Head Coach, Men’s Basketball
Michael Duncan became head coach of the Tri-C Men’s Basketball team in the 2014-2015 season. Duncan's winning record of 65-27 over a three-year time frame has resulted in back-to-back NJCAA DII Region 12 District 11 championship game appearences and the program has produced eight All-Conference performers and four NJCAA DII Region 12 District 11 First Team players. His teams also ranked nationally in a number of key categories, from rebounds to steals. Prior to being named head coach, Duncan was an assistant coach and player at Tri-C.
He is a graduate of Cleveland Central Catholic High School, where he was a three-year letterman in basketball. Coach Duncan played basketball at Livingstone College in North Carolina, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He also completed the Teaching Certificate Program in Special Education at Notre Dame College.
Assistant Coach, Men’s Basketball
Thomas Coleman joined the Tri-C Men’s Basketball team as an assistant coach in the 2014-2015 season. Coleman's efforts have helped the Challengers rack up an impressive 65-27 record over a three-year span. These teams have produced eight All-Conference performers and four NJCAA DII Region 12 District 11 First Team players.
Prior to joining Tri-C, Coleman coached at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and Columbus State Community College. While at those institutions, he helped lead both to NJCAA DII National Runner-Up finishes.
In addition to a bachelor’s degree in business studies from Binghamton State University, Coach Coleman has obtained two master’s degrees – a Master of Education from Notre Dame College and a Master of Educational Administration from Ashland University. He was a four-year letterman on the Men’s Basketball Team at Binghamton and received the team’s Most Improved Player Award and All-Freshman Team honors. He is currently ranked fourth All-Time on the school’s field goal shooting percentage list.
Jermaine Gay, Men’s Basketball
Jermaine Gay joined the Tri-C Men's Basketball team as an assistant coach in the 2015-2016 season. Coach Gay is responsible for player development, offensive play calling and recruiting.
In addition to his coaching duties at Tri-C, Gay supervises Youth Basketball Programs for the National Basketball Academy, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Amateur Athletic Union. He continues to also run NBA Summer Camps featuring well-known players such as Terry Rozier, Al Jefferson, Patrick Patterson, Eric Bledsoe, Kay Felder and Iman Shumpert.
Gay started his coaching career at Cleveland Central Catholic High School, where he helped lead the team to a 22-5 record and the OHSAA Boys’ Basketball State Tournament’s Final Four.