LCC Men’s Basketball
Sercan Fenerci, Head Basketball Coach
Sercan “Serg” Fenerci enters his first season as Head Coach with the Runnin’ Lopes Men’s Basketball program.
Fenerci grew up in Istanbul, Turkey where he played high school basketball. Upon graduation from high school he moved to Boston, MA to pursue his collegiate basketball career, where he took his basketball skills to the junior college level. Fenerci played for one season at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA. Fenerci averaged 17 points and 13 rebounds a game, which earned him the First Team All-Region selection and runner up for the Region Player of the Year award. After one successful season at NECC, Fenerci accepted a full scholarship to play for Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, where he completed his Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems in May of 2007. Fenerci then went on to complete his Masters degree in Sport Management from Southern New Hampshire University in 2012.
Fenerci started his coaching career right after graduation in 2007 as an Assistant Coach at his alma-mater, Northern Essex Community College under Coach Darren Stratton. Fenerci’s coaching career includes: Assistant Basketball Coach and Associate Head Basketball Coach at Wheelock College (2008-10), Assistant Basketball Coach at Plymouth State University (2010-11), Head Varsity Basketball Coach at Thornton High School (2011-13). Fenerci moved to Denver, Colorado, in 2011 when his fiancée Rebecca was accepted to University of Denver’s Clinical Psychology PhD Program.
Fenerci led Thornton High School to a 14-9 record in his second year as Head Coach. During that 2012-2013 season, Thornton High School made the state playoffs for the first time in 12 years and finished the season with a perfect “11-0” home record- the first undefeated home record in the school’s history. This success earned Coach Fenerci the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference’s Coach of the Year Award.
In addition to coaching basketball, Fenerci also coached soccer for two seasons as the first ever Head Men’s Coach at Wheelock College (2008 and 2009), and one season as the Head Boys’ Varsity Coach at Westminster High School (2013). Fenerci earned the Coach of the Year Award at Wheelock College during his first year as the Head Coach of the Men’s Soccer team. Fenerci also led Westminster High School to its first state playoff birth in nearly 30 years during his first year as Head Coach.
Jeff Dolan, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach
Jeff Dolan in his first season as assistant coach with the Runnin’ Lopes Men’s Basketball program.
Dolan grew up in Conifer, Colorado, where he attended Conifer High School. Jeff played 4 years of Varsity and was the all-time leading scorer and assist leader in school history. In his senior season he lead the Conifer Lobos to their best season in school history reaching the first elite 8 state tournament appearance and was all elected as All State Colorado. Upon graduation he attended Western State College (2007-2008) and transferred Colorado Mesa University (2008-2011) where he played 2 years of college basketball. While at Colorado Mesa University, Jeff received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Administration. In 2014, Jeff graduated from Canisius College with a Masters in Sports Administration and is excited to pursue a career in sports.
Dolan started his coaching career with Shining Stars Basketball and Next Level Basketball AAU basketball associations in Denver, Colorado. The teams traveled across the country and competed in national events and played against some of the best high school talent in the world. Jeff then continued his coaching career to Taos High school in Taos, New Mexico, as an assistant coach under Daniel Trujillo, where he helped lead the Tigers to their first district championship in 12 years and elite 8 of the state tournament. After Taos High School, Dolan was then hired as the Head Coach at Conifer High School which was his alma mater but resigned to take an assistant coaching position at Colby Community College (Colby, Kansas) under Head Coach Rusty Grafel. While at Colby, Dolan helped recruit and create a positive environment for the Colby basketball family.
Jaime Bencomo, Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach/Head JV Basketball Coach
Jaime “Jimmy” Bencomo in his first season as assistant coach with the Runnin’ Lopes Men’s Basketball program.
Bencomo grew up in McClave, Colorado, where he attended McClave High School. He played Varsity Basketball all 4 years and Baseball 3 years. In his freshmen year of high school he helped lead the McClave Cardinals to their first ever appearance in the State Tournament. The following year he again helped his team make it to State while playing a bigger role on the team. Going into his junior year, the Cardinals had to rebuild with only returning 2 varsity players. They weren’t expected to go far in playoffs, but they knocked off one of the top ranked schools that year going into the district championship. In his senior year, Bencomo was honored with All Conference 1st defensive team and All-State honorable mention. After graduating from McClave in 2011, he decided to stay local and attend his first two years at Lamar Community College. After receiving his Associates in General Studies with emphasis in Criminal Justice, he attended Colorado State University. After a year at CSU, he is now back in Lamar finishing up his Bachelors in Criminology.
Bencomo started his coaching career at Wiley High School. At Wiley he was an assistant to Brian Dunning. In the second year of coaching at Wiley, he helped coach a team that struggled in past seasons to win the district crown and also make it to its first regional appearance in over 4 years. While coaching high school under Coach Dunning, he also served as the head coach for the Jr. High Boys Basketball program.