BREAKING: York College’s Gamber Announces Retirement

Longtime York College men’s basketball coach Jeff Gamber has announced that he will be retiring at the conclusion of the 2011-12 season. Gamber, who is entering his 35th season at the helm of the Spartans and his 44th year in coaching, starts the season with 475 career wins.

Gamber, who is also the Spartan golf coach, is the dean of Capital Athletic Conference men’s basketball coaches. He is first in overall conference wins (172); first overall wins since the start of the conference in 1991 (314), and fourth in overall winning percentage. He is the only remaining men’s basketball coach in the conference that has coached the entire duration of the CAC. He is a four-time Capital Athletic Conference Coach-of-the-Year.

Gamber was awarded the NABC Division III Recognition and Appreciation Award at the 1996 Final Four. The award was given as recognition of an outstanding example of how Division III coaches make their college community and town a better place to live.

Gamber is a member of three Athletic Hall of Fames. He was inducted into the York College Athletic Hall of Fame on October 2, 2004, the Millersville University Athletic Hall of Fame on October 17, 2003 and the York County Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.

Gamber served York College as Athletic Director as he held that post for 22 seasons before stepping down in the spring of 2004. He has also been the Spartan golf coach for the last 29 years. He coached two of the York College Athletic Hall of Fame golfers while he also has coached eight golfers that have earned a combined 14 All-CAC accolades in the four-year history of the conference golf championships. His 2009 squad won the conference championship.