Men's Basketball Coaches
Head Coach: David Pettit
David Pettit joined the MCC staff for the 2013-14 campaign as an assistant coach, highly recommended by Head Coach Jason Robinson. The Quincy, Illinois native is a 14-year veteran of the coaching profession. Pettit came to the MCC Scots after three years as the Head Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach at Marengo High School. During his tenure at Marengo, the Indians increased their win total by 67% over the previous three seasons. He coached four All-Conference Big Northern East selections and his 2012-2013 team placed third in the prestigious E.C. Nichols Tournament.
During the 2009-2010 season, Pettit coached at Rockford Jefferson High School as an Assistant Varsity Girls' Basketball Coach. Pettit spent the previous two seasons (2007-2009) at Durand High School as Head Varsity Boys’ Basketball Coach. During his tenure, the Bulldogs lowered their defensive points per game average by 15 points and recorded the first Regional Tournament victory in 25 years.
Prior to Durand, David spent two seasons as an assistant at Byron High School. The 2006-2007 Tigers won the Big Northern Conference West, the 2006 Forreston Holiday Tournament and the 2006 Byron Holiday Classic. The state-ranked Byron squad recorded the most victories in school history, led the state in scoring defense and won the first sectional title in school history. Prior to his stint at Byron, Pettit coached 7 years in the Rockford Parochial league and for the AAU Rockford Wildcats.
During Pettit's playing days as a Quincy Blue Devil, he played for Hall of Fame coaches Sherrill Hanks and Jerry Leggett. As a senior, Pettit was a unanimous First Team All-Western Big Six selection and was a Special Mention All-State selection. Pettit also excelled on the baseball diamond as an All-Conference selection his junior year. Academically he ranked twentieth in his graduating class of 892.
Coach Pettit has a B.S. in Accounting from Quincy College where he continued his baseball career. David Pettit currently resides in Rockford with his wife Lisa and two daughters, Carley and Casey. Courtney, his oldest daughter, resides in Oakland, CA.
Assistant Coach: Kelly Love
Kelly Love joined the MCC coaching staff starting with the 2012-13 season. He came highly recommended by Scots' Head Coach Jason Robinson. If his name sounds familiar, it's because he's the second oldest son of NBA superstar and Chicago Bulls legend, Bob Love. For the past 10 years, Coach Love has been coaching Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball programs, training boys and girls to prepare them for life and their transition to intercollegiate athletics.
Love's college basketball career began in 1987, when he played at Moberly Area Community College, MO. While there, he played in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I national championship tournament in Hutchinson, KS. As a sophomore, Love played at Southeast Community College in Nebraska where he earned his Associate in Arts degree along with receiving a scholarship offer to attend Grambling State University, an NCAA Division I school in Grambling, Louisiana.
In 1991, Love was offered tryout opportunities with the Utah Jazz and the Seattle SuperSonics, both NBA teams. As a product of community college basketball and academics, Love is a fine role model; he's dedicated to the sport of basketball and to the overall success and development of the young men participating in the program.
Head Coach: David Pettit
Assistant Coaches: Kelly Love
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