The team vaulted to the top of the region with a regional runner-up and conference championship in 2006-07 and a regional championship in 1996 that led to an eighth place finish at the national tournament.
- Conference championships: 2006-07
- Regional championships: 1995-96, 2006-07 runner-up
- Additional national championship rankings: 6th (1996-97), 8th (1995-96)
Title: Head Coach
Name: Ben Reed
269-965-3931 ext. 2541
Hoping to share the benefits of lessons he has learned as a high school, collegiate and professional athlete, Coach Reed emphasizes the importance of cultivating a player’s performance beyond the court. For Coach Reed, a player’s time at KCC is not just an opportunity to take that next step in a basketball career, but a privilege that goes hand-in-hand with the completion of a college degree. His goal is to help guide the transformation of kids into young men who are not only great basketball players, but are also academically successful and are in the best position they can be in for a bright future.
Along with coaching the Bruins, Coach Reed also participates in the Battle Creek community through the Claude Evans Outdoor Summer League, Cereal City Hoopsters, Five-Star Basketball and provides private basketball lessons to the local youth. He is currently finishing a master’s degree in sport management at Western Michigan University.
Athletic scholarships are available under NJCAA rules, and we at KCC follow these regulations to the letter. For more information on availability of athletic scholarships, please contact the head coach or call the Athletic Department at 269-965-4151.
KCC is part of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association’s (MCCAA) Western Conference and a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Region 12.
Note: Playing men’s basketball at KCC is at the discretion of Head Coach Ben Reed. All decisions as to who plays men’s basketball at KCC for the following academic year are made before Sept. 1. Individuals interested in playing men’s basketball at KCC should contact Coach Reed before that date at 269-965-3931 ext. 2541 or at email@example.com.