Epps Named BPC Basketball Coach
Courtesy of BPC
Vice President of Athletics Chris Dooley is pleased to announce the hire of Leonard Epps to become the next leader of the Brewton-Parker Men’s Basketball program. “We are excited to bring Coach Leonard Epps to Brewton-Parker College,” Dooley said. “He brings in a solid resume of coaching and leadership for the growth of basketball programs. We look forward to Coach Epps leading our men’s program and all the opportunities that this hire brings.” Epps comes to BPC from Toccoa Falls (Ga.) where he was the Associate Director of Athletics in addition to his role as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach. “I would like to thank Dr. Echols and Mr. Dooley for the opportunity to lead this program,” Epps said. “My family and I are super excited about the opportunity to make Brewton-Parker our new home. I look forward to building a consistent contender in the SSAC as well as putting a product on the floor that the school and community can be proud of.”
Most recently at Toccoa Falls, Epps led the Screaming Eagles to a first-place finish in their NCCAA region with a 15-14 record overall while remaining within the top-10 of the NCCAA rankings. In addition, he secured the program’s most wins in the last seven years and the second-most wins in school history.
In his first season at TFC, he was named NCCAA South Region Coach of the Year and led two All-Americans, five All-Region players, and one Freshman of the Year.
The Louisville, KY, native studied at both Eastern Kentucky and Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, respectively.
Before coming to TFC, Epps served as the Athletic Director and Head Men’s Coach at Champion Christian College in Arkansas. He led the Tigers to become a national leader in points per game average while also earning a regional regular-season championship with a 19-9 record.
Prior to Champion Christian, Epps was an assistant at SAGU in Texas. He assisted the program in securing the Sooner Athletic Conference Championship and helped lead the team to an NAIA National Tournament appearance.
For several years, Epps served as Athletic Director and Head Coach Basketball coach at Yellowstone Christian in Montana prior to moving to SAGU. He got his start in coaching at York College in Nebraska as an assistant coach. Epps comes to Mount Vernon, Ga. with his wife Rabea and his two kids Malia and Jayden. Epps will begin his coaching duties with the program immediately and will begin prepping for the upcoming season for the remainder of the offseason.