Holmes Community College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jason Flanigan is pleased to announce the hiring of Eric Colbert as assistant basketball coach. Colbert, a native of Compton, California, brings to Holmes 11 years of NJCAA coaching experience and two years of NCAA Div. I experience.
Colbert’s NJCAA experience includes stints at Independence Community College, Angelina College, Pratt Community College and Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas. At Angelina College, Colbert was a part of the winningest season for a first-year staff and a semifinal finish in the Region XIV Tournament during the 2017 season. At Pratt Community College, he helped lead the team to an East Zone Championship (2016), and at Navarro College, he was on a staff that won three Regional Championships (2009, 2010, 2012) and one Conference Championship (2013). The 2010 team made it to the Final Four in the NJCAA Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas.
He spent two seasons as the Player Development Coach under Doc Sadler at the University of Nebraska and was a member of a staff that won 20 games and made the NIT tournament before losing to Ole Miss.
Colbert attended Verbum Dei High School in Watts, California participating in football and basketball, where he was a member of the 1994 CIF Championship team. He then played two seasons at Compton Community College and completed his collegiate career at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California.
Colbert has had 54 players he recruited directly transfer to NCAA Division I and II levels, has coached three NJCAA All-Americans and 23 All Region players. He is the son of Chester and Lee Etta Colbert and has one son, Brayden Sidney Colbert.