BERNARD TOMLIN –TRAINING DIRECTOR
A legendary Long Island player and coach, Bernard Tomlin was brought to SUNY Old Westbury in 2001 to transform the men's basketball program into a regional power. Entering his 18th season as Old Westbury's head coach, Tomlin has shown that his teams are always competitive, work hard in practice, and strive to be solid citizens.
Bernard began his coaching career at his alma mater Hofstra University as an assistant coach. Tomlin went on to work as an assistant at St Bonaventure University, Duquesne University, and the University of Rhode Island, Coach Tomlin has been the head basketball coach at William Paterson University, Adelphi University, and Stony Brook University. Tomlin has been honored by his peers as Coach of the Year several times. When he was head men’s coach at Stony Brook University, he was selected Coach of the Year by the Division II New England Collegiate Conference. In 2003, 2004, and 2013 while coaching at Old Westbury College, he was honored as Coach of the Year by the Skyline Athletic Conference.
Coach Tomlin has over 30 years of coaching and playing experience at the professional and collegiate levels. Tomlin was an All-Long Island player at Malverne High School, where he is member of the one-thousand-point club and holds the individual single game scoring record of 45 points in a regulation game.
Tomlin’s accomplishments on the collegiate level include the top first year scoring record at the University of Utah, with an average of 30.1 points per game, and the Hofstra University record for the most field goals scored in a game at 20. Tomlin was a sixth-round draft choice of the now Utah Jazz organization. Bernard’s Hofstra team is also cemented in Hall of fame at the college for its NCAA Championship appearance during his senior year.
Bernard is currently representing the Skyline Athletic Conference as congressional representative in the National Association of Basketball Coaches and is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Long Island Teen Challenge.
Camp Coordinator & Recruitment
Education: B.S. Degree in Business Management @SUNY
Rich Berscak AKA “RichieB”; was born in Brooklyn NY and raised on the blacktop basketball courts of NYC. RichieB has been involved in youth basketball up and down the Atlantic Coast for over 30 years. A Sachem Graduate and US Navy Veteran RichieB Played on School Teams and US Navy Teams. On these teams he has exhibited a true passion for the game of basketball. He has relationships with former and current NBA Players; Division 3; Division 2; and Division 1 Coaches; also with Prep & Private School Coaches; while he is totally committed to improving the lives of the youngsters that he works with.
Pro Development Big Man Camp @ Stony Brook University 1995-1997
Responsibilities: Operations Specialist; Reporting to Camp Director; Former NBA Coach Bob Hill; Former NBA Player Bill Walton, Bernard Tomlin; currently Head Coach at SUNY Old Westbury
Prep Stars Basketball Camp @ UNC Charlotte 1996-2001
Responsibilities: Coaching; College Coach Registration and Recruiting of Players to camp and College Recruitment
Chris Wilcox Youth Basketball Camp @ Whiteville N.C. 2002-Present
Responsibilities: Camp Coordinator, Scheduling, Coaching Camp management; which Included Ball Handle Skills; Player Evaluation; develop and implement skills competitions. Working with players with their College recruitment.