Men's Basketball Coaches

Head Coach: Kelly Love

Coach Kelly Love

Head Coach Kelly Love

Kelly Love was named MCC Head Coach in April 2018. He began serving as Assistant Coach for the Men’s Basketball team in the 2012-13 season. He was responsible for post player development, team scouts, pre-season player development and game day preparations. He possesses a great awareness of the strengths, philosophies and mission of MCC and the MCC Athletic programs.

Love's own college basketball career began in 1987, playing at Moberly Area Community College in Missouri. While there, he played in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I national championship tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas. As a sophomore, Love played at Southeast Community College in Nebraska where he earned his Associate in Arts degree and received a scholarship offer to attend NCAA DI Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana. In 1991 Love was offered tryout opportunities with NBA Utah Jazz and the Seattle SuperSonics.

As a product of community college basketball and academics, Coach Love is a positive role model dedicated to the sport of basketball and academic success of the young men participating on the men’s basketball program. His name may sound familiar as he is the son of NBA superstar and Chicago Bulls legend, Bob Love. Coach Love continues to stay active in the northern Illinois Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball programs and continues to work with them developing, training boys and girls for their transitions to intercollegiate athletics.

Contact Coach Kelly Love at klove6381@mchenry.edu


Assistant Coach: Ryan Skinner

Assistant Coach Ryan Skinner

Assistant Coach Ryan Skinner

Ryan Skinner joined the MCC coaching staff as a volunteer graduate assistant for the 2017-18 season. Coach Skinner comes highly recommended by Head Coach Kelly Love who coached Ryan dating back to middle school. Coach Skinner also played for Coach Love at MCC from 2013-15.  

Skinner is a McHenry High School graduate where he was a part of one of the school’s only boys’ basketball IHSA regional title in 2012. At MCC, Coach Skinner excelled both on the court and in the classroom. He was named Student Athlete of the Year in 2015 and Academic All-Conference his freshman and sophomore years. Skinner played point guard and was named team captain for the Scots for the 2014-15 season. Coach Skinner went on to receive a marketing degree from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2017 where he graduated with high honors.

Coach Skinner has played and coached at multiple levels and been a part of Amateur Athletic Union programs, including local teams such as the Illinois Magic. He has created a strong basketball circle in the McHenry County/Chicagoland area. Coach Skinner hopes that his experience and high basketball IQ can be passed down to his players, pushing them to succeed in the classroom and on the court. He strongly believes that MCC can provide a stepping stone, as well as a foundation, for players to reach the next level in academics and athletics.

Contact Coach Skinner at rskinner@mchenry.edu.

 

Head Coach: Kelly Love

Assistant Coach: Ryan Skinner

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