Seasoned coach Bryan K. Spencer will embark on a new chapter in his coaching career with his appointment as the 2017-18 Head Men’s basketball coach at Carver College.
Coach Spencer is no stranger to Carver College, having served as an assistant coach under Martin Carter Sr. from 2009-2013, and returning last year in the same capacity. Spencer has an affinity to Carver College for its unique passion and desire to build a nationally competitive basketball program while, just as importantly, building strong men of character who represent the body of Christ. Spencer, who is the son and grandson of preachers, says, “Carver gives me the opportunity to minister to young men through the game of basketball.”
Coach Spencer believes everyone has a place that is uniquely designed just for them, and he believes Carver is that place for him. “I can be myself here without worrying about someone complaining, because I quoted some scripture from the Bible. I feel free to be me,” he says.
Over the entirety of his career, Coach Spencer has coached, trained, and mentored several players who went on to have stellar interscholastic and collegiate careers, and some currently playing professionally. He wants student-athletes and their parents, high school coaches and athletic directors, and all of sports media to know that Carver College is a viable option for student-athletes to receive an education and pursue athletics as a career, if they so desire.
Coach Spencer’s favorite quote, which he tries to live by, is from Jackie Robinson: “A life is only as important as the impact it has on other people’s lives.”