Following four successful months with the title of Interim Head Coach for the Emmanuel College Men’s Basketball program, the EC Athletic Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Coach Littell White, dropping the “Interim” tag so White can continue with all active duties as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach of the program.
Before taking over the helm, White served an Assistant Coach on the Saints staff for three seasons and took over the program from former Head Coach Danny Lawson who moved on to UMBC (D-1) staff over the summer.
“This is a special program and I’m excited for the opportunity to be a part of it going forward,” said Coach White. “Our players and staff have shown great commitment and dedication these past few months and I’m looking forward to getting to work on the court in a few weeks!”
Since joining the Saints staff in the fall of 2018, White has helped the program post a 37-15 (.712) record over two official seasons of play, including a 15-7 record in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action. He was a member of the 2019 D3Hoops.com Northeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year that lead the team to an 18-8 record to show an overall improvement of 14.5 games from the previous campaign, the largest turnaround in the country.
White is also excited to welcome two Assistant Coaches to his 2021-22 staff in Lambros Papalambros and Terrance Favors.
Papalambros comes to Emmanuel with experience in assistant coaching in the collegiate ranks and head coaching at the AAU level.
In the collegiate ranks, Papalambros has spent time with Regis and Curry College as an assistant coach for one season with both programs. Papalambros has been a head coach with the Middlesex Magic AAU program for the last six years, coaching 17U teams for the Magic. Over his six seasons, Papalambros has helped develop 10 collegiate basketball players.
As a player, Papalambros played three seasons at Curry. His career accomplishments include being a three-time Commonwealth Coast Conference All-Conference selection, an All-Northeast Team selection by D3hoops.com, and one of 20 players in the history of the program to score at least 1,000 points.
Favors served as an Assistant Coach at his alma mater Becker College, assisting in recruiting student-athletes, planning practices and game schedules, and mentored student-athletes, among several other duties.
In addition to his work with Becker, Favors also assists with on court player development for professional basketball players. Ranging from the NBA, NBA G-League, and overseas professionals. Some of the players that Coach Favors has worked with in the past include Shabazz Napier, Wayne Selden, Xavier Mumford, and Ikenna Ndugba.
As a player, Favors is one of the best Hawks in program history, ranking third in all-time points, scoring 1,646 points in his four-year career. He also was the New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Year in 2008, he was named the All-NECC Team in three of his four seasons, and he was the NECC Player of the Year in 2012, among other accomplishments.
“Coach Papalambros and Coach Favors are great additions to our program, each bringing unique strengths to our sideline,” said White. “As former Division III players themselves, their perspective and outlook will be an invaluable resource to our players and I’m excited to build something with them.”
Coach White and the Saints start official practices later this month and begins their playing season on Friday, November 12 when EC hosts Framingham State University in the Emmanuel Tip-Off Classic.