15/2003,  8:00AM Bowdoin To Host Kid's Weekend
11/20/2002,  8:00AM 2002-03 Men's Basketball Preview
01/28/2002,  8:00AM Clement Grabs NESCAC Player of the Week Award
2001-02 Bowdoin Men's Basketball Preview
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Men's Basketball : Previous Seasons

The seasons listed below are represented by the year in which the given season started. Thus, Winter sports that may have the bulk of their events played in the following year are still listed by the year in which they began. For archived statistics, go to the Almanac/History page.

Previous seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990