Wingate University men's head basketball coach Brian Good enters his eighth season at Wingate. Good led the Bulldogs to a 15-14 record in the 2014-15 season, going 12-10 in the SAC. Senior guard Ryan Daye earned second team All-SAC honors for the second year in a row. Good has compiled a 117-88 record during his seven seasons at Wingate.
Good led the Bulldogs to a 14-13 record during the 2013-14 season, with an 11-11 mark in league play. Daye and senior Deion Turman and earned All-SAC honors. During the summer of 2014, Turman and Jeff Parker both signed contracts to play professionally in Europe.
Good led the Bulldogs to a 22-9 record in the 2012-13 season, culminating with Wingate's second consecutive Food Lion SAC Tournament title. The Bulldogs earned their second consecutive bid to the NCAA Tournament, while advancing to the NCAA regional semifinals for the second consecutive year.
The Bulldogs finished second in the SAC during the 2012-13 season, going 14-4 in league play.
Good led the Bulldogs to the 2011-12 SAC Tournament title, which was Wingate's first since the 2006-07 season. The Bulldogs won 11 of their last 13 contests in the 2011-12 season.
Good led the Bulldogs to a 19-10 overall record during the 2010-11 season. Wingate finished second in the South Atlantic Conference regular season and tournament races.
Good brings playing and/or coaching experience in all three NCAA divisions to the table. Prior to taking the Wingate position, Good spent four seasons as head men's basketball coach at Queens University of Charlotte. He led the Royals to a 72-45 overall record, helping Queens make back-to-back NCAA appearances in his final two campaigns. A member of the Conference Carolinas, the Royals posted a 51-29 league slate during Good's tenure.
Good was an assistant coach at the University of South Dakota for two seasons, guiding the Coyotes to the 1994 Elite Eight. USD won the North Central Regional and the North Central Conference tournament championship to earn the trip to the Elite Eight. During the 1992-93 season, Good was an assistant at Edgewood (Wis.) College. The Eagles captured the Lake Michigan Conference championship during the 1992-93 campaign.
Good and his wife Mary have two children: daughter Zoe (14) and son Carter (8).
Marcus Kirkland begins his fifth season as a member of the Wingate University men’s basketball coaching staff. The 2015-16 season will be his third as the number one assistant coach on the Bulldog staff. In his first two years on staff, Kirkland helped lead the Bulldogs to a pair of SAC Tournament titles and two NCAA Tournament appearances. Wingate advanced to the NCAA regional semifinals in each of Kirkland’s first two years.
Kirkland has specialized in working with the Bulldog post players. Wingate led the league in blocked shots during Kirkland's first season, thanks to having three players ranked in the top five in the league. Odell Turner finished third in the SAC, followed by Deion Turman in fourth and Jeff Parker in fifth. In conference play, the Bulldogs were second in rebounding and number one in scoring defense.
In the summer of 2014, Turman and Parker signed contracts to play basketball professionally in Europe.
During the 2012-13 season, Turner earned second team All-SAC honors, averaging 11.7 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. He also finished his career as the league’s all-time career leader in rebounding. Turman averaged 9.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in the 2012-13 season, shooting a league-best 63.5 percent from the field. Parker added 5.5 points per game on 64.8 percent shooting from the field, adding a team-best 41 blocks.
Kirkland brings a wealth of experience to his position. In addition to college and AAU coaching stops, Kirkland has trained post players from the NBA to high school.
Kirkland spent seven years as the head coach for the Hoop Nation AAU team. He was a volunteer assistant coach for one year at Livingstone College. Kirkland served two years as an assistant coach at Reading College.
A Hampton University graduate, Kirkland played professionally for five years in Italy. Kirkland has extensive camp coaching background, including seven years at NBA and University of Connecticut standout Donyell Marshall’s camp.
Kirkland and his wife Renee have a daughter (Kerri, 18) and a son (Marcus, Jr., 14). Kirkland’s dad (Wilbur) was a two-time college All-American and an NBA draft pick. A 10-year Italian professional league veteran, Wilbur Kirkland played one season each for the Philadelphia 76ers and the ABA’s Pittsburgh Pipers. His mom (Elaine) was a high school principal and educator for 30 years. She holds a Doctor of Education degree.
Odell Turner begins his second season on the Wingate coaching staff in the 2014-15 season. A four-year starter for the Bulldogs, Turner earned SAC Freshman of the Year honors during his first season at Wingate in the 2009-10 season. He earned All-SAC honors during his sophomore and senior seasons, while being named a preseason All-American as a junior.
Turner finished his career as the all-time leading rebounder in South Atlantic Conference history. HE grabbed 956 rebounds, adding 1,507 career points. Turner broke the rebounding record during Wingate’s SAC Tournament semifinal win against Anderson during his senior season.
Turner played in the SAC Tournament championship game each of his final three seasons at Wingate. The Bulldogs won the SAC title during his junior and senior seasons, earning two trips to the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA regional semifinals both years.