The Madison College Athletics Department has announced Jason Roscoe as the next head men’s basketball coach ahead of the WolfPack’s 2022-23 season. Roscoe becomes the 11th head coach in program history. In addition to coaching basketball, he will also serve Madison College as an academic advisor.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Jason Roscoe to the WolfPack family,” commented Interim Director of Athletics Jason Verhelst. “Coach Roscoe brings a wealth of experience, leadership, and knowledge to the men’s basketball position and to his position as college academic advisor. I know Jason will continue to build the program to future success while inspiring and guiding the young student-athletes in the program to be the best version of themselves both on and off the floor.”
Roscoe’s coaching experience includes 18 years in basketball, including four seasons at the collegiate level. Most recently, Roscoe was the assistant men’s basketball coach at NCAA Division II Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, for the 2021-22 season. Prior to that, he coached in the junior college ranks as he spent two seasons (2009-2011) as an assistant at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and the 2007-08 campaign with Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania. In addition, Roscoe worked the sidelines as a varsity boys basketball coach from 2004-2007 at Liberty High School, as well as two years (2016-2018) as an assistant for the 15U team of Cross Fit AAU.
“I would like first and foremost thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am truly blessed and honored to be named the next head men’s basketball coach at Madison College. I would also like to thank Athletic Director Jason Verhelst, Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration/Chief Operating Officer Dr. Mark Thomas, along with every individual who was a part of the search process. I want to thank my family for their unwavering support and allowing me to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine. Lastly, I would also like to thank one of my best friends and top coaches in the business, Coach Vince Alexander, for his help in preparing me for this opportunity,” stated Roscoe. “My work ethic, leadership, and ability to motivate young people will reflect my passion to help students at Madison College reach their potential and accomplish their desired goals academically, athletically, and socially. At the end of the day, it’s bigger than the game of basketball, I want to help the young men in our program become great husbands, great fathers, and great citizens of their respected communities. I look forward to meeting the current players, and I am excited to get started.”Roscoe was a three-sport athlete during his college days, competing in basketball, football, and track & field at NCAA Division II Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. In five years with the Mountaineers, he served as team captain for his final two seasons while playing for coach Vince Alexander, whom he later coached with at Clayton State.
Alexander also coached Roscoe at the prep level at York High School. An all-state honoree in three sports, Roscoe was named one of the 40 greatest athletes from York, Pennsylvania, in 2001.
Roscoe earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice in 2004 from Mansfield University, and remained there to obtain a Master’s Degree in Education in 2007. In 2019, he received an Academic Advising Certificate from Sam Houston State University. Professionally, he has served as department head for academic advising and an assistant professor at Community College of Philadelphia; interim director of TRiO, coodinator of minority mentoring, interim coordinator for supplemental instruction, and graduate assistant for athletic mentoring, CHAMPS, and Life Skills with Mansfield University; professional academic advisor at University of the Sciences; and academic advisor at Lehigh Carbon Community College.
He is currently a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education (PBCOHE), Blacks in Higher Education, and National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).