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Chris Cottrell

Bonafide Basketball Podcast
Small College Basketball

With more more than 10 years of collegiate coaching experience and more than 14 years of basketball coaching experience overall, Bonafide Basketball Podcast host Chris Cottrell publishes weekly episodes devoted entirely to NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball programs, players and coaches.  The Bonafide Basketball Podcast provides news, analysis and insight from NCAA Division II Basketball programs around the country every week and is thrilled to partner with Small College Basketball to promote, popularize and celebrate the players, teams and coaches at all levels of Small College Basketball. 


After graduating from High Point University in 2007 Cottrell spent one year on the sidelines at his alma mater serving as a graduate assistant coach.  In 2008, he became the first assistant coach on Coach Josh Schertz’s coaching staff at NCAA Division II Lincoln Memorial University. Schertz is currently the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Indiana State University.


While at Lincoln Memorial University Cottrell was a part of 142 overall wins, four 25-win seasons, three South Atlantic Conference regular season titles, one SAC Tournament Championship, and four NCAA tournament appearances.  As an assistant coach in 2016-2017 Cottrell was part of the Railsplitters’ Southeast Regional Championship, contributing to the programs’ advance to their second consecutive NCAA Division II Elite Eight appearance.


Between 2013-2015, as the head men’s basketball coach at NCAA Division II Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia, Cottrell guided the Senators to 19 wins, including their first five-game winning streak and postseason victory since the 1980-81 season. Additionally, Cottrell recruited and developed three All-Great Midwest Athletic Conference (GMAC) first team selections as well as GMAC Freshman of the Year Kevin Simpson and Honorable Mention All-American Kevin Bracy Davis. 


Currently, he teaches 8th Grade Social Studies and serves as the Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach at South Glens Falls High School in upstate New York.   

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