The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Tuesday that former York College coach Jeff Gamber will be a head coach for the 2013 Reese's Division III College All-Star Game, which will be played as part of the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship.
The all-star game will be played Saturday, March 23, at 3:30 p.m. before the NCAA Division III semifinals, at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. The all-star teams are composed of two senior student-athletes from each of the eight regions in Division III and two seniors that are being selected through online voting by fans on D3hoops.com. Gamber will be the head coach of the West team.
Gamber, the head coach at York College for 36 seasons, retired after the 2011-2012 season with a 493-425 record. He is York's all-time leader in career coaching wins. The 1997 recipient of the NABC Division III Coaches' Distinguished Service Award, he is the former chair of the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Committee and was also honored as the NABC Division III National Coach of the Year in 2005, when he led York to the NCAA semifinals.
Gamber developed the "Three Point Attack" program, which helped raise funds for cancer research, and the NABC Coaches vs. Cancer program.
OTHER YORK COLLEGE NOTE
ROSENKRANTZ HON ORED BY CAC: York College men's tennis player Matt Rosenkrantz has been named the Capital Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week.
Rosenkrantz went 5-0 in singles play during the Spartans' trip to Hilton Head, S.C. Rosenkrantz went 4-0 in the No. 4 singles slot and 1-0 in the No. 3 singles flight. He won all of his matches in straight sets and surrendered a total of just 12 games all week, including a 6-0, 6-0 win over St. Louis Pharmacy's Matt Respicio.
In doubles play, Rosenkrantz went 3-2 when teaming with Jake Greenstein in the No. 2 doubles slot. The duo lost its first two matches on the trip and then ran off three straight wins.
For the season, Rosenkrantz is 7-2 in singles play and 5-4 in doubles play.