Centenary Names Chris Dorsey Head Men's Basketball Coach

Centenary Names Chris Dorsey Head Men's Basketball Coach

Story courtesy of Centenary College Sports Information

SHREVEPORT, La. – Centenary College Director of Athletics and Recreation, Dr. Bob Bunnell, announced Thursday, June 29, that Chris Dorsey has been named the 22nd head coach in the 93-year history of Gents basketball.

“After a competitive national search, we are excited to welcome Chris to the Centenary College athletic community,” said Dr. Bunnell. “We were impressed by his enthusiasm throughout the interview process and believe he is the right person to lead our student-athletes on and off the court. I know he will be an asset for the program for years to come.”

Dorsey comes to Shreveport after spending the last three seasons at his alma mater, NCAA Division III Lyndon State in Vermont.

“I am extremely excited to be the next head men’s basketball coach at Centenary College,” said Dorsey. “I’d like to thank Dr. Bunnell and the entire search committee for giving me this great opportunity and welcoming me to the Centenary family. After visiting campus, meeting with the coaches, administrators, and speaking with some of the returning student-athletes, I knew Centenary was a perfect fit for me. I am eager for the upcoming season. The program already has some talented players that will fit perfectly in our up-tempo system. We will build a defensive identity, be fundamentally sound, and share the basketball on the offensive end.”

“I am excited to be a Gent and I can’t wait to develop relationships and serve the Shreveport community,” added Dorsey.

For the past three seasons, Dorsey led the Hornets to an overall record of 33-45 and a 29-27 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) mark. During that time, he has mentored three all-conference honorees and the 2015-16 NAC Rookie of the Year while guiding Lyndon State to three NAC Tournament berths and two semifinal appearances

Under Dorsey’s tutelage, Lyndon State has risen from the middle of the NAC to one of the best defensive teams in the conference. This past season, Lyndon State led the conference in defensive three-point percentage and finished second in both points allowed and turnovers forced. Prior to his arrival, the Hornets ranked eighth in the NAC in points allowed, fourth in miscues forced, and sixth in defensive three-point percentage.