Chattanooga Basketball Staff Update

While it might not be a secret following a heavy recruiting presence over the past few weeks, Chattanooga men’s basketball head coach Dan Earl and the program have formally finalized and announced the coaching staff ahead of the upcoming 2022-23 season.

Some familiar faces for Earl will be alongside the first-year UTC head coach this season, in a season that expects to be a fun and fast style of basketball. It’s an exciting time for a re-energized Chattanooga basketball program.

Ander Galfsky (Assistant Coach) and Tom Kiely (Director of Basketball Operations) join Earl from his previous stop at VMI where the trio had great success leading the Keydets. In addition, Chattanooga native Kenneth White (Assistant Coach) returns to the Scenic City after a long and successful tenure at Campbell while Scott Greenman (Assistant Coach) lands at UTC following a nine-year run on the bench at American.

As previously stated, the newly-placed coaching staff has been hard at work rounding out the upcoming 2022-23 roster. The staff has landed seven commitments (six transfers, one high school signee) to complete its first recruiting class at UTC. The full recruiting class and complete releases can be found below.

Jake Stephens (VMI)
Honor Huff (VMI)
Jamal Johnson (UAB)
Dalvin White (USC Upstate)
Demetrius Davis (Lawson CC)
Khristion Courseault (HBU)
Sam Alexis (Apopka HS)

Now it’s time to dive in and meet the new coaching staff and read what coach Earl has to say about the newcomers to the Mocs sideline.

Ander Galfsky – Assistant Coach – FULL BIO
Previous: VMI (Assistant & Associate Head Coach, 2019-22), Campbell (DOBO, 2016-19), Auburn (GA, 2015-16)
Alma Mater: Birmingham Southern ’15

Galfsky served as an assistant and associate head coach at Southern Conference member VMI for the past four years under current UTC head coach Dan Earl. Galfsky was named interim head coach of the VMI basketball program on March 31, 2022, following Earl’s departure to the Scenic City before accepting his new role at UTC.

During his time with the Keydets, Galfsky helped lead the team to its first winning season since 2013-14 behind a 13-12 (11-1 at home) mark in the 2020-21 season. That team also made a Southern Conference semifinal appearance for the first time since 2003.

Coach Earl on Galfsky: “Ander was with us at VMI and was an integral part of us continuing to improve the program. He has a very good basketball mind, is a great recruiter and builds relationships with the players. Simply put, Ander is an outstanding all-around coach. I look forward to continuing to work with Ander to bring success to our Mocs program.”

Scott Greenman – Assistant Coach – FULL BIO
Previous: American (Assistant & Associate Head Coach, 2013-22), Georgetown (DOBO, 2010-13), Princeton (Assistant, 2007-10)
Alma Mater: Princeton ’06

Greenman arrives in the Scenic City following nine years on staff at American University of the Patriot League under head coach Mike Brennan. He served as an assistant for eight of the nine years before completing the 2021-22 season as an associate head coach.

Prior to American, Greenman spent three seasons at Georgetown, being promoted to Director of Basketball Operations after just one season with the Hoyas. Greenman was involved in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the program including scouting, film breakdown, on-campus recruiting and camps.

Greenman played collegiately at Princeton from 2002-06 for former Georgetown head coach John Thompson III. In his senior year, Greenman was named a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection in 2006 and named to the Academic All-Ivy League Team.

Coach Earl on Greenman: “I have known Scott for years. He coached with my brother Brian at Princeton and prior to that he was an outstanding college player for the Tigers. He understands the game and is a great communicator. This helps with recruiting as well as player relationships. Scott is a diligent worker, and I am excited to have him on our staff at Chattanooga.”

Kenneth White – Assistant Coach – FULL BIO
Previous: Campbell (Assistant & DOBO, 2015-22), Lausanne Collegiate School (Head Coach, 2009-15)
Alma Mater: North Carolina ’01

White, a Chattanooga native, previously served seven years on staff at Campbell which included the past five years as an assistant coach. He spent two seasons as director of player personnel (2015-16) and director of basketball operations (2016-17) before being promoted.

White has helped lead the Campbell program to 89 victories and three post-season berths over the past five seasons, besting previous Division I era (since 1977-78) program records. The Camels claimed three Big South trophies during that span and also included successes of the 2019 Big South regular season title and Big South tournament runner-ups in 2017 and 2021.

White competed at the high school level for national power and eight-time national champion, Oak Hill Academy, under legendary coach Steve Smith. Upon graduation, White continued his career at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the 2000 Final Four Team coached by Bill Guthridge.

Coach Earl on White: “I am thrilled to have Kenneth joining us at UTC. Kenneth is from Chattanooga and has many connections to the area. This will be valuable in recruiting and building relationships within the community. He is very good with player development and is a great person. I know that he will have an impact on our players both on and off the court.”

Tom Kiely – Director of Basketball Operations – FULL BIO
Previous: VMI (DOBO, 2018-22), Seton Hall (Manager, 2014-18) 
Alma Mater: Seton Hall ’18

Kiely arrives to the Scenic City following a four-year stint at Southern Conference member VMI under current UTC head coach Dan Earl where he served in the same role, Director of Basketball Operations.

During his time at VMI, Kiely oversaw numerous operational tasks including team travel, scheduling, facilities and directing Dan Earl Basketball Camps. He worked alongside numerous areas of support staff in addition to on-court tasks.

Kiely served as a student manager for the men’s basketball team at Seton Hall, his alma mater, for four years. He helped create and develop recruiting mail, served as video coordinator for practice and games, executed team meals and planned logistics. Kiely was a member of the 2016 BIG EAST Tournament Championship staff.

Coach Earl on Kiely: “I feel great that Tom decided to join us at Chattanooga. He had many roles on our staff at VMI and I value him immensely. He works extremely hard, is organized, and is conscientious. He also has a great rapport with the players. Tom has a bright future in the coaching profession, and I am very fortunate to have him on staff at UTC.”

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