HOT: Terrence Stewart Named Head Basketball Coach at DII GCU

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Director of Athletics and Recreation Laura B. Liesman announced today that Terrence Stewart has been tabbed as the new head coach of the Georgian Court University Men’s Basketball program.

“On behalf of everyone at Georgian Court University, I am delighted to introduce Terrence as the head coach of our men’s basketball program,” said Liesman. “Coach Stewart brings with him an established set of principles and commitment that befit our student-athletes, as well as the GCU community. His diverse basketball acumen, compiled from a stellar collegiate and high-level professional playing career, as well as a demonstrated intelligence, will certainly provide our young men the motivation and skill set to develop to their fullest potential at Georgian Court and beyond.”

Coach Stewart joins the Lions after four seasons at the helm of Division III Immaculata University. He led the Mighty Macs to 45 victories over that span, which included a 39-33 conference record in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) and four consecutive postseason appearances. During his four-year tenure, Stewart has mentored five All-CSAC selections and numerous CSAC All-Academic Team honorees. His 2015-16 squad earned the CSAC Team Academic Award for the first time in team history.

I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of the GCU Family,” said Stewart. “It is a privilege and I am completely humbled. It is a unique situation where I have the ability to make an impact on the lives of young men by developing their abilities as players on the floor and instilling the Mercy core values of the university on and off the court.”

“It is exciting to prepare our student-athletes to be successful leaders in the game of basketball and as leaders of purposeful and meaningful careers. I want to challenge our young men to be difference makers on the court and in the world.”

Stewart arrived at Immaculata having spent three seasons with the LaSalle University men’s basketball program serving as the video coordinator and assistant director of operations from 2010-12. In his role with the Explorers, Stewart worked with the coaching staff to prepare scouting reports, coordinate film exchange and assist in coordinating recruiting visits.

Prior to joining the staff at LaSalle, Stewart was the head coach of the East Coast Elite 17U AAU team during 2009-10.

Stewart played professional basketball overseas at the highest levels of international competition for 10 seasons. He ended his professional playing career in Spain with CAI Zaragoza. He also played in France, Germany, Israel, Russia, Belgium, Portugal, Argentina, Uruguay and Venezuela. During his professional career, he received first-team All-Import honors three times and was four times chosen as a second-team All-Import selection playing in various leagues.

Stewart played collegiately at Rowan University from 1992 to 1996. The Profs reached the NCAA Tournament during all four seasons he was on the team, including three appearances in the national semifinals. Rowan captured the national championship in 1996, and Stewart was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.

Stewart earned All-NJAC honors on three occasions, including first team recognition in both 1995 and 1996. He was selected as the NJAC player of the year his junior campaign during 1994-95. Stewart finished his playing career at Rowan as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,628 points. That mark stood until 2008.

For his efforts, Stewart was inducted into the Philadelphia Area Small College Coaches Association Hall of Fame on April 8, 2014.

Stewart earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Thomas Edison College.

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