Jeremy Nelson, Sports Information Director
McPHERSON – Central Christian College Athletics Director, Twiggs Reed, is pleased to announce the hiring of Marc Golden to take over the reins of the CCC women’s basketball program. Golden will replace Chris Honeck, who resigned at the end of March.
Coach Golden has coached basketball at all levels, most recently as the head varsity girls coach at Evangelical Christian School in Fort Myers, Florida. Coach Golden was at ECS for three seasons where he built a 42-11 overall record and an 18-0 mark in district competition. His team collected back to back District Championships in 2015 and 2016.
Prior to his time at ECS, Coach Golden spent four seasons at his alma-mater, Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, as an assistant coach for head coach Joe Lamansky. His time working under Lamansky included a 20 win season in 2009-10. That same season also produced an NCCAA Coach of the Year Award for Coach Lamansky and two All-Americans. The team also earned a trip to the National Tournament where they won two games. It was the best season at BBC since Golden was a player there in the early 80’s.
“It is an honor for me that the Central Christian college administration and athletic department believe that I can be a meaningful part of the growth and success of women’s basketball at this great school,” Golden said.
CCC’s Twiggs Reed commented on the addition of Coach Golden saying, “I am excited that Marc and his family have decided to become part of our family here at CCC. Marc’s passion for coaching women’s basketball and his desire to minister to our young women through the game of basketball stood out during the interview process. I look for good things to come from Marc and the Tiger women’s basketball team in the future.”
Marc and his wife Peggy have been married for 26 years and have one daughter, Holly. They currently reside in Kansas City, Missouri but will be making the transition to McPherson sometime this summer.
“We are a sports family, and are looking forward to supporting Tiger Athletics as loyal fans of the school’s many other programs in addition to basketball,” Golden said.