Perri hires Tobe Carberry and Greg Van Pelt to join his coaching staff

Tobe Carberry (L) and Greg Van Pelt (R) are the two new additions to Jack Perri's coaching staff. (Photos:

Tobe Carberry (L) and Greg Van Pelt (R) are the two new additions to Jack Perri’s coaching staff. (Photos:

It took a while this summer but LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri finally has finalized his coaching staff for the upcoming 2016-17 college basketball season.

Perri has hired Tobe Carberry as an assistant coach and Greg Van Pelt as the new Director of Basketball Operations. An official announcement from LIU Brooklyn is expected soon.

Tobe Carberry was hired last month by Perri to be the new assistant coach on his staff, replacing the departed Charles Bridge. Carberry comes to LIU from Central Connecticut where he was on former CCSU head coach Howie Dickenman coaching staff the last season as an assistant coach.

Carberry also was an assistant coach at the University of New Haven from 2010 to 2014 and an assistant coach at Southern Connecticut State from 2008 to 2010. He played four seasons at Vermont from 1996 to 2000 where he averaged 11.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in his collegiate career. reported on the Carberry addition this past weekend.

Carberry isn’t the only new addition to Jack Perri staff. Joining the coaching staff this season is Greg Van Pelt who replaces Alvin Vivican as LIU’s Director of Basketball Operations. first reported this move back on August 29th. Van Pelt comes to LIU after spending last season as an assistant coach at Division III Montclair State University. Prior to his time at Montclair State, he was an assistant coach at Susquehanna University (Division III) from 2013 to 2015 and was a graduate assistant coach at East Stroudsburg (Division II) from 2011 to 2013.

Jack Perri will enter into his fifth season as the LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball head coach and twelfth season overall in Downtown Brooklyn. Assistant coaches Jim Mack and Kenyon Spears return to the LIU coaching staff in 2016-17. Mack enters into his third season at LIU while Spears enters into his second season.

LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball begins their 2016-17 season at home against Division III John Jay College on Friday, November 11th.

A look at the 2016-17 LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball schedule

The LIU Brooklyn 2016-17 men’s basketball schedule was officially released last Thursday in what was a bit of a surprise since usually their schedule typically gets released sometime after Labor Day but this year we were given a bit of a curveball with a pre-Labor Day, September 1 release.

Here is what the 2016-17 LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball non-conference schedule looks like: [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn will participate in Boston U’s Steve Wright Classic this November

It has been a while but finally today we have an update on LIU Brooklyn’s non-conference schedule.

While, other NEC teams such as Central Connecticut, Bryant and St. Francis Brooklyn recently released their complete non-conference schedules, news of LIU’s non-conference schedule has been very few and far between this summer.

Last Friday though, Boston University Athletics put out a release announcing their first Steve Wright Classic round-robin tournament which will be held at Boston U’s Case Gym from November 18th to the 21st. The tournament is named in honor of the Boston U. Hall of Fame star. [Read more…]

LIU Brooklyn gets late addition in point guard Jashaun Agosto

LIU Brooklyn got a late addition in landing point guard Jashaun Agosto out of Seattle, WA. (Photo: Jashaun Agosto/Twitter)

LIU Brooklyn got a late addition in landing point guard Jashaun Agosto out of Seattle, WA. (Photo: Jashaun Agosto/Twitter)

Well, that was fast.

Last week, we learned that All-NEC first teamer Martin Hermannsson was taking his talents back to Europe and signed with a professional club in France. Well, LIU Brooklyn head coach Jack Perri and his coaching staff went to working quickly on getting another player onto the 2016-17 roster and they did just that.

This afternoon, LIU Brooklyn landed 2016 point guard Jashaun Agosto out of Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington. He announced his commitment on his Twitter page. [Read more…]

Martin Hermannsson signs to play pro ball in France, forgoes final two years of eligibility


Martin Hermannsson is forgoing his final two seasons of eligibility at LIU Brooklyn to play professionally in France in 2016-17. (Photo: Bob Dea – BHJ)

And then, there were none. The last of the two Icelandic guards who arrived at LIU Brooklyn two seasons ago has departed.

Today, it was officially announced that guard Martin Hermannsson, who had completed his sophomore year at LIU this past season, has officially signed a deal to play professional basketball in France next season with French club Etoile de Charleville-Mézières Ardennes Basket, who play in the French Basketball Pro B, France’s second division league. [Read more…]

Samera Marsh added to LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball coaching staff

Today it was announced that second-year LIU Brooklyn women’s basketball head coach Stephanie Oliver has added a new addition to her coaching staff. She has found a replacement for departed assistant coach Asia Williams who is now on the UNC-Greensboro staff and has hired Samera Marsh as an assistant coach.

Marsh comes to LIU Brooklyn after being at Manhattan last season as an assistant coach for former Jasper head coach John Olenowski was let go by the school after the season.

Previous to her time at Manhattan College, she spent five seasons as the top assistant at Monroe College in the Bronx. She also spent two seasons as an assistant at her alma mater, Saint Peter’s in Jersey City from 2008 to 2010. [Read more…]

Early tracking of 2016-17 LIU Brooklyn MBB non-conference schedule

Finally, we have entered the dog days of summer and we are just a few days away from July 1st which is the beginning of 2016-17 NCAA calendar.

For most, this time of the year is about the beaches and pools, amusement parks, summer travel, pretty much doing anything that takes our minds off the cold snap of another winter gone by.

For the rest of us, the tracking of college basketball games for next season really gets going and that includes the summer-long tracking of next season’s LIU Brooklyn men’s basketball schedule. [Read more…]