Head Coach: Jason Carpenter
In his second season as the head coach of the Women’s Basketball team, Jason Carpenter led the 2010-2011 Hawks to an impressive 30-4 overall record, a Region III Championship, and a trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association Championship Tournament where the Hawks finished fourth overall. The Hawks were ranked No. 1 in the Nation for seven weeks - their first No. 1 national ranking in 10 seasons - and were 14-2 in conference play. Carpenter led the Hawks to their ninth consecutive Mountain Valley Conference championship. During his tenure as head coach, Carpenter has compiled a 57-6 overall record.
A Sauquoit native, Carpenter attended MVCC where he became a two-year member of the men’s basketball team. During the 2003-2004 season he was named a team captain as MVCC was ranked No. 5 nationally and No. 1 regionally. Carpenter also excelled in the classroom earning recognition as a Distinguished Academic All-American.
Upon graduating from MVCC, Carpenter enrolled at SUNY Oneonta where he pursued his goal of becoming a collegiate basketball coach and was hired as an assistant coach with the men’s basketball team for the 2004, 2005, & 2006 seasons. Carpenter returned to MVCC to spend the next two seasons as the assistant coach of the men’s basketball team, before taking over the women’s program.
Carpenter resides in New Hartford with his wife Megan.
Assistant Coach: Mike Fanelli
Assistant Coach Mike Fanelli returns to the Hawks staff for his eighth season. Over the past seven years, Fanelli has compiled a record of 183-14. In this same time, he has help the Hawks to four Region III championships and three NJCAA national championship game appearances.
Fanelli provides a wealth of knowledge and experience to the coaching staff. His thorough understanding of offensive and defensive systems is also a valuable asset. Fanelli assists in all aspects of the Hawk’s program including practice planning, recruiting and game management.
Assistant Coach: Ryan Calogero
Assistant Coach Ryan Calogero joins the Hawks this year for his first season as an assistant coach. A Sauquoit Valley native, Calogero was a two-year varsity standout. A true “student of the game,” Calogero has worked numerous camps throughout the area.
Currently Calogero works as a history teacher at neighboring Thomas R. Proctor High School. Calogero is expected to make considerable contributions in player development throughout this upcoming season in addition to his efforts in all other aspect of the Hawks’ program.